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Call for Papers - Psychology of Diversity: The Road from Racism to Inclusion

Guest Editor: Fanli Jia (Seton Hall University, USA)

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 1 October 2022


New Content Item (1)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.

Meet the Guest Editor

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Fanli Jia, PhD, Seton Hall University, USA

New Content Item (1)Fanli Jia is an assistant professor of psychology at Seton Hall University, USA. His research is interdisciplinary in Cultural/Developmental Psychology. Primarily, he is interested in moral development in a diverse cultural context. He has co-developed a new measure of moral identity, which is appropriate for investigating developmental trends in various social contexts (family, school, community/society, culture, and multiculturalism). His research broadens the scope of inquiry by adding a cultural lens to the empirical investigations of morality (e.g., moral emotion, moral identity, and prosocial/pro-environmental behaviours) and its development. Fanli Jia is a Board Member for BMC Psychology.

About the collection

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New Content Item (1)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

Submission Status: Open until 1 October 2022

  1. Racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity in Australia is rapidly increasing. Although Indigenous Australians account for only approximately 3.5% of the country’s population, over 50% of Australians we...

    Authors: Tinashe Dune, Ritesh Chimoriya, Peter Caputi, Catherine MacPhail, Katarzyna Olcon and Anita Ogbeide
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2022 10:119

Submission Guidelines

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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). Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

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.