Division 15 aims to promote and support a network of students who share a common interest in international development, teaching, trends, applications, and research in applied psychology. Activities include exchanging scientific knowledge; sharing useful information for students such as mobility programmes, scholarships, research grants, study and work abroad; and promoting international and cross-cultural research.
President: Pedro Altungy
Past President: Luminita Patras
Meet us here and also at our social media sites. Division 15 has active gatherings of students on
Hi dear colleagues! As the new term has started, we'd like to know a little more about you and in what are you interested. Thus, here you can find a fast-filling survey for giving us more information about what would you like to find in our division. Together, we can achieve what we pursue! Thanks for it!
Please follow this link to a read a letter from your new Division 15 President, Pedro Altungy.
The elections for the next presidency mandate are now closed and we have a new Incoming President for 2018 – 2022, Pedro Altungy. We would like to thank all the candidates (although they were not nominated, according to the rules of procedures) and to those of you who voted! We are excited for the next period to come!
For those of you participating at ICAP, there is a good opportunity to collaborate with the IAAP and enlarge your professional network. We are looking for volunteers to help us manage the IAAP booth during the congress. So if you have some extra hours during the congress, you want to meet people, and get involved with the IAAP, join us! As a volunteer you will:
If you are interested in what our activities during these last four years were and what our plans are for the future, join us at our annual meeting. We look forward to hearing your feedback and maybe you would also like to join us for the next few years! If we did not convince you yet, just come by and say hello! We will be at the IAAP booth, where you can also find the vouchers for the Party organised with the CPA Students.
The voting period for the President of the Division it is open from 27th of April until 26th of May.
In order to vote, please follow the steps bellow:
1. Log in as a member https://iaapsy.org/ , using your username and password.
2. Click “Elections” in the Members menu.
3. Cast your vote.
4. The system will only allow you to vote once.
Also, find more information on our Facebook page: IAAP Student Division 15 or on Twitter at @iaap15student
Are you an early career researcher in Work and Organizational Psychology? Have you successfully applied your research results from one cultural context into another?
If you have, then we would like you to share your story with us! We are looking for examples of successful application of research findings gathered in one cultural context and applied in a different one. For instance, you did your PhD or research project abroad and you implemented the results in your home country.
Please send us:
Another year in which IAAP and its´ Student Division sponsors the EFPSA Congress. This year congress was held in Malta, under the name “Exploring Personality”.
EFPSA is the biggest federation of associations for students in psychology in Europe and their annual congress has a high rate of participation of students from all over Europe (more than 350).
IAAP supported and participated in this event with the following objectives:
To meet these objectives, the presence of the association in the congress consisted in participating at the Opening Ceremony and delivering a short presentation on the aims and current activities of IAAP at large and of Division 15. Moreover, the IAAP volunteer Nia Djourova from the University of Valencia, participated as an invited speaker during the Congress. Moreover, all the participants have received in the registration bag the flyer of Division 15.
The collaboration between EFPSA and IAAP Student Division will continue and in the next month, a meeting to discuss further common projects will be scheduled.
The Advanced Research Training Seminar (ARTS) is currently looking for twenty to twenty-five engaged students with experience and passion for research (Masters level or higher preferred) in psychology to become participants for ARTS 2018, which will be held as a part of the ICAP 2018.
The ARTS are capacity-building workshops that take place every four years in conjunction with the International Congresses of Applied Psychology (ICAP). ARTS promote excellence in research skills and facilitate exchange and dialogue amongst early career scientists. ARTS are organized by the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP).
ARTS has several components:
ARTS participants will have to apply for one of the six following projects:
More details regarding the six projects are available at http://icap2018.com/arts
To apply for ARTS, you must be:
Please click on the following link to apply.
The application should be accompanied by the following documents:
Please send all your documents to this email:
email@example.com (contact person: Mr Jesse Caylor)
Subject line: ARTS Application 2018_Your Name
Deadline for submitting applications is March 30, 2018
The Call for Nominations for President and Vice-President of Division 15 Student in Psychology is now open.
If you are a member of Division 15, you are passionate about applied psychology in different fields and you see yourself as a leader of an international team of volunteers for the next 4 years, follow these steps!
The eligible candidates will be voted online from 1st to 30th of April 2018!
Applications must be received by 15 March 2018
Division 15 Students in Psychology is organizing, during the EAWOP Congress, held in Dublin, Ireland, between 17th – 20th of May 2017, a debate titled “Young Researchers in Work / Organizational Psychology and UN Sustainable Development Goals”.
“Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs) are a set of goals adopted by the United Nations (UN) addressing some urgent problems of today’s society and drawing attention to the importance of “ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages”. Work and Organizational (WO) psychology can contribute to the implementations of SDGs in several ways. The purpose of this debate is to explore the perspective of WO young researchers on SDGs and on how their research can be relevant for the implementation of these goals. Moreover, it aims at debating and producing new proposals on how WO psychologists can and should support the SDGs.
The debate is moderated by Luminita Patras, president of Division 15 Students of IAAP and it includes successful young researchers whose work is related to SDGs from different perspectives. Moreover, our guests are representing different associations that are directly related to research/practice/teaching WO Psychology and are also actively engaged with UN activities. In this sense, the Alliance of Psychology has responded to our invitation, and we count on the presence of Dr. Sabina Hodzic, University Paris Descartes, France (EAWOP), Esther Villajos, University of Valencia, Spain (Division 1 IAAP) and Elias Corneillie, University of Ghent, Belgium (Division 1 IAAP). Moreover, our colleagues from the Global Organization of Humanitarian Work and Organizational Psychology received very positively our invitation for this debate, and the organization is represented by Alexander Gloss, North Carolina State University, U.S.
Moreover, in order to involve Division 15 members in the debate, Division 15 has created the hashtag #iaap15sdg giving the members the opportunity to address their questions to the participants in the debate, through Twitter and Facebook. Their questions will be answered during the debate.
In organizing this debate, Division 15 has extensively received the help and advice of the IAAP's United Nation Representatives Team (Walter Reichman, Judy Kuriansky) who has supported us with helpful material and recommendations.
Since the approval of SGDs, there is an increasing effort of different associations in WO psychology to engage with the international development community. For instance, International Association of Applied Psychology and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology are both actively represented at the UN by a group of experts who are working on addressing SDGs challenges. For instance, they created programs such as “UN Global Compact”, an initiative for businesses that take actions towards the SDGs.
In general, WO psychologists have developed theories, research and practice that empower them to help advance the SDGs. Specifically, in the literature, the WO psychology is relevant to SDGs because of four issues: goal-setting, working conditions, effectiveness and productivity, and worker well-being. However, there is the need of more specific ideas of actions for young WO researchers and professionals that will enable them to align their interests and objectives with the SDGs and this will be the focus of the debate.
Moreover, debating possible directions of action on promoting a healthy life and wellbeing for all stimulates the engagement and commitment of the participants. Creative solutions to problems within the implementation of the SDGs can also be found and explored. Lastly, the debate hopes to create an open space for discussion on further collaborations and joint projects intended to increase the impact of WO psychology through the SDG.
Division 15 Students Psychology is launching a new program "IAAP Student Ambassadors", with two main objectives:
We start with the Asian Continent as we believe there is a strong potential and we would like to invite our division members from this area to become active and represent the IAAP as Ambassadors!
If you are:
We offer you:
Be an IAAP Ambassador in your area! Promote Applied Psychology!
Send us your name, country and a personal statement by 12th of May at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Needed: Website Editors
Division 15 is looking for active volunteers for its website presence:
If you are:
What if you became our next Website Editor?
You will be in charge of managing the web content related to Division 15: select, edit and upload news items sent by the division members.
Interested? Then get in touch with us at email@example.com
EFPSA is the biggest federation of associations for students in psychology in Europe and their annual congress has a high rate of participation of students from all over Europe. Specifically, in this congress have participated 350 students in psychology from all over Europe.
This year, IAAP supported the 30th Congress of EFPSA, held in Vimeiro, Portugal, as a "diamond sponsor".
IAAP supported and participated in this event with the following objectives:
To meet these objectives, the presence of the association in the congress consisted in having a permanent booth, where the Student Division President and Nia Djourova, volunteer, have presented and promoted the association, the Division 15 and its projects, encouraging students to become members of IAAP. Beside, all the participants have received, in the registration bag, both the flyer of IAAP and Division 15.
Moreover, during the Closing Ceremony, the winners and the finalists of “Best Student Presentation”, “Best Poster” and “Best Student Workshop” have received a free IAAP membership fee for one year.
Given the common goals and objectives of both associations, IAAP Division 15 and EFPSA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, in which they commit to ensure more opportunities for their members, to promote each other, and to seek to identify projects and activities in which they may work together.
If you have information related to any of the pages in the Division that you would like to share with other members, please send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a member of IAAP, but not a member of Division 15 yet, join us!
If you are not a member of IAAP, please click here to join IAAP.