ICP2016 will be organized around the theme Diversity in Harmony: Insights from Psychology. Over many decades, psychology has developed with a growing range of diverse areas of study and methodologies, and the field likely will become even more diverse in the future. The field's contribution may be most valuable if various approaches are not in conflict with each other, but rather share some common factors and differences are complementary. However, the problems that modern societies face are very complex, and to understand and address them, diverse approaches are required. For example, Japan recently suffered a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, and the problems of victims and other affected people involve multiple aspects. Knowledge and perspectives from many disciplines are needed. When psychology can offer insights to help those affected by the disasters, expertise from various areas of psychology can be useful.
ICP2016 welcomes all psychological researchers from throughout the world and from all areas of psychology and related disciplines. Our aim is for all interested psychological researchers to meet here in Yokohama to address the real problems in the world, so that psychology can make an increasingly important contribution to society. Moreover, we believe Japan provides an ideal setting to exchange the most advanced knowledge and ideas with researchers worldwide.
Call for abstracts: September 2014