Dear AASP Members,

The year 2022 marks the silver jubilee of the Asian Journal of Social Psychology. In many ways, the journal is still young and vibrant, but it has already witnessed and withstood a number of major events and crises both in the world broadly and in the psychology community specifically. It is time to take a deep breath and reflect on how far we have come in this 25-year journey. We cordially invite you to join us in the following events in the year and celebrate this journey together.

Webinars – Two of our former editors-in-chief of the journal will share their personal journey as an Asian social psychologist, stories with the journal, and views on the developments of Asian social psychology.

Panel Discussion – Three of our former editors-in-chief of the journal 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.

AJSP Editors Podcast: Special Episodes – In two of the episodes of the AJSP Editors Podcast this year, we will invite the authors of our picks among the most cited papers in the journal for a conversation. The authors will share their stories behind the production of these high-impact papers, reflect on what these papers have brought to them, and explain how their research journeys have continued and expanded from the publication of these papers.

We are happy to announce that the very first event, a webinar by Prof. Fanny M. Cheung, will be held on 24 Feb 2022. Please see the details below. For registration, please visit

Bringing the Asian Voice to Mainstream Psychology

Professor Fanny M. Cheung

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

11:00 am to 12:00 noon, 24 Feb 2022


As the Asian Journal of Social Psychology (AJSP) celebrates its Silver Jubilee in 2022, I will recap the vision of the early-day AJSP editors. Back in 2004, my own vision for AJSP was to bring the cultural perspective into mainstream social psychology. This vision was grounded in my personal quest for cultural relevance throughout my career. I will illustrate how I adopted the combined emic-etic approach in cross-cultural personality assessment to develop the Chinese Personality Assessment Inventory (CPAI), and how the CPAI in turn brings out the need to mainstream culture in psychology. Finally, based on my own experience of international involvement, I will present some suggestions for Asian psychologists to internationalize themselves in order to internationalize mainstream psychology.

Speaker Bio:

Professor Fanny Cheung (BA, UC Berkeley; PhD, Minnesota) is currently Senior Advisor, Faculty of Social Science and the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, and Emeritus Professor of Psychology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and formerly Vice-President for Research, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Psychology. Fanny’s research expertise lies in cross-cultural personality assessment, psychopathology, gender equality and women leadership with over 200 international refereed publications. Her latest book is the Cambridge Handbook of the International Psychology of Women co-edited with Diane Halpern in 2020. In addition to being AJSP Editor from 2011-2014, Fanny has also served as President of the International Test Commission (ITC), President of the Hong Kong Psychological Society, Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) and President of its Division of Clinical and Community Psychology. She is an elected Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences, the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Psychological Science, the ITC, and the IAAP.

Her academic awards include the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology 2012, the IAAP Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award 2014, and International Council of Psychologists Denmark-Gunvald Award 2020.

Thanks for your kind attention. We look forward to seeing you in the events!


Kim-Pong Tam

Editor-in-Chief, Asian Journal of Social Psychology