Message from the President

Professor Hoon-Seok Choi
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

Dear Members of AASP

It is my honor and great pleasure to serve AASP as President for the period of 2019-2021. Established in 1995, AASP has become one of the major psychology organizations in Asia with over 1,300 members from many parts of the world, including the Far East, South East Asia, India, Oceania, North America, and Europe. Over the past 20 years, members of AASP have contributed to the development of social psychology and played a key role in solving important social issues in the region. AASP’s flagship journal, Asian Journal of Social Psychology, has continued to grow with an increasing impact both academically and practically. Through its biennial conference and diverse summer school programs, AASP has also provided a set of platforms where members enjoy intellectual stimulation and develop critical skills for their research. On looking at where we stand now as an academic organization, I see many great achievements and full of positive energy with a warm, family-like atmosphere. I truly hope that we will continue our efforts and collaborations to realize the full potential of our association and create opportunities for further growth.

I look forward to opening up a hopeful future in tandem with all members of AASP.


The Executive Committee

We have some changes in the Officers group and the Executive Committee. Allan Bernardo has completed his role as Past-President. Sylvia Chen Joined the group as President-Elect of the association. Emi Kashima has completed her role as President and is now the Immediate Past-President. Jim Liu has completed his role as Secretary General, and Fang Wang will serve the association as Secretary General for the next two years. Wendy Li continues to serve as Treasurer, and so does Itesh Sachdev as Chair of the Education and Training Committee. I would like to express my sincere thanks to Allan Bernardo, Emi Kashima, and Li Liu for their hard work and sacrifice for the association. Their commitment to excellence and incessant love for our organization will be remembered by all members of AASP for a long time. Also, I welcome Sylvia Chen and Fang Wang to the Officers group with a great deal of joy and excitement.

We also have changes in the Representatives of the association. Hiroaki Morio (East Asia Rep), Hamdi Muluk (South East Asia Rep.), Jungsik Kim (Korea Rep-at-Large), Della Belleza (Philippines Rep-at-Large), Ching Wan (Singapore Rep-at-Large), Watch Boonyasiriwat (Thailand Rep-at-Large), and Katya Hanke (Germany Rep-at-Large) have completed their term as Regional Representative/Representative-at-Large. I thank all of them for their valuable service for the association over the years. Replacing these individuals and filling in other positions, Keiko Ishii (East Asia Rep), Antonio Clemente (South East Rep), Jian Guan (China Rep-at-Large), Youngmi Kwon (Korea Rep-at-Large), Shige Oishi (North America Rep-at-Large), Sutarimah Ampuni (Indonesia Rep-at-Large), Ken Ito (Singapore Rep-at-large), Thipnapa Huansuriya (Thailand Rep-at-Large), and Mostafa Zarean(Middle East Rep-at-Large) joined the team. Thank you and welcome on board ! I also thank Sammyh Kahn (Europe Rep-at-Large), Emma Buchtel (Hong Kong Rep-at-Large), and Elaine Fernadez (Malaysia Rep-at-Large) for their continued service for the association.

AASP 2021




June 2021 (Issue No.11)

Check Out the AASP 2021 Conference Program!

The summary schedule of the AASP 2021 Seoul Conference is now available on the conference website ( Check out the Program at a Glance and plan your participation. The full conference program (Subject to change) is also available now on the conference website.




Participant Resources


Presenter guidelines are now available on the General Information > Presenter Tools menu on the AASP 2021 Conference website.

The on-line platform for the AASP 2021 Virtual Conference, Whova, officially opens to the registered participants on July 20. Once open, the registered participants will receive an email with additional information on accessing the conference. In the meantime, please take your time and get familiar with this new tool.

Detailed instructions for using Whova are now available on the General Information > On-line Platform  menu. You can also find the Whova tutorials and guides here:




Benefits of Attending a Virtual Conference


Do you miss in-person meetings? We all do!
Yet, a virtual meeting can be a great alternative when a face-to-face meeting is not possible, and there are benefits of attending a virtual conference.


Speakers and participants attending a virtual conference are not restricted to travel time and budget. They can join international conferences at an affordable cost while saving their time.


Speakers and researchers can join from anywhere with an internet connection. Attendees can directly access the sessions as well as ongoing discussions within the on-line platform of the virtual conference.


A virtual conference can be a great ground for networking among researchers with a variety of geographical/cultural/academic backgrounds. They can create their own profile within the on-line platform and contact with other participants.


Various channels for interaction including live chat, Q&A board, and direct message are available for participants in a virtual conference.




Registration for Non-Presenters is still open, so please join us when you are ready!


* All Presenters MUST Register by July 2.




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