Psychology can make this world a better place. This is one of the conclusions out of five days of meetings, talks, presentations and discussions of about 6.000 participants at the International Congress of Psychology (ICP) 2012 in Cape Town South Africa. “To meet the challenges of the changes we are witnessing across the world, be it due to scientific advances, or financial catastrophes, to political transformation, or climate change and ecological fragility, we have to come together more than ever before.” said Rainer K. Silbereisen, outgoing President of the International Union of Psychological Science IUPsyS. “We have to pool our knowledge and expertise, and we have to learn from one another — we have to recognise the contribution all areas of the world can make, and understand the importance of diversity.”
The Russian Psychologist’s Oath was published in the section "Documents".
The oath is taken by psychology graduates at the ceremony of graduation upon handing over the diplomas.
Organised by the European Federation of Psychologists Associations EFPA.
International non-governmental organization enjoying participatory status with the Council of Europe
Developing healthy life styles, preventing disease, and (self-) managing chronic disease and adverse life events are closely linked to how people think, feel and act. It should therefore come a no surprise that psychology, as the science of human cognition, emotion and behaviour, has substantial contributions to make when it comes to promoting personal and public health.
We invite experts and policy makers from European institutions, the EU member states, other European countries, the health sector and NGOs to register on-line through this website http://www.efpa.eu/PsyforHealthCongress2012. As participation is limited to 250 delegates representing different disciplines and institutions, we strongly recommend registering early (before July 15, 2012).
The Code of Ethics of the Russian Psychological Society was published in the section "Documents".
This Code of Ethics was written in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Russian Federal law №152-FZ 27.07.2006 “Treatment of personal information”, the Charter of the Russian Psychological Society, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, WMA Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects, Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles for Psychologists, and Meta Code of Ethics of European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations.
Annual International Exhibition is the largest national security exhibition in Russia. As part of the Exhibition discussions with leading figures of Russian psychological science and practice devoted to problems of extreme situations psychology and work under extreme conditions are traditionally held. Proceedings of the conference will be published in electronic form on the website
The International Congress of Psychology, held every four years under the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science, is the flagship event in international psychology. The 30th International Congress of Psychology is the first to be held in Africa, and is organised by the National Research Foundation of South Africa and the Psychological Society of South Africa, in partnership with key South African universities and the psychological associations of neighbouring countries.
The English-language section of our site is open to visitors.
Psychologists John O'Keefe (UK) and wife and husband May‐Britt and Edvard Moser (Norway) from the University of Trondheim won this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine for discovering an “inner GPS” in the brain.
O'Keefe's pioneering work in 1971 was confirmed a generation later, in 2005, by the Mosers, making a considerable contribution to behavioural science.
This year´s Nobel Laureates receive the prize for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain. They have discovered a positioning system, an “inner GPS” in the brain that makes it possible to orient ourselves in space, demonstrating a cellular basis for higher cognitive function. They discovered how the brain knows where we are and is able to navigate from one place to another. Their findings may help explain why Alzheimer's disease patients cannot recognize their surroundings.
Learn more about their research: http://www.nature.com/news/neuroscience-brains-of-norway-1.16079
SCImago (Scopus) have released the scientometric information on “Psychology in Russia: State of the Art” journal. SJR indicator, reflecting the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, is 0,23 and citation rate per article is 0,3. Currently, 20 % of all the articles, published in 2013, are cited in Scopus-indexed sources.
The scientometrics is calculated for 2-years periods, while “Psychology in Russia: State of the Art” was indexed in Scopus just a year ago. So we hope that these ratings represent the first steps to development of the journal’s potential for the future.