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Advances in Psychological Science
(Vols. 1 and 2)
Proceedings of the XXVIth International Congress of Psychology, Montréal 1996
First published in Hardback in March 1998
The essays appearing in these two volumes are based on lectures delivered at the XXVIth International Congress of Psychology, in Montréal, August 1996. The Montréal Congress was the latest in a series of conferences which are organized at regular intervals under the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS), the main international organization in the field of Scientific Psychology. The first of those meetings took place in Paris in 1889.
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An important function of the International Congresses is to promote communication between different specializations in psychology. Speakers were therefore asked to present lectures and discussions in their own fields of study, in a way that would be accessible to fellow psychologists active in other fields.
The chapters were written in a non-technical manner, i.e., not for the specialist, but for the educated psychologist who wished to see developments across the spectrum of psychology. The chapters uniquely reflect the international or global character of psychology, both in the authors selected to write them, and in their coverage of research from around the world. Volume 1 contains original contributions to the social, personal, and cultural aspects of the discipline. Volume 2 contains original contributions to the biological and cognitive aspects of the discipline.