CFP: History and Philosophy of Psychology (HPP) Section CPA Convention, June 17-19, 2022, Calgary

Call for Proposals – History and Philosophy of Psychology (HPP) Section CPA Convention, 2022
June 17-19, Hyatt Regency, Calgary, Alberta

The History and Philosophy of Psychology (HPP) Section is seeking proposals for symposia, individual oral paper presentations, as well as posters for the Canadian Psychological Association’s 83rd Annual Convention (Friday, June 17th to Sunday, June 19th, 2022) in Calgary, Alberta.

After two years of online meetings, we hope that the 2022 Convention will be an opportunity to reinvigorate the section, renew old friendships, and to start many new conversations. Importantly, we want to expand the scope of the section beyond just strictly historical and philosophical research in psychology to include critical psychological scholarship and qualitative research. To some extent the section has always been a home for critical and qualitative inquiry. We now want to recognize this expanded scope formally, and we will be discussing a name change of the section at the business meeting in Calgary. Alternative approaches to psychology such as participatory approaches, discursive, and cultural psychology are also very welcome.

An important change relevant to section members and anyone interested in joining us is that CPA has introduced a new Section Associate membership, which is significantly less expensive than full CPA membership.

This year, there are several different types and lengths for individual spoken presentations (for our section we encourage either 25-minute conversation sessions or 25-minute review sessions) and group presentations (panel discussions and symposia). Details about these different formats can be found here:

The submission deadline is December 3.
The Call for Submissions is now open and accessible via:

If you have questions, please contact section chair-elect Kieran O’Doherty ( or section chair Jim Cresswell (

We hope to see many of you in Calgary!

With best wishes,
Kieran O’Doherty and Jim Cresswell

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.