I want to learn more about psychology in other countries. How can I begin?
  • Contact national psychology associations. The Office of International Affairs provides contact information for over eighty national psychology associations and societies via a directory of national associations.

  • Look in your library. There are a number of recently published handbooks of international psychology that have chapters describing psychology in regions of the world.

Is it possible to join an international psychology association?
While some organizations have only institutional members (for example, the International Union of Psychological Science), there are numerous specialized international psychology organizations with individual memberships. In addition to providing a means to contact colleagues who share your interests, membership benefits often include reduced journal subscriptions and conference fees. The Office of International Affairs makes available a directory of international psychology organizations.
I would like to attend an international conference. How can I find out about psychology meetings around the world?

The Office of International Affairs' calendar of international psychology conferences and congresses includes meetings taking place internationally, and it also includes U.S.-based meetings that attract international attendees — including APA’s annual convention.

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