The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2013 (ACP 2013)

Venue: The Ramada Osaka

Location: Osaka, Japan

Event Date/Time: Mar 28, 2013 End Date/Time: Mar 31, 2013
Registration Date: Mar 01, 2013
Early Registration Date: Jan 01, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 01, 2012
Paper Submission Date: May 01, 2013
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2013 Conference Theme: "Connectedness & Alienation: The 21st Century Enigma"

Being connected has become much easier in the 21st century. The digital revolution, the internet, social network sites, skype, and the ubiquity of mobile phones have helped us to reconnect with long-lost family and friends, to make new relationships even with people we haven not met in person, and to stay connected despite geographical separation. However, this revolution in convenience and communication has not necessarily helped us to be more truly connected. Social connectedness refers to the quality and quantity of relationships with others including family, friends, colleagues, and the wider community, through various modes of contact, and the resulting benefits. Being truly socially connected involves not only the number of connections with important people in our lives, but also factors such as trust, disclosure, loneliness and isolation. Other aspects of connectedness are also equally as important as the social: psychological connectedness with our multiple, changing selves gives us our sense of identity over space and time; connectedness with our environment, be it the natural environment or our social ones, such as school, work, or community provides us with a sense of belonging; spiritual connectedness in the transcendental sense provides meaning in our lives; and moral connectedness, being true to our values helps us to maintain our integrity in our complex lives.

We hope and expect that the conference theme, as well as the sub-themes below will excite interesting new interpretations and explorations:

Connectedness: Self, social, spiritual, natural and moral
Personal and Social Connectedness: Trusting self and others
Connectedness: Personal, inter-personal, local and global

We hope you can join us in Osaka in 2013!

Dr Monty Satiadarma
Clinical Psychologist, and Former Rector, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
Conference Co-Chair, ACP 2013

Professor Dexter Da Silva
Professor of Educational Psychology, Keisen University, Japan
Conference Co-Chair, ACP 2013


3-16-19 Toyosaki Kita-Ku, Osaka, 531-0072 JP

Additional Information

Conference Theme: "Connectedness and Alienation: The 21st Century Enigma" The conference theme is "Connectedness and Alienation: The 21st Century Enigma" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences, including the following streams: General Psychology Psychology and Education Mental Health Neuroscience Industrial Organization and Organization Theory Community Development Qualitative/Quantative Research in any other area of Psychology Psychology in the Asian Context (Comparing and Contrasting) Linguistics, Language and Psychology/Behavioral Science KEY DATES & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Deadline for submission of abstracts: December 1 2012 Results of abstract reviews returned to authors: Usually within two weeks of submission Deadline for submission of full papers: May 1 2013 Deadline for full conference registration payment for all presenters: March 1 2013 Conference Programme Published Online: March 15 2013 ACP Conference: March 28-March 31 2013