“So Much Amazing Research”: Scholarship and Science Prevail at ICPS 2023

In her poster presentation at ICPS 2023, Allegra Skye Anderson (left, Vanderbilt University) discussed her research on associations between parents’ depression symptoms and physiological reactivity with their children’s internalizing and externalizing problems.

It seemed the rain would never stop outside, but the conversations inside SQUARE Brussels Convention Centre March 9–11 brimmed with psychological science’s blue-sky possibilities during APS’s 2023 International Convention of Psychological Science. Nearly 1,500 researchers, students, and others came to the heart of the Belgian capital from more than 70 countries and six continents, exploring issues ranging from encouraging pro-environmental behaviors to evaluating psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, from structural bias to lifespan development, and from heuristics to ontologies—while also sharing integrative research from multiple fields aimed at advancing scientific progress and societal well-being. 

ICPS 2023 was the fourth “biennial” ICPS—and the first in four years, thanks to the disruptions caused by COVID-19—following previous international conventions in Amsterdam in 2015, Vienna in 2017, and Paris in 2019. In all, the Brussels event comprised three keynote addresses, six integrated science symposia, and dozens of workshops, symposia, and poster presentations across multiple subdisciplines, along with opportunities to network professionally, learn new research methods, and build practical skills.  

Breakthroughs in Brussels: Researchers Share New Integrative Science at ICPS 2023 

Attendees also made connections and shared updates on Twitter. “We had a great first day at #ICPS23be!” tweeted Krischanda (Krissy) Beminster-Bourret, of Toronto Metropolitan University. “So much amazing research being done by scholars around the world. Thank you to all who stopped by my poster about #compassionfatigue in ACPs.”  

APS’s next in-person conference will be the 2023 APS Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., May 25–28. Early-bird registration rates are available until April 5. 

See the ICPS twitter feed (#icps23be) for attendees’ convention updates, and stay tuned to APS for more coverage. 

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