Berlin Workshop on Ecological Psychology: June 8, 2023

Where: TU Berlin – Main building (Straße des 17. Juni 135), room H3025

When: Friday, June 9th, 2023 - from 9:45am to 5pm

Topic: Ecological psychology is one of the main theoretical and empirical sources of the embodied cognitive sciences. For over 50 years, it has provided insights, concepts, and experimental results challenging the fundamental tenets of the mainstream sciences of the mind. In this workshop, the invited speakers will provide a general view on the ecological approach to perception, action, and cognition, and will explore different applications to the social realm and to high-order cognitive capacities.

Invited keynote talks:

  • Ed Baggs (University of Southern Denmark)
  • Miguel Segundo-Ortin (Universidad de Murcia)
  • Robyn E. Wilford (University of Toronto)

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the organizers: Vicente ( and Gui (


9.45h Welcome and Introduction
10.00h Miguel Segundo-Ortin — Ecological Psychology: Past and Future
11.00h Flash Talks 1 — General Theory
- Christopher Droppa - The Role of the Self in Affective (Gibsonian) Ecological Psychology
- Cassandra Williams — Radicalism Twice Over: Radical Structuralism, Radical Embodiment, and Subjectivity
- Dhanaraaj Raghuveer — Is the Logic of Dynamical Systems Theory Compatible with the Theoretical Concepts of Ecological Psychology?
11.45h Break
12.00h Robyn E. Wilford — An Ecological Approach to Event Perception and Memory: Principles and Possibilities
13.00h LUNCH (on your own)
14.15h Flash Talks 2 — Neuroscience
- David Corredor on the possibility of an ecological approach to clinical neuroscience
- Firat Soylu — Moving Ahead with Embodied Cognitive Neuroscience
14.45h Break
15.00h Ed Baggs — The information available in virtual reality
16.00h Flash Talks 3 — Social Psychology, Affordances and Technology
- Sheng Wang on functional vs. stable affordances
- Martyna Meyer – An Ecological-Enactivist Account of Interpersonal Affordances
- Christian Kliesch — An Ecological Perspective to Infants’ Understanding of Social Signals
- Richard Grafton — Technological Affordances: Bridging HCI and Ecological Psychology
17.00h Closing