CFP for special issue in the Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 2015 AASP SPECIAL ISSUE IN JOURNAL OF PACIFIC RIM PSYCHOLOGY:

“Social Psychology of Social Change in Asia: Action Research and Applied Studies”

Special Issue Guest Editors: James H. Liu and Allan B.I. Bernardo

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 2015 AASP SPECIAL ISSUE IN JOURNAL OF PACIFIC RIM PSYCHOLOGY:

“Social Psychology of Social Change in Asia: Action Research and Applied Studies”

Special Issue Guest Editors: James H. Liu and Allan B.I. Bernardo

The Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP) has signed a contract with the Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology (JPRP) to produce five special issues for the next five years (2014-2018). JPRP is an SSCI listed, online-only journal (2013 Impact Factor = 0.429), which makes it an ideal venue for AASP to showcase researchers and research programs that have both practical application and scientific merit in the area of social psychological aspects of social change in different countries in Asia. The first special issue will be published in December 2014, and includes seven articles from AASP members and their co-authors. We anticipate an even more substantial special issue for 2015.

As “Asian Societies in the Midst of Change” is the theme of the next AASP conference to be held in Cebu, the Philippines (Aug 19-22, 2015), we aim to continue building synergy between the conference and the AASP-JPRP special issues. The topic of the 2015 special issue shall be “Social psychology of social change in Asia: Action research and applied studies” and this special issue should serve as a platform to showcase action research and other forms of applied social psychological studies that aim to utilize social psychological theories and methods to address specific problems within the broad spectrum of social changes transforming the different Asian societies today.

We invite submission of action research and applied social psychology papers on topics such as the social psychological processes and impact of internet access/social media, of regional and international migration, of climate change and environmental protection, of economic development and inequality, of demographic changes (including aging), of positive psychological approaches for societal development, and others. We are particularly keen on inviting submissions that are drawn from social or community intervention program or action research projects that have both useful messages to stakeholders in the community and contributions to the scientific understanding of social change. Researchers with long-term project commitments are desirable because the contract with JPRP is for five years, and we would like to encourage long-term planning and development, but reports on action research and other applied projects in various stages of implementation are also welcome.

Submission are welcome from scholars in any part of the world, but the corresponding author of all submissions should be an active member of the AASP and part of the research work reported should have been done in Asia.

All submissions should be prepared following the guidelines of the APA Manual for Publications (6th edition). The submissions should be directed to the Special Issue Editors Allan Bernardo (AllanBIBernardo@umac.mo) or James Liu (James.Liu@vuw.ac.nz). The deadline for submission is May 1, 2015.

More information on JPRP and guidelines for preparation of manuscripts, please go to:

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=PRP

To join AASP visit:

http://ordering.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/membership.asp?ref=1467-839X&doi=10.0111/(ISSN)1467-839X

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