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HoP Special Issue CFP: “Does the History of Psychology Have a Future?”

History of Psychology invites submissions for a special issue on the topic of “Does the History of Psychology Have a Future?” Submission for the special issue are due July 15, 2015. The full call for papers is reproduced below.


History of Psychology invites submissions for a special issue on the future of the history of psychology.

20 years ago, Kurt Danziger published an article with the provocative title, “Does the history of psychology have a future?” and it led to a great deal of comment and debate. The institutional position of the field does not seem to have improved in the meantime. The graduate program in history and theory of psychology at the University of New Hampshire was the only one of its kind in the USA and it was ended in 2009. Although the history of psychology is still widely taught at the undergraduate level, concerns have been expressed over a possible decline in the number of psychology departments offering the course. Professional historians have become increasingly prominent in the field. Could the subject eventually be handed over to them, as has already happened with the history of the physical sciences? Should this development be welcomed? There are many issues to be addressed.

We welcome contributions on any aspect of the subject. In order to get as many different perspectives as possible, we welcome contributions from authors in different disciplines (especially psychologists and historians), authors at different stages in their career (from graduate students to emeriti) and authors from different parts of the world. We are well aware that the current situation in the USA may not be representative of the situation elsewhere.

The submission deadline is July 15, 2015.

The main text of each manuscript, exclusive of figures, tables, references, or appendixes, should not exceed 35 double-spaced pages (approximately 7,500 words). Initial inquiries regarding the special issue may be sent to the regular editor, Nadine Weidman (weidman@fas.harvard.edu) or the guest editor, Adrian Brock (adrian.c.brock@gmail.com).

Papers should be submitted through the regular submission portal for History of Psychology (http://www.apa.org/journals/hop/submission.html) with a cover letter indicating that the paper is to be considered for the special issue.

Call for Papers: HoP in Universitas Psychologica

The journal Universitas Psychologica has issued a call for papers for a special issue dedicated to the history of psychology to be published in 2014. Articles in English and Spanish of not more than 20 pages in length are to be submitted by November 15th, 2013 to universitas.psychologica.sh@gmail.com More detailed submission guidelines can be found here. The full call for papers follows below.

Universitas Psychologica is published by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Psychology Faculty (Bogotá, Colombia). The journal has a wide scope and a diverse thematic and theoretical spectrum. It has a pluralist purpose because includes papers of all the psychology scopes.

Universitas Psychologica publishes original research papers, review literature, theoretical or methodological contributions as well as book reviews and interviews. Universitas Psychologica was founded in 2001 by its current editor Wilson López-López.

Universitas Psychologica is indexed in international databases such as ISI – Thomson, Scopus, PsycInfo, Psicodoc, DOAJ, Dialnet, Redalyc, SciELO, PEPSIC, CLASE.

In 2010 reached the 1st place among Latin American psychology journals, quartile two multidisciplinary journal ranking worldwide, with 1.283 Impact Factor within the Journal Citation Report (ISI – Thompson).

In the second semester of 2014 will publish and entire issue with research papers devoted to HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY. Guest Editors will be Ana María Talak (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina), Hugo Klappenbach (Universidad Nacional de San Luis-CONICET, Argentina), Ana Jacó-Vilela (Universidade do Estado de Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) and Cristiana Facchinetti (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brasil).

The Journal will consider articles written in English and Spanish, resulting from original and unpublished research, and considered to be an advancement of knowledge in the field by the Editorial Committee and the peer-reviewers.

Manuscripts should not exceed 20 pages in length and must be completely formatted according to the APA guidelines (American Psychological Association, Publication Manual, 6th Edition in English or 3rd in Spanish). Instructions for authors are available on the website of the journal: http://revistas.javeriana.edu.co/sitio/psychologica/sccs/int.php?id=2&PHPSESSID=9394a0ae9051c2897af4c83c932cf96c

All manuscripts will be reviewed by two anonymous reviewers. Considering the masked review, manuscripts should include a separate title page with authors names and affiliations, and these should not appear anywhere else on the manuscript. Authors should make every effort to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to their identities.

Manuscripts must be submitted up to november 15th, 2013 to the next mail: universitas.psychologica.sh@gmail.com

Call for Papers Psicologia em Pesquisa

The Brazilian journal Psicologia em Pesquisa has issued a call for papers for a special issue dedicated to the history of psychology. The issue will be edited by Annette Mülberger (left) and Sérgio Cirino (right). Submissions, in English, Spanish or Portuguese, are due by July 31, 2013. The full call for papers follows below.

Psicologia em Pesquisa, a Brazilian journal edited by the Graduate Program in Psychology of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, is preparing, together with the Working Group on the History of Psychology of the ANPEPP (Brazilian National Association of Graduate Training in Psychology), a Special International Issue dedicated to the History of Psychology. The Guest Editors are Sérgio Cirino (Federal University of Minas Gerais) and Annette Mülberger (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). Paper manuscript submissions are encouraged with a focus on topics related to the broad field of the history of psychology, including theoretical and methodological discussions, empirical studies and literature reviews. Manuscripts should follow the general guidelines of the APA (American Psychological Association, Publication Manual, 5th ed., Washington, DC) and cannot exceed 30 double-spaced pages (including references). For more details, see our website: http://www.ufjf.br/psicologiaempesquisa/1632-2/

Manuscripts can be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese to revista.psicologiaempesquisa@ufjf.edu.br.

The deadline for the submission of manuscripts to this special issue is July 31, 2013.

History of Psychiatry in the 20th Century

The June 2011 issue of History of Psychiatry has just been released online. This is a special issue edited by Volker Hess (left) and Benoît Majerus on the history of twentieth century psychiatry. Among the articles included in the special issue are ones on post-WWII psychiatric changes, chlorpromazine trials in Heidelberg in the 1950s, and the deinstitutionalization of the history of twentieth century psychiatry. Titles, authors, and abstracts follow below.

“Writing the history of psychiatry in the 20th century,” by Volker Hess and Benoît Majerus. The abstract reads,

As editors of the special issue, we try to summarize here the historiographic trends of the field. We argue that the field of research is accommodating the diversity of the institutional, social and political developments. But there is no narrative in sight which can explain the psychiatry of the 20th century, comparable to the authoritative coherence achieved for the 19th century. In contrast, the efforts to extend these narratives to the 20th century are largely missing the most impressive transformation of psychiatric treatment — and self-definition.

“‘Therapeutic community’, psychiatry’s reformers and antipsychiatrists: Reconsidering changes in the field of psychiatry after World War II,” by Catherine Fussinger. The abstract reads, Continue reading History of Psychiatry in the 20th Century