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SCAP 2017

2017 Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2017), organized by East Asia Research and supported by Hong Kong Shue Yan University and Singapore University of Technology and Design will be held in the cosmopolitan city of Singapore. We invite researchers & practitioners from all fields of psychology research & practice to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Applied Psychology.

You are invited to attend and participate in this annual international conference which offer numerous opportunities to share your ideas, applications experiences and to establish business or research relations for future collaboration.

Join us for this exciting Conference in Singapore from 29th to 30th June 2017.

Special theme for SCAP: ‘Connecting Theory to Practice’
We welcome all papers on the topic of Applied Psychology to be presented at SCAP 2017.

What can you expect at SCAP 2017?
• Ample interaction opportunities for SCAP delegates
• Top Singapore hospitality for all attending delegates
• An intellectually stimulating scientific program featuring more than 100 presentations by leading researchers, teachers, and practitioners
• An opportunity for East-West science and practice collaborations at SCAP
• A’ Best Research Paper Award’ & ‘Best Student Paper Award’ to be given out to SCAP presenters

Conference Proceedings:

EAR seeks to collaborates with Springer for conference proceedings publication.


In today’s instant-access, real time environment, that means much, much more than ever. Especially in the scientific, technical and medical (STM) fields where Springer specialize.

From astronomy to zoology, and mathematics to medicine, you can rest assured that Springer is bringing you the best and most relevant content across the entire spectrum of disciplines.

In 2014 Springer published more than 2,400 English-language journals and over 9,000 new books, including those published by our other highly regarded imprints and publishing houses, including Adis, Apress and BioMed Central, to name a few. Librarians, researchers, students and faculty at the world’s most prestigious research institutions – academic, corporate and public – have come to trust and rely on Springer’s high quality content in five main fields: science, technology, medicine, business and transport.

Journal Publishing

Authors are also invited to submit their papers after the conference for consideration for publication in MDPI journals. MDPI will give expedited reviewing for SCAP submissions. There are no additional charges when the full paper is selected for inclusion in MDPI open access journals, Behavioral Sciences, Journal of Intelligence & Vision.

Who should attend?

Leading Academics,

PhD Candidates



School Counsellors


Thought leaders

National and Local Government, Provincial

Government and Municipalities

Important Dates Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline March 16th 2017
Author Notification Date March 30th 2017
Final Paper Deadline April 27th 2017
Early Bird Deadline May 4th 2017
Final Registration Deadline June 1st 2017
Conference Date June 29th & 30th 2017




Keynote Speaker

Dr Denise Dillon, Ph.D

Head of Academic Group Psychology and Education, James Cook University (JCU) Singapore

Dr Denise Dillon is the Head of Academic Group Psychology and Education at the Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCU). She has accrued years of experience in South-East Asia since settling in Singapore in May 2008. Denise has a long-standing interest in the ways that people interact with and respond to the natural environment, and completed her PhD in psychology with a focus on how people discuss and think about values in the context of World Heritage protected areas. At JCU, Denise teaches into Environmental Psychology and has supervised several final-year student projects drawing on the Kaplans’ Attention Restoration Theory and Wilson’s biophilia hypothesis.

She is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Tropical Psychology, a full member of the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS), and a member of the Association for the Study of Literature & Environment (ASLE).

Denise’s research interests include biophilia/biophobia and technobiophilia, attention restoration, and human-environment and human-nonhuman animal interactions.



Keynote Speaker

Dr. Yow Wei Quin Ph.D

Assistant Professor,Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Dr Yow Wei Quin obtained her PhD (Psychology), MA (Psychology) and MSc (Statistics) from Stanford University, USA. She also received her MBA (Strategic Development) from Nanyang Technological University and BSocSc. (Honors in Psychology) from National University of Singapore. She has published in several peer-refereed international journals and book chapters and presented papers in various international conferences on the impact of bilingualism on socio-cognitive development and academic motivation in education.

Key Publications

Yow W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (in press).  Bilingualism and children’s use of paralinguistic cues to interpret emotion in speech.  Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Yow, W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (2011).  Young bilingual children’s heightened sensitivity to referential cues.  Journal of Cognition and Development, 12 (1), 12-31
Yow, W.Q. & Markman, E. M. (2010). Bilingual children’s integration of multiple cues to understand a speaker’s referential intent. In K. Franich, K.M. Iserman, & L.L. Keil (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 2, pp. 480-490)
Yow, W.Q. & Markman, E. M. (2009). Understanding a speaker’s communicative intent: Bilingual children’s heightened sensitivity to referential gestures. In J. Chandlee, M. Franchini, S. Lord & G. Rheiner (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 2, pp. 646-657)
Lepper, M.R., Master, A., & Yow, W.Q. (2008).  Intrinsic motivation in education.  In M.L. Maehr, S. Karabinick, & T. Urdan (Eds.), Advances in Motivation and Achievement (Vol 15, pp. 521-555).  Bingley, UK: Emerald


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Conference Chair

Dr. Leung, Man-tak Mike

Department of Counselling and Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Dr. Leung, Man-Tak Mike is currently an Assistant Professor of Counselling and Psychology at the Hong Kong Shue Yan University. Dr. Leung obtained his PhD in Educational Psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, three Master Degrees from Hong Kong University in Educational Assessment, Applied Statistics and Information Technology in Education respectively. His research embraced undergraduates and high school students’ achievement emotions, achievement goals, social achievement goals, achievement motives related with their study processes, learning strategies and self-regulated learning with various antecedents such as personality traits, enneagram, sense of school belonging, cyber addictive behaviour, classroom climate, action and control belief, eastern and western parental styles, Chinese values, motivational beliefs, epistemological belief in ability, implicit belief in intelligence, self-construal, self-efficacy, and academic self-concepts leading to subsequent achievement outcomes. He had presented not less than 40 conference papers in various international conferences as well as local conferences held in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Tasmania), New Zealand, Hawaii, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Dr. Leung had published academic papers in International Peer-reviewed Journals, Conference Proceedings, Theses, Dissertations and Consulting Reports and were awarded Distinguished Paper Award in ISEP 2013, Best Student Paper Award in ACAP 2014, ACAP 2015 and SCAP 2016 respectively.


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General Chair

Dr. Tan Jing Hee

Executive Director & Chairman of its Academic Board of East Asia Institute of Management

Dr. Tan Jing Hee is an Executive Director of East Asia Institute of Management as well as the Chairman of its Academic Board. He started work as a Retail Manager in a family business dealing with pharmaceutical products, toiletries and film development and processing. Dr Tan went on to become Senior Science Master of a government secondary school. After five years, he re-joined the private sector as a Merchandising Manager of Robinsons Departmental Store, with responsibilities over 6 departments in Menswear Division. In 1973, he joined the Singapore Institute of Management, initially as Information, Publications and Research officer before moving into management development responsibilities. During his 25 years stay in the institute, he helped to build it into the premier HRD organisation in the region. While in SIM, Dr Tan was also involved in establishing enterprise-wide MBO systems in six medium and large organisations in Singapore. In 1987, he co-edited a book on Developing Managers In Asia, published by Addison-Wesley. Dr Tan was the Chief Operating Officer of SIM before leaving it to pursue other interests. In 1994, he wrote doctoral thesis on Developing A Factor Model of Management Work in Singapore, for which he was awarded his Ph.D from Henley Mangement College/Brunel University.


Committee Member
Dr. W.Quin Yow Ph.D Director, Language and Social Cognition Lab, Assistant Professor (Psychology), Singapore University of Technology and Design
Dr. Leung, Man-tak Mike Department of Counselling and Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Dr. Zhou, Dehui Ruth Department of Counselling and Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Dr. Ho, Sin-Wan Bianca   Department of Counselling and Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Dr. Tan Jing Hee Executive Director & Chairman of its Academic Board of East Asia Institute of Management
Dr. Denise Dillon Head of Academic Group Psychology and Education, James Cook University (JCU) Singapore



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Conference Sponsors



Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

317 Outram Road Singapore (169075)

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Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium – Contemporary Hotel in Singapore, River Valley Precinct

The newly refurbished Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, located steps from the iconic Singapore River in the heart of the city, provides the perfect location for business and leisure guests.

A 25-minute ride from Changi Airport brings you to the hotel, only minutes to the Central Business District, and the bustling nightlife scene of Robertson Quay and Clarke Quay. Free high speed Wi-Fi, parking, Fitness Centre and outdoor pool are provided for all guests.

The location in the Singapore River Valley precinct offers easy access to Singapore’s top attractions including Chinatown, Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa and Universal Studios. Explore the Orchard Road shopping belt with our complimentary shuttle service. Off the main tourist track, a short walk from the hotel is Tiong Bahru, a unique enclave with charming cafes, a local market and hawker centre.


Ticket price is not inclusive of accommodations. Do you need accommodations to be included in the conference ticket? Please contact for more details.

Call for Papers

The Organizers invite psychologists, health care professionals, academics and researchers from all fields of applications and backgrounds to submit papers to the 2017 Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2017).

Abnormal psychology

Adolescents’ Health Psychology

Applied Cognitive Psychology

Applied Gerontology

Applied Social Psychology

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Behavior and Motor Control

Biological psychology

Biologically Motivated Computer Vision

Brain Science and Education

Cells and Synapses

Clinical & Community Psychology

Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Clinical Neuropsychology

Clinical psychology

Cognition and Action

Cognition and Cognitive Development

Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Cognition

Cognitive psychology

Community psychology

Computational Neuroscience

Counseling psychology

Cross-cultural and indigenous psychology

Developmental psychology

Disasters Management

Economic Psychology

Education in Math, Science, and Technology

Educational and school psychology

Educational psychology

Educational, Instructional & School Psychology

Environmental psychology

Experimental psychology

Family psychology

Forensic psychology

Gender and sexuality

Genes, Molecules, Channels and Receptors

Health psychology

Human Relations Factors

Industrial and organizational psychology

Language and Conceptual Systems

Learning Complex Motor Tasks

Learning, Memory and Neural Development

Medical psychology and psychotherapy

Memory and Thought

Metaphors in Language and Thought

Military and forensic psychology

Neural Theory of Language and Thought


Neuropsychological Studies of Mind and Brain

Organizational psychology

Perception and Attention

Perceptual Organization in Vision

Personality and individual differences

Political Psychology

Positive Psychology

Professional Practice

Professional training and supervision


Psychological Assessment & Evaluation

Psychological research methodology

Psychology & the Law

Psychology and Societal Development

Psychology in business and economics


School and Educational Psychology

Sensory Systems and Perception

Social and Cultural Issues

Social psychology

Spatial Cognition

Sport Psychology

Statistical inference, and the learning theory

Theory and Computation

Traffic Psychology

Understanding Explanatory Coherence

Authors will be notified of the selection results by email and will receive all technical information and presentation instructions prior to the Conference.



Abstract Submission Deadline: 16th March 2017

Submit your abstract/proposal for SCAP before the submission deadline. Please submit using the’ Submit Abstract’ button below. You will be asked to create your own personal account before you are able to upload your proposal. You can return to the system at any time using your user name and password to edit your information and submission.


Author Notification Date: 30th March 2017

Acceptance of proposal for oral presentation will be announced by the author notification date. The presentation instructions and acceptance letter will be emailed to all authors by this date. If your proposal is accepted you will be invited to register for the conference. Upon payment of the registration fee your paper will be scheduled for presentation in the conference.

Final Paper Deadline: 27th April 2017

Inclusion of full paper to conference proceedings is optional. If you wish to publish in the conference proceedings, please ensure that a PDF version of the full paper with the copyright form attached is uploaded through the online system by the Final Paper Deadline. Use the Springer formatting for your final paper submitted to us. If your abstract is accepted for oral presentation, you are encouraged to submit a full paper before ‘The Final Paper Deadline’. Ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by having thoroughly read the paper for errors.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 4th May 2017

The registration fee for the conference is lower if you pay before the early bird registration deadline.

Final Registration Deadline: 1st June 2017

This is the last date of registration for the conference.

Conference Date: 29th & 30th June 2017

The conference takes place at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.



If you are interested to submit your full paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings, you will need to follow the guidelines given by Springer stated below:

  • Use Springer Basic Style for References
  • Each article must consist of the following: Author Name, Affiliation and Email address, Chapter Abstracts and Keywords
  • All tables, figures, pictures should be accompanied with captions and numbers
  • References should be placed at the end of individual chapters
  • Page limit is 25 pages

Template for Full Paper is available: Paper Template

Formatting for Full Paper is: Manuscript_Guidelines & Key_Styles_Points

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Delegate Info:

Registration fee includes the following:

  • Program and abstract book
  • Conference proceedings and other conference materials
  • Coffee breaks and lunches

Accommodation is excluded. You will receive the payment receipt at the conference venue.


You are a presenter if you are making an oral presentation at the conference.

The author(s) will be required to deliver a PowerPoint presentation of their research work on the conference day. Please bring along a soft copy of your presentation in a USB thumb drive. We strongly recommend bringing a back-up or emailing yourself a copy in advance in case of technical issues.

You will be allocated a 20 minute slot, please take care not to exceed it. We suggest to aim for a 12-15 minute presentation, so that there will be time for Q&A. Your presentation should be interesting, informative, well-paced and lively.

Poster Presenter

You are a poster presenter if you are presenting your research from a paper poster at the conference.

The paper posters will be placed in the display area and the poster presenters will respond to queries about their research findings during the official networking breaks. Posters presentations must conform to the following:  

  • Your poster must measure NO LARGER than 900mm (W) x 1200mm (H).
  •  Presenters are required to bring their own magnets to affix their poster to the display panel. 

Virtual Presenter

You are a virtual presenter if you are presenting your research at the conference, but not in person.

In consideration of presenters who may be unable to attend the conference in person due to funding or time constraints, Virtual Presentations are allowed in the program. Virtual Presenters will enjoy the same validity (publication, certification, etc.) as the Presenters. We will require the PowerPoint presentation by the registration deadline so that all conference participants will have access to them during and after the conference. Please send it via email to .


You are a listener if you are attending the conference to listen to the oral presentations and the keynote sessions.


You are a coauthor if you are a coauthor of a paper submitted to the conference.

Additional Paper

If an author is making oral presentation for more than one paper at the conference, he/she will need to pay the ‘Additional Paper’ registration fee for the 2nd paper.


Ticket price is not inclusive of accommodations. Do you need accommodations to be included in the conference ticket? Please contact for more details.


Conference Registration Fees Early Bird Rate (By 4th May 2017) Regular Rate (By 1st June 2017)
Presenter Fee SGD 750 SGD 820
Poster Presenter Fee SGD 685 SGD 750
Virtual Presenter Fee SGD 550 SGD 615
Listener Fee SGD 615 SGD 685
Co-author Fee SGD 550 SGD 615
Additional Paper SGD 480

Contact us

If you have questions or need help with regards to the SCAP conference, please send an email to or call +65 62033767 and we will be in touch with you within 1 to 2 working days.

East Asia Research is interested in seeking partners to work with for academic conferences. If you are keen to be a venue or a conference sponsor, seek keynote speaking opportunities or want to be part of the academic review team, please get in touch with us too.