Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology

Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology

The Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology (IICCP) ( at St. Francis College, New York City was founded in 1998. During its 10 years of existence it has become a well known center for the advancement of Cross-cultural Psychology and International Psychology. Supported by an International Advisory Board of psychologists from six countries, members of the institute have engaged in a series of research projects, edited books on a broad variety of topics in international psychology, sponsored conferences, symposia and colloquia, and introduced innovative curriculum development.

The Institute's objectives are: (1) to sponsor research and publications in international and cross-cultural psychology; (2) to create a network of ties with other interested psychological institutions in the US and abroad; (3) to promote cross-cultural awareness at Saint Francis College by developing classes, workshops, symposia, and conferences; (4) to involve students in cross-cultural research; and (5) to foster a sense of appreciation of the cultural richness in the St. Francis College community. Members of the institute are active locally, nationally, and internationally. The Director of the Institute, Uwe P. Gielen, received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University. His work has centered on cross-cultural psychology and international psychology, moral development, and Tibetan studies. He is a former president of both the International Council of Psychologists (ICP) and the Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR) as well as the 2008 President of American Psychological Associations’ International Psychology Division.

Research and Publications

Ongoing research and book projects at the institute include the following:The Acculturation of Chinese-American Immigrant Adolescents in New York City; The Development of Moral Reasoning in Cross-Cultural Perspective; Principles of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy; Women around the World: Psychosocial Perspectives; Conversations with International Psychologists

The Institute has sponsored the editing and writing of 13 volumes and more than 65 articles on cross-cultural and international topics during the last 10 years. Between 1998 and 2003 the Institute supported the editing of the International Journal of Group Tensions, a journal sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Group Tensions. Scientific books published by members of the Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology include the following:
Adler, L. L., & Gielen, U. P. (Eds.). (1994/2001). "Cross-cultural topics in psychology" (2nd ed.). Westport, CT: Praeger.
Adler, L. L., & Gielen, U. P. (Eds.). (2003). "Migration: Immigration and emigration in international perspective." Westport, CT: Praeger.
Ahmed, R. A., & Gielen, U. P. (Eds.). (1998). "Psychology in the Arab countries." Menoufia, Egypt: Menoufia University Press. (Received Al-Ahram Prize for Distinguished Books 1999-2000, Cairo, Egypt; An expanded Arabic translation of the volume was published in Egypt in 2008.)
Comunian, A. L., & Gielen, U. P. (Eds.). (2000). "International perspectives on human development." Lengerich, Germany: Pabst Science Publishers.
Comunian, A. L., & Gielen, U. P. (Eds.). (2002). "It’s all about relationships." Lengerich, Germany: Pabst Science Publishers.
Denmark, F. L., Krauss, H., Wesner, R., Midlarsky, E., & Gielen, U. P. (Eds.). (2005). "Violence in schools: Cross-national and cross-cultural perspectives." New York: Kluwer.
Gielen, U. P., & Comunian, A. L. (Eds.). (1998). "The family and family therapy in international perspective." Trieste, Italy: Lint.
Gielen, U. P., & Comunian, A. L. (Eds.). (1999). "International approaches to the family and family therapy." Padua, Italy: UNIPRESS.
Gielen, U. P., Fish, J., & Draguns, J. G. (Eds.). (2004). "Handbook of culture, therapy, and healing." Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Gielen, U. P., Draguns, J. G., & Fish, J. (Eds.). (2008). "Principles of multicultural counseling and therapy." New York: Routledge.
Gielen, U. P., & Roopnarine, J. L. (Eds.). (2004). "Childhood and adolescence: Cross-cultural perspectives and applications." [Advances in Applied Developmental Psychology, No. 23] . Westport, CT: Praeger.
Roopnarine, J. L., & Gielen, U. P. (Eds.). (2005). "Families in global perspective." Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Stevens, M. J., & Gielen, U. P. (Eds.). (2007). "Toward a global psychology: Theory, research, intervention, and pedagogy." Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

External links

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