Psychology Day at the UN
Psychology Day at the United Nations is a celebration of psychology in the context of the United Nations. It provides an opportunity for psychology to share with U.N. Permanent Missions, U.N. agencies, NGOs and the private sector the activities of psychologists at the U.N. and the role of psychology in addressing concerns of global importance. Psychology Day also introduces psychologists and psychology students to psychology's current and potential involvement in U.N. activities and issues.
The Inaugural Psychology Day at the United Nations was held in 2007. Subsequent Psychology Days were observed in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The next Psychology Day at the United Nations will be held April 25, 2013, in New York City.
6th Annual Psychology Day at the United Nations: Psychology and Violence in a Global Context: Antecedents, Consequences and Prevention
April 25, 2013
2013 Program (PDF, 147KB)
Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Walter Reichman, International Association of Applied Psychology representative to the U.N.
John C. Scott, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology representative to the U.N.
Theresa Betancourt, associate professor of child health and human rights, Harvard School of Public Health
Session 1: Antecedents, Consequences and Prevention of Violence through the Lifespan: Children and Youth
Moderator: Martin Butler, International Association of Applied Psychology representative to the U.N.
Julia da Silva, director, APA Violence Prevention Office
Ava Thompson, associate professor of psychology, College of The Bahamas
Joost Kooijmans, special assistant to the U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children
Session 2: Antecedents, Consequences and Prevention of Violence through the Lifespan: Adults and Ageing
Moderator: Corann Okorodudu, professor emerita of psychology and Africana studies, Rowan University
Mary Crawford, professor of psychology, University of Connecticut
Shamita Das Dasgupta, co-founder of Manavi; adjunct professor, New York University School of Law
Rosemary Lane, social affairs officer, Focal Point on Ageing, U.N. Division for Social Policy and Development
Florence Denmark, distinguished research professor, Pace University