Featured Speakers

Featured Speakers

Day 1 – Wednesday, October 23, 2024  

Plenary Session: Toward a Global Psychological Science

Shinobu Kitayama, University of Michigan, USA

Megan Bang, Northwestern University, USA

Sylvia Chen, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Joseph Henrich, Harvard University, USA

Global psychological science is critical for understanding the nature of human behavior through an inclusive lens informed by researchers and research from around the world. From an interdisciplinary perspective, this session highlights how psychological scientists can advance our understanding of human behavior. 


Plenary Session: Challenges in Global Psychological Science

Jessica Remedios, Tufts University, USA 

Geetha Reddy, The Open University, UK 

Allan B. I. Bernardo, De La Salle University, The Philippines 

Ronald Fischer, Instituto D’Or de Pesquisa e Ensino, Brazil, and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Psychological science can provide insights into global issues such as mental well-being, inequality, education and access to resources. Understanding these issues from a global perspective can inform policies and interventions that are more effective and culturally appropriate. Developing a research program with a global lens requires addressing certain challenges. In this session, the speakers provide an overview of their research in race and diversity, decolonizing, education, and developing collaborative methods to highlight the current challenges to advancing a global psychological science. 


Day 2 – Thursday, October 24, 2024  

Closing Plenary Session: Future of Global Psychological Science

Kim-Pong Tam, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China

Eran Halperin, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 

Felipe De Brigard, Duke University, USA 

A global approach enriches the field by incorporating diverse perspectives. From behavioral dimensions of climate change to intergroup relations, psychological science provides insights into the complexity of human behavior. What are the cautionary tales and future challenges in psychological science?  


*All invited session recordings will be available for Global Summit attendees after the scheduled session time. 

For more APS Global Psychological Science Summit program information please see the Program-at-a-Glance page.