The Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology (JSEC) has been the affiliate journal of NEEPS since 2007. JSEC is an online initiative designed to bridge sub-disciplines of psychology in order to gain holistic insights into human behavior, emotion, cognition, and motivation. The perspectives of social, evolutionary, and cultural psychology each provide unique advantages for psychological investigation. Social psychology emphasizes individual functioning within the group; cultural psychology emphasizes the role of one’s social environment and emergent cultural practice; and evolutionary psychology emphasizes the adaptive function of particular behaviors at the level of the individual. With this journal, we provide a space for scholars interested in combining variations of these levels in the study of human psychology. To further encourage the interdisciplinary approach, we welcome submissions that include investigations into human cognition and behavior by combining psychological investigation with other fields of study, such as sociology or anthropology.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue of The Journal of Social, Evolutionary and Cultural Psychology on Applied Evolutionary Psychology
Deadline for Submission: December 15, 2011 (earlier submissions encouraged)
- Guest Editors: Daniel J. Kruger (University of Michigan) & Nick Armenti (University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey)
In April 2011, the first formal meeting of the Applied Evolutionary Psychology Society preceding the annual meeting of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society at Binghamton University. This event demonstrated the growing interest in the application of Evolutionary Psychology to purposes beyond the basic science typical of academic research projects.
We are seeking manuscripts on the application of Evolutionary Psychology to inform real-world practical challenges. These include areas such as mental health, health promotion, education, community, social, and environmental problems, public policy, and organizational, business, and marketing applications. Manuscripts may be based on an original project or may summarize existing literature. The content may be theoretical, empirical, or a combination of both. Although we will consider manuscripts in allied areas such as Darwinian Medicine, we are most interested in applications that specifically incorporate psychological aspects. Authors should be careful to focus on the translation of evolutionary insights for solving problems, rather than research for the sake of advancing theory without clear, direct practical applications.
Prospective contributors are encouraged to contact the guest editors to inquire about the suitability of a given topic for the special issue. Contributions are received with the understanding that their content is unpublished material and is not being submitted or under review for publication elsewhere.
Authors should submit manuscripts via email to Daniel J. Kruger at firstname.lastname@example.org. Manuscripts must be prepared using the JSEC Submission Template (downloadable from: http://www.jsecjournal.org) as a Word document in English. JSEC follows the simplified APA format, as in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: Sixth Edition. In your Cover Letter, please clearly indicate that the submission is intended for the Special issue on Applied Evolutionary Psychology.
December 15, 2011 – Deadline for submission
April 15, 2012 – Deadline for resubmission of selected manuscripts
May, 2012 – Publication of the special issue