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ACP 2019 : The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2019


When Mar 21, 2018 - Mar 23, 2018
Where Tokyo, Japan
Submission Deadline Nov 7, 2018
Categories    psychology   behavioral sciences   mental health   neuroscience

Call For Papers

“Think Tokyo ‘19” is the umbrella name under which IAFOR is holding its concurrent Asian Conferences on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences (ACP), and Ethics, Religion and Philosophy (ACERP). This naming reflects our move from Osaka/Kobe to the capital city of Tokyo, and also underlines IAFOR’s mission to promote interdisciplinarity. Since 2011, this extraordinary event has encouraged us, working in and across different academic fields, and from different cultural, religious and national backgrounds, to come together to reflect on how we reason, believe, and behave, as individuals, communities and societies, and on the act, art, science, and imperative of thinking.

This conference is organised by IAFOR in association with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in Osaka University, Japan.

***Conference Theme: "Value and Values"

The conference theme, Value and Values, refers to two of the fundamental questions of human enquiry – why and how we do what we do. Focussing on them takes us back to the basics of academic enquiry. The focus on the Value of our area of study invokes questions of why our field is important for us, for society, for humanity; asking us to consider why we research, teach, and engage with other research and researchers in our area; and what the benefit of our work might be, to ourselves, to society, to the world.

Focusing on values, on the other hand, addresses our deeply held beliefs and integrity, and suggests our intentions, how we approach our work, and demands that the process of our enquiry be as important as the product. Our core values may be universal, but are coloured by our social, cultural, religious, political and personal contexts.

How can the study of psychology and the behavioral sciences, as well as those of ethics, religion and philosophy, inform each other, inform other fields, and inform our lives, from the way we lead our individual lives, to the ways in which governments engage with their citizens, and with those from other countries and regions?

In a world which is seeing a rise in authoritarianism, nationalism, and populism, this conference asks us to consider “value and values”, inviting scholars from around the world to come together and engage in challenging, rigorous debate across the lines and borders of religion, creed and nation, and we warmly encourage you to come to Tokyo in 2019!

– The ACP2019 Organising Committee

Dr George D. Chryssides, The University of Birmingham, UK
Dr Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Professor Frank S. Ravitch, Michigan State University College of Law, USA
Dr Monty P. Satiadarma, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
Professor Dexter Da Silva, Keisen University, Japan
Dr Brian Victoria, Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, UK


***Key Information

Location: Toshi Center, Tokyo, Japan
Dates: Thursday, March 21, 2019 ​to Saturday, March 23, 2019
Conference Theme: “Value & Values”
Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: November 07, 2018*
Final Abstract Submission Deadline: January 08, 2019
Registration Deadline for Presenters: February 07, 2019
*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.


***Call for Papers

The conference theme for ACP is "Value & Values", 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:

– Identity and Self
– Fearful Futures
– Acceptance and Adjustment
– Wellbeing
– Power and Control
– Participation


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


To find out about registration packages, presentation options, conference events and more, please visit the conference website:


***Publishing Opportunities

**IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences

The IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences is a peer-reviewed, editorially independent journal associated with IAFOR’s conferences on psychology and the behavioral sciences. The editor of this Open Access journal will review the ACP Conference Proceedings and will invite authors of the strongest papers to submit a fully revised and reworked journal paper for editorial evaluation and peer review. Articles may also be submitted via an ongoing open call for papers. The IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences, which reflects the interdisciplinary and international nature of IAFOR's conferences, is freely available to read and download.

**Conference Proceedings

If your abstract has been accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper via the online submission system for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings, which will be made available online. For further details of how to submit your paper, please view the Final Paper Submission page. IAFOR Conference Proceedings are Open Access research repositories that act as permanent records of the research generated by IAFOR conferences.


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 in-depth articles to shorter opinion pieces, interviews, film and photography.


***About IAFOR

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is a research organisation, conference organiser and publisher dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating intercultural awareness and promoting international exchange, principally through educational exchange and academic research.

To learn more about IAFOR, please visit

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