About ECP

The European Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences (ECP)

The European Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences (ECP) brings delegates from many different national, cultural and linguistic backgrounds to Brighton, UK, to present new research and exchange ideas. This exceptional platform welcomes speakers and delegates working in any area of psychology, from academics and clinical psychologists to psychiatrists and therapists, in both the private and public sectors, for challenging debate and stimulating discussions around the latest concepts and newest approaches.

IAFOR's conferences are encouraging and nurturing environments where ideas can be shared and tested, where research synergies and collaborations can be formed, and where some of the biggest names in the field have the opportunity to interact with up-and-coming young faculty members.

IAFOR’s psychology conferences are organised in partnership with some of the world’s most reputable institutions, including Birkbeck, University of London (UK), University of Sussex (UK), Waseda University (Japan), Moscow State University (Russia), University of Barcelona (Spain) and Virginia Tech (USA), and feature programmes developed by leading academics to ensure both timeliness and academic rigour.

The European Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences (ECP) is held alongside The European Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy (ECERP). These two events are scheduled simultaneously to maximise opportunities for interdisciplinary discussion and interaction. Registration for either conference allows participants to attend sessions in the other.


Previous Speakers

The speakers shown below, among others, have presented their research at IAFOR's conferences on psychology & the behavioral sciences.

Communication and behavior expert, academic, broadcaster and original UK Big Brother resident psychologist Professor Geoff Beattie of Edge Hill University, UK; Dr Minoru Karasawa, leading social psychologist and professor at Nagoya University, Japan; Dr Joe Elliott, controversial educational psychologist and professor at Durham University, UK; Dr Jiro Takai, Nagoya University and Secretary General of the Asian Association for Social Psychology; Dr Akane Zusho, educational and cultural psychologist at Fordham University, USA.

Professor Satoru Nishizawa, clinical psychologist, Chief Editor of the Japanese Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect and Professional Advisor for the Department of Family and Child Services, Tokyo Prefectural Government; Professor Dexter Da Silva, educational psychologist and IAFOR Academic Section Chair; Dr Monty Satiadarma, eminent Indonesian clinical psychologist and former rector of Tarumanagara University, Indonesia; Dr Mimi Bong, professor and Associate Director of the Brain and Motivation Research Institute at Korea University; Dr Dennis McInerney, renowned psychologist and Chair Professor of educational psychology at the Hong Kong Institute of Education.


Other IAFOR Conferences in Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences

The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences (ACP) is held alongside The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy (ACERP) in Tokyo, Japan.


Ways to Get Involved

IAFOR depends on the assistance of a large number of international academics and practitioners who contribute in a variety of ways to our shared mission of promoting international exchange, facilitating intercultural awareness, encouraging interdisciplinary discussion and generating and sharing new knowledge. We are grateful for the time, effort and expertise donated by all our volunteer contributors.

Here are some of the ways you can get involved:

IAFOR Membership

IAFOR membership provides an exceptional opportunity to be a part of a leading global academic organisation, network and platform that is committed to nurturing the very best in interdisciplinary research in the global public interest. Membership is open to all scholars, professionals and policymakers, researchers, or those with a strong professional interest in education.

Reviewing

With thousands of abstracts submitted each year for presentation at our conferences, IAFOR relies on academics around the world to ensure a fair and timely peer review process in keeping with established international norms of double-blind peer review. Our peer review process, which involves both reciprocal review and the use of Review Committees, is overseen by conference Organising Committee members under the guidance of the Academic Governing Board.

If you hold a PhD or another terminal degree in your field, are a current or former faculty member and have previous peer review experience, we encourage you to join the ECP Review Committee. To apply, please send your CV to ecp@iafor.org.

Editing

IAFOR publishes over a dozen online, Open Access, editorially independent journals across a variety of disciplines, which are associated with IAFOR’s conferences. IAFOR journals are edited by academics who are experts in their fields, and journal submissions are evaluated by Editorial Board members and peer reviewers across the globe who have the relevant qualifications and expertise.

Editors of IAFOR journals welcome applications for Editorial Board membership from individuals holding a PhD or another terminal degree in a field relevant to the journal. Previous editorial and peer review experience is preferred. To apply, please send your CV to publications@iafor.org.

Publishing

Journals

Publish your research in one of IAFOR’s Open Access, editorially independent journals. Articles may be submitted via open calls for papers. Authors publishing with IAFOR are not required to pay submission or publication fees of any kind, and IAFOR journals are available to a global readership online, completely free of charge and without delay or embargo.


Conference Proceedings

If your abstract has been accepted, and you presented the work at ECP (including Virtual Presentations), you are encouraged to submit a full paper via the online submission system for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings, which will be made available online. For further details of how to submit your paper, please view the Final Paper Submission page. IAFOR Conference Proceedings are Open Access research repositories that act as permanent records of the research generated by IAFOR conferences. Please note that works published in the Conference Proceedings cannot be considered for publication in IAFOR journals.


THINK

THINK, The Academic Platform, is IAFOR’s online magazine, publishing the latest in interdisciplinary research and ideas from some of the world’s foremost academics, many of whom have presented at IAFOR conferences. Content is varied in both subject and form, with everything from in-depth articles to shorter opinion pieces, interviews, film and photography.

THINK gives academics the opportunity to step outside of the traditional research publishing status quo – to get creative, explore different disciplines and to have their ideas heard, shared and discussed by a global academic audience.

To write for THINK, please view the Submit page on the THINK website and then send your article proposal to publications@iafor.org.

Volunteering

Are you a student? Would you like to meet delegates and academics who are experts in their fields, practice your communication skills and experience a truly international academic event? The IAFOR Volunteer Programme offers opportunities for students to assist at IAFOR conferences such as ECP, involving responsibilities such as greeting participants, helping with registration and guiding participants to presentation rooms. To find out more about volunteering at an IAFOR event, please visit the IAFOR Volunteer Programme page.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to suggest additional ways in which you could contribute to IAFOR’s interdisciplinary activities, please feel free to email ecp@iafor.org.