IUPsyS traces its origins to the very first International Congress of Psychology (ICP) held in 1889 in Paris during the centennial celebrations of the French Revolution. The flagship event in international psychology, an ICP is held every four years, attracting an average of over 8,000 academics, researchers, practitioners and students from across the globe.
IUPsyS maintains close relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) and holds special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
The IUPsyS mission is to develop, represent and advance psychology as a basic and applied science nationally, regionally, and internationally. IUPsyS has 89 National Members and 24 Affiliates, which includes representative regional federations and international disciplinary associations.
The International Journal of Psychology (IJP), inaugurated in 1966 and published every second month, advances psychological research of interest and relevance for the human condition around the world, providing internationally relevant basic and applied research in all areas of psychology.
The 32nd ICP will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 19-24 July 2020.