MAPSA 2016

Dear Students, Practitioners, and Psychologists:

An annual event previously known as the Malaysian Psychology Conference (MPC), the Malaysian Psychology Students Assembly (MAPSA) provides a platform for undergraduate and postgraduate psychology students to present their research, learn about the latest ideas in psychology, attend skill-workshops, and network with students from different campuses around the country.

Our partner universities include:
  • HELP University
  • Sunway University
  • International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
  • Reading University, Malaysia
  • Nottingham University, Malaysia
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • International Medical University
  • Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
  • University College Sedaya International (UCSI)
  • Perdana University
  • Monash University
This year, PSIMA aims to target 1,000 students to attend MAPSA 2016.

Submission for abstracts will close on 30th September 2016. 
The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 7th October 2016.

Abstract Submission/Registration for Conference
1st April 2016 onwards

Deadline for Abstract Submission
30th September 2016
Extended to 7th October 2016
Abstract Results Notification of Acceptance/Rejection 
13th October 2016

Deadline for Registration and Payment
15th October 2016, 5:00pm

MAPSA 2016 Conference Date
5th & 6th November 2016

The presentation formats are oral presentations, or poster presentations.

Oral presentations: Individual or co-authored paper. The duration of an oral presentation is 15 minutes, including discussion time.

Poster presentations
: Individual or co-authored poster. The size of a poster should be approximately and no more than 85cm (height) x 60cm (width)

Word limit for presentation titles is 18 words (in English). Word limit for abstracts is 150 words (in English). We encourage empirical papers in all presentations but we also welcome proposals or non-data-driven/non-research papers.

If English is not the authors' first language, we recommend that the abstract is checked by somebody who is fluent in English prior to submission. Abstracts cannot be modified once they have been submitted.

Please submit your abstracts and fill in your personal details at 

If you have any enquiries, please email
  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with the subject "MAPSA 2016 Abstract Submission".

The event will be held at HELP University's Subang 2 Campus. Please refer to the information below for the address and directions:

HELP University - Subang 2 Campus
Persiaran Cakerawala
Subang Bestari, Seksyen U4
40150 Shah Alam,

Please click for directions on [Waze] or [Google Maps]

Deadline for Registration and Payment: 15 October 2016

Conference Fees: RM50*

*this fee covers both days, and will be RM50 for both staff and students, regardless of the number of days the delegate attends the conference. Please note that this fee covers registration for the conference but does not include meals. Several food trucks and stalls will be available at the conference venue for purchase of food and drinks.

Please download the following guidelines for registration and payment.
[MAPSA 2016 Guidelines]

There are a number of revisions to the Program Schedule that was posted earlier. Please download the documents below (last updated on 27 October):
This schedule provides an overview of all MAPSA 2016 sessions. Full titles and names of speakers can be found in Files 2-7 below.
2. Oral Presentations (please note that oral presentations have been re-coded according to session, as seen in the main schedule and the documents below) - 
     a. Sorted by Name
Please note that pre-registration is required (please download this file for more info)
7. Forums

Click here to download a zipped file of all the documents above: 
[Download All]
This information will also be available in the program handbook that will be given to all delegates during the conference. 

Please also download the conference app "EventsXD", available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. More information can be found here: 
[Download EventsXD]

After downloading the app and registering as a member, you will be able to search for "MAPSA 2016", and access the conference schedule, search for specific speakers, sessions and tracks, and review the abstracts for presentations prior to the event. Please note that the current schedule on the app is tentative, so please do "refresh" the conference page for the latest information pertaining to the conference. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  if you have further enquiries.

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