XXVI International Congress of Psychology
(1996 Montréal, Canada)
Abstracts: International Journal of Psychology, 1996, Issues 3 & 4
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Proceedings of the XXVI International Congress of Psychology, Montréal, 1996
Advances in Psychological Science, I: Social, Personal and Cultural Aspects (1998), Adair, J.G., BÈlanger, D., & Dion, K.L. [ISBN: 086377-470-9]. Psychology Press.
Advances in Psychological Science, II: Biological and Cognitive Aspects(1998), Sabourin, M., Craik, F., & Robert, M. [ISBN: 086377-471-7], Psychology Press.
Summary : Comments by John G. Adair (Canada), originally prepared for Psychology: IUPsyS Global Resource, Reprinted from Edition 2009
The Congress was attended by 4,200 delegates and 600 invited guests. Participants came from more than 80 countries. Altogether more than 400 scientific program items were arranged into 24 concurrent sessions distributed over the duration of the Congress. These program presentations provided participants the latest research developments in psychology from around the world.
The program was composed of a Presidential Address, 15 Keynote Addresses (KEY), 45 State of the Arts Lectures (SOA), more than 1,250 individual oral presentations distributed across 140 Invited Symposia (SYM) and 116 Thematic Paper sessions (PPR), 49 submitted Integrated Paper Sessions consisting of 5–7 papers each (IPS); additionally, more than 1,700 individual Interactive Posters (INT) were presented.
The Congress was organized under the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) and the joint sponsorship of the National Research Council Canada and the Canadian Psychological Association. Overall Congress organization was directed by the Congress Council: David Bélanger (President), John G. Adair (Scientific Program Committee), Sylvie Fafard, Alain Brissette (Montreal Convention Center), Laurier Forget (Congress Director), Terrence P. Hogan (Finance Committee), Pierre Lamoureux (Congress Manager), Pierre L.J. Ritchie (Secretary-Treasurer), Mark J. Rosenzweig (IUPsyS Liaison), Michel E. Sabourin (Organizing Committee), and John S ervice (CPA Liaison).
The scientific program was developed by John G. Adair (Chair), John W. Berry, Fergus I. M. Craik, Kenneth L. Dion, Michèle Robert, and Gordon Winocur. The organizing committee that coordinated all local arrangements, including the opening ceremony, consisted of Michel E. Sabourin (Chair), Hélène Cauffopé, Marcelle Cossette-Ricard, François Doré, Jaques Forget, Andrée Fortin, Robert Haccoun, Jaques Lajoie, Luc Lamarche, Jean-Roch Laurence, Jean-Claude Lauzon, Paul Maurice, Stéphane Sabourin, and Donald Taylor.