BMC Psychology is calling for submissions to our Collection on research related to how prejudice, racism and stereotype affects people’s psychological, social, educational and economic well-being throughout the life span. Recent events have highlighted the social injustices that people experience and the need for action to address systemic racism. In all situations of racism, there are people who are victims and are affected by the discrimination that they have experienced.
Through this collection, we hope to capture the current landscape of racism and social/psychological relations, as well as identify directions for future research. A key component of this series will be cutting-edge scholarship regarding the implications of racism and prejudice for interpersonal outcomes (e.g. peer relationships), broader social functioning (e.g. social integration, immigration, and moral inclusion) as well as psychological outcomes (e.g. well-being and mental health).
By launching this Collection, we wish to bring together research that could make a difference to people’s mental health and support the UN's Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 3 Good Health and Well-being and SDG10 Reduced Inequalities.
We encourage submissions of quantitative and qualitative research including, but not limited to:
- Mental health effects of experiencing racism
- Psychological well-being
- Coping strategies and resilience
- Racism experienced through social media
- Morality, identity, and social inclusion/exclusion
- Promoting social cohesion in intercultural relations and multiculturalism
- Effective anti-racism strategies and educations
- Public responses to current issues of racism and prejudice
- Research on indigenous populations
- Racial discrimination in health assessment, diagnosis and treatments
- Validation of mental health and discrimination scales for underrepresented groups
This Collection welcomes submission of Research Articles. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system Editorial Manager.
Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process overseen by our Guest Editor, Fanli Jia, PhD (Seton Hall University, USA).
Data sets and descriptions relevant to the collection will be considered in BMC Research Notes as Data Notes. You can find out more about this article type here. This type of content will be published in BMC Research Notes and included in the final collection.
Submission Deadline: 1 July 2022