Theme 2023: Psychology for Change
It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the ‘Undergraduate Research Conference and 14th Young Psychologist Competition’ which is to be held on April 01, 2023. It will be an assembly of psychology researchers, scholars, academicians, talented young scientists and students from worldwide!
Here young researchers across the globe can meet, network, and present new scientific innovations and findings.
The theme for this year is ‘Psychology for Change’
The pandemic and its aftermath are alarming, leading to several unprecedented and unfamiliar changes. It has brought to the fore existing psychological issues, economic inequalities, rejuvenated self-reflection, restructured existential thoughts and an overall sense of optimism. The crisis is now a revelation in a far more literal sense—it is focusing our collective attention on the many disparities that already exist in how we live and change together as a result of our experiences. Many of the psychological issues we will face in the next decade may be more extreme versions of those that we confront today. As we deal with this crisis, there is a necessity to take action to resolve these problems and bring about fundamental change.
Psychological change has taken place in the form of a rise in mental health issues, modified relationships and existential thoughts, definitions of health, and better awareness of mental health. Digital space has seen significant change in terms of augmentation in remote working and learning, telemedicine, and delivery services are gaining notable prominence. The benefits and challenges have potentially multiplied - suggesting a need for new considerations for health and safety. The realities of this crisis have triggered a reconsideration of several beliefs, traditions and practices with possible effects on the choices for an individual and society. These changes - some transient, some permanent - range from attitudes about help-seeking versus resilience, the future of health and health-related policies, our approach to problems that affect us all, and call
for global and collective action—such as pandemics and climate change—to the role of
government and institutions. There is potential for a long-term shift in how systems,
organizations, and society offer support to people, through safety nets and more inclusive social interactions. There is a need to craft a psychological reconstruction plan while working towards adapting to the new normal. Collective survival and investment in the future of health, relationships, and supportive factors has the potential to act as agents of change.
The aims of the conference are to:
(a) enhance the mechanism needed for adapting to unprecedented psychological change
(b) foster changes in attitude, perceptions and interventions
(c) advocate changes in health-related perspectives
(d) explore potential and necessary modifications in mental-health and existential discourse
Controversies and trends in mental health
Gender, Relationships and Mental Health
Changing perspectives on Health and Self-care
Education and learning in the new-normal
War, Violence and peace
Youth mental health
Social Media and Us
Technology, relationships and work
Workplace dynamics and mental health
Nutrition, Fitness Fads and mental health
Environment and psychology
Family and parenting
Survival and resilience
Marginalized population and mental health: Intersectionality and Inclusivity