USNC/IUPsyS Workshop Reviewed in SRCD and IUPsyS Newsletters
“Building Infrastructure for International Collaborative Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences,” a USNC/IPsyS workshop held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. in September 2013, was highlighted in two recent newsletters. The January 2014 edition of the Society for Research in Child Development newsletter provides an overview of the workshop’s four panels, while the April 2015 edition of the International Union of Psychological Science newsletter links to both the full workshop report and report in brief.
Building Infrastructure for International Collaborative Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: Summary of a Workshop
In September 2013, the USNC/IUPsyS convened a workshop to address ways of overcoming challenges to effective international collaborative research in the social and behavioral sciences and education. This workshop was a follow-up to a 2006 workshop on the benefits of and obstacles to international collaborations. Participants at the 2013 workshop discussed ways that universities and other organizations can address common challenges. These include strengthening infrastructure to support international collaboration, fostering relationships with potential collaborators, dealing with cross-cultural dissemination and authorship, developing strategies for anticipating and resolving conflicts, the advantages and challenges of new technologies, and building cultural competence. Judith Torney-Purta and Oscar Barbarin co-chaired the workshop. The workshop was held with support from the Spencer Foundation. The report was released at a public meeting on January 28, 2015, along with a presentation of a related NRC workshop summary, Culture Matters: International Research Collaboration in a Changing World.
Building Infrastructure two-page report-in-brief (PDF). The full report may be purchased or downloaded free from National Academies Press. Culture Matters is also available from NAP.
The 31st International Congress of Psychology
The 31st International Congress of Psychology, the flagship event in international psychology, will be held July 24-29, 2016, in Yokohama, Japan. ICP brings together scientists, practitioners, students, and other professionals interested in behavior under the aegis of the IUPsyS, the voice of international psychology. For more details, please visit the Congress website.
Highlights from IUPsyS General Assembly
The IUPsyS General Assembly (GA) held its biennial meeting at the International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP), July 10, 2014, in Paris, France. Sonia Suchday, Pace University, chaired the delegation. Pam Flattau, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute, served as second delegate. For a brief report of the GA, please see Activities and Events.