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U.S. National Committee for IUPsyS

The National Academy of Sciences is the U.S. adhering body to the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) and it maintains its relationship with the union through the U.S. National Committee (USNC)/IUPsyS. IUPsyS works to promote the development, representation, and advancement of psychology as a basic and applied science nationally, regionally, and internationally.

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Judith Torney-Purta Elected to the National Academy of Education
Judith Torney-Purta, a member of the USNC/IUPsyS, has been elected to the National Academy of Education. She was one of fourteen education leaders elected for their valuable contributions to educational research and policy development. A full list of the new members can be found in the New and Noteworthy section of the National Academy of Education's website.

Building Infrastructure for International Collaborations in Social and Behavioral Research: September 23-24, 2013, The National Academies, Washington D.C.
This workshop sought advice from key actors: chief academic officers at universities, graduate school deans, doctoral training program directors, Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), and other academic administrators, foundations and funding agencies. It focused on ways of overcoming the challenges to effective international collaborative research. It also looked at models of support that have been developed in Great Britain and the European Union, as well as in groups such as the American Council of Education. The topics addressed were: building infrastructures to support cross-national research; dissemination of information to scientific and other audiences through publications and other opportunities; international data sharing protocols and management; initiating relationships and sustaining collaborations and mentorships over time; strategies for anticipating and resolving conflicts; protection of Human Subjects in international research, especially cross-national and cross-institutional IRBs; capacity building and cultural competence; and financial support of cross-national research. While the focus was on the U.S. picture, speakers were invited from countries/institutions where international scientific collaboration receives strong support and from European institutions.

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The 31st International Congress of Psychology
The 31st International Congress of Psychology will be held July 24-29, 2016, in Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan. ICP brings together scientists, practitioners, students, and other professionals interested in behaviour under the aegis of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS), which represents over 80 country and 20 affiliate members. IUPsyS is the voice of international psychology and ICP is the flagship event in international psychology. For more details, please visit the Congress website.

The 30th International Congress of Psychology
The 30th International Congress of Psychology (ICP2012) took place in Cape Town, South Africa from July 22 – 27, 2012. Delegates Oscar Barbarin and Sonia Suchday represented the United States at the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) General Assembly held during the Congress on July 23 and 25, 2012. The Congress was preceded by the Advanced Research Training Seminar (ARTS) held at the University of Stellenbosch (outside of Cape Town) from July 16 - 19. The U.S. convened one of the three ARTS sessions, “Coping with the Strains of Globalization: Culturally Appropriate Methods for Research on Health and Wellbeing.” The full report of ICP 2012, as compiled by the Chair of the delegation, is available as a PDF.





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This material is based upon work that was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number BCS-0908053. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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