South Africa to host two major psychology events this year

The 30th International Congress of Psychology (ICP) will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 22 to 27 July 2012 on the theme of ‘psychology serving humanity’.

It will be the first ICP 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 national government departments.

The ICP is held every four years under the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science and is the flagship event in international psychology.The 29th ICP was held in Berlin in July 2008 and attracted some 11,000 abstract submissions and over 10,000 delegates.

This year’s ICP will highlight how psychology translates its science and practice into knowledge, skills and tools that underpin human society. Besides invited addresses and symposia by leaders in their fields, there will be state of the science lectures and controversial debates on topics of current interest, and exhibitions by leading publishing houses, technological innovators and international psychology organisations.

Special activities will include an emerging psychologists' programme, advanced research training seminars for psychologists from the developing world, various pre- and post-congress satellite conferences and a variety of tours (including famous World Heritage sites like Robben Island and Table Mountain) and breathtaking wildlife safaris for delegates and their guests.

Full details how to register can be found on the 30th International Congress of Psychology website.

South Africa is also hosting the 21st International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) this year. This takes place at the University of Stellenbosch, 17-21 July 2012 and will be preceded by a PhD winter school that starts on 13 July.

You can find full details on the IACCP International Congress website.