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ACP 2018 : The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2018


When Mar 22, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018
Where Kobe, Japan
Submission Deadline Jan 9, 2018
Categories    psychology   behavioral sciences   mental health   linguistics

Call For Papers

***ACP2018 at a glance

Location: Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan
Dates: Thursday, March 22, 2018 ​to Saturday, March 24, 2018
Conference Theme: “Surviving and Thriving in Times of Change”
Final Abstract Submission Deadline: January 09, 2018
Registration Deadline for Presenters: February 09, 2018


Conference Theme: “Surviving and Thriving in Times of Change”

“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.


***Call for Papers -

The conference theme for ACP is "Surviving and Thriving in Times of Change", and the organisers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

Submissions are organised into the following thematic streams:

Abstracts should address one or more of the streams below, identifying a relevant sub-theme:

Identity and Self
Fearful Futures
Acceptance and Adjustment
Power and Control

Submissions are organised into the following sub-themes:

General Psychology
Psychology & Education
Mental Health
Linguistics, Language & Psychology/Behavioral Science
Industrial Organization & Organization Theory
Community Development
Qualitative/Quantitative Research in any other area of Psychology

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