The aims of this International Collaboration on Undergraduate Psychology Outcomes (ICUPO) are to:

(a) produce an international foundational psychology competence model for the undergraduate level;

(b) encourage/support adaptation of the model to local, national, and regional contexts, with the model serving as guidance only; and

(c) seek support for the model from international and national psychology and other relevant organizations, and from psychology education leaders.

Since October 2022, the ICUPO Committee (18 members from 14 nations) has, through an iterative and inclusive process, including consultation with the International Reference Group on Undergraduate Psychology Outcomes (IRGUPO; over 100 members from over 40 nations), produced the International Competences for Undergraduate Psychology (ICUP) Model, now in a Gamma Version (https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/6Y38X).

The Model consists of 24 competence statements grouped under 2 core competence categories—Psychological Knowledge and Psychological Research Methodologies & Methods—and 5 Psychology-relevant competence categories: Values & Ethics, Cultural Responsiveness & Diversity, Critical Thinking & Problem-solving, Communication & Interpersonal Skills, and Personal & Professional Development.

A cyclic process of broad dissemination, stakeholder engagement, and revision has now been initiated.



Gamma Version of the ICUP to be Launched at ICP

The latest (Gamma) version of the International Competences in Undergraduate Psychology (ICUP) will be shared at the International Congress of Psychology (ICP) in Prague in July 2024. This version was developed after extensive input from the International Reference Group on Undergraduate Psychology Outcomes (IRGUPO) advisory group and from attendees at workshops, conferences, and other presentations in numerous countries.

At ICP, members of the International Committee on Undergraduate Psychology Outcomes (ICUPO) will share the latest model in two venues – a symposium on 23 July from 1 – 2:30 p.m. and a discussion on 24 July from 3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Several IRGUPO members will also be present for these discussions. We encourage ICP attendees to join us for discussion of the competence model. Following ICP, the team will finalize the model for dissemination and endorsement between August and November 2024. For additional information, email susan.nolan@shu.edu or use the Contact Us button on this page.