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Wiley Hosts Global Psychology Roundtable in South Africa
31 July 2012
Event Promotes Collaboration to Tackle International Issues Facing Psychology
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is bringing global leaders in psychology together through the Wiley Psychology Roundtable series to address the international challenges facing the discipline. The latest exclusive event, entitled Global Voices in Psychology, took place at the 2012 International Congress of Psychology in Cape Town, South Africa.
The roundtable events provide a forum for discussion with leaders of some of the world’s most influential psychological organizations and present an opportunity for collaboration between psychological associations.
Executive officers and Presidents from national and international societies were in attendance, including, Kan Zhang from the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science, Oscar Barbarin from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Peter Banister from the British Psychological Society (BPS), Takao Sato from the Japanese Psychological Association (JPA), Simon Crowe from the Australian Psychological Society and Maria Caridad Tarroja from the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP).
The event addressed some of the challenges facing the international psychological community, such as capacity building, the mobility of psychologists between countries and the difficulties of retaining highly qualified students, otherwise known as ‘brain drain’.
Wiley will continue these discussions at future roundtable events and will look for new ways to support psychological societies and increase international collaboration.
Professor Simon Crowe, President of the Australian Psychological Society said of the roundtable: “[It is] great to meet up with colleagues across the globe, to share knowledge and experience about the challenges facing psychology - a truly unique forum.”
Professor Arvind Sinha, Chairman and Past President of the National Academy of Psychology, India added, “The roundtable meeting gives us focus on what psychology can do in the next five years in the service of humanity.”
With a psychology portfolio including the journals of the Australian Psychological Society, British Psychological Society and the Society for Research in Child Development, Wiley is the largest international society publisher in psychology.
“We are increasing the number of partnerships we have with societies around the world through our extensive publishing program,” said Philip Carpenter, Vice President, Social Science and Humanities, Wiley. “This was the third in our series of Wiley Psychology Roundtable events and it cements our commitment to developing relationships across this important discipline and understanding the challenges faced by the international psychological community.”
The Wiley Psychology Roundtable series brings together key thinkers across psychology to focus on new, timely or longstanding issues in this vital field of research. For further information on this series, please visit the Wiley Psychology Roundtable series website here.