EFPA: “Psychological care and knowledge can save lives”.
The World Health Organi zation (WHO) chose s uicide as the theme for the World Mental Health Day 2019.
This choice reflects the importance of suicide and the need to intervene preemptively. Suicide kills close to 800 000 people every year which is more than 2 000 per day. However, these large numbers of deaths by suicide are not inevitable. Suicide varies significantly across country, and period, ranging from less than 5 to more than 15 suicides per 100 000. This variation suggests that there are several psychological and social in terventions that can be implemented.
We are honoured to share the news and are delighted to congratulate our colleagues from Saint-Petersburg State University as they have won the right to host the 20th European Conference on Developmental Psychology which will be held in 2021! The Сonference is a biennale conducted under the European Association for Developmental Psychology auspices. Russia will be organising the Conference for the first time.
At the EFPA General Assembly meeting in Moscow on July 7 2019, the delegates elected a new president for EFPA: Christoph Steinebach from Federation of Swiss Psychologists and Federation of German psychologists’ associations. He is the successor of Telmo Mourinho Baptista who served 4 years as President of EFPA.
New EC members are Secretary General Ole Tunold (Norway), Treasurer Nicola Gale (UK), Koen Lowet (Belgium). Russian Psychological Spciety is especially honored that for the first time in history its’ representative became an EC member: Anna Leybina (Russia), PhD, scientific officer at Lomonosov Moscow State University, member of Russian NAC, and the Chair of ECP 2019 Executive Committee also has been elected by the General Assembly to contribute to EFPA EC.
On June 30 ECP Summer School "Research in Human Development" was opened. Participants from Russia, Spain, Germany, Sweden, USA, Brazil, Peru, Turkey, China, Belgium, India, Colombia and Kyrgyzstan took part in the school.
We are glad to inform you that the special issue of the journal "Psychology in Russia: State of the Art" - "Personality Psychology from a contemporary perspective" 12(2), 2019 - was released. You can access the full-text articles here: http://psychologyinrussia.com/volumes/12_2_2019.php
We are glad to announce that 3 articles from the new issue of "Psychology in Russia: State of the Art", 12(2), 2019 were released. You can access the full-text articles here: http://psychologyinrussia.com/volumes/12_2_2019.php
On May 31, 2019, Professor Ilkiz Altinoglu Dikmeer, Vice-President of the Turkish Psychological Association visited the Faculty of Psychology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. During the meeting with the President of the Russian Psychological Society, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology MSU, President of the Russian Academy of Education, Yuri Zinchenko, the possibilities of joint research and bilateral conferences were discussed.
In light of similar objectives to benefit society in general and psychological profession the Turkish Psychological Association and the Russian Psychological Society signed Memorandum of Understanding on the 12 April 2019 in Ankara (Turkey). The sides agreed on key areas for collaboration and the first step to productive partnership in psychological science and practice will be made during the 16th European Congress of Psychology, which will be held 2-5 July 2019 in Moscow (Russia).
This special issue will be devoted to the topic of professional ethics in psychology. The main aim of the issue is to show the wide range of ethical issues and challenges which appear in the work of professional psychologists from different countries. The special issue invites articles that advance knowledge and experience about the application of basic ethical principles in psychological practice, education and research. Ethical problems, practical cases, as well as scholarly reviews, methodological and analytic articles, presenting different approaches in ethical regulations and dealing with ethical dilemma, data from research on ethical issues in different areas of psychology will be included. The issue will be prepared with the support of Board of Ethics of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA).
Henk Geertsema (The Netherlands)
Dr. Alla Shaboltas (Russia)
Dr. Vita Postuvan (Slovenia)
Deadline for submission is November 15st, 2019
We are glad to introduce you a short interview of the journal "Psychology in Russia: State of the Art" with Dr. Prof. Francisco Pons (University of Oslo, Norway). Professor Pons studies emotional development from the Cross-cultural perspective. In the interview he discusses a position of psychology in our globalised world, speaks about close connection between helping people and understanding them, objective research and applied psychological science. He also gives recommendations on how to become a productive psychologist and benefit society.