This event was supported by the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science, which invites applications for nonrenewable grants of up to $5,000 to launch new, educational projects in psychological science. Proposals are due October 1 and March 1.
At a first-of-its-kind meeting, scientists based in Latin America and beyond shared research and training as well as media and public policy strategies. The APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science provided partial support for this First Latin American Congress for the Advancement of Psychological Science (CLACIP), held in October 2014 at the Inter-American University in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The CLACIP 2014 brought together 766 participants from more than 15 countries in Latin America, Europe, and the United States. Many international experts were in attendance, including APS Fellows and the presidents of 11 associations from Latin America, Spain, and the United States.
The meeting sought to strengthen scientific psychology in Argentina and in Latin America through discussion of research, education and training, professional networking, and the sharing of media and public policy strategies. Lectures, e-poster sessions, and structured networking sessions were among the opportunities offered to psychological scientists attending the meeting. In the area of training, APS sponsored 13 strategic workshops.