The creation of comprehensive, current web resource for psychology helps fulfill a key responsibility of the International Union of Psychological Science, that of advancing psychology as an international discipline and ensuring that information about the profession and psychological knowledge are widely disseminated. The IUPsyS, web-editors, and Psychology Press are committed to fulfilling this function.

Psychology Resources Around the World was first launched in 2010 and relaunched in 2016 with a new format. The current site is a direct descendant of earlier Union products that provided comprehensive international information about psychology:  a website launched in 2010 (edited by Merry Bullock) and material that was included in the 10 editions of Psychology: IUPsyS Global Resource, a CD Rom that was edited by Bruce and Judith Overmier (2000-2004) and Danny Wedding and Michael Stevens (2005-2009). This resource was, in turn, a descendant of the Union’s earliest compendia for the discipline – directories of psychological institutions (The IUPsyS Directory, published 1993), and directories of psychologists (International Directory of Psychologists, published 1958, 1966, 1980 and 1985). See History of the CD Rom.

Many people have provided the vision, resources, organization, and work that have led to the current web resource. These include:

  • Past Editor (2010-2016): Merry Bullock, United States
  • Colleagues at Psychology Press and Sage/Wiley who have had shared the vision and provided the technical know-how to make it real
  • The Chairs and members of the IUPsyS Committees on Publications and Communication
  • Those who have edited content sections and provided countless hours finding, organizing, and collating material from dates to data.

Advisory Group 2010-16

  • Yesim Korkut, Bahcesehir University, Turkey
  • Vedran Lešić, Past President, European Federation of Psychology Students’ Associations
  • Wilson López-López, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
  • Scot Plous, Weslyan University, United States
  • Fatima Seedat, PSYSSA, South Africa
  • Michael Stevens, Illinois University, United States
  • Richard Velayo, Pace University, United States
  • Rainer Silbereisen, University of Jena, Germany, IUPsyS, ex officio

Section Advisory Editors:

  • Ethics: Mark Leach, University of Louisville, USA
  • Testing: Dragos Ilescu, Romania and the International Test Commission

Country Liaisons 2010-16

  • Argentina: Silvia Pugliese, University of Buenos Aires
  • Australia: Lyn Littlefield, Australian Psychological Society
  • Bahamas: Ava Thompson, College of the Bahamas
  • Belgium: Marc Brysbaert, Belgian Association of Psychological Science
  • Brazil: Silvia Koller, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; Diogo DeSousa, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • China: Jianxing Zhang, Chinese Psychological Society
  • Ethiopia: Nahid Aziz, Argosy University
  • Japan: Takao Sato, Japanese Psychological Association
  • Mexico: Violeta Fajardo, Mexican Psychologial Society
  • Romania: Margareta Dinca, Titu Maiorescu University
  • United Kingdom: Lisa Morrison Coulthard, British Psychological Society
  • Uruguay: Alejandro Vasquez

Technical Infrastructure 2010-16

  • Torpedo Group
  • John Wiley & Sons Press

Updaters and Correspondents:

  • Jacquie Rollins, USA,
  • Brittany Sarbone, USA;
  • Dana Townsend, USA;
  • Rachele Vogel, USA;
  • Claudia Marin Pineda, Colombia;
  • Renan Sargiani, Brazil;
  • Kahaema Byer, USA



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