The 2014 Asian Congress of Applied Psychology (ACAP) will be held in the cosmopolitan city of Singapore, marking a significant milestone in Asia where we bring together leading scholars and practitioners from Asia and the rest of the world for an academic exchange as well as to facilitate international research collaborations in the exciting realm of Applied Psychology. It will create new opportunities to build new relationships while also keeping up with the latest advancements in Applied Psychology research and practice in the Asia Pacific.  We invite psychologists, health care professionals, academics and researchers from all fields of applications and backgrounds to submit papers to the 2014 Asian Congress of Applied Psychology. This is an exclusive invitation to join us for this exciting Congress in Singapore from 7th & 8th May 2014

What can you expect at 2014 ACAP?

We make a concerted effort to provide participants with ample opportunities to interact and seek new directions in the broad area of Applied Psychology.

  • Welcome reception for all first-time attendees to the conference
  • Reception for international attendees
  • An intellectually stimulating scientific program featuring more than 100 presentations by leading researchers, teachers, and practitioners
  • Opportunities to attend special sessions which include in-depth workshops on the latest innovations in practice
  • Special plenary sessions that capitalize on our unique location including topics on East-West science and practice collaborations
  • A full day of theme-track programming featuring compelling TED-style talks centered on ways we can expand business thinking and applied research
  • Two Research Awards will be selected in each sessions for:
    Best Research Paper Award
    Best Student Paper Award
  • Closing reception featuring Asian food, shopping and entertainment

About Aventis School of Management as the Conference Host

Aventis is an international graduate school located in Singapore renowned for its international partnership with top research universities including the City University of New York and California State University on applied research and thought leadership in business and applied research. We hope you will join us in Singapore for the largest gathering of the business community in Asia.

Who Should Attend:

  • Leading Academics, PhD Students
  • Practitioners
  • Academic and research psychologists
  • Criminal justice/forensic psychologists
  • Counseling psychologists
  • Developmental and child psychologists
  • Educational psychologists
  • Health psychologists
  • Industrial and Organisational psychologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Social psychologists
  • Sports psychologists
  • Student psychologists
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Community psychologists
  • Thought leaders
  • National and Local Government, Provincial
  • Government and Municipalities

The Organizers invite psychologists, health care professionals, academics and researchers from all fields of applications and backgrounds to submit papers to the 2014 Asian Congress of Applied Psychology (ACAP).

Transversal specific topics:

Well Being Division 8: Health Psychology
Ethics Division 9: Economic Psychology
Cross-cultural Psychology Division 10: Psychology and Law
IAAP divisions: Division 11: Political Psychology
Division 1: Organizational Psychology Division 12: Sports Psychology
Division 2: Psychological Assessment Evaluation, Test Development Division 13: Traffic and Transportation Psychology
Division 3: Psychology and Societal Development Division 14: Applied Cognitive Psychology
Division 4: Environmental Psychology, Sustainable Development Division 15: Counselling Psychology
Division 5: Educational and School Psychology Division 16: Professional Practice
Division 6: Clinical and Community Psychology Division 17: History of Applied Psychology
Division 7: Applied Geropsychology  

Authors will be notified of the selection results by email and will receive all technical information and presentation instructions prior to the Conference.

Submission procedure

Please note that you are asked to submit only ONE proposal of any kind to the ACAP 2014 conference. The deadline for submissions is May 15th 2014.

Individual Presenter (30 minutes paper)

You can submit a proposal to present an individual paper or give a workshop at ACAP 2014 under the open call for papers. Please submit through the online system by clicking on the Submit Online button below. You will be asked to create your own personal account before you will be able to upload your proposal. You can then return to the system at any time using your user name and password to edit your information and submission. Your proposal will normally be reviewed within two weeks.

If your proposal is accepted you will be invited to register for the conference. Upon payment of the registration fee your paper or workshop will be scheduled for presentation. If you wish your paper to be published in the conference proceedings, please ensure that a paper is uploaded through the online system by March 3rd 2014.

Abstract Submission Process

Acceptance of Abstract: If your abstract is accepted by the review team and you pay the conference registration fee by the specified deadline, your submission will be scheduled in an appropriate session for oral or poster presentation at the conference.

Authors as Reviewers: A Reciprocal System

Our academic events would not be what they were without a commitment to ensuring adherence to international norms of abstract peer review. Aventis relies on a large number of international scholars from around the world to contribute to a shared vision of promoting and engaging in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue, and if you are taking part in an Aventis event, then that means you.

As all authors have had their work reviewed by at least two reviewers, in the spirit of reciprocity, similarly we ask that all accepted authors be prepared to review up to five abstracts over the lifespan of submissions to the conference.

You are under no obligation to participate in this reciprocal system, but if you are selected to review, and undertake this task of grading abstracts for the ACAP2014 conference, then you will be credited in the 2014 programme, and obtain a certificate stating that you were a part of the conference review team.

Proceedings Submission Deadlines

Deadline for submission of abstracts:
January 16th 2014

Results of abstract reviews returned to authors:
January 30th 2014 (Usually within two weeks of submission)

Deadline for submission of full papers:
March 3rd 2014

Deadline for full conference registration payment for all presenters:
March 17th 2014 (Early Bird), April 28th 2014 (Normal rates)

ACAP Conference:
May 7th 2014

Final Paper Submission Process

If your abstract is accepted for oral presentation, you are encouraged to submit a full paper by March 3rd 2014 for inclusion in the ACAP 2014 Online Conference Proceedings. The full article should be submitted in Word (NOT pdf). Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline (March 3rd), having thoroughly read the paper for errors. If English is not your first language then this is especially important. To facilitate easier processing, reviewing, and publishing of all submissions, PLEASE follow this checklist:

  1. APA Style Sheet
  2. 12-point Times New Roman font
  3. Single-spacing throughout the document
  4. Double space (instead of indent
  5. to designate a new paragraph or section
  6. Top, bottom, and side margins no less than 7/8 of an inch or 2.2 cm
  7. Cover page that includes title, author's/authors' affiliation(s), contact information, and topic of the submission
  8. Title, authors and affiliations repeated at the beginning of the body of the paper
  9. Manuscript not to exceed 5000 words (excluding tables, figures and references)
    Manuscripts longer than 5,000 words will be returned for editing
  10. Graphs and visuals can be reproduced electronically

Authors are kindly invited to submit their research proposals (not more than 6 pages, extra pages are subject to surcharge) including results, tables, figures and references evaluated based on originality, research. All paper submissions will be double-blind reviewed and content, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability.

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Publication Opportunities
Conference Proceedings
The Conference Proceedings, will be submitted for indexing to Cabell's Directories, ProQuest, EBSCO, Ulrich's Periodical Directory, Springer, and Scopus amongst others, where applicable.

Selected papers presented at the confernce will be invited for publication to the Asian Journal of Applied Psychology which will be submitted for indexing to Cabell's Directories Proquest, EBSCO, Ulrich's Periodical Directory, Springer, and Scopus amongst others where applicable

Conference Fee

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About Singapore

Singapore is located at one of the crossroads of the world. Its' strategic location has helped it grow into a major centre for trade, communications and tourism. Singapore is also one of the busiest seaports in the world, and has an airport served by more than 70 major airlines. Singapore cityscape looks magnificent, particularly at night when buildings are brilliantly lit.

Language and Religion

The four official languages in Singapore are Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English. English is the most common official language and it is widely spoken and understood. Most Singaporeans are bilingual, and speak their mother tongue as well as English.


Enjoy the sunshine in Singapore. The island is warm and humid all year round, with temperature ranging from 23 to 31 degrees Celsius during the day. You can seek shelter in air-conditioning equipped shops, restaurants, hotels and office buildings all over the island if want to avoid the sun.

Travel Guide - VISA Requirements

Click here for the travellers' guide to help you plan your trip to Singapore. These are useful information that you should know before arriving or departing from Singapore, such as information on Visa requirements.

Accommodation & Conference Venue : 100 Orchard Road

Concorde Hotel Singapore
The conference will be held at in the heart of Singapore Shopping Belt, Orchard Road. Concorde Hotel, a 4 Stars International Hotel Chain located at

100 Orchard Road, Singapore 238840 | Tel: +65 6733 8855 |

There are numerous hotels to choose from to satisfy each person’s individual requirements. Find out more:

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Keynote Speakers

Emeritus Professor Allen Kraut

Professor Emeritus of Management at Baruch College, City University of New York, 

Asst. Prof Olwen Bedford

Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University
Ph.D.,Sociocultural Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder

Conference Program Committee

General Chair
Prof. Dan Levin

Ph.D, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania

Director (Academic Affairs) Graduate Programs Aventis School of Management

Program Chair
Dr Patrick Chan Kheng Ping Faculty Member, Nanyang Technological University/ Principal Consultant/ Executive Coach

Editor-in-Chief Dr. Patrick Chan Kheng Ping Faculty Member, Nanyang Technological University/ Principal Consultant/ Executive Coach

Program Committee Members

Dr. Diane Bray

Head of Psychology Department, University of Roehampton

Prof. Lisa Woolfson

Head of Psychological & Health Sciences, University of Strathclyde

Dr. Jane Montague

Head of Psychology, University of Derby

Dr. Foo Check Teck Professor & Honorary Chair of Competitive Strategy, School of Management University of St Andrews Scotland, UK

Dr. Patrick Chan Kheng Ping Faculty Member, Nanyang Technological University/ Principal Consultant/ Executive Coach

Asst. Prof Olwen Bedford

Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University
Ph.D.,Sociocultural Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder
Conference Programme:
Author Affiliation Country
Anand Kumar Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith Varanasi India
Anand Panneer Selvam Seethakkathi Matriculation Hr.Sec School India
Anuja Deshpande Maniben Nanavati Women's College India
Ayu Riana Sari Universitas Jenderal Achmad Yani Indonesia
Chen Min-Yu University of Taipei Taiwan
Christopher Fong University of Southern Queensland Singapore
Chye Hong Liew Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Desmond Chua MINDEF Singapore Singapore
Dini Farhana Baharudin Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Malaysia
Edo Shonin Nottingham Trent University United Kingdom
Fahad Rahman Forman Christian College University Pakistan
Frank H Y Lai The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
Gail Ilagan Ateneo De Davao University Philippines
Garima Sapre LAD College India
Gunendra Dissanayake University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka
Hiu-Chung Chan Hong Kong Shue Yan University Hong Kong
Iram Fatima University of the Punjab Pakistan
James Baxter University of Strathclyde United Kingdom
Jarrod Haar Massey University New Zealand
Joey Buitendach Univeristy of Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa
Judy Tanael University of Asia and the Pacific Philippines
Julianna Low MINDEF Singapore Singapore
Kamalakannan Vijayakumar SIM- University at Buffalo Singapore
Kathy Charles Edinburgh Napier University United Kingdom
Koonghean Foo James Cook University Singapore Singapore
L. Rand Mayer Quadrant Consulting Ltd. China
Laila Wardani Universitas Mercu Buana Indonesia
Leong Hwee Ng Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Lindsay Gabel Ngee Ann Polytechnic Singapore
Lingjing Zhan Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
Lok Yan Chan Hong Kong Shue Yan University Hong Kong
Lue Fang University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Madihah Shukri Universiti Malaysia Terengganu Malaysia
Manasi Panditrao Navjeevan India
Man-Tak Leung Hong Kong Shue Yan University Hong Kong
Maria Sheila Garcia Tarlac State University Philippines
Marivilla Lydia Aggarao Philippine Normal University Philippines
Maya Mainkar Baburaoji Gholap College, University of Pune India
Ng Siu-Man Dilys Hong Kong Shue Yan University Hong Kong
Ni Made Taganing Kurniati Gunadarma University Indonesia
Nicolene Du Preez UNISA South Africa
Paula Beatrix Parkway Cancer Centre Singapore
Pooja Jaggi University of Delhi India
R Zirwatul Aida R Ibrahim University Malaysia Terengganu Malaysia
Retno Kumolohadi Universitas Islam Indonesia Indonesia
Rewati Hatkanagalekar Navjeevan India
Reynold Varela Adamson University Philippines
Rinny Wowor Universitas Indonesia Indonesia
Risky Harisa Haslan University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Malaysia
Sabina Kleitman School of Psychology, University of Sydney Australia
Samuel C. W. Chng James Cook University Singapore Singapore
Samuel Ho City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Sangeeta Khullar MKP (PG) College, Dehra Dun. India
Sara Amiel   Israel
Shobha Menon Cosmopolitan's Valia College India
Simon A Jackson School of Psychology, University of Sydney Australia
Sin-Man Fong Hong Kong Shue Yan University Hong Kong
Smita Singh James Cook University Singapore Singapore
Sus Budiharto Universitas Islam Indonesia Indonesia
Tanjila Drishti Asian University for Women (AUW) Bangladesh
Vaishnavi Verma Smt. M.M.P Shah Women's College India
Veena Gupta University of Delhi India
Vera Angliani Juwita University of Jenderal Achmad Yani Indonesia
Vivian Khamis American University of Beirut Lebanon
Wan Nurul Izza Wan Husin University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus) Malaysia
William Van Gordon Nottingham Trent University United Kingdom
Wing Yip Chui Hong Kong Shue Yan University Hong Kong
Winstone Carrera   Phillipines
Yajna Singh Univeristy of Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa
Yustisia Anugrah Septiani Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia
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Two papers will be selected for:

- Best Research Paper Award
- Best Student Paper Award

To be eligible for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference and the presenter must be present during the award ceremony.

Best Paper awards will automatically be accepted for publication to Asian Journal of Applied Psychology.


Important Dates:
Proposal submission deadline 16th Jan 2014
Author Notification 30th Jan 2014
Final Paper (Camera-Ready) deadline 3rd Mar 2014
Early Bird Registration 17th Mar 2014
Final Registration deadline 28th Apr 2014
Conference Dates 7TH May 2014
Singapore Attractions
Important Dates
  • Abstract Submission Deadline:
    Extended till 1st Feb 2014
  • Author Notification:
    Extended till 18th Feb 2014
  • Final Paper (Camera-Ready) Deadline:
    3rd Mar 2014
  • Early Bird Registration:
    17th Mar 2014
  • Final Registration Deadline:
    28th Apr 2014
  • Conference Dates:
    7th May 2014

Conference Enquiries:

Please contact us at:
100 Orchard Road, #04-100 Concorde Hotel
Singapore 238840
Tel: (65)67203333