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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Histor{y/ies} of Health Psycholog{y/ies}


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Announcements, (2018, March 28). Call for Papers: Special Issue on Histor{y/ies} of Health Psycholog{y/ies}. Psychreg on Editor's Choice. https://www.psychreg.org/histories-of-health-psychologies/
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The Special Issue on ‘Histor{y/ies} of Health Psycholog{y/ies}’ published in the Journal of Health Psychology (2018, 23, 3), guest edited by Ian Lubek and Michael Murray, included 10 articles from 9 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Ghana, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. These articles show how different ‘health psychologies’ emerged in countries with different degrees of wealth, colonial pasts, languages, cultures, health research traditions, professions, and systems of service delivery.

As Lubek and Murray note (2018, p. 367):

The articles by scholars from the global south have highlighted that psychological research on health and illness is not simply an academic concern but a matter of life and death. The new global challenges of mass migration, climate change, and population ageing are ones with serious health implications that demand that health psychology more than ever connect with social/political psychology and with other disciplines, professions and organisations if it is to make a serious contribution to health for all in the 21st century.

We believe these discussions should continue, and manuscripts are invited to a continuing Special Collection on Histor{y/ies} of Health Psycholog{y/ies} in Health Psychology Open, starting in 2018 and continuing for the next few years. Scholars are invited to contribute fully referenced historical articles (6,000 words), and shorter critiques or commentaries (2,000 – 3,000 words), which may cover a country not previously included, or a critical, cultural or gendered perspective.

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