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
Recommended stay-list of hotel options near 2014 ISEPSS conference venue, please refer to Hotel_Map_in_Kyoto.pdf
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
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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||March 15, 2014|
|1st Acceptance Notification
2nd Acceptance Notification
|March 1, 2014|
March 26, 2014
|1st Registration Deadline
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|2nd Registration Deadline/
|April 2, 2014|
Call for Papers
We welcome original research papers not limited to the following related areas:
Ault and Continuing Education
Graduate and Postgraduate School of Curriculum Instruction
Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adults Cognitive,
Educational and Psychological Sciences
|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|
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.