In Serbia, there are 3 leading scientific psychological conferences (organized by the psychology departments at the universities of Belgrade, Niš, and Novi Sad), and one national professional-scientific one, organized by the Serbian Psychological Association.
The largest regional scientific and psychological conference Empirical Studies in Psychology took place at the Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade from March 31 to April 2, co-organised by the Laboratory for Experimental Psychology and the Institute of Psychology. More than 150 researches by scientists from Serbia and abroad from different psychology fields, personality/individual differences, clinical, cognitive, perception, psychology of art, educational, organizational, social, and developmental psychology are presented. 2 plenary lectures, 2 honorary lectures, several round tables, and symposiums were held. Key-note talks were given by Dejan Todorovic, University of Belgrade, and Jelena Mirkovic, York St John University, UK. Honorary lectures “Nenad Havelka” were given by awarded colleagues Bojana Dinić and Janko Međedović. The symposium The Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on School and out-of-school experiences of Pupils in Serbia, Slovenia, and Croatia brought together educational psychologists from Croatia, Slovenia, and Serbia, and the informative results of several critical studies were presented. At the round table dedicated to the extensive research work of Dejan Todorović, his colleagues presented research lines in perception to which he made a significant contribution. The round table FIGHTING THE SYSTEM: CHALLENGES TO DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY IN SOCIAL (AND OTHER) PSYCHOLOGY – covered extremely current topics in the functioning of global science and knowledge exchange, and the panelists, together with the audience, proposed solutions and good practices for fighting inequality. Finally, at the round table THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CHATTING WITH ChatGPT, experts in the field of artificial intelligence, philosophy, and cognitive psychology raised questions and proposed guidelines for further consideration of fundamental technical aspects of this model, and then addressed ethical issues related to the application of chatbots, the relationship of ChatGPT and artificial intelligence in general with human cognition. The conference was supported by publishing houses Clio, Heliks, Sinapsa, CPP, Kreativni centar, and the magazine LiceUlice.