The Asian-South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology (ASPASP) was established in Singapore in 1989, during the 7th World Congress of Sport Psychology. It is affiliated to the world body, the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP). The mission of ASPASP is to facilitate the development of sport psychology throughout the Asian-South Pacific region, which includes the whole of Asia, Australasia and the South Pacific Islands. Since its inception, ASPASP has grown steadily, as we have encouraged the development of sport psychology in many countries within our region.
ASPASP now has representation from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Many of the leading sport psychology practitioners and researchers from these nations are members of the Association. A number of eminent figures from the region have been elected to office on the Managing Council. In addition, national sport psychology organisations each nominate a representative to the ASPASP Managing Council.
ASPASP has held six international congresses, in Melbourne (1991), Hong Kong (1995), Wuhan, China (1999), Seoul, Korea (2003), Bangkok, Thailand (2007) and Taipei, Taiwan (2011). We look forward to an exciting seventh ASPASP congress in 2014, in Tokyo, Japan.