We are pleased to tell ICP members about a new Special Interest Group dedicated to decolonising psychology and examining ways in which a more globally-informed psychology can be a catalyst for decolonising 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.

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 the perspectives of ICP members regarding colonisation, decolonisation and indigenisation 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!

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. The upcoming ICP virtual conference (October 22-24, 2021) will include programming on the topic of ‘Decolonising’ as well as a Networking Café wherein attendees can explore the topic further through discussion and exchange.

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

Polli Hagenaars (Netherlands, ICP Director-at-Large): polli.hagenaars@gmail.com
Naomi Koerner (Canada, ICP Member): naomi.koerner@ryerson.ca
Élison Santos (Brazil, ICP Director-at-Large): elisonsan@gmail.com

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