International Division of the American Psychological Association, Division 52

NewsEventsWebsite2021 APA International Psychology Division 52 Board Members


The Division of International Psychology (Division 52) seeks to develop a psychological science and practice that is contextually informed, culturally inclusive, serves the public interest, and promotes global perspectives within and outside of APA.

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 Reporter, 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;

Encourages the internationalization of the psychology curriculum through educational initiatives and resources.

PRESIDENT: Neal Rubin, PhD

PRESIDENT-ELECT: Mercedes McCormick, PhD


TREASURER: Susan A. Nolan, PhD

SECRETARY: Ayse Çiftçi, PhD


Andres J. Consoli, PhD (2011-2013)
Michael J. Stevens, PhD (2012)
Wade Pickren, PhD (2010-2012)
Joy K. Rice, PhD (2011-2013)


International Psychology welcomes all:

APA Fellows, Members, and Associates
APA Student Affiliates
APA International Affiliates
Professors and students
Practitioners and public policy makers
Anyone interested in international

For membership information, please go to and fill out a membership application.

Mentorship Project

The Mentoring Committee of Division 52 has developed a pilot mentoring match program for experienced international psychologists and students, early career psychologists and international affiliates and is looking for volunteers for mentors and mentees. Their web page now includes the Mentoring Guidelines, Letter from the Mentoring Coordinator, Ani Kalayijian, and the Application Form for mentors and mentees, as well as a listing of international research and teaching opportunities. Click here to access this webpage. Comments or suggestions for this page should be sent to the chair, Irene Hanson Frieze, at The Mentoring Committee is also working to link researchers in different countries so that people outside of the U.S. can find sponsors if they want to come to the U.S. or need help in preparing papers for publication in U.S. journals. We would also like to have volunteers to host U.S. scholars who want to work in other countries.

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