Welcome to the website for the APA’s Division of International Psychology! We hope that you find useful information here and that you will let us know what you would like to see on this site - information, opportunities, reports, and more.
2017 is a banner year for Division 52. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary, engaging in strategic planning, and actively defining who we have been, who we are now, and who we will be in the years to come. Please read the International Psychology Bulletin, send papers to our journal, International Perspectives in Psychology, and most importantly get involved!
Those of us who are drawn toward Division 52 believe that our “reason for being” includes career development and professional exchange for sure, but is also a calling – to “give away a world of psychology” through our lives and work. That is because as scholars, educators, practitioners, and citizens, we understand that the “wicked issues” of our day (e.g., religious and cultural understanding, human rights, conflict resolution, sustainable development) will not be addressed fully until the knowledge, skills, and values of internationally-minded psychologists are positioned front and center.
In celebrating our past and engaging our future, I look forward to working with everyone to honor all we have been and done over the past two decades, while charting a substantive and sustainable path forward. Given the extraordinary talent, wisdom, experience, energy, and hope we collectively bring to the table, I have no doubt the results will be worthy of our legacy and promise as the division of international psychology.