Call for Papers: “Psychological roots of questionable health practices”


The editors are happy to invite you to contribute to the next Special Issue of Studia Psychologica. The topics of interest for contributed papers include, but are not limited to:

  • belief correlates of QHP (epistemologically suspect beliefs such as conspiracy theories, thinking styles, cognitive biases);
  • personality correlates of QHP;
  • interventions aimed at QHP or underlying factors;
  • the spread of health misinformation in the media.

We welcome all types of research, from correlational studies, field and laboratory experiments to content analysis. The topics can be addressed either from the perspective of social psychology, psychology of individual differences, health psychology, or cognitive psychology.

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The international journal Studia Psychologica is published quarterly by the Institute of Experimental Psychology, Centre of Social and Psychological Sciences, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, since 1956. Studia Psychologica is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the users or their institution. The journal publishes original articles in the area of psychology with a focus on cognitive and emotional processes in personality, social and developmental context. The journal aims to bring together work on cognition and emotion undertaken by researchers in the area of the cognitive, social, personality and developmental psychology, psychophysiology, neuropsychology/neuroscience, etc.

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