The theme of the Convention is “Making Psychological Sense”
In a world characterised by VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity), people’s ability to adapt and maintain their well-being is increasingly challenged. Management of the self and other people in the circles of family, friends, co-workers and community requires knowledge that is updated to more accurately depict the changing world. On the other hand, as a scientific discipline, psychology needs to make itself more easily accessible to wider audience. Threats to scientific thinking and decision making are compromising the people and their physical and psychosocial habitat. Thus, this theme emphasises the two fold struggles: one at the individual level in making sense of the world psychologically and secondly at the discipline level in making psychology sensible to the masses.
The tracks for parallel paper presentations for the Convention includes, but not restricted, to the following. Both academic researchers and practitioners would be encouraged to present their data, insights, and finding on the theory and applications of psychology.