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31st International Congress of Applied Psychology and IUPsyS General Assembly in Yokohama, Japan

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.

30th International Congress of Applied Psychology and IUPsyS General Assembly in Cape Town, South Africa

The 30th International Congress of Psychology (ICP2012) took place in Cape Town, South Africa from July 22 – 27, 2012. The Congress was attended by over 5,500 psychologists from around the globe. The U.S. had the second highest number of attendees, with over 430 U.S. citizens (7.8% of total participants) participating in the Congress.

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.  

ARTS Workshops

The USNC/IUPsyS actively supports collaborations with Advanced Research Training Seminar (ARTS) workshops. ARTS workshops provide training opportunities for scholars from low-income countries. The ARTS Programme is organized jointly by the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) and the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) and has existed since the early 1990s.

In 2012, the U.S. convened one of the three ARTS sessions at the International Congress of Psychology. U.S. delegates Barbarin and Suchday organized “Coping with the Strains of Globalization: Culturally Appropriate Methods for Research on Health and Wellbeing.” The session provided advanced methodological and conceptual training on how to conduct research that contributes to an understanding of how populations are coping with the strains of globalization. In addition, the session explored the effects of these trends on health and psychological wellbeing. For more information on USNC-organized ARTS workshops, read about the 2008 ARTS Workshop in Berlin, Germany.

Workshop and Survey: International Collaborations in Psychology

International Collaborations in Behavioral and Social Sciences addresses the multiple benefits of research extending across national boundaries and describes factors common among successful collaborations. The work is based on the outcomes of a 2006 workshop convened by the USNC/IUPsyS and informed by a survey of social scientists who have led cross-national projects. 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. 

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

Student Awards

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.



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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