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An Invitation to SIOP Members

International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) Conference

Virginia E. Schien
President, Division of Work and Organizational Psychology

Michael Frese
President, IAAP

Dear SIOP member,

The 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology of the International Association of Applied Psychologys (IAAP) is to be held in Athens, Greece from July 16 to 21, 2006. The Congress is organized by the Hellenic Psychological Society and the Association of Greek Psychologists. IAAP is the oldest international psychological membership association. Established in 1920, it has individual members in more than 80 countries and holds an international Congress every 4 years in different cities of the world. IAAP is accredited with the United Nations as a nongovernmental organization (NGO). 

The major fields of activity within IAAP are reflected in its 16 Divisions.

Organizational Psychology
Psychological Assessment & Evaluation
Psychology & National Development
Environmental Psychology
Educational & School Psychology
Clinical & Community Psychology
Applied Gerontology
Health Psychology
Economic Psychology
Psychology & Law
Political Psychology
Sport Psychology
Traffic & Transportation Psych
Applied Cognitive Psychology
 Counseling Psychology

The theme of ICAP26 is Contribution of Psychology to Problems of the Individual and Society. The presentations will include theory, research, and applications in psychology.

The scientific program consists of invited keynote, state of the art, and presidential addresses, group and individual presentations. Group presentations will consist of invited symposia of the divisions, symposia, poster symposia, continuing education workshops, and panel discussions. Individual presentations will be oral papers, conversation hours with distinguished psychologists, and films/videos. The official languages of the Congress are English, French and Spanish. The details regarding the submission of abstracts as well as all the information related to the organization and the scientific program of the 26th ICAP appear at the Congress Web sites: www.iaapsy.org and www.erasmus.gr

In particular, Division 1 of IAAP, Work and Organizational Psychology, has its own official contribution to the 26th ICAP Scientific Program. 

The following Keynote Lectures will be presented:

1. Virginia E. Schein, USA: Women in management: Reflections and projections
2. Deniz S. Ones, USA: Cognitive ability and personality measures in personnel selection: Current research and practice implications 
3. Bernhard Wilpert, Germany: Intercultural dimensions of high-hazard industriesThe role of W/O psychology
4. Veronique de Keyser, Belgium: Flexibility at work and its consequences on well-being 
5. Simcha Ronen, Israel: The new cultural geography: A meta analysis of country 
6. Peter Drenth, The Netherlands: Psychology: Is it applied enough?
7. Miriam Erez, Israel: Beyond national cultures: The emergence of a global culture and its co-existence with national cultures
8. Anders Ericsson, USA: Reproducibly superior performance and deliberate practice: Evidence from medical, artistic, and professional domains
9. Peter Gollwitzer, USA: Flexible tenacity in goal pursuit
10. Jacques Grigoire, Belgium: The present state and future of intellectual assessment
11. Juri Hanin, Finland: Emotions in high-achievement sport: An individualized approach
12. Giyoo Hatano, Japan: Comprehension activity, conceptual change, and adaptive expertise: Integrating cognitive and sociocultural approaches
13. Geert Hofstede, The Netherlands: The cultural and disciplinary limits to psychology
14. Ruth Kanfer, USA: Motivation, adult development, and work
15. Hassan Kassim, Yemen: Applied psychology in underdeveloped country: Yemen, early experiences and future perspectives
16. Shinobu Kitayama, USA: Socialized attention: Implications for self and social behavior in varying cultural contexts
17. Avraham Kluger, Israel: Feedforward first, feedback later
18. Ed Locke, USA: New developments in goal setting
19. Walter Mischel, USA: Personality and willpower
20. Susan Pick, Mexico: Maintenance and scaling up: Expanding successful intervention programs
21. Robert Roe, The Netherlands: The applied psychology of time
22. Wilmar Schaufeli, The Netherlands: From burnout to engagement: Towards a positive occupational health psychology
23. Frank Schmidt, USA: Meta-analysis and cumulative knowledge in psychology: Recent developments and advances
24. Neal Schmitt, USA: Research and practice issues in personnel selection
25. Benjamin Schneider, USA: Organizational design to customer satisfaction: Reports from the service economy
26. Shalom Schwartz, Israel: Value dimensions of culture and national difference
27. Peter Smith, UK: How can cross-cultural psychology and social psychology best relate to one another?
28. Harry Triandis, USA: Self-deception: An under-researched phenomenon in human affairs
29. Rosalie Tung, USA: The use of ex-host country nationals in international assignments: Asource of competitive advantage or disadvantage?
30. Michael West, UK: A positive psychology of people, teams, and organizations
31. Robert Wood, Australia: Learning versus performance on complex versus simple tasks: A tale of exploration
32. Moshe Zeidner, Israel: Emotional intelligence: Knowns and unknowns

There are a number of Invited Symposia, among them:

1. Steven Poelmans, Spain: Work and family: An international perspective
2. Barbara Kozusznik, Poland: Work and organizational psychology research and practice in Eastern Europe
3. Leaetta Hough, USA: At the cutting edge of personnel selection: Research and practice
4. Francesco Avallone, Italy: Trust in organizations
5. Phillip Ackerman, USA: Determinants of the acquisition of domain knowledge
6. Eva Bamberg, Germany: Innovation at work
7. Judith Blanton, USA: Developing high-potential talent in organizations
8. Prashant Bordia, Australia: Managing organizational change: Psychological perspectives 
9. Cristina Costa, The Netherlands: Psychological bases for developing trust
10. Miriam Erez, Israel: Acculturation of the global work environment: Implications at the corporate and employee levels
11. Beryl Hesketh, Australia: New approaches to selecting and training for adaptive performance
12. Jos Prieto, Spain: Meditation and psychological wellbeing
13. Walter Reichman, USA: The state of hate: Challenges for the 21st centuryAn international perspective
14. Christine Smith, USA and Antonis Gardikiotis, Greece: Social and cognitive processes in minority influence

In addition, there are also a number of workshops.

We invite you to send your proposals and attend the 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology in the country with the longest history in psychology. The deadlines for submitting abstracts are as follows: Early submission: September 15, 2005; Regular submission: November 15, 2005.

The very word psychology is, of course, Greek, as are hundreds of terms in our discipline. The history of psychology begins with the systematic study of psychological phenomena in the 7th century B.C. by Hellenic philosophers, and as a result, many precursors of many theories in modern psychology are of Hellenic origin. 

In addition, Greece is an attractive site because of its rich cultural history with unique archaeological sites, its mosaic of natural beauty, countless islands, and Mediterranean climate. We believe you will find the Congress to be an important international venue to present your work and look forward to seeing you in Athens.

If you have additional questions, feel free to e-mail us at ICAP 2006 Organizing Committee: icap2006@psych.uoa.gr.

Michael Frese, President of the International Association of Applied Psychology
Virginia E. Schein, President of the Division of Work and Organizational Psychology 
James Georgas, President
Marina Manthouli, President 
Anastasia Efklides, President of the Scientific Program Committee 
Thalis Papadakis, President of the Scientific Committee
Elias Besevegis, Secretary General
Vassiliki Boukouvala, Secretary General

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