THE EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF ASIAN ASSOCIATION OF INDIGENOUS AND CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY

TO BE HELD ON 21st – 23rd AUGUST 2017


 Welcome to Makassar!! We are pleased to host the 8th International Conference of Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology



The world is realizing that the traditional model of economic development, based in mass production, consumption and distribution is no longer sustainable since it leads to destruction of the environment, society and healthy lifestyles. With the global warming, environmental changes and destruction of communities and lifestyles, we need to find a creative and innovative solution to promote healthy lifestyle, organizational culture and balance economic development.

Sustainable development requires dialogue and partnership with stakeholders including academic institutions and associations, companies and industries, NGOs, media, government agencies and general public. It involves working together in promoting sustainable development ideas for finding creative solutions, innovative research, product development, education, training, and lifestyle.

The theme of the Eight International Conference of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology is Entrepreneurship, team management and organizational effectiveness: promoting sustainable development through creativity, innovation and indigenous knowledge has five goals. The first goal is to investigate sustainable solution through entrepreneurship, team engagement, and organizational effectiveness. The second goal is to examine how we can promote creativity and innovation through indigenous and cultural knowledge The third goal is to examine how human thoughts, emotional actions in local, cultural and global context influence sustainable development and promote health and well-being. The fourth goal is to integrate arts and humanities with social sciences to understand sustainable development and healthy lifestyle. The fifth goal is to contribute to development of psychosocial knowledge that is relevant, useful and universal.



Makassar, Indonesia is ideally suited to host the Eight International conference of indigenous and cultural psychology with its diverse cultures, religious and way of life. Makassar represents an example of people living in harmony. Indigenous way of life is dominant and culture provides a basis for alleviating stress and promoting health and well-being.

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Uichol Kim

Prof. Uichol Kim

Inha University, Korea

How did Samsung beat Sony and Apple: Case analysis of leading companies that transformed Korean economy through innovation and entrepreneurship

Prof. Akira Tsuda

Prof. Akira Tsuda

Kurume University, Japan

Mind Over Body: Bio-Psycho-Social Approaches to Wellbeing and Stress

Prof. Kwang-Kuo Hwang

Prof. Kwang-Kuo Hwang

National Taiwan University

A Psychodinamic Model of Mandala

Prof. Rüdiger Trimpop

Prof. Rüdiger Trimpop

University of Jena, Germany

The Healthy Organization: Psychological, physical, economic, and intercultural perspectives

Prof. Ridzwan Abdul Rahman

Prof. Ridzwan Abdul Rahman

Universiti Malaysia Perlis

Commercialization of Aquaculture in Asia and Future Opportunities for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Indonesia

Invited Speaker

Prof. Toshi Sasao

Prof. Toshi Sasao

International Christian University, Japan

Well-being and Social Justice in "Forgotten / Hidden Minority Communities" in Japan: Testing A Social Ecological Model

Dr. Ilona Kryl,

Dr. Ilona Kryl,

President Kryl Coaching, Germany

Leadership Selection and Development

Prof. Rosnah Ismail

Prof. Rosnah Ismail

Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Cultural Differences in Emotion Regulation and Socialization

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Ir. Ciputra

Dr. Ir. Ciputra

Founder and President Commissioner of Ciputra Group

Turning dust to gold: Entrepreneurship as a way to lift people out of poverty for a better life

Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohamad Abdul Razak

Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohamad Abdul Razak

President, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences

Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Promote Medical Sciences and Community Service: Orthopedics at the Frontline in Invention and Commercialization

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