It is a great pleasure for us to welcome you to Yogyakarta to attend the 10th Biennial Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology that will be held at Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from August, 21 to 24, 2013. The theme of the conference is “Enhancing Quality of Life through Community Integrity and Cultural Diversity: Promoting Indigenous, Social and Cultural Psychology” The goal of Social Psychology is to provide effective solutions that can be applied to enhance people’s quality of life around the world. In order to achieve this ultimate goal of the science, an understanding between people across cultures has to be achieved. Hence, more explorations of cultural wisdoms around the world have to be conducted. However, this goal is not easy to be accomplished. Many more researches have to be done and thus to be disseminated among people around the world. The 10th Biennial Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology is conducted as an attempt to promote the indigenous, social, and cultural perspectives within the science of psychology. It is conducted as a place for researchers, psychologists, and academia around the globe to meet, to share, and to disseminate knowledge in order to achieve the goal of Social Psychology. Therefore, the grand theme of this conference is “Enhancing Quality of Life through Community Integrity and Cultural Diversity”. After series of AASP Biennial conference in Hong Kong (1995), Kyoto (1997), Taipei (1999), Melbourne (2001), Manila (2003), Wellington (2005), Sabah (2007), Delhi (2009), and Kunming (2011), this year’s conference will be held in Indonesia for the first time. This event will be an excellent opportunity for every of us to build a collaborative research and programmes in social psychology. Yogyakarta, is known as the academic mecca for Indonesian students and the cultural heart of Java. The city was surrounded by the infamous Mount Merapi in the north, range of mountain called pegunungan sewu in the west and sea in the south. The city has a rather pleasant weather all the year round with average temperature ranging from 23 in the night and 30 in the afternoon. You can enjoy various cultural performances, such as Wayang (Shadow puppet show) or Gamelan Orchestra. Or you can visit various cultural heritage such as Prambanan or Borobudur Temple. As the conference organizing committee, we put our best efforts to make your visit pleasant and comfortable. We look forward to meeting you in August 2013, and hoping that you will have a productive and pleasant experiences during your stay in Indonesia.
On behalf the organizing committee,
Kwartarini Wahyu Yuniarti, M.Med.Sc., Ph.D.
Chair of the Organizing Committee