Comments and suggestions? Contact the ISCP web manager.

Welcome to the website of the International Society for Comparative Psychology (ISCP). 

This society was founded in 1980 and held its first meeting in 1983. The ISCP:

  • ​Promotes the comparative study of behavior in human and nonhuman animals
  • Sponsors a biennial meeting
  • Publishes the scientific journal the International Journal of Comparative Psychology (IJCP)

​The ISCP is an affiliate of the International Union of Psychological Sciences (IUPsyS).

The ISCP mail list

The ISCP rules a mail list which main goal is to provide a forum for discussion of issues, techniques, and theoretical or technical advances. It also provides a vehicle for announcing conferences, legislative developments, job openings, new books and book commentaries, news from specialized journals, and other matters of interest to the discipline. It is an appropriate venue for posing a question to colleagues, or requesting information or advice, regarding research in comparative psychology.

Who could participate?

Persons, worldwide, engaging in research in any of the areas of comparative psychology are encouraged to participate. Comparative psychology is broadly defined as a subdiscipline of psychology that aims at understanding the mechanisms, development, and evolution of behavior. Relevant research areas include associative learning in animals, behavior genetics, brain evolution and behavior, comparative cognition, conditioning and human learning, developmental psychobiology, experimental analysis of behavior, field studies of animal behavior, history of comparative psychology, animal memory and cognition, motivation and emotion in animals, neurobiology of learning and behavior, and theory and models of animal behavior.

How to join the mail list?

You only have to write an email to Kenneth Leising (Texas Christian University) communicating your interest to be part of the list, to the following email address:

You will receive messages from "Admin via CP" with the word "[CP]" in the subject. Please make sure to include the admin email address in your list of trusted senders.