“Surviving and Thriving in Times of Change”
March 22–24, 2018 | Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan
“The only thing that is constant is change.” This is attributed to Heraclitus, 500 years before Christ, but he was not the last person to say this. More recently, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi used the same words to remind us of a basic aspect of the human condition – we need to accept and adapt to change, and cope with the stress that it brings, in order to survive and thrive.
Change is not new, but change today is unique in its pace, its extent and its impact. The pace of change in its various forms – technological change, social change, climate change – has been incredible; its extent has been global. The impact of change on humans has been extremely powerful. Our daily lives have changed dramatically and irreversibly.
One of the challenges of psychology and the behavioral sciences has been to help humans adapt to their environments, to help us be resilient in the face of challenges and failures, to help us maintain our mental health, to help us overcome the various difficulties that life brings us. All areas in the study of psychology and the behavioral sciences aim to teach us to be psychologically literate, to provide us with the knowledge and skills to survive and thrive, and to help others survive and thrive.
ACP2018 welcomes your proposals in all areas of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences, from traditional developmental, clinical, social, educational and other areas to contemporary approaches such as the recently popular mindfulness approach, which address this timeless but very timely and relevant theme.
The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2018 (ACP2018) will be held alongside The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2018 (ACERP2018). Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in the other.
In conjunction with our Global Partners, including Osaka University and Waseda University, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2018.
Professor Dexter Da Silva, Keisen University, Japan
Dr Monty P. Satiadarma, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
Professor Frank S. Ravitch, Michigan State University College of Law, USA
Dr Brian Victoria, Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, UK
Dr Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Programming will be announced here shortly.
The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2018 (ACP2018) is an interdisciplinary conference held alongside The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2018 (ACERP2018). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds.
Speakers will be announced here shortly.
The Organising Committee of The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences (ACP) is composed of distinguished academics who are experts in their fields. Organising Committee members may also be members of IAFOR's International Academic Advisory Board. The Organising Committee is responsible for nominating and vetting Keynote and Featured Speakers; developing the conference programme, including special workshops, panels, targeted sessions, etc.; event outreach and promotion; recommending and attracting future Organising Committee members; working with IAFOR to select PhD students and early career academics for IAFOR-funded grants and scholarships; and oversee the reviewing of abstracts submitted to the conference.
- Dr Elsayed Elkhamisi, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain
- Dr Hamer Bastidas-Bilbao, Universidad De Los Andes, Colombia
- Dr Man-Tak Leung, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong
- Dr Prapaporn Manorath, Boromarajonani College of Nursing in Uttaradit, Thailand
- Dr Ryan Dale Elnar, University of Mindanao, The Philippines
- Dr Ume Kalsoom, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Pakistan
- Dr Marco Vassallo, Council For Agricultural Research and Economics, Italy
- Dr Yoshihiko Yamamoto, Shizuoka University, Japan
- Ms Mischelle Flormata, University of Santo Tomas, The Philippines
- Dr Ai Ni Teoh, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, Malaysia
- Dr Joshua Kaye, University of Jos, Nigeria
- Dr Rolando Libutaque, Philippine Science High School - Western Visayas, The Philippines
- Dr Yi-Ming Yu, National Defense University, Taiwan
- Professor Nai-Ying Whang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
- Professor Barney Erasmus, University of South Africa, South Africa
IAFOR's peer review process, which involves both reciprocal review and the use of Review Committees, is overseen by conference Organising Committee members under the guidance of the Academic Governing Board. Review Committee members are established academics who hold PhDs or other terminal degrees in their fields and who have previous peer review experience.
If you would like to apply to serve on the ACP Review Committee, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.