As one of the leading universities in Indonesia, Universitas Airlangga envisions to be a center for health studies. In line with that vision, Faculty of Psychology Universitas Airlangga aims to make collaboration with various parties in conducting sustainable mental health-related activities in various aspects.

The swift community development has continuously complicated mental health issues which also signifies the importance of studies concerning those issues. Numbers of factors such as the rapid advancement of information and communication technology, the ever-increasing spread of hoaxes, global economy competition, inflation, occupational challenges, discrepancies of income, mass polarization, and other recent social issues are potential to cause disharmony in community and lay impact on the complexity of individual mental health.

This condition has become a challenge for psychology to always spearhead the studies of various theories, approaches, applications, and interventions pertaining to individual and community mental health. In relation with this challenge, Faculty of Psychology believes that it is necessary to connect scientists and practitioners of psychology and mental health, allowing for idea exchange in investigating the complexity of existing issues comprehensively.

Therefore, along with the commemoration of the 35th Anniversary of Psychology Education of Universitas Airlangga in 2018, Faculty of Psychology is hosting the 3rd International Conference on Psychology in Health, Educational, Social, and Organizational Settings (3rd ICP-HESOS). The conference had been successfully held twice. The first conference was held at Faculty of Psychology Universitas Airlangga in 2013 followed by the second event at Zhejiang University in 2015, and the third is once again hosted by Faculty of Psychology Universitas Airlangga in 2018.

Previous events proved that this conference has been a platform for expert scientists and practitioners from all over the globe to exchange their ideas about new theories, applications, and practices of psychology in health, educational, social, and industrial-organizational settings. We hope that, by holding this conference periodically, we can contribute significantly to the improvement of global community mental health in general and to the science and practice of psychology in particular.

Warm regards,
Dr. Rahkman Ardi, M.Psych.
Program Chairman

3rdICP-HESOS 2018