The BAPS adheres to the EFPA meta-code of ethics and the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.
After prepartory meetings in 1946 , the Belgian Psychological Society was founded in 1947 on the initiative of Albert Michotte (Read more about the history). The society's purpose was and is still to bring together all persons living in Belgium who are interested in the scientific development of Psychology and its applications.
The latest statutes/ constitution was ratified by the general assembly meeting, on May 5th, 2005: read the consitution; read the rules of procedures. The Association is governed by an executive committee. Its membership currently reaches around 250 members, most of whom hold academic positions in universities.
The Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences (BAPS) seeks to unite all those interested in the development of psychological sciences and in its applications in Belgium. Its goals are:
The annual BAPS meeting is open to all areas of research in psychology. It provides a platform where psychological scientists from Belgium and neighbouring countries can meet, interact, and get acquainted with the latest developments in psychological science. It is a unique opportunity:
The BAPS Mailing list, newsletter and social media provide an accessible means for the exchange of information regarding job opportunities, trainings, departmental talks, scientific meetings, …
"Psychologica Belgica" is an ISI-listed, open-access journal committed to Open Science policies. It encourages the publication of special issues coordinated by Belgian and non-Belgian scientists. These special issues often attract lots of attention, both at the science and media level. It offers a new possibility to publish original review papers based on PhD theses. BAPS members can publish free of any charge
BAPS is a member of the Belgian Federation of Psychologists (FBP-BFP) and the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS). Via the Belgian Federation of Psychologists it is also affiliated with the European Federation of Psychologists Association (EFPA). BAPS is the only national association of researchers in psychology in Belgium and represents all areas of psychological research (basic and applied).
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BAPS values transparancy. Click here for an overview of the expenses of BAPS.