To Members of the

World Forum of International Psychological Associations




                                                                       Berlin, 17 March 2000


Subj.: Second Meeting of the World Forum



Dear Colleagues and Friends


The First World Forum was held at the occasion of the 24th International Congress of Applied Psychology in San Francisco, August 14, 1998. Some 20 representatives (Presidents / Secretary Generals / Delegates of International Psychological Associations and major regional associations) participated in this event which marked a novel enterprise in the history of the discipline. It was unanimously agreed to have been a most useful meeting which ought to be repeated at each international congress.


The forthcoming 27th International Congress of Psychology in Stockholm, July 23 –28, 2000 offers the first opportunity to invite your participation at the Second World Forum to be held on the premises of the Congress on


Thursday, July 27, 2000 from 9 – 11 am


As soon as the meeting place becomes known through the offices of the congress organizers we shall let you have the details. The second World Forum will be co-chaired again by Presidents of IAAP and IUPsyS respectively. Attached you will find a preliminary agenda and again the minutes from the First World Forum as well as a list of invited associations and a draft of the Directory of international / regional psychology associations.


Very much looking forward again to a fruitful exchange among leaders of world-wide psychological associations.


Yours sincerely,

Bernhard Wilpert              Géry d’Ydewalle

IAAP Past President          IUPsyS President

On behalf of the Co-Chairs

Bernhard Wilpert



2nd World Forum of International Psychological Associations

Stockholm, July 27, 2000

Preliminary Agenda


1.    Opening, Welcome (Co-Chair)

2.    Introduction of participants

3.    Information exchange: Sites & dates of planned congresses

4.    Using the Internet for World Forum needs (information exchange needs & modes)

5.    Regional cooperation (mutual aid)

6.    Guidelines and ethics of psychological practice and research

7.    Role of psychology in inter-governmental organizations (UN family, etc.)

8.    Psychology in hitherto neglected world regions

9.    Miscellanea


List of invited associations to Second World Forum

Thursday, July 27, 2000


- International Academy of Family Psychologists

- International Council of Psychologists

- International Association for Psychology of Food and Nutrition

- International Society for the Study of Work and Organisational Values

- European Federation of Professional Psychologists' Associations

- International School Psychology Association

- International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology

- International Association for Research in Economic Psychology

- International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance

- International Neuropsychological Society

- International Association for People-Environment Studies

- International Foundation for Children's Education

- International Test Commission

- Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

- Interamerican Society of Psychology

- International Society for Health Psychology

- International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development

- International Society for Political Psychology

- Society for Stress and Anxiety Research

- Society for Applied Research in Memory and Recognition

- European Association of Work and Organizational Psychologists

- International Society for the Study of Individual Differences

- International Society of Clinical Psychology

- Asia-Oceania Psychological Association

- International Society of Comparative Psychology

- Association for Behavior Analysis

- International Society of Applied Psycholinguistics

- International Association of Individual Psychology

- International Society of Comparative Psychology

- International Society of Sport Psychology

- International Psychogeriatric Association

- Association de Psychologie Scientifique de Langue Francaise

- International Association for Environment Study

- International Association for Pattern Recognition