12-14 March 2015 | Beurs van Berlage | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
APS announces a major new initiative
The inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS)
to be held in the heart of Amsterdam on 12-14 March 2015
Integrative Science Symposia: Solutions to our most pressing scientific questions come from cross-cutting efforts in which investigators deploy diverse research methods and attack problems at multiple levels of analysis. ICPS will showcase these efforts in thematic Integrative Science Symposia featuring leading investigators from not only psychology, but also neuroscience, genetics, anthropology, linguistics, and related fields.
Skill-Building Workshops: At a scientific convention, you not only can learn about others’ novel research findings, but you also can learn how to execute the cutting-edge research methods that produced them. At ICPS, Cutting-Edge Methodological Workshops will provide scientific skill-building opportunities for all conference attendees.
International Scope: ICPS is the world’s first international conference dedicated to scientific advances in all areas of psychology and related disciplines. Share ideas with colleagues from around the globe at this first-ever international gathering of the global psychological science community.
Initiative for Integrative Psychological Science
Increasingly, the excitement in psychological science is in research that spans disciplinary boundaries, geographic boundaries and that combines different levels of analysis of the same phenomena. This trend toward integrative approaches has significant implications for research funding, recruitment and training, publishing, and other aspects of the psychological science infrastructure. This trend also creates new pressures on young investigators who want to work across disciplinary models while maintaining a core area of expertise.
Seizing the opportunities and meeting the challenges posed by integrative psychological science requires a global effort and the involvement of the full range of disciplines from the broadest cultural aspects of social science to the most molecular aspects of genetics. Pan-European subdisciplinary groups have collaborated with APS to bring about more integrative science and to connect researchers in our field, resulting among other things in the APS Postdoc Exchange and the Global Observer, a monthly electronic publication featuring research and news of interest to an international readership. In addition, there have been several outstanding symposia featuring cutting-edge integrative research, organized in conjunction with the European organizations and held during their biennial conferences (see below).
Leading the initiative are Walter Mischel, Columbia University, USA; Gün Semin, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and Koç University, Turkey; Daniel Cervone, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA;
Kenneth Hugdahl, University of Bergen, Norway; Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom; Alan G. Kraut, APS, USA; Anne Maass, University di Padova, Italy; Wolfgang Prinz, Max Planck Institute, Germany; Sir Michael Rutter, King’s College, London, United Kingdom; Klaus Scherer, University of Geneva, Switzerland; and Tania Singer, Max Planck Institute, Germany; along with the members of the 2015 ICPS Program Committee.
Previous Integrative Psychological Science Events
Understanding Environmental and Genetic Influences on Neurocognitive Development
European Conference on Developmental Psychology | Lausanne, Switzerland (2013)
Building a Better Psychological Science: Good Data Practices and Replicability
Annual Meeting of The European Society for Cognitive Psychology | Budapest, Hungary (2013)
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Personality Dynamics
European Conference on Personality | Trieste, Italy (2012)
Where Is Embodiment Going? (video)
Annual Meeting of The European Society for Cognitive Psychology | Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain (2011)
Exploring the Dynamic Interaction Between Genes, Environment and the Brain (video)
Scientific Meeting of the European Societies of Neuropsychology | Basel, Switzerland (2011)
Social Psychology and the Neurosciences: Perspectives and Pitfalls
General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology 16th | Stockholm, Sweden (2011)