About AASP

The Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP) was formed in 1995.

AASP (The Asian Association of Social Psychology)’s mission is to provide scholars in Asia and the Pacific with a collaborative forum for capability building and the discussion, promotion, and publication of their research. It promotes research on Asian traditions, philosophies, and ideas that have scientific merit and practical applications, and expands the boundary, substance, and direction of social psychology by supplementing and integrating Western psychologys focus on intra-individual processes with a broader and more holistic view from culture and society. AASP is dedicated to peace within and among all countries and societies in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. We are committed to growing human relations of friendship and care. We pledge to engage in lifelong learning, and to grow our ability to use psychology for peace, well-being, mutual benefit and mutual understanding around the world. This is a statement of principle, and a reflection of our values, and is not an endorsement of any political position or alignment with any political entity.

A Brief History
A Brief History
Our Constitution

Founding Members

Dr Yoshihisa Kashima
Department of Psychology
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Professor Kwok Leung
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China

Dr Susumu Yamaguchi
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Dr Uichol Kim
Chung-Ang University
Seoul, Korea