|30th International Congress of Applied Psychology and IUPsyS General Assembly|
CapeTown, South Africa July 22-27, 2012
|The 30th International Congress of Applied Psychology took place in CapeTown, South Africa, July 22-27, 2012. Delegates Oscar Barbarin and Sonia Suchday represented the United States at the IUPsyS General Assembly held during the Congress on July 26-27, 2012. Pamela Flattau also attended the General Assembly as an observer. IUPsyS officers and USNC members Bruce Overmier, Barbara Tversky and Merry Bullock were also in attendance. More...|
Workshop and Survey: International Collaborations in Psychology
Based on the outcomes of the 2006 workshop convened by the USNC/IUPsyS and informed by a survey of social scientists who have led cross-national projects, International Collaborations in Behavioral and Social Sciences addresses the multiple benefits of research extending across national boundaries and describes factors common among successful collaborations. Several dimensions of collaborative processes, such as research planning, methodological issues, organizational concerns, varied training approaches, and funding needs receive critical attention in the report. View the Report in Brief (60KB PDF).
Officially released at a January 2008 event at The National Academies, the report has been distributed to members of academia, government, and non-profit institutions and is available for purchase or free download from The National Academies Press (NAP). View the full report or download it for free from NAP at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12053.
The Committee actively supports collaborations with Advanced Research Training Seminar (ARTS) workshops, which provide training opportunities for scholars from low-income countries and promote attendance at the international congresses of its sponsoring organizations.
“Large Scale International Data Sets Relevant for Research in Educational and Developmental Psychology,” an Advanced Research Training Seminar held in Berlin, Germany in July 2008, was co-sponsored by the USNC/IUPsyS, the American Psychological Association, and IUPsyS. This workshop covered the use of social databases to answer specific questions and to extract data from existing databases for original research. Read more about the Committee's support of ARTS on the Activities Page.
Encouraging and increasing the involvement of graduate students and early-career scientists is a high priority of the USNC/IUPsyS. Through a grant from the National Science Foundation, in collaboration with the American Psychological Association, the APA-USNC Travel Mentor Program provides partial travel support for graduate students and early career scientists to attend the International Congresses of Psychology.
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