About Us

Mission Statement

The Division of International Psychology represents psychologists who are interested in promoting greater global awareness throughout the discipline. The Division encourages cross-national communication through its newsletter, International Psychology Bulletin, its journal, International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Consultation, Practice, as well as its website (www.div52.org), listservs, social media, country liaisons, mentoring programs, professional meetings, conference sponsorship, and collaboration with APA’s Office of International Affairs. The Division supports initiatives on human rights, international ethics, immigration, women in developing countries, internationalizing the psychology curriculum, cross-cultural research, assessment and counseling, global trauma and disaster, collaboration with international organizations, and student and early career advancement.

APA Division 52 Organizational Chart 2016
(updated February, 2016) (PDF)

APA Division 52 Handbook
(updated 2016) (PDF)

APA Divisdion 52 Bylaws
(updated May 2015) (PDF)

Division 52 Publications
International Perspectives in Psychology
International Psychology Bulletin


The Division of International Psychology ( Division 52) represents the interest of all psychologists who foster international connections among psychologists, engage in multicultural research or practice, apply psychological principles to the development of public policy, or are otherwise concerned with individual and group consequences of global events.

To encourage the development of a more international perspective in psychology,
Division 52:

  • Sponsors programming at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association to stimulate interest in and share information about international psychology;
  • Provides networking opportunities for psychologists from around the world through the division’s newsletter the International Psychology Bulletin, convention programming, and other activities;
  • Supports the activities of APA’s International Affairs Office and its Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP);
  • Provides a welcoming “home base” for APA’s international affiliates during conventions;
  • Promotes the development of international consulting, training, and research opportunities for psychologists with US based international agencies and exchange programs with international agencies based elsewhere; and
  • Encourages the internationalization of the psychology curriculum through educational initiatives and resources.

Presidents of APA Division 52

1997-98:   Ernst G. Beier (Founding President)
1999:          Florence L. Denmark
2000:         Frank H. Farley
2001:          Gloria B. Gottsegen
2002:         Charles D. Spielberger
2003:         Harold Takooshian
2004:         Richard S. Velayo
2005:         Norman Abeles
2006:         Joy K. Rice
2007:         Michael J. Stevens
2008:         Uwe Gielen
2009:         Lynn Collins
2010:         Danny Wedding
2011:          John D. Hogan
2012:         Neal Rubin
2013:         Mercedes McCormick
2014:         Senel Poyzali
2015:         Mark Terjesen
2016:         Jean Lau Chin

Division of International Psychology © 2016 American Psychological Association