About ACP

The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2017

The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2017

The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences (ACP) is one of the longest established and best attended events organised by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR). ACP brings together delegates from many different national, cultural and linguistic backgrounds in the Kansai region of Japan to present new research and exchange ideas. This exceptional platform welcomes speakers and delegates working in any area of psychology, from academics and clinical psychologists to psychiatrists and therapists, in both the private and public sectors, for challenging debate and stimulating discussions around the latest concepts and newest approaches.

IAFOR's conferences are encouraging and nurturing environments where ideas can be shared and tested, where research synergies and collaborations can be formed, and where some of the biggest names in the field have the opportunity to interact with up-and-coming young faculty members.

IAFOR’s psychology conferences are organised in partnership with some of the world’s most reputable institutions, including Birkbeck, University of London (UK), University of Sussex (UK), Waseda University (Japan), Moscow State University (Russia), Barcelona University (Spain) and Virginia Tech (USA), and feature programmes developed by leading academics to ensure both timeliness and academic rigour.

The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences (ACP) is held alongside The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy (ACERP). These two events are scheduled simultaneously to maximise opportunities for interdisciplinary discussion and interaction. Registration for either conference allows participants to attend sessions in the other.

Previous Speakers

The speakers shown below, among others, have presented their research at IAFOR's conferences on psychology & the behavioral sciences.


[Left to right] Communication and behavior expert, academic, broadcaster and original UK Big Brother resident psychologist Professor Geoff Beattie of Edge Hill University, UK; Dr Minoru Karasawa, leading social psychologist and professor at Nagoya University, Japan; Dr Joe Elliott, controversial educational psychologist and professor at Durham University, UK; Dr Jiro Takai, Nagoya University and Secretary General of the Asian Association for Social Psychology; Dr Akane Zusho, educational and cultural psychologist at Fordham University, USA.


[Left to right] Professor Satoru Nishizawa, clinical psychologist, Chief Editor of the Japanese Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect and Professional Advisor for the Department of Family and Child Services, Tokyo Prefectural Government; Professor Dexter Da Silva, educational psychologist and IAFOR Academic Section Chair; Dr Monty Satiadarma, eminent Indonesian clinical psychologist and former rector of Tarumanagara University, Indonesia; Dr Mimi Bong, professor and Associate Director of the Brain and Motivation Research Institute at Korea University; Dr Dennis McInerney, renowned psychologist and Chair Professor of educational psychology at the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Other IAFOR Conferences in Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences

The European Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences is held alongside The European Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy in Brighton, UK.

Ways to Get Involved

IAFOR depends on the assistance of a large number of international academics and practitioners who contribute in a variety of ways to our shared mission of promoting international exchange, facilitating intercultural awareness, encouraging interdisciplinary discussion and generating and sharing new knowledge. We are grateful for the time, effort and expertise donated by all our volunteer contributors.

Here are some of the ways you can get involved:

IAFOR Membership

If you have any questions, or if you would like to suggest additional ways in which you could contribute to IAFOR’s interdisciplinary activities, please feel free to email acp@iafor.org.