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Obituary: Professor Dato’ Mahmood Nazar Mohamed

Publish Date:
08 Jan, 2019

Summary:

By: Dr Goh Chee Leong and Professor Datin Noran Fauziah Yaakub, Former Presidents of PSIMA (Malaysian Psychological Association)

Professor Dato’ Mahmood Nazar Mohamed

(02 September 1960 –  03 January 2019)

Professor Dato’ Mahmood, former President of the Malaysian Psychology Association and one of the founding Charter Presidents for ARUPS (the ASEAN Regional Union of Psychology Societies), passed away at 5.00 am, on 03 January 2019, at the age of 58 after a year-long battle with blood cancer. A loving husband and a devoted father, he is survived by his wife, Professor Sabitha, who is an academic at University Malaya, and two beautiful daughters – Sabrina and Farah. 

APA-IUPsyS Global Mental Health Fellowship

Publish Date:
01 Jan, 2019

Summary:

APA and the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) invite applications for the APA-IUPsyS Global Mental Health Fellowship with the World Health Organization.

Deadline: April 30, 2019

Sponsors: International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS)APA

Description

Intent of the Fellowship

The APA-IUPsyS Global Mental Health Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a psychologist to contribute to the work of World Health Organization (WHO), in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MSD) for a period of one year. The fellow will focus on one or more issues related to the WHO Mental Health Action Plan. 

The fellowship intends to:

  • Provide psychologists with exposure to and involvement with international global mental health policy and implementation
  • Contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge and research in global mental health policy and implementation

The overall goal of the WHO Mental Health Action Plan is “to promote mental well-being, prevent mental disorders, provide care, enhance recovery, promote human rights and reduce the mortality, morbidity and disability for persons with mental disorders.”

Year-End Message from the IUPsyS President

Publish Date:
25 Dec, 2018

Summary:

This is my first end of year message as President of the International Union of Psychological Science.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the leadership of our previous President - Saths Cooper - whose significant contribution has ensured that the Union is truly representative as the global voice of psychology serving humanity. As Past President Saths will continue to play an important leadership role on the Executive, particularly in respect of our capacity building activities.

I would also like to thank Secretary-General Ann Watts who has led the effective operational running of the Union, Goh Chee Leong our Treasurer and our Administrative Coordinator Karl Swain, who quietly works behind the scenes to support us, whilst at the same time completing his doctorate – well done Dr Karl!...

President Comment: 2018 World Mental Health Day

Publish Date:
10 Oct, 2018

Summary:

The World Health Organization annually recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2018, “with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health” (WHO, 2018). World Mental Health Day facilitates opportunities for all partners working in the field of mental health to discuss their work, to address the various needs of diverse communities the world over in order to make mental health care a global reality. The theme for this year is Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. WHO details of the 2018 World Mental Health Day may be accessed at: http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/2018/en/

Introducing Professor Pam Maras - The Vision and Vantage Points of the Union President

Publish Date:
01 Jul, 2018

Summary:

The inauguration of Professor Pam Maras as President of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) in Montréal on 30 June 2018 marks an important milestone in the Union’s 127 year history. Both her scientific focus and commitment to international psychology for the public good exemplify the founding principles and anchoring mission of the Union of which she will be the first female president. 

In Memorium: Professor Bame Nsamenang

Publish Date:
05 Mar, 2018

Summary:

It is with great sadness that IUPsyS must announce the recent passing of Professor Bame Nsanemang, one of Africa’s great psychologists. A doyen of developmental science, whose lifelong commitment to building a discipline responsive to the needs of all of the people of the world, he will be sorely mourned and missed by the global community of which he formed such a valued and respected part.

Year-End Message from President Cooper

Publish Date:
18 Dec, 2017

Summary:

To view the videocast of the year-end message, see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKkpuZPGv-s

This is my sixth and last end-of-year message as President of the International Union of Psychological Science.

In the various formal and informal interactions that I have had with our National Member representatives, I’ve been struck by the warmth and openness of communications, and the willingness to share views on how the Union can better serve not only our membership, but also how the Union may impact the larger society, that we are all indelibly a part of. In particular, the quest for Psychology Serving all of Humanity has been a leit motif that national and regional psychology leadership has repeatedly underscored.

Legal Implementation of the ICSU-ISSC Merger Agreement: Notification of electronic General Assemblies for ISSC and ICSU, to be held on 11-16 May 2018

Publish Date:
13 Nov, 2017

Summary:

During a Joint Meeting, held in Taipei on 25-26 October 2017, members of the ISSC and ICSU agreed to merge the two organisations and to establish, in 2018, the International Science Council, a new unified council that will serve as a global voice for science. For the merger plan to go ahead, two-thirds of both councils’ voting members needed to vote in favour. The final vote count in favour of the merger was an overwhelming 97,6% for ICSU and 90% for the ISSC. Click here for more information.

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