Many more papers were presented than in London—116—so 29 sessions were scheduled. Most of the time, there were five concurrent sessions. Section I was devoted to brain anatomy and physiology; section II, to the psychology of the normal individual; section III, to psychopathology and criminal psychology; section IV, to the psychology of sleep, dreaming, hypnosis, and allied phenomena, including telepathy; and section V, to developmental and pedagogical psychology.
For the first time at an international congress of psychology, commercial firms displayed laboratory instruments and publishers displayed recent books. Such displays became a feature of subsequent congresses.
Also for the first time, a congress newspaper (Tageblatt) was distributed during the 4 days of meetings. It informed members about activities, changes in the program, registration of members, information about Munich, and so forth.
Four languages were used in congress presentations, discussions, and the publication of the proceedings: German, English, French, and Italian. Papers or abstracts had to be submitted in advance so they could be distributed to the members to permit better understanding of the different languages.Edward B. Titchener reported that the many social occasions at the 3rd congress stimulated valuable personal exchanges among the participants. He also noted that excursions planned for the participants had to be cancelled because it rained throughout the congress. The congress was greeted with acclaim and hospitality by the City and University of Munich and the Kingdom of Bavaria, and a small number of members were invited to dine with the Prince-Regent. This was the first time such recognition was given to a congress of psychology.