The Australasian Society for Psychophysiology is an academic society focused on the examination of psychological processes in terms of their physiological effects. The original motivation to form the Society was born from a wish to promote the conduct and dissemination of research and scholarship opportunities in psychophysiology in the Australasian region, and to improve networking among psychophysiologists in this region.
Psychophysiology researchers and students in the Australasian region are urged to become members. Members from the geographically wider psychophysiological community are also very welcome.
As an outcome of the inaugural Australasian Psychophysiology Conference, which was held in Sydney in 1991, the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology (ASP) became incorporated in New South Wales under the Associations Incorporation Act (1984) on 23 June, 1992. An updated and revised constitution was recently approved, effective from 9 January 2019, under the Associations Incorporation Act (2009). The Honour Role of past Executive can be accessed here.
Part of the strategic plan for the Society is to establish links with international bodies relevant to psychophysiology, and in this regard the Society is one of a growing number of international professional societies in psychophysiology.
To promote the conduct and dissemination of research and scholarship in psychophysiology in the Australasian region.
- To increase the number of Society members in an attempt to engage all major research teams in Australasia in the activities of the Society
- Establish links with international bodies relevant to research in psychophysiology
- Establish and maintain a web page for the Society which can publicise its activities and membership
- Establish research scholarships for student and/or ECR members engaged in research in psychophysiology