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Stephen B. Ryan
Professor of Intercultural Communication Yamagata University, Japan


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Noted, since there's a long break in Japan (April 26-May 6), we had to send the conference program and proceedings to be printed and published early. Any requests for modifying the author’s information/abstract/full paper in the ISEPSS program/proceedings are not accepted after April 9, 2014.
201405 Kyoto Program.pdf

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京都大阪奈良5日遊Tour proposal for participants from Taiwan

In response to a large number of requests from Taiwan participants, the Flying Master Travel proposed their tour plan to Kyoto, Japan. Detailed information can be found below. This is a non-profit service by the secretariat. If you have any questions, please contact the travel agent directly.

20140507-Kyoto Tour Proposal (3).pdf 報名截止:2014.03.21


Japanese Visa for tourists (short-term stay)

Please be notified that ISEPSS is not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing a 2014 ISEPSS Invitation Letter.pdf
. Should your application be denied, ISEPSS cannot change the decision of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will ISEPSS engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy of Japan on behalf of the applicant.

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2014 International Symposium on Education, Psychology and Social Sciences 
May 7-9, 2014

Kyoto Research Park ,Japan

The 2nd International Symposium on Education, Psychology and Social Sciences (ISEPSS 2014) will be held on May 7-9, 2014 in Kyoto, Japan. ISEPSS offers a wonderful opportunity to bring together professors, researchers and high education students of different disciplines, discuss new issues, and discover the most recent development and trends in education, psychology and Social science.

Due to the nature of the symposium with its focus on innovative ideas and on future social sciences developments, papers related to all areas of accounting, banking, finance, economics, management, business law, business ethics, business educations, e-business and social sciences are invited for the international symposium which is expected to be attended by the authors from nearly hundred countries. People without papers can also participate in this conference.

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Submission Deadline
March 15, 2014
February 15, 2014
1st Acceptance Notification
2nd Acceptance Notification
March 1, 2014
March 26, 2014
1st Registration Deadline
March 20, 2014
2nd Registration Deadline/ 
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April 2, 2014

Call for Papers

We welcome original research papers not limited to the following related areas:


Ault and Continuing Education
Curriculum, Research, and Development
Early Childhood and Family Education
Education Policy and Administration/Leadership
Educational Communications and Technology
Educational Measurement and Evaluation
Elementary Education

Graduate and Postgraduate School of Curriculum Instruction
Higher Education
Information and Computer Education
Language Education Human Resource Development
Language and Creative Writing
Rural Education
Rehabilitation Counseling
Social Studies Education
Special Education


Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adults Cognitive,
Psychological and Behavioral Sciences
Advanced Clinical Behavior Therapy
Advanced Cognitive Psychology
Advanced Industrial and Commercial Psychology
Aggression and Violence throughout the Lifespan
Child Abuse: New Directions in Prevention and Treatment
across the Lifespan
Childhood Disorders: Behavioral-Developmental Approaches
Clinical Child Psychology
Cognitive Task Analysis
Developmental Psychology

Educational and Psychological Sciences
General Psychology
Human Learning and Cognition
Ideal Mental Health Services
Prevention and Early Intervention: Child Disorders,
Substance Abuse, and Delinquency Psychology of Habit and
its Application
Social Learning and Systems Approaches to Marriage and the
Family Suicide: Prediction, Prevention and Intervention
Stress: Vulnerability and Resiliency
Violence in the Lives of Children and Families

Social Sciences

Administrative, Development and Urban Studies
Art and Humanity
Business Administration
Civil Society
Contemporary Sociological Theory
Cultural Sociology
Cultural Theory and Policy
Energy Alternatives
Ethnic Studies/International Studies
Globalization Impacts
Intergenerational Studies
International Relations
IT and CIS

New Urbanism
Online Society or Online Community
Political Science
Political Sociology
Preservation and Green Urbanism
Public Administration
Science, Technology and Society
Social and Organizational Networks
Social Psychology
Social Research
Social Work
Sustainable Development
Sustainable Human and Social Development
Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods
Urban and Regional Planning

Important Dates
Submission Deadline February 15, 2014
Acceptance Notification March 1, 2014
Full Paper Submission Deadline March 20, 2014
Registration Deadline March 20, 2014
Symposium Date May 7-9, 2014

描述: 描述: Speech Topic

Recognizing the Effect of Hidden Cultural

Bias in Cross-Cultural Communication

Stephen B. Ryan

Professor of Intercultural Communication

Yamagata University, Japan

Summary of Keynote

Culture is a meaning system of norms, beliefs, values and traditions that we share with other members of our community. It is both dynamic in that it evolves as we interact with different groups or contexts and stable as these values and beliefs are passed down from one generation to the next. It defines who we are as community members and shapes our interpretation of reality by helping us unconsciously select which stimuli are important and which can be ignored. In other words, culture helps us simplify, stereotype and make sense of a highly complex world in a smooth and efficient way.

As conference participants from all over the world gather here in Kyoto to present our research to others from distinct cultural backgrounds, we each bring with us a unique set of cultural norms and hidden cultural biases that we use to interpret others’ communicative behavior. Although this cross-cultural interaction is easily discernible, our interpretations and ultimate conclusions are based on unrecognized cultural schemata.  This is problematic for the international sojourner because cross-cultural and psychology research has shown that our cultural schema creates a hidden bias that guides our behavior most often without our awareness.

The aim of my own research and this presentation are two fold. First, I hope to make clear that culture influences and shapes how we make decisions, interpret research findings and communicate with others. It is a pervasive influence that is vastly underestimated affecting all academic fields of study and yet its effects go largely unnoticed.  The second aim is to present my research of how cultural schemata can be brought to the surface and investigated so that cross-cultural misunderstandings can be better understood or even avoided. The focus of my research is on business contexts between Japanese and Americans.

Publication Opportunities

Accepted and presented papers at the conference will be published by the ISEPPS in the official CD of proceedings and may be considered for inclusion in the journals in cooperation with the ISEPSS, which include:
Educational Research and Reviews (ISSN 1990-3839)
2. The International Journal of Psychology and Counselling (IJPC), Management Research Review (MRR)
3. Communication of emergent international management research (ISSN:2040-8269)
4. VSRD Technical & Non-Technical Journal (ISSN 0976-7967).

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