Decolonizing Psychology / Decolonizing Society

Inaugural Meeting: April 12, 2022 – 10 am EDT / 4 pm CET via ZOOM

You can register here to come to this meeting!! It will say its a webinar but this will actually be a zoom meeting where we can all see each other!!

We thought we could all start off with a common experience, so we invite you to watch this lecture:  which is by R. C. Tripathi from India, one of the speakers in an invited symposium at the 2021 ICP Annual Meeting:

Decolonizing Psychology In Developing Societies
Rama Charan Tripathi, Allhallabad University. 
Developing societies are often characterized as valuing ‘relatedness’ compared with privileging individual achievements. In most developing societies of the East, cultural knowledge is used to construct ‘relational selves’ that contrast with the “othering” imposed by coloniation. Psychologists in developing societies need to develop ‘glocal’ psychologies, incude construction of ‘local universals’.

We are pleased to announce a new Special Interest Group dedicated to decolonizing psychology and examining ways in which a more globally-informed psychology can be a catalyst for decolonizing minds and societies. We invite ICP members to join Decolonising Psychology & Psychology Decolonising Society. Members need not be “experts” in the area—any ICP member interested in developing their awareness, knowledge and understanding, and in transforming knowledge into action, is welcome.

Please click here if you would like to join the group and/or receive information about the group’s activities

Once formed, this collaborative and interactive Special Interest Group will be able to connect through a listserv as well as Zoom meetings and get-togethers.

Feel free to contact us via email. We invite questions, comments and expressions of interest.

Polli Hagenaars (Netherlands, ICP Director-at-Large):
Naomi Koerner (Canada, ICP Director-at-Large):
Élison Santos (Brazil, ICP Director-at-Large):

To help with the planning of our Special Interest Group’s activities, we have developed the following brief survey. Through the questions, we hope to better understand your perspectives regarding colonization, decolonization and indigenization of psychology. The survey is open to the entire ICP membership; you are welcome to share your perspectives on these topics, even if joining the Special Interest Group is not in your plans at this moment. Thank you for taking the time to respond to our survey!

What are ways you would like to see the interest group address colonization, decolonization and indigenization in each of the content areas below?

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