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Workshop on Psychological Intervention after Disasters (PIAD) in the Asia-Pacific Region: Full Announcement and Call for Applications

Call for 2016 Awards Nominations

Publish Date:
27 Mar, 2015


The IUPsyS has great pleasure in announcing the call for the 2016 awards nominations. The deadline for submission has been extended to 31 May 2015. The awards are as follows:

  • Major Advancement in Psychological Science Prize
  • Young Investigator Awards
  • Achievement Against the Odds Award
  • Lifetime Career Award

Further information and nomination forms can be accessed at:

Lancet Psychiatry - WHO's Global Clinical Practice Network for mental health

Publish Date:
13 May, 2015


An article regarding the WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Global Clinical Practice Network (GCPN) has just been published in Lancet Psychiatry.  The article can be accessed at: The GCPN was established by WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse as a multidisciplinary and multilingual medium for investigating the proposed ICD-11 diagnostic guidelines for mental and behavioural disorders. Mental health and primary care professionals are invited to join the GCPN by registering at

IUPsyS offers condolences following acts of terror in Paris

Publish Date:
10 Jan, 2015


On behalf of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS), I offer heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of all those who lost their lives to the heinous acts of terror perpetrated in the heart of France over the last few days.  The murders in Paris represent an unconscionable attack on all of us everywhere who recognize the inherent value of human life.  We must therefore stand together in condemning inexcusable acts of terror in any form and continuing the quest for better understanding and tolerance of the essential diversity that the globe comprises. 

Our hearts go out to the French people and to all whose lives have been devastated by mindless terror everywhere. We commend the resilience and resolve demonstrated by people from all walks of life in the wake of the Paris murders. The last few days serve as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of standing steadfast in our pursuit of a better and more compassionate world that truly cherishes LibertéÉgalité and Fraternité - Saths Cooper

IUPsyS and its Partners Conducts Workshop on Psychological Intervention after Disasters (PIAD)

Publish Date:
15 Dec, 2014


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 ( 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 (

The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2014 Awarded to the Canadian Geneticist Michael J. Meaney.

Publish Date:
12 Dec, 2014


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. 

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A Tribute to Prof Charles Spielberger

Publish Date:
14 Jun, 2013


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

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