The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion Call for Papers for a Special Issue

Religion, Immigration, and Refugees

The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion

The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion is now accepting manuscripts for an open-call, peer-reviewed Special Issue to be published in 2019.

Depending on the topic, articles can be theoretical, brief or full reports of original empirical findings, but also replications or Registered Reports.

Manuscripts from diverse psychology/neuroscience subdisciplines are welcome, (e.g., from cultural psychology, developmental, social-personality, political psychology, social-cognitive-affective neuroscience, measurement, and others). 

Studies with innovative methods, nationally representative samples, longitudinal designs, or under-studied populations are especially welcome.  Research from other fields such as political science, sociology, religious studies, economics, anthropology, communication, and other disciplines could fit, but should make an identifiable contribution to the psychology of religion literature.

Example research topics could include how (a dimension of) religiosity influences intergroup relations or predicts some aspect of inclusivity-exclusivity. Studies could address how religiously motivated prosociality extends to some, but not all, immigrants or refugees.

There is room for rigorous empirical studies about the diversity of immigrants with regard to ethnicity, nationality, religion, social class, and other important aspects of identity.

Does some facet of morality, emotion, cognition, or ideology explain variability in perceptions of threat or intentions to provide aid?

How do the reasons for fleeing or migrating affect receptivity of individuals’ in a host country?

Research studies about the well-being, mental health and coping processes of refugees and migrants are also welcome.

Submission Details

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts up to August 15, 2018.

Manuscripts should be compatible with IJPR's aim to publish high-quality psychological studies of religious processes and phenomena in all world religious traditions. 

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