The International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) is a world association of psychologists whose goal is to promote applied psychology in human affairs. It aims at improving technical interventions on psychological processes in human groups and individuals. It organizes periodically international congresses; publishes journals, monographs, and handbooks; and maintains its representation as NGO in international organizations.

Its Origins

Since the days of World War I, psychology was seen as an instrument for solving human problems. Its professionals were in need of coordination and communication. IAAP began to operate at Geneva, Switzerland, in 1920 as the Association Internationale de Psychotechnique (AIP; International Society of Psychotechnology), originally rooted in Europe but open to the whole world. Edouard Claparède (1873–1941), a Swiss functionalist psychologist, promoted its creation. He was interested ...

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