General Psychology

Asian Psychology Virtual Roundtable

Asian Psychology Virtual Roundtable


Asian Psychology



Welcome to Wiley-Blackwell’s 'Virtual Roundtable' on Psychology in the Asia-Pacific


"There are exciting opportunities to develop links as a result of this first Roundtable as we connect Asia with Europe and America through publishing initiatives", Mark Robertson, Publishing Director, Asia-Pacific, Wiley-Blackwell.

On 14 July 2010, during the International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) in Melbourne, Australia, Wiley-Blackwell hosted a Roundtable entitled "Psychology in Asia Pacific". The Roundtable brought together Presidents and representatives from eight different regional, international and national psychological societies to discuss shared areas of interest and opportunities to facilitate dialogue between scholars and practitioners in the region.

Watch videos of the Roundtable speakers

Read our summary of the key points raised at the Roundtable

The Roundtable - chaired by Wiley-Blackwell's Publishing Director, Asia-Pacific, Mark Robertson - brought together representatives from the following psychological societies:

• Asian Psychological Association
• Australian Psychological Society
• British Psychological Society
• Chinese Psychological Society
• International Association of Applied Psychology
• International Test Commission
• Japanese Psychological Association
• Society for Research in Child Development

Attendees at the Asian Round Table
Left to right: Marise Born (International Test Commission), Stephen Jones (Wiley-Blackwell), Oscar Barbarin (Society for Research in Child Development), Gerry Mulhern (British Psychological Society), Rachel O’Kane (Wiley-Blackwell), Fanny Cheung (International Association of Applied Psychology), Buxin Han (Chinese Psychological Society), Xianghong Sun (Chinese Psychological Society), Mark Robertson (Wiley-Blackwell), Deb Wyatt (Wiley-Blackwell), Sarlito Sarwono (Asian Psychological Association), Mrs Sarwono. Not pictured, but in attendance, were Bob Montgomery (Australian Psychological Society), Simon Crowe (Australian Psychological Society) and Kazuo Shigemasu (Japanese Psychological Society).

Through this 'Virtual Roundtable' Wiley-Blackwell will further develop the multilateral links that were forged at the ICAP event, and will develop ongoing collective publishing opportunities, such as cross journal 'Virtual Issues', showcasing some of the best psychological research coming out of this region.

Read the 'Virtual Issue' on Psychology in the Asia-Pacific

A second Roundtable meeting is scheduled for the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) International Congress of Psychology in South Africa in 2012.

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