Die The Swiss Psychology Society (SPS) is a national association that promotes scientific psychology for psychologists employed in education, research, and practice.
The intense development of psychological education and research during the past decades has led to a professionalization of psychology and a positive image of the subject. Scientific psychology has developed strong international links. The SPS aims to advance these developments and to promote and safeguard high standards in academic education and training as well as in psychological research.
- promotes the academic education and training of psychologists at a high-quality standard
- promotes psychological research in Switzerland
- promotes the practical application of scientific psychology
- preserves the interests of its members and psychologists employed in academic education and research
- supports the advancement of professional identity and the professionalization of psychology
- supports the collaboration between psychologists and psychological institutions on the national and international levels
- promotes the application of psychological knowledge with a focus on human and social values. SPS members adhere to the association´s ethical principles for psychologists
University of Neuchâtel
University of Bern
Institute of Psychology
phone: +41 31 631 40 11
University of Geneva
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40
- SPS is the editor of Swiss Psychology Open (SPO). Scientific publications are being continuously published. Contributions from all areas of psychology, not only from within the basic research but also the practical application of psychology are published in this journal. SPO is an open-access journal with public access to its content under Swiss Psychologie Open. You can also find further information about the journal under Swiss Psychological Society.
- Every two years the SPS hosts an international scientific conference. The conference offers all interested psychologists an outstanding platform for an exchange of ideas and discussions among experts – in particular young colleagues from the research setting.
- Every two years the SPS grants an award to honor Junior Scientists for their extraordinary performance. The award ceremony takes place as part of the SPS conference.
- The SPS is publicly active. Due to valuable contacts with universities, scientific committees, and associations in Switzerland and abroad, the SPS board can position itself promptly on developments and occurrences concerning the objectives of the SPS.