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President Comment: 2018 World Mental Health Day

Publish Date:
10 Oct, 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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.

5th International Workshop PIAD - IUPsyS Videos

Publish Date:
28 Apr, 2017


The 5th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention After Disasters (PIAD) took place from 14-17 November 2016 in Manila, Philippines. The workshop, entitled “Building Individual and Organizational Capacity for Psychological Intervention After Disasters in the Asia and Pacific Region”, was held with local support by the University of the Philippines, Diliman, especially colleagues of the psychology department, under the leadership of the Union’s Past President, Rainer K. Silbereisen, in collaboration with Nordin Hasan of the ICSU Regional Office for Asia and Pacific. The final report for the workshop, together with faculty presentations may be accessed at here: http://www.iupsys.net/events/capacity-building-workshops/index.html and video recordings are also available to view on the IUPsyS YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCsattYq48JlGHBRFGZcK8g 

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