International Society of Political Psychology


Call for Papers: “Decolonizing Psychological Science”, Journal of Social and Political Psychology

Posted by Emma O'Dwyer •

The Cultural Psychology Research Group at the University of Kansas in collaboration with members of the Liberation Psychology Collective at the University of Costa Rica announce a call for papers on the theme of "Decolonizing Psychological Science" to appear as a special thematic section of the Journal of Social and Political Psychology (JSPP). We welcome contributions not just from perspectives of cultural psychology, liberation psychology, or social and political psychology, but also from such related perspectives as community psychology, critical psychology, communication studies, feminist studies, postcolonial studies, and regional or international studies (to name only a few). Regardless of particular perspective, the key criterion for inclusion is that each contribution must engage the central theme of "decolonizing psychological science." A more detailed elaboration of this theme can be found here.

JSPP is a newly launched, peer-reviewed open-access journal. For more information about the unique vision of JSPP, please see the journal website ( As with all submissions to JSPP, contributions to the special thematic section can take the form of theoretical articles, review articles, original research reports, commentaries, replications and refinements, or action teaching reports.

For consideration in the special section, potential contributors should submit a 1-page summary of their planned contribution by 31 January 2013. The editorial team for the special section will then make an initial selection and invite submission of full-length manuscripts for peer review. The deadline for submission of invited manuscripts is 01 July 2013. All submissions may be made via the journal's online system: (Note: you have to register with the online system as an "author" to be able to submit; when submitting, please choose the option "Special Thematic Section on Decolonizing Psychological Science" from the dropdown menu and disregard the submission checklist in this initial stage.)

Important Dates

  • 31 January 2013: 1-page summary of proposed contribution due
  • 01 March 2013: Invitations for full submissions
  • 01 July 2013: Full submissions due

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Ludwin Molina via email at


Glenn Adams, Tuğçe Kurtiș, and Ludwin Molina, University of Kansas
Ignacio Dobles Oropeza, Universidad de Costa Rica


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