• 11th Biennial Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology and Psychological Association of the Philippines 52nd Annual Convention

Psychological Association of the Philippines 52nd Annual Convention

August 19-22, 2015


In August 2015, the terms of five current PAP Board Members will expire.  In the August 2015 PAP election, five positions will be open for PAP board members, who will serve from 2015-2018.  
We are inviting PAP members to nominate candidates for these five board positions.  The nominees must be currently registered Psychologists and Psychometricians with at least 10 years of experience, at least 3 years relevant supervisory experience, and willing to serve from August 2015 to August 2018.
In practice, the PAP limits the representation of each organization (i.e. university/college, company, etc.) to three board members at any given point in time.  This practice was put in place to ensure that the board represents as many different organizations as possible.  Please check with your nominee’s organization if they already meet this limit.
The PAP also aspires to have more board members from organizations based outside Metro Manila. Nominees from other regions of the country are most welcome.
Any member of the PAP (Affiliate, Associate, Registered RP/RPm or Fellow) may nominate a candidate.  The nomination needs to be sent via email to: mariepazm@yahoo.com  and pap_1962_08@yahoo.com , starting March 15, 2015 until May 15, 2015.  Extension of submission is until June 30, 2015. The subject line of the email should indicate “NOMINATION FOR PAP BOARD.”
All nominations should include the following:
(a)   bio-data of the nominee in 100 words or less;
(b)   statement of what the nominee plans to contribute to the PAP (e.g., PAP activities he/she plans to work on, new projects he/she will propose) in 100 words or less, and
(c)    recent photo of the nominee (head shot only please) in jpeg format.
Self-nominations are welcome.  Incomplete nomination materials will not be accepted.  Bio-data and statements that go beyond 100 words will automatically be cut by the Committee on Elections after exactly 100 words.

During the month of August 2015, the members of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) shall elect five directors for the Board of the PAP (less than five votes will be considered invalid). The five candidates who get the most number of votes will replace the outgoing directors.

Only Associates, Fellows and Regular members of the PAP who have paid their 2015-2016 membership dues as of August 2015 are eligible to vote.

There are two approved ways of voting: (1) the eligible PAP member may cast his/her ballot during the PAP Convention in Cebu City (19-22 August 2015). The ballots may be obtained from the PAP secretariat after confirming their membership status. (2 the eligible PAP member may vote online using the google voting form.   Online votes from ineligible persons (upon confirmation by the PAP secretariat) will be discarded. Online voting starts today August 6, 2015 until August 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm. Actual voting will be from August 19, 1:00 p.m. to August 22, 12:00 p.m. The winning candidates will be announced on August 22, 2015 during the Closing Dinner.

Over 300 papers, presenters from 20 countries, 8 learning sessions and 8 pre-convention workshops and a summer school for doctoral students. The MUST GO TO conference in Psychology this year!


The Psychological Association of the Philippines in partnership with the University of San Carlos is pleased to host the 2015 Asian Association of Social Psychology’s 11th Biennial Convention. The conference which will be held from Aug 19-22, 2015 seeks to be a venue for exchange of best practices and cutting edge research in psychology in Asia.  With the theme "Psychology and Asian Societies in the Midst of Change", the conference will feature international experts who will speak on topics that include psychology of poverty, psychology of collective action, justice, leadership and social change, psychology of dictatorship and democracy, among others.

Aside from the keynote and plenary talks, the conference will include several symposia organized by various distinguished psychological scientists on issues and themes relevant to social change, particularly in the region.  Parallel and poster sessions will also showcase current work by researchers. The conference will also feature learning sessions on cutting edge trends. Prior to the conference the AASP summer school for graduate students and new PhD graduates will be held at the University of San Carlos. The invited international speakers will be the mentors for summer school.   PAP will also be hosting pre-conference workshops to hone skills in psychological practice, teaching and research.

Cebu City is dubbed "Queen City of the South." It is the oldest and one of the most developed cities in the Philippines and a significant hub of culture and education. A tourist gateway to Central and Southern Philippines, it has an international airport with direct flights from Hongkong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, China, South Korea, Bangkok and Manila. There are many monuments, churches, museums and cathedrals in Cebu City that reflect the rich historical legacy of the city.  It also boasts a number of pristine beaches for snorkeling and diving. Condé Nast Traveler Magazine named Cebu Top 5 Islands in Asia in 2013.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

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