ICPS 2017
International Convention of Psychological Science


The 2017 International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) will take place in Vienna, Austria 23-25 March 2017.

The program features Keynote Addresses by W. Tecumseh Fitch, Linda B. Smith, and Thomas Bourgeron, as well as 8 plenary-like Integrative Science Symposia with world-renowned scientists presenting cutting-edge research that combines multiple disciplinary perspectives and innovative methods. The program also includes an Inside the Psychologist’s Studio interview with Walter Mischel, an Editor’s Panel discussing the challenges and opportunities in publishing integrative science, workshops on cutting-edge methodologies, a pre-conference Teaching Institute with talks from leading experts in the research and application of empirical approaches to teaching psychological science, and other special events.

The Call for Submissions for ICPS 2017 is closed. The deadline for symposium submissions was 19 September 2016 and the deadline for poster submissions was
3 October 2016.


ICPS Keynote Speakers

Cognitive Evolution:
People Are
Animals Too

W. Tecumseh Fitch
Department of Cognitive Biology University of Vienna, Austria

How Infants Break Into Language
Linda B. Smith
Department of Psychological
and Brain Sciences
Indiana University
Bloomington, USA

Genetic and Brain Diversity
in AutismS

Thomas Bourgeron
Department of Human Genetics and Cognitive Functions
Pasteur Institute, France



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About the International Convention of Psychological Science

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.

ICPS 2015
The inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 12-14 March 2015 with 2200 attendees coming together from more than 75 countries. Coverage of the Integrative Science Symposia, workshops, and other great events appears in the May/June 2015 APS Observer and in the ICPS Highlights. Read more about ICPS 2015 in the ICPS Highlights and online program.

Austria Center Vienna
IAKW AG, Austria Center Vienna

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.
Pre-Conference Teaching Institute

ICPS will feature a pre-conference Teaching Institute with talks from leading experts in the research and application of empirical approaches to teaching psychological science. The pre-conference Teaching Institute welcomes submissions for a poster session that will be held on Thursday 23 March 2017. Submissions that present empirical findings related to the teaching of psychology are especially encouraged, as are posters on methods and strategies for teaching integrative topics.