Call for abstracts

First Southeast Asia Regional Conference of Psychology

Theme: “Human Well-being and Sustainable  Development”

Dates: 28th November – 1st December 2017

Venue: University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi, Vietnam

Deadline for the abstract submission: (1st July 2017) (1st August 2017) 15th August 2017

Deadline for the full-text submission: 15th September 2017

The University of Social Sciences and Humanities / Vietnam National University (USSH/VNU) and the Institute of Psychology/ Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (IoP/VASS) are hosting the First Southeast Asia Regional Conference of Psychology (RCP2017) under the auspices of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), in collaboration with the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), the International Test Commission (ITC), the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Chinese Psychological Society (CPS).

The theme of RCP2017 “Human Well-being and Sustainable  Development”  expresses the idea that, although psychology develops in diverse ways, nevertheless, as a science, it addresses the aim of human happiness, and sustainable development in society, both within the Southeast Asian region and in the other regions of the world. Accordingly, RCP2017 is meant to be a conference where psychologists share their new research results, new ideas, and experiences in applications of psychology to human social life in order to make people happier, and society be able to develop in sustainable directions.

The Scientific Committee for the 2017 RCP invites Psychologists from within and outside the ASEAN countries, and its diaspora (academics, lecturers, practitioners and students of psychology) to submit abstracts for individual paper sessions, poster sessions and symposia that: explore implications for psychology, embrace and affirm the culture of the Asian peoples, promote their overall well-being, as well as their sustainable societal development. Proposals are also welcome for research that highlights the advancement, critical issues, needs and opportunities for psychological science in the region and beyond, and integrates the research, teaching, and practice components of the discipline.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Clinical psychology – Psychotherapy
  2. Communication and human relations
  3. Counseling and support activities
  4. Criminal psychology
  5. Cultural psychology/Indigenous psychology
  6. Developmental psychology
  7. Economic/Business psychology
  8. Education psychology, school psychology and teaching psychology
  9. Environmental psychology
  10. Ethics
  11. Gender issues
  12. Health psychology – Mental health
  13. Industrial /Organization psychology
  14. Marriage – Family
  15. Methodology in psychology
  16. Parenting
  17. Political psychology
  18. Sport psychology
  19. Professional practice
  20. Psychological assessment and evaluation
  21. Psychology and social issues
  22. Psychology and law
  23. Psychology in the work place
  24. Social psychology – Personality
  25. Social psychological issues of children and adolescents
  26. Psychology applied in different careers (e.g., social work, education, health, management, business)
  27. Traffic and transportation psychology

Formats for Presentations

  1. Paper session (90 minutes)

The presenter delivers their research to the audience verbally, often accompanied by a PowerPoint slideshow. Oral presentations are generally organized by stream into parallel sessions comprising four or five presentations (15 minutes each).

  1. Poster Presentation (120 minutes)

The presenter uses a poster pinned to a poster board (180cm high by 90cm wide) to illustrate their research.

  1. Symposium Presentation (120 minutes including discussion time)

Symposium presentations are convened and organized by individuals who recruit speakers to present papers or participate in panel discussions on a specific topic. Symposium presentations are typically organized as follows: (a) Introduction; (b) three or four oral presentations based on submitted abstracts; and (c) Discussion. Since RCP2017 is a regional conference, symposium proposals should include speakers from at least two different countries.


Peer Review and Announcement

All submissions will be peer reviewed. Decisions about submissions will be announced two weeks later.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive a letter of invitation to present at the conference.

NOTE: Given the purpose of regional conferences such as RCP2017, the conference registration fees are set as low as possible to make the event as affordable and accessible as possible for those who wish to attend it. It follows that the RCP organizers are unable to provide funding to those who present at the conference.


English and Vietnamese will be the official languages of the RCP. Consequently, abstracts may be submitted in either language. It is assumed that the language used for the abstract will be the language used for the presentation at the conference.


The accepted abstracts will be published online in a PDF format as the Conference Abstract Proceedings.

If you wish your paper to be published in the official ISBN Conference Proceeding Book issued by the Vietnam National University Publisher, please send your full-text by E-mail as an MS Word attachment to:

You will find below a link to the guidelines to be used for submitting your full text.

Your full-text will be submitted to a peer review and feedback will be provided to you within two months.

Please read the Final Paper Guidelines, and format your paper accordingly. Click here for final paper guidelines.

Deadline for full-text submissions: 15th September 2017

Submissions received after this date and/or in a format different from that specified will NOT be published. We strongly recommend early submission to allow enough time for review, and feedback, in case there are changes to be made in the formatting.

Click here to download Call for Abstract.