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Psychology Day at the UN

4/24/2013-

by SIOP

Psychologists to present information on ending violence globally

Psychology will be highlighted at a special event at the United Nations being held on April 25. The Sixth Annual Psychology Day at the United Nations will focus on Psychology and Violence in the Global Context: Antecedents, Consequences, and Prevention. Cochaired by SIOP Fellow John Scott and SIOP Member Walter Reichman, the event promises to bring important psychological research to an international audience of UN personnel, ambassadors, students, teachers, and government personnel.

The event has received incredibly strong positive response already, with registration closed due to maximum capacity being reached. Keynote Speaker Theresa S. Betancourt, Associate Professor of Child Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, will discuss “Addressing the Consequences of War: Using Longitudinal Research to Develop Interventions for War-affected Youth.” After that, there will be two panel sessions addressing “Antecedents, Consequences & Prevention of Violence through the Lifespan: Children and Youth” and “Antecedents, Consequences & Prevention of Violence through the Lifespan: Adults and Ageing.”

The Inaugural Psychology Day at the United Nations was held in 2007, with subsequent Psychology Days were observed in 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012. SIOP Fellow Lori Foster Thompson will be a chair of the 2014 event.

For more information and to view the entire program, visit http://www.apa.org/international/united-nations/psych-day.aspx.