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SAGE Social & Behavioural Psychology News

Welcome to SAGE Social & Behavioural Psychology News. Register for free access to all SAGE journals in Psychology, and read on to discover impactful research from the leading journals in psychology including new special issues and noteworthy articles. Don’t forget to keep up-to-date with the latest calls for papers and submit your manuscript to our journals!

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Special Issues


Journal of Humanistic Psychology

Part 2 of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology Special Series on Psychedelics from Guest Editors Anthony P. Bossis and Charles S. Grob is now available.

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Social Psychology and Personality Science

Now available - Part I of II: New Developments in Research Methods for Social/Personality Psychology.

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Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Read the September 2017 Special Section on Cross-Cultural Differences in Cyberbullying. 

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Journal News 


Environment & Behavior

Environment & Behavior will be celebrating its 50-year anniversary in 2019. To commemorate the milestone, the June 2019 issue will be a special issue. Submit your manuscript by January 15, 2018 for consideration in the celebratory special issue.

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Group Analysis

Group Analysis is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and to celebrate they have made their journal free to access for 50 days, ending on the 26th September.

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Dementia Call for Reviewers

Dementia is looking to expand its team of expert peer reviewers and would be delighted for you to join.

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Noteworthy Articles 


Expression Dependence in the Perception of Facial Identity by Annabelle S. Redfern and Christopher P. Benton



Technology-based tools and services for people with dementia and carers: Mapping technology onto the dementia care pathway by KlaraLorenz, Paul P Freddolino, Adelina Comas-Herrera Martin Knapp, and Jacqueline Damant


Oppositional Defiant Disorder Is Better Conceptualized as a Disorder of Emotional Regulation by Monica Cavanagh, Declan Quinn, Don Duncan, Tom Graham, and Lloyd Balbuena



Should Governments Invest More in Nudging? by Shlomo Benartzi, John Beshears, Katherine L. Milkman, Cass R. Sunstein, Richard H. Thaler, Maya Shankar, Will Tucker-Ray, William J. Congdon, and Steven Galing

Calls for Papers


Psychological Reports

Psychological Reports publishes experimental, theoretical, and speculative articles and comments in all areas of psychology.

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Perceptual and Motor Skills

Perceptual and Motor Skills encourages scientific originality and creativity in the fields of perception, learning, and motor skills.

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Group & Organization Management

We invite authors to submit proposals for the fifth Group & Organization Management Conceptual Issue.

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Journal of Adolescent Research

Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts to the Journal of Adolescent Research. The journal aims to publish informative and dynamic articles from a variety of disciplines that focus on development during adolescence (ages 10 to 18) and early emerging adulthood (18-22).

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Group Processes and Intergroup Relations

Group Processes and Intergroup Relations are currently calling for papers for a special issue on group-based inequalities in educational outcomes. Please submit your papers by 15th January 2018. 

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South African Journal of Psychology

The South African Journal of Psychology is calling for papers on decolonisation and psychology in South Africa. The deadline for submission in 17th November 2017. 

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Journal of Cross-Culutral Psychology

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology publishes papers that focus on the interrelations between culture and psychological processes. Submitted manuscripts may report results from either cross-cultural comparative research or single culture studies.

Research that concerns the ways in which culture, and related concepts such as ethnicity, affects the thinking and behavior of individuals, as well as how individual thought and behavior define and reflect aspects of culture are appropriate for the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

NOTE: The Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology does not publish psychometric studies of test construction or validation. Studies that compare scale performance or factor structure among different cultural groups are also not considered by the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Authors who are uncertain about the appropriateness of particular manuscripts should contact the Editor, Senior Editor, or any of the Associate Editors for clarification and advice.

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Psychology of Women Quarterly

Psychology of Women Quarterly (PWQ) is a feminist, scientific, peer-reviewed journal that publishes empirical research, critical reviews and theoretical articles that advance a field of inquiry, teaching briefs, and invited book reviews related to the psychology of women and gender. Topics include (but are not limited to) feminist approaches, methodologies, and critiques; violence against women; body image and objectification; sexism, stereotyping, and discrimination; intersectionality of gender with other social locations (such as age, ability status, class, ethnicity, race, and sexual orientation); international concerns; lifespan development and change; physical and mental well being; therapeutic interventions; sexuality; social activism; and career development. 

This journal will be of interest to clinicians, faculty, and researchers in all psychology disciplines, as well as those interested in the sociology of gender, women’s studies, interpersonal violence, ethnic and multicultural studies, social advocates, policy makers, and teacher education.

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Emerging Adulthood 

Emerging Adulthood

Emerging Adulthood (EA) is an interdisciplinary and international journal for advancements in theory, methodology, and empirical research on development and adaptation during the late teens and twenties. Topics may include: Interpersonal Relationships • Work and Education • Well-Being • Social and Moral Competence • Health • Identity • Ethnicity/Culture • Media and Technology • and more.

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Upcoming Conferences 

2018 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s Annual Convention is the premier international event for more than 3,800 social and personality psychologists. Attendees from academia, non-profit, government, and private sectors present and discuss research, network and collaborate on projects, and pursue professional development while advancing science and pedagogy in the field.

March 1-3, 2018
Atlanta, GA


Peace and Conflict Studies

Peace and Conflict Studies by David Barash and Charles Webel

Understanding the Psychology of Diversity

Understanding the Psychology of Diversity by B. Evan Blaine and Kimberly J. McClure Brenchley