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Make the most of your time at conference. Present your latest research and share ideas with social psychologists from around the world. 

Why Attend?

It’s your chance to connect with social psychologists from around the world. Build new relationships and exchange ideas. Learn from the experts.

Summer School

Massey International Collaborations Forum 

Keynote speakers

Park & Jung Award Grants to Young Scholars 

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Program Highlights

An exceptional learning opportunity highlighted by leading speakers and activities arranged by the Host Organisation Committee:


2017 AASP Conference theme

The theme of the 2017 AASP Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, August 26-28 is “Making a Difference with Social Science: Teaching and Research that Addresses Social Issues and Cultivates Self Refinement”.

Building from dialogues opened up by AASP’s Special Issues on Action-oriented and Applied Social Psychology in the Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, AASP President Allan Bernardo and Past-President James Liu aim to provide a conference that promotes social science for social good, and enables teachers and researchers to build collaborative relationships across disciplines and topics that enhance lifelong learning.

Scholars steeped in Asian and other philosophical traditions are invited to join in a spirited dialogue envisioning how social scientists can help co-create global futures in collaboration with communities, governing bodies, global institutions, and non-government/non-profit agencies.

Featured keynote speakers include:

Chi-Yue Chiu is the new Dean of Social Science at Chinese University of Hong Kong and a world leading expert in the areas of globalization, creativity, and polyculturalism.
Professor Ying-yi Hong is Choh-Ming Li Professor of Marketing at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She was winner of the 2015 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award for The Oxford Handbook of Multicultural Identity.
Emiko Kashima is Associate Professor in School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.
Linda Waimarie Nikora, Director of the Māori & Psychology Research Unit at the University of Waikato, dedicated to fulfilling the psychological needs, aspirations, and priorities of Māori people, through indigenous psychology and through community-engaged research.
Guy Standing, author of The Precariate: The New Dangerous Class and advocate for universal basic income.
William D. Crano, PhD, is the Oskamp Professor of Psychology at Claremont Graduate University, where he has taught for the past 19 years. 


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