Symposia & Conferences


Symposia & Conferences

Greater Bay Area Young Scholars Forum on Psychological Science (8-10 October 2021)

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On October 8-10, 2021, the Department co-organised the Greater Bay Area Young Scholars Forum on Psychological Science with Shenzhen University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sun Yat-Sen University, The Education University of Hong Kong and The University of Macau. The forum was held in hybrid mode (in-person at Shenzhen University and online via Tencent), and It aims to provide psychology students in the Greater Bay Area with opportunities for academic exchange, professional development, and collaboration incubation.

In the forum, we have four invited talks by Prof. Keith W. Kelley, Prof. Nancy Eisenberg, Prof. Jeffrey Arnett and Prof. Art Kramer. 30 and 59 students gave oral and poster presentations respectively. The forum attracted over 100 attendees in the Greater Bay Area.

Greater Bay Area Young Scholars Forum on Psychological Science was sponsored by the International Collaboration in Research and Scholarship & Research Fund for Institute of KEEP Collaborative Innovation from Shenzhen University and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance Symposiums on Greater Bay Area Fund from CUHK.

The forum website can be found at

U.S.-Hong Kong 2018 Conference: "Aging Across Time and Contexts" (19-20 May 2018)

On May 19-20, 2018, the Department co-organized an international Conference on aging with the CUHK-NCKU Joint Centre for Positive Social Science and The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. This Conference provided a differentiated perspective on individual constructions of old age and took an international format to investigate the phenomenon of aging by comparing individuals of different age groups or socioeconomic backgrounds. In the Conference, a publication workshop with the theme “How to Publish in GSA Journals” was conducted by Dr Laura Sands, GSA’s Editor-in-Chief of Innovation in Aging and Dr Rachel Pruchno, Editor-in-Chief of The Gerontologist. The Conference had attracted over 250 attendees worldwide from many countries such as China, U.S., Australia, Switzerland, Israel, Germany and Czech Republic.

The Conference website can be found at

Association for Reading and Writing in Asia (ARWA) (24-25 February, 2017)

On February 24-25, 2017, we launched a new society, called the Association for Reading and Writing in Asia (ARWA). This society was cofounded by a group of researchers interested in cross-linguistic and cross-scriptal literacy development and impairment in Asia. The conference, which took place at the Education University Hong Kong, was cosponsored by the CUHK Psychology Department. The ARWA website can be found here: ARWA now has over 100 members worldwide, and the conference was attended by those from several countries and territories, including Mainland China, the Philippines, India, Australia, Singapore, the U.K., Korea, The U.S., Japan, and Hong Kong. The first president of ARWA is Professor Catherine McBride. Thanks to all who attended this inaugural meeting.
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