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Psychology of Millennials

One of the burgeoning generation cohorts is the millennials, who are born during mid-eighties and are called Generation Y, Net Gen, or Gen Media. They constitute more than half of the population in India. The widespread use of information and communication technologies following globalization in India during the 1990s coincides with their early years. They use technologies 24hr x7 through smart phones, computers, social media, and therefore, are the ‘digital natives’. Technology has provided them with a platform from where they can think and explore new avenues of education, entrepreneurship, innovation, wealth creation, and work-life integration. Considering their use of technology round-the-clock, millennials have immense capabilities to achieve what seemed to be elusive 20-30 years ago.

Millennials are labeled the ‘next great generation’ with growing confidence, ambition, optimism, and urge to achieve the maximum in the shortest possible time. Their role models are Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook), Evan Spiegel (founder of Snapchat), Kevin Systrom, and Mike Krieger (founders of Instagram), Malala Yousafzai (the youngest Nobel peace recipient), and many more in-making that bear testimony to their aspirations and success at an early age. Also, three Indians–Umesh Sachdev, Alok Shetty, and Piyush Tewari– have already made into the time magazine list of next generation leaders at an early age. They have taken the start-up revolution by storm. They have a lesser need for social approval, take greater risks, and own less responsibility for failures. They prefer formalized procedures, value teamwork, and a supportive work environment. They are altruistic, hardworking, value competency, and driven by money and reputations. At the same time, they are self-centered, assertive, narcissist, impatient, immediate need gratifier, and their characteristics are in contrast to Generation X. They also experience more depression, anxiety, stress, and frustration than any other generation at the same age. Understanding their psychology and integrating with other generations are necessitated for a meaningful future of humanity.

Along with this theme, the 27th Conference of NAOP aims to bring together academicians, students, and practitioners to talk about the application of psychology and the trending topics such as Happiness, Cognition and Decision-making, Creativity and Innovation, Mental Health, Values and Virtues, Leadership, and Cross-Cultural Psychology. Also, the conference will focus on combined academic and practitioner contributions to bridge the gap between theory and practice, understand what theories and practices work and what do not work, and to create a knowledge repertoire based on latest research and practices to take this discipline forward.

We invite scholars and practitioners from different domains of psychology and social sciences to consider this platform to submit their recent and on-going work. We hope the conference to provide a platform for showcasing the unique contributions to the field of psychology in shaping the future of mankind. Against this backdrop, the annual convention of National Academy of Psychology welcomes submissions that cover quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research paradigms, reviews, reflections, and interventions that pertain to, though not restricted to following topics:

Tracks Related to Conference Theme

• Psychology of Millennials
• Advances in Positive Psychology
•Positive Organizational Behavior
• Mental Health
• Diversity and Inclusion at the Workplace
• Cognition and Decision-Making
• Creativity and Innovation
• Values and Virtues
• Health Interventions
• Leadership

Tracks Related to Broad NAOP Divisions

• Clinical and Health Psychology
• Cognitive Psychology
• Developmental Psychology
• Environmental Psychology
• Indian and Indigenous Psychology
• Organizational Behavior
• Social Psychology
• Educational Psychology
• Physiological Psychology
• Animal Behavior
• Military Psychology
• Consumer Psychology
• Psychological Assessment
• Social Issues and Development
• Psychology and Technology
• Psychology for Society and Sustainability

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