Coming Conference
on Aggression, Terrorism, and Human Rights

New documents available for download

Conference information: cica_conference_information.pdf (528KB).

Conference programme with abstracts: cica_conference_booklet.pdf (424KB).


The 26th CICA Meeting & the 2nd STR Conference on aggression and terrorism

Co-organized by:

CICA (International Colloquium on Conflict and Aggression) and
STR (Society for Terrorism Research,
PSPS (Polish Association of Social Psychology,


15th - 18th July 2008


Zakopane (near Cracow), Poland in Rezydencja Sienkiewiczówka (visit; check out Zakopane:

Open to all interested persons

Since space is limited, admittance is on a first registered-first served basis.

Local hotel accommodations are an available alternative.

About the co-organizing organizations

Since 1983, CICA has promoted and supported a multidisciplinary understanding of conflict and aggression through international, residential colloquia on the relationship between the brain and the social context of aggression. STR was launched in mid-2006 as an international, multi-disciplinary organization of theoretical and empirical researchers in the behavioral sciences. STR’s mission is to enhance knowledge and understanding of terrorism through the integration of findings from the fields of anthropology, biology, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, law and other behavioral sciences. Polish Association of Social Psychology (PSPS) aims are to promote research in the field of social psychology in Poland. It sets up a variety of activities (general conventions, small group meetings, schools for young scientists) and it creates publication outlets for significant research contributions (issuing peer-reviewed quarterly Psychologia Spoleczna and Monographs in Social Psychology). As such it contributes to the scientific communication among Polish social psychologists

About the conference

The organizations hold that when research on aggression and terrorism is informed by the integration of theoretical frameworks and findings from multiple disciplines, more effective policies worldwide will emerge. Since 2008 is the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, specific fields that correspond to the list of human rights would be very appropriate to be discussed.