About Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2019 (ACP2019)
The conference theme, Value and Values, refers to two of the fundamental questions of human enquiry – why and how we do what we do.
Focussing on them takes us back to the basics of academic enquiry.
The focus on the Value of our area of study invokes questions of why our field is important for us, for society, for humanity; asking us to consider why we research, teach, and engage with other research and researchers in our area; and what the benefit of our work might be, to ourselves, to society, to the world.
Focusing on values, on the other hand, addresses our deeply held beliefs and integrity, and suggests our intentions, how we approach our work, and demands that the process of our enquiry be as important as the product.
Our core values may be universal, but are coloured by our social, cultural, religious, political and personal contexts.