About SIP

Objectives

  • To provide a means of communication among psychologists with similar interests in North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean, and to promote the development of psychology in the western hemisphere.
  • To contribute to international understanding by means of an enlarged understanding of cultural differences and communicating across national boundaries.
  • To aid and promote research and academic and professional exchanges among the nations of the American continents.

General Information

  • The Interamerican Society of Psychology (SIP) was founded in Mexico City by a group of behavioral scientists on December 17, 1951.
  • SIP is a member of the International Union of Psychological Sciences (IUPsyS), a division of the International Council of Scientific Unions.Through these groups, SIP is connected to international organizations such as UNESCO.
  • The leadership of SIP includes members from North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean.
  • The official languages of SIP are Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French.

Activities

  • The Interamerican Journal of Psychology is published three times a year under the auspices of SIP. It accepts manuscripts from all areas of psychology and in all of the official languages of SIP. Active members receive this publication and have electronic access to our bulletin, Interamerican Psychology: Bulletin of SIP.
  • Every two years an Interamerican Congress of Psychology is held with the objective of promoting the exchange of information and ideas about psychology and related disciplines. This activity takes place in different countries of the American continents on odd- numbered years.
  • Every two years, alternating with the years of the Interamerican Congress, SIP celebrates a Regional Congress. The regional congresses have the objective of providing congresses in certain areas in order to facilitate access and participation for some people who are unable to attend the Interamerican Congress.
  • Every two years, SIP awards a student prize for the best research in psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The purpose of this prize is to stimulate students in the Americas to perform scientific research of social importance.
  • SIP maintained a Central Office, which serves as the main source for the exchange of information related to research, publications and for opportunities for the advancement of psychology in the Americas.
  • SIP has a network of National Representatives and Delegates by country in the different regions of the Americas, which have connections to the Central Office.
  • The membership of SIP is formed into different Task Forces in specific areas of psychology with the objective of promoting the exchange of information and the generation of common projects.