LINGUIST List 23.5062

Tue Dec 04 2012

Calls: Cognitive Science/Japan

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Date: 03-Dec-2012
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Subject: Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2013
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Full Title: Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2013 Short Title: ACP
Date: 28-Mar-2013 - 31-Mar-2013 Location: Osaka, Japan Contact Person: Kiyoshi Mana
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2013

Meeting Description:

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 have 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 moralPersonal and Social Connectedness: Trusting self and othersConnectedness: Personal, inter-personal, local and global

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

2nd Call for Papers:

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 PsychologyPsychology and EducationMental HealthNeuroscienceIndustrial Organization and Organization TheoryCommunity DevelopmentQualitative/Quantative Research in any other area of PsychologyPsychology in the Asian Context (Comparing and Contrasting)Linguistics, Language and Psychology/Behavioral Science

For more information on abstract submission, please view our website:

Important Dates:

Extended deadline for submission of abstracts: February 1, 2013Results 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
ACP conference: March 28 - March 31, 2013

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