Possible collaboration between Penza State University and American Psychological Association discussed in Washington
In early November Vsevolod V. Konstantinov, the Head of the Department of General Psychology, Belinsky Institute of Teacher Education, PSU, visited the American Psychological Association in Washington (the USA) and studied its work.
The American Psychological Association (APA) is one of the oldest professional organisations in the world. This year marks the 125th anniversary of the association. APA brings together more than 100.000 members from the USA and other countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
“I had the opportunity to immerse myself in the work of Violence Prevention Office in APA, the representatives of which are conducting research in the sphere of psychological support to victims of violence, prevention of bullying and stigmatisation in different societies on the territory of 16 states. Julia Silva, the Director of the Office, and Sally Leverty, the representative of the Office of the International Affairs, elaborated on key algorithms of their work and prospects for possible collaboration,” Vsevolod V. Konstantinov noted.
In his turn, PSU academic presented the report on training psychologists at Belinsky Institute of Teacher Education, PSU.