March 26-29, 2020 | Held online from Tokyo, Japan
The Asian Conference on Psychology & Behavioral Sciences (ACP2020) will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2020. It has proven to be a great opportunity for engaging in interdisciplinary dialogue, speaking to scholars, and learning from other experts from around the world and from a variety of academic disciplines. The interdisciplinary and international focus of the conference draws world-class speakers and keeps people coming back year after year.
Established scholars have commented that the format of the conference allows them to share insights with younger researchers, and to learn from the next generation. Many of the works presented at ACP have been on the cutting edge, demonstrating presenters’ deep mastery of complex topics and proposing important new ideas. ACP2020 will undoubtedly continue this tradition of being a great place to learn and to network. It gives attendees the chance to build an interdisciplinary and global perspective on the study of psychology and behavioral sciences.
For this year’s conference, the Organising Committee has opted to leave the theme more open than in past years. There will be a number of streams and special sessions within the fields of psychology and behavioral sciences, but presenters will not be limited by any one, specific theme. It is hoped that this open format will encourage a broad range of submissions on a variety of related topics and encourage discussions across disciplines. ACP2020 will be held concurrently with The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy (ACERP2020) under the name Think Tokyo, reflecting the conferences’ location in Japan’s capital city. Registration for either conference allows access to both.
Held in partnership with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, this international conference encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum stimulating respectful dialogue. This event will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy – Its Relevance for Japan in Social Transition
Mie Takaki, DBT Tokyo, Japan
Religious Complicity and LGBTQ Rights
Frank S. Ravitch, Michigan State University College of Law, USA
Helping a Stranger in Japan: Who Helps and Why?
Yu Niiya, Hosei University, Japan
Aging Data: NACDA & an Open-source Repository
James W. McNally, University of Michigan & NACDA Program on Aging, USA
Embracing Difference: Religious Diversity in the UK
Stephen E. Gregg, University of Wolverhampton, UK
The Organising Committee of The 12th 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, and so forth; 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 overseeing the reviewing of abstracts submitted to the conference.
ACP2020 Review Committee
- Professor Anna Brytek-Matera, University of Wroclaw, Poland
- Dr Annabel Quilon, San Beda University, Philippines
- Dr Boby Ho-Hong Ching, University of Macau, Macau
- Dr Gabrielle Mchugh, Webster University, Thailand
- Dr Ka Shing Kevin Chan, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Dr Ma. Criselda Tengco-Pacquing, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
- Dr Marc Eric Reyes, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
- Dr Min Hooi Yong, Sunway University, Malaysia
- Dr Sittipong Wattananonsakul, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
- Dr Yassin M. Yesuf, University of Gondar, Ethiopia
IAFOR Grant & Scholarship Recipients
Our warmest congratulations go to Missaye Mengstie, Lyka Marie Tiongco, Hafsah Macaraya, Maxi Heitmayer, Mira Reyes, who have been selected by the conference Organising Committee to receive grants and scholarships to present their research at ACP/ACERP2020.
IAFOR's grants and scholarships programme provides financial support to PhD students and early career academics, with the aim of helping them pursue research excellence and achieve their academic goals through interdisciplinary study and interaction. Awards are based on the appropriateness of the educational opportunity in relation to the applicant's field of study, financial need, and contributions to their community and to IAFOR's mission of interdisciplinarity. Scholarships are awarded based on availability of funds from IAFOR and vary with each conference.
IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) – “Innovation and Value Initiative”
The IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) is housed within Osaka University’s School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), and in June 2018 the IRC began an ambitious new “Innovation and Value Initiative”. Officially launched at the United Nations in a special UN-IAFOR Collaborative Session, the initiative seeks to bring together the best in interdisciplinary research around the concept of value, on how value can be recognised, and measured, and how this can help us address issues and solve problems, from the local to the global.