In pursuing its mission of representing the global voice of psychology, the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) owns and runs the web portal “Psychology Resources Around The World” (PRATW). It was recently re-launched in a new technical and functional format. The portal is available to everybody and can be reached at http://psychology-resources.org or through www.iupsys.net.
The 15th European Congress of Psychology (ECP) will take place in the Netherlands from 11-14 July 2017 under the theme Psychology Addressing Society's Greatest Challenges. The website is open for early registrations and special reduced rates apply until 15 February 2017. For more information see: https://psychologycongress.eu/2017/
Professor Pam Maras from the University of Greenwich was elected as President-Elect of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS). Professor Maras is the first female to hold this position in the organisation’s history, which dates back to the very first International Congress of Psychology that was held in August 1889 in Paris, France. Her election was announced during the 31st International Congress of Psychology in Yokohama, Japan at the IUPsyS Assembly on 27 July 2016. Professor Maras is a former President of the British Psychological Society and is the Director of Research and Enterprise and Professor of Social & Educational Psychology at Greenwich.
The 5th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention After Disasters (PIAD) will take place from 14-17 November 2016 in Manila, Philippines. This year’s workshop is the fifth in the series, after successful workshops in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The deadline for submission of applications is 15 August 2016. The full Final Announcement and the application forms may be accessed at: http://www.iupsys.net/events/capacity-building-workshops/index.html
It is with great shock and a profound sense of loss that IUPsyS received the sad news that Professor Dr Robert Roe passed away on 22 February 2016.
In a distinguished career, spanning some five decades of significant scientific and applied knowledge and experience, Professor Roe impacted countless people and various organisations globally who were fortunate to intact with him as friend, student, mentor, colleague and fellow psychologist.
The Jacobs Foundation has issued a call for nominations for the 2016 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize honours outstanding scientific contributions of scholars in any discipline that aims at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth. The Jacobs Foundation will accept nominations until 15 March 2016. Further information and the nomination materials can be found at: http://jacobsfoundation.org/research-prize