Think Tokyo, The 9th Asian Conferences on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences and Ethics, Religion & Philosophy (ACP/ACERP) were held in Tokyo, in March 2019, and invited interdisciplinary research on the conference theme of “Value and Values”.
Above: Organising Committee member, Professor Dexter Da Silva (left) welcomes delegates to the conference. Leading educational psychologist, Professor Mimi Bong (centre) speaks on what leads people to study and why. Governance guru, Nicholas Benes (right), delivered a keynote on “The next 50 years”, looking at the many challenges that lie at the intersection of ethics, philosophy, psychology, and values that may affect the worth of what we own, the enjoyment we derive from living, and even our survival as a species.
Above: Dr George Chryssides (top left), one of the world’s leading authorities on religion and new religions, asks “Are Religious Values Paramount?” in his irreverent and wide-ranging keynote address, before Professor Satoru Nishizawa (top right), Chairman of the Japanese Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, delivered a powerful presentation on the “Psycho-Social Characteristics of Child Abusing Parents and Families”. Renowned historian and Buddhist priest, Dr Brian Victoria (bottom left), speaks on values at the intersection of religion and tolerance, before law professor Dr Frank Ravitch (bottom centre) of Michigan State University delivered a powerful plenary with a focus on law, religion and politics in the US. Professor David Putwain (bottom right), Chair of the Psychology of Education Section of the British Psychology Society, delivered a keynote on “The Value of High-stakes Exams: Do Teachers Help or Hinder?”.
The 10th Asian Conferences on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences and Ethics, Religion & Philosophy will be held in Tokyo, Japan, from March 27 to March 29, 2020.
Think Tokyo 2019 Conference Programme