New Review of General Psychology Coverage Statement

Wade Pickren and Thomas Teo, the incoming editors of Review of General Psychology, have issued a new editorial coverage statement for the journal. AHP readers may be interested in the inclusion of historical analyses among the types of submissions now being solicited.

Review of General Psychology Editorial Coverage Statement for Distribution?

The Review of General Psychology aims to publish innovative theoretical, conceptual and methodological articles that contribute to the knowledge of the human psyche or to the understanding of the field of psychology itself. To this end, the journal seeks to showcase work on the historical, social and cultural conditions of subjectivity; research on the limits of generality; on the biological bases of experience; and global, international or indigenous projects that might support or challenge general psychology. We encourage original work that does not fit neatly within one subdiscipline of psychology or that puts psychology into connection and dialogue with other disciplines.

Manuscripts may be based on the psychological sciences or drawn from the psychological humanities, including interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary studies. We welcome submissions that advance theory, evaluate and integrate research literatures, provide new historical analyses, analyze how biopsychosocial beings conduct their lives, discuss new methodological developments in psychology as a whole, and include critical or constructive research.

Authors are encouraged to write their manuscripts from the perspective of more than one (sub)discipline and to review literature that spans several (sub)disciplines or draw psychological insights from cognate fields in the social sciences, humanities, or science and technology studies. Manuscripts that involve intellectual risk-taking and provide a provocative challenge to customary or prevailing views are encouraged. Articles devoted primarily to reporting new empirical findings are not appropriate for this journal.

The target audience for Review of General Psychology are psychologists, scientists, and scholars from any field who are interested in “big” empirical, methodological or theoretical debates regarding the psychological, whether in academia, professional practice, and/or the larger culture, particularly those drawing upon diverse traditions, Western or non-Western. Authors should prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6thed.).

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.