Dear everyone,

The year of 2022 marks the silver jubilee of the Asian Journal of Social Psychology. We cordially invite you to join us in our anniversary events in the year and celebrate this 2-year journey together. 

We are happy to announce that the third event, a panel discussion by Prof. Allan B. I. Bernardo, Prof. Yoshihisa Kashima, Prof. James Liu, and Prof. Susumu Yamaguchi will be held on 19 May 2022. Please see the details below and in the attached poster. For registration, please visit

For viewing the recordings of the previous events and details about later events, please visit

Thanks for your kind attention. Please help spread the words to your students, peers, and colleagues. We look forward to seeing you in our events! 


Kim-Pong Tam

Editor-in-Chief, Asian Journal of Social Psychology  

The Past, Present, and Future of Asian Social Psychology

Date: 19 May 2022 (Thu)
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Hong Kong Time)    (GMT 3:00am – 4:30 am)
Mode: Online

Professor Allan B. I. Bernardo, De La Salle University
Professor Yoshihisa Kashima,  The University of Melbourne
Professor James Liu, Massey University
Professor Susumu Yamaguchi, The University of Tokyo

In this panel discussion, four of our former Editors-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Social Psychology will share their views on the development of Asian social psychology in the past 25 years and its current trends, and their visions regarding the community’s future.

Speakers’ bio:
Allan B.I. Bernardo is Distinguished University Professor and University Fellow at De La Salle University. His current research relates to four broad themes: polyculturalism and intergroup relations in intercultural contexts, cultural aspects of hope, character strengths and well-being, socioeconomic inequality and other social inequalities, sociocultural aspects of learning and achievement. He has served as President of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, President of the ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies, and President of the Psychological Association of the Philippines. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Social Psychology (2018-2020) and Editor of The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher (2001-2012). He has received numerous awards for his scholarship, including the International Prize for Literacy Research (UNESCO Institute for Education), the Spencer Fellowship in Education Research (US National Academy of Education), and the Fulbright Advanced Research Fellowship. In the Philippines, he has been honored with the Achievement Award (Social Science) by the National Research Council of the Philippines, Outstanding Psychologist by the Psychological Association of the Philippines, Outstanding Professional Psychologist of the Year by the Professional Regulations Commission, Distinction Award for Psychology, Philippine Federation of Professional Organizations. He was elected life-member (Academician) of the National Academy of Science and Technology.

Yoshihisa Kashima is Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne. Born and educated in Japan up to Bachelor of Law at Tokyo University, he began his psychology training in the United States at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and obtained his PhD with Harry Triandis at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Together with Uichol Kim, Kwok Leung, and Susumu Yamaguchi, he founded the Asian Association of Social Psychology and served as an Editor in Chief of Asian Journal of Social Psychology. He was also an Associate Editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, a President of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, and a Co-Chair of the International Convention of Psychological Science organized by the Association for Psychological Science. He has researched the psychology of cultural dynamics – how psychological processes contribute to the formation, maintenance, and transformation of culture over time, with a particular emphasis on culture of sustainability. His work has appeared in Science, Nature Climate Change, Psychological Review, Psychological Bulletin, American Psychologist, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

James H. Liu (刘豁夫) is Professor of Psychology at Massey University in New Zealand, where he teaches social, political, and cross-cultural psychology. He has been influential in the development of the Asian Association of Social Psychology, having served as President, and as a former editor of Asian Journal of Social Psychology. He has co-authored 248 publications and is currently co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Political Psychology. He is expert in intergroup relations, where he specializes in the study of history and identity, viewed through the lenses of social representations, social identity, and dynamical systems theory. Having just finished a book on Collective Remembering and the Making of Political Culture for Cambridge University Press, James is active researching in the areas of trust, digital influence, and global consciousness. He is invested in New Confucianism, having inherited this from his father, who was a comparative philosopher. He identifies as a “Chinese-American-New Zealander”: born in Taiwan, grew up in the United States, and working in New Zealand, as a citizen of the world.

Susumu Yamaguchi is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of Tokyo. He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo. His research interest lies in indigenous psychology and cross-cultural psychology. Specifically, he has published articles on such topics as cultural expression of self-esteem, individualism-collectivism, control orientation, and amae. He is one of the four founders of Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP). Academic services at AASP include the President of AASP (2001-3) and Editor-in-Chief of Asian Journal of Social Psychology (AJSP) (2016-17). In addition, he has also served as the President of the Japanese Group Dynamics Association (JGDA) (2005-2007), and Division 3 of International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) (2006-2010). He is a fellow of International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR), Association for Psychological Science (APS), International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) and Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP). He received Lifetime Contribution Award of AASP in 2019.