ICPS 2017
International Convention of Psychological Science

Preliminary Information: The next International Convention of Psychological Science will take place in March 2017. The Call for Submissions will open in June 2016. The deadline for symposium submissions is 15 September 2016 and the deadline for poster submissions is 30 September 2016. Please check back for additional updates on location and program information.

2300 attendees from more than 75 countries came together for the inaugural ICPS in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 12-14 March 2015. Coverage of the Integrative Science Symposia, workshops, and other great events appears in the May/June 2015 APS Observer and in the ICPS Highlights.

About the International Convention of Psychological Science

ICPS 2015 Keynote Addresses were delivered by Terrie E. Moffitt (pictured above), Stanislas Dehaene, and George Lakoff.

ICPS is the culmination of efforts by APS and an international network of organizations and individual scientists to stimulate scientific advances that are integrative; that is, in which investigators attack scientific problems by drawing broadly on research conducted at multiple levels of analysis and in multiple branches of psychological science, the cognitive sciences, the neurosciences, and other related disciplines. The initiative has been designed, in essence, to surmount artificial disciplinary boundaries that can impede scientific progress and to highlight areas of investigation in which those boundaries have already been overcome.

These efforts respond to developments in our rapidly changing field. Increasingly, challenges in psychological science can only be met by boundary-spanning investigations that address a phenomenon with diverse methods and at multiple levels of analysis. Such efforts require collaboration across academic disciplines and geographic boundaries. Seizing these opportunities requires a global effort and the involvement of the full range of disciplines, from those that study societies and cultures to those that investigate genetics and neural mechanisms.

Attendees from 75 countries and diverse disciplinary backgrounds, including neuroscience, genetics, sociology, economics, and anthropology, connected in new and exciting ways at ICPS 2015.

Integrative Science Symposia

Solutions to our most pressing scientific questions come from cross-cutting efforts in which investigators deploy diverse research methods and attack problems at multiple levels of analysis. ICPS will showcase these efforts in thematic Integrative Science Symposia featuring leading investigators from not only psychological science, but also neuroscience, genetics, sociology, economics, anthropology, linguistics, and related fields. Each Integrative Science Symposium will be paired with Cutting-Edge Methodological Workshops that will provide scientific skill-building opportunities for all conference attendees.


A central part of the mission of the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) is to promote skill-building in integrative psychological science. The program includes workshops by some of the field’s leading experts on various cutting-edge methodologies. There is no additional charge for these workshops; they are included with ICPS registration.