The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2017
Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Wednesday, March 22 - Saturday, March 25, 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline: November 15, 2016
Registration Deadline for Presenters: February 15, 2017
Hear the latest research. Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network. Experience Japan. Join a global academic community.
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners, is proud to announce The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2017 (ACP2017).
This international and interdisciplinary conference will act as a centre for academics, practitioners and professionals to discuss new research in Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences, and create opportunities for the internationalisation of higher education and sharing of expertise. We invite professionals from all corners of the world to develop policies, exchange ideas, and promote new partnerships with organisations and peers.
The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2017 (ACP2017) will be held alongside The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy (ACERP2017). Registration for either conference will allow attendees to attend sessions in the other.
Conference Theme: “Identity: Personalising and Situating Psychology”
The study of Identity in Psychology was pioneered by Erik Erikson in his early work in the 1950s and 60s, such as Identity: Youth and Crisis, and Identity and the Life Cycle. He looked at three aspects of identity – ego identity, personal identity and social identity. Developing a strong sense of ego identity, a coherent sense of who one is and isn’t, that is consistent and stable over time, is a key task in adolescence. Ego identity can also be equated with the personality level of identity. One’s personal identity is based on one’s abilities, one’s goals, and possibilities for the future and can be seen as the level of identity influenced most by one’s primary relationships, while one’s social identity is formed through identification with groups or secondary relationships, and shows one’s position within the social structure.
In most societies in the past, forming an identity – a self-definition within a community – was a straightforward process. People adopted roles that were already decided for them by their family and their community. In most modern global societies today the possibilities, choices and dilemmas young people face make this process of identity formation much less simple.
This partly explains the explosion of studies on Identity in Psychology, since Erikson’s day. This has happened within all areas of Psychology and has also incorporated theoretical ideas from Sociology. In one sense, this integration of the Identity or Self with diverse areas of Psychology ahs helped to personalize these areas of study by focusing on the whole person with their contradictions and complexities with specific contexts and relationships.
We welcome your proposal for presentations in all areas related to Identity, including but not limited to:
- Ego Identity
- Personal Identity
- Social Identity
- Identity development / formation
- Hybrid Identity
- Cultural / Bi-cultural / Multi-cultural Identity
- Sexual Identity
- Gender Identity
- Racial / Ethnic Identity
- National Identity
- Global / Local identity
Why join an IAFOR conference?
IAFOR Publishing Opportunities
The IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences is a peer-reviewed, editorially independent, open access journal associated with IAFOR’s Conferences on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences. A small number of papers from the Conference Proceedings will be selected by the journal editors for reworking and revising, in line with normal processes of review. It is expected that between five and ten percent of papers included in any given Conference Proceedings will be developed for inclusion in the journal. The editor may also commission pieces or accept articles from the open call, subject to the same processes of peer review.
If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official Conference Proceedings published on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline.
THINK, The Academic Platform, is IAFOR’s online magazine, publishing the latest in interdisciplinary research and ideas from some of the world’s foremost academics, many of whom have presented at IAFOR conferences. Content is varied in both subject and form, with everything from full research papers, to shorter opinion pieces, interviews, podcasts, film and photography.
IDFA Conference Screening
As part of The Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication (MediAsia), each year IAFOR hosts the IAFOR Documentary Film Award & Festival (IDFA).
The quality of submissions to our annual competition and the power behind these documentaries has been extremely impressive. The IDFA’s mission is to recognize and support documentarians in their efforts to expose truths and bring attention to the world’s untold stories.
IAFOR would like to honor the winners of the IDFA open competition with a series of screenings to be featured at our academic conferences throughout the year. Registered Delegates are invited to attend these screenings at no additional charge. IDFA screenings feature some of the most interesting and compelling documentaries relevant to the theme and spirit of our conferences. Please join us in celebrating the masterful work these documentarians have produced.
IDFA Screening Schedule:
(Screening Time(s) & Date(s) TBD)
The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award – 2016 Winners Screening
The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is an international photography award which seeks to promote and assist in the professional development of emerging documentary photographers and photojournalists.
The Award is supported by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) – Asia’s Think Tank – and builds off of the strength of the IAFOR Documentary Film Award, now in its fifth year. Documentary has a rich history of exposing truths, telling stories, raising awareness and creating discussion — all practices valued at IAFOR.
Our 2016 award was judged by a panel of leading professionals in the field of documentary photography and photojournalism, including Paul Lowe, Simon Roberts and Ed Kashi.
Winners were announced at The European Conference on Arts & Humanities in Brighton, England. The Award followed the theme of the conference, with 2016’s theme being “Justice”
In supporting upcoming talent, the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is free to enter.
All delegates receive free entry to the award screening.
IAFOR Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences Conference Videos
IAFOR University & Institutional Partners
The International Academic Forum works with Institutional Partners to encourage the best in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research at this conference.
We work closely with senior administrators and professors to develop programmes that are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. It is through this global partnership alliance that our interdisciplinary conferences are backed by some of the world’s foremost institutions of learning. Read more about our partners.