The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners is proud to announce the First North American Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences taking place at the Providence Marriott Downtown in Providence, Rhode Island, United States on September 25 – 28, 2014.
Conference Theme: “Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy”
Conflict is an integral part of the human condition. The universal struggle between our personal selves – who we are as unique, separate and different from others, with our specific blend of experiences, abilities, attitudes, aspirations, needs and wants – and our social selves, intricately connected to, and interdependent on, others – our loved ones, our friends and favoured groups, our communities and cultures – leads inevitably to internal as well as interpersonal conflict.
Conflict among our communities and societies is also natural, given that these groups are founded on commonality – of geography, values, attitudes, beliefs, aspirations – and differentiated from others based on these. Diversity, however, though it may lead to conflict, plays an important role in the flourishing of communities and societies. One of the challenges of modern society is harnessing the synergy that emerges from the interaction of these differences. We hope and expect that the conference theme will excite interesting new interpretations and explorations.
The conference theme is “Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy” and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences, including the following streams:
NACP2014 Conference Streams
- General Psychology
- Psychology and Education
- Mental Health
- Linguistics, Language & Psychology/Behavioral Science
- Industrial Organization and Organization Theory
- Community Development
- Qualitative/Quantitative Research in any other area of Psychology
Authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally reviewed IAFOR journals associated with the conference.
International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary
The IAFOR North American Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2014 is organized as part of a five week series of academic events in the US organized by IAFOR. Those attending the NACP2014 will have the opportunity of attending The IAFOR North American Conference on Education 2014 (NACE2014) for no extra charge.