IUPsyS and its partners conducted a workshop on psychological intervention after disasters (PIAD) on 8 – 11 December 2014 in Mianyang, China. The workshop was the third in a series of similar workshops organized by the Union dealing with psychological research and practice concerning disasters, and how individuals and communities deal with disasters and its effects on their biopsychosocial well-being. The workshop was organized by Union, together with the Chinese Psychological Society, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the International Council for Science, Regional Office for Asia & the Pacific (ICSU ROAP), the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU/IIGH), the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk International Centre of Excellence (IRDR ICoE) located in Taipei and the Center for Applied Developmental Science (CADS), Friedrich Schiller University, Jena. The workshop was funded mainly by the Jacobs Foundation, Zurich (http://jacobsfoundation.org/who-we-are/) with in-kind and other contributions from partners. The workshop was organized by IUPsyS Executuve Committee members Rainer K. Silbereisen (Past President) and Jianxin Zhang, and by Nordin Hasan (ICSU-ROAP). The workshop was hosted at the Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang, Sichuan Province, China (www.english.swust.edu.cn/s/198/t/623/p/1/c/2836/d/2854/list.htm)
The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2014 was awarded to the Canadian geneticist Michael J. Meaney. He has shown how (negative) experiences with the immediate environment in early life exert an influence on human development via "methylation" of the genome - a rather stable but malleable change of the "readability" of particular DNA segments without changing the DNA itself, that are related to the formation of the stress response system and other circuitry in body and mind.
The IUPsyS and its partners is conducting a workshop on psychological intervention after disasters (PIAD) on 8 – 11 December 2014 in Mianyang, China. The workshop is the third in a series of similar workshops organized by the Union dealing with psychological research and practice concerning disasters, and how individuals and communities deal with disasters and its effects on their biopsychosocial well-being.
IUPsyS is psychology’s international organization in Official Relations with the WHO and these were renewed in January 2014. In this capacity IUPsyS was appointed to the International Advisory Group (IAG) for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders in 2006 and Secretary General, Dr Ann Watts, currently represents the Union on the IAG. Psychology’s contributions to the development of ICD-11 remain a key IUPsyS strategic priority. To support this important initiative the IUPsyS has seconded psychologist Dr Geoff Reed to the WHO to serve as Senior Project Officer for the Mental and Behavioural Disorders component of the ICD-10 revision. To find out more about the WHO Global Clinical Practice Network and to register for it please follow this link: http://www.globalclinicalpractice.net. Please find attached the WHO-IUPsyS Global Clinical Practice Network Invitation Letter.
The International Union of Psychological Science has issued a call for nominations for the position of Treasurer. The Treasurer of the Union works with the Secretary General to carry out the principal financial administrative functions of the Union. Nominations are due by January 31, 2015; however, earlier nominations are encouraged and must be submitted via email to: Prof. Saths Cooper, President of IUPsyS, c/o Dr Ann Watts, IUPsyS Secretary-General (email@example.com). Please use the attached Nomination Form.
IUPsyS President Saths Cooper sends congratulations to the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP). The anniversary will be celebrated at the upcoming ARUPS 4th Congress and the PAP 50th Annual Convention. Read More
The Developmental Science of Adolescence: History Through Autobiography, edited by Richard M. Lerner, Anne C. Petersen, Rainer K. Silbereisen & Jeanne Brooks-Gunny, with introduction by IUPsyS President Saths CooperRead More
The goal of CANPA is to provide a structure that will bring a unifying voice and mission to the activities of psychologists from the region, the Caribbean Diaspora and its supporters, to improve the lives of the populations. IUPsyS wishes the new Alliance every success for the future. Read More
We are saddened to announce the death of Professor Charles Donald Spielberger, distinguished clinical psychologist and scientific researcher, and past President of the International Association of Applied Psychology. Dr Spielberger died on 11 June 2013. The Tribute from the Society of Clinical Psychology can be read in full. Read More