Culture and Psychology Summer School in Bali

Aug 02, 2024—Aug 05, 2024


Bali, Indonesia

Event Contact Dr. Saba Safdar | Email



The Culture & Psychology (C&P) School, sponsored by the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), is open to students at PhD and MSc level who are interested in culture and psychology.

The C&P School provides a research-intensive and interactive experience for participants from various universities to learn from one another and to receive specialized training from experts in different fields that incorporate culture in their study of psychology.

The C&P School precedes 28th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, August 5th - 9th 2024 in Bali, Indonesia ( congress-bali/)

IACCP C&P School focuses on community engaged scholarship and supports the development of broad research skills, international collaborations, effective grant proposal writing, and preparation of scholarly manuscripts. Our goal is to stimulate networking and interactions with peers and instructors in a safe and productive environment. We also aim to emphasize the importance of the applied character of research and the necessity of interdisciplinary collaboration.

The program:

Students will be able to choose two content streams from the ones listed below. Please note that all streams will be in-person.


STREAM 1 - Machine Learning in Cross-Cultural Research

Led by Prof. Tom (University of Richmond, United States)

  1. Introduction to machine learning for cross-cultural research
  2. Fundamentals of machine learning & techniques in running models


STREAM 2 - Decolonial Psychology

Led by Prof. Glenn Adams & Mr. Syed Muhammad Omar (University of Kansas, United States)

  1. Decolonizing psychological theories and practices
  2. Indigenous perspectives and methodologies in psychology


STREAM 3 – Reflections on the Practice & Research of Indigenous Psychology in Southeast Asia

Led by Prof. Miriam Sang-Ah Park (Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom) & Dr. Ryan Chua (Director at Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia)

  1. Understanding and addressing indigenous and community psychology issues in the region
  2. Collaborative approaches to community-based research in Southeast Asia


STREAM 4 - Developing Your Scholarly Voice: A Roadmap to Academic Publishing for Emerging Cross-Cultural Psychologists

Led by Prof. Takeshi Hamamura (Curtin University, Australia) & Prof. Melody Chao (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China)

  1. Sharing from two Associate Editors at Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology
  2. Key effective strategies during the manuscript submission/review process


STREAM 5 - Social Change through Big Cross-national Projects: Project Management Strategies

Led by Prof. Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka (University of Gdansk, Poland) & Prof. Saba Safdar (University of Guelph, Canada)

  1. Project design, management and methodology for large-scale cross-national initiatives
  2. Implementing change through international collaboration
  3. Finding funding for cross-national initiatives research

Note: You will also be encouraged to do some preparatory work before the course. The stream leaders will provide reading lists and specific tasks for you to realize before C&P School.


Applicants will need to submit (a) a (maximum 250-word) cover letter of intent that explains why the student wishes to join the C&P School, and (b) the student’s curriculum vitae. These documents will be submitted with a completed online application no later than March 28th, 2024.

A decision letter will be emailed by April 18th, 2024. Accepted applicants must pay a registration fee and agree to join the IACCP conference. Online registration and payment must be made by May 31th, 2024.


  1. USD $280 for student members from upper middle-income countries or
  2. USD $220 for student members from lower-middle income countries or below (following IACCP standard).

Attendees who are not members of IACCP will add $50, unless registration for membership is completed one month prior to the congress early bird registration.

The Calendar

March 28th, 2024: Deadline for application submission (11:59pm GMT)

April 18th, 2024: Decisions on applications

May 31th, 2024: Deadline for registration and payment

July 1st, 2024: Pre-materials available for participants

August 2nd-5th, 2024: C&P School (In-person)

Accommodation & Logistics

The sessions will take place in Denpasar, Bali. More information will be released later. Accommodations, breakfast, and lunch are covered by the registration fee. Accommodation will include three nights (August 2nd to 5th).

Application and Further Info

Please use the following link to apply and send your CV and application letter.

If you have any questions about the program, the stream leaders, or the general procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

We hope to see you this Summer!

C&P School Organizers

Alex English (Chair), Wenzhou-Kean University, China

Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka, University of Gdansk, Poland

Marie Kollek, Student Member, University of Hildesheim, Germany

Ariane Virgona, Student Member, La Trobe University, Australia

Saba Safdar, University of Guelph, Canada