Integrative Science Initiative

ICPS is part of a larger initiative on integrative science overseen by the Steering Committee for the Integrative Science Initiative.

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 groups have collaborated with APS to bring about more integrative science and to connect researchers in our field, resulting in the International Convention of Psychological Science. 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.


ICPS Steering Committee

Walter Mischel (Co-chair)
Columbia University
APS notes with great sadness the passing of APS
Past-President Walter Mischel in September 2018.

Gün R. Semin (Co-chair)
ISPA – Instituto Universitário,
Portugal and Utrecht University,
The Netherlands

Peter J. Beek
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

Sarah Brookhart
Association for Psychological Science, USA

Daniel Cervone
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Frances A. Champagne
Columbia University, USA

Ying-yi Hong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Klaus R. Scherer
University of Geneva, Switzerland

Leonhard Schilbach
Max Planck Institute of
Psychiatry, Munich, Germany

Richard A. Shweder
University of Chicago, USA

Gabriella Vigliocco
University College London, United Kingdom

Past Members

Annette D. Karmiloff-Smith, Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom; Alan G. Kraut, Association for Psychological Science, USA; Anne Maass, University of Padova, Italy; Tania Singer, Max Planck Institute, Germany; Kenneth Hugdahl, University of Bergen, Norway; Wolfgang Prinz, Max Planck Institute, Germany; Sir Michael L. Rutter, King’s College, London, United Kingdom.

Check out the ICPS 2019 Program Committee! 

Integrative Psychological Science Resources

Becoming a Cumulative Science
By APS Past President Walter Mischel

Psychology is Hub Science
By APS Past President John Cacioppo

The Rise in Collaborative Psychological Science

Better Interdisciplinary Research Through Psychological Science