Universal Journal of Psychology  

Universal Journal of Psychology is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original and high-quality research papers in all areas of psychology. As an important academic exchange platform, scientists and researchers can know the most up-to-date academic trends and seek valuable primary sources for reference.


ISSN: 2332-3477 (Print)

ISSN: 2332-3485 (Online)

Contact Us: ujp.editor@hrpub.org or editor@hrpub.org

Website: https://www.hrpub.org/journals/jour_info.php?id=94


Call for Special Issues

Embodiment of the Psyche: from general interest to revolutionary assumptions
 
The psychological interest on embodiment is documented by the numerous scientific articles published in last two decades. Not only for the ecological validity of a research, the “embodied mind” can be seen as a paradigm that could change the study of classical psychological functions: from cognitive mechanisms to relational processes. The “humanoid project” is the frontier where themes like emotional awareness, social competence and what actions can a machine realize in an uncertain world are problems faced by the neuro-cognitive sciences. From their point of view, social sciences need to go deeper in clarify how the entire human subjects interact each others, reading people intentionality, coordinating collective actions, bonding and trusting in intimate relationships, etc. Theoretical and empirical contributes are expected.
 
Subjects Coverage
Contributions will be accepted from a broad range of psychological disciplines including those reflecting clinical, cognitive, behavioral, social and neurobiological standpoints.
The following types of papers will be accepted:
a) Original research papers (e.g., treatment studies, cross-sectional studies, clinical case studies/series, qualitative studies, etc.)
b) Narrative and systemic reviews
c) Theoretical, methodological, and policy analysis papers
d) Structured critical reflections
 
List of Guest Editors
Prof. Alberto Zatti
University of Bergamo
alberto.zatti@unibg.it
 
Submission Process
Submissions must mention in the cover letter that the manuscript is specifically intended for the special issue on Embodiment of the Psyche: from general interest to revolutionary assumptions.
The manuscript selection process will follow the process described below.
 
Timeline
1. Expression of interest (and an abstract) to alberto.zatti@unibg.it and zarbo.ujp@hrpub.org due date: 12/31/2013
2. Guest editor’s feedback to author due date: 01/28/2014
3.First manuscript submission on HRPUB website
 http://www.hrpub.org/submission.php: 02/10/2014
4. Reviewer feedback returned to author due date: 28/02/2014
5. Revised submission due date: 03/15/2014
6. Guest editor’s decision due date: 03/30/2014
7. Publication on Universal Journal of Psychology within: 04/15/2014
 
Please contact the editor at ujp@hrpub.org for further information and discussion.




Psychologist-physician collaboration in primary care setting
 
This special issue aims to present and discuss relevant European experiences of psychologist-physician collaboration in primary care. Several critical issues will be addressed: construction of collaborative environments and unified set of goals in clinical setting; effectiveness in management of patient-physician and in appropriateness of care and prescriptions; outcomes of an early care provision for mental health problems; validity of collaboration in prevention of disease and health promotion for general population and community; healthcare and social services integration.
 
Subjects Coverage
Contributions will be accepted from a broad range of psychological disciplines including those reflecting clinical, cognitive, behavioral, social and neurobiological standpoints.
The following types of papers will be accepted:
a) Original research papers (e.g., treatment studies, cross-sectional studies, clinical case studies/series, qualitative studies, etc.)
b) Narrative and systemic reviews
c) Theoretical, methodological, and policy analysis papers
d) Structured critical reflections
 
List of Guest Editors
 
Dr. Paride Braibanti
University of Bergamo,
“Human Factors and Technology in Healthcare” Research Center
paride.braibanti@unibg.it
 
Submission Process
Submissions must mention in the cover letter that the manuscript is specifically intended for the special issue on “Psychologist-physician collaboration in primary care setting”.
The manuscript selection process will follow the process described below.
 
Timeline
1. Expression of interest (and an abstract) to paride.braibanti@unibg.it and zarbo.ujp@hrpub.org due date: 03/10/2013
2. Guest editor’s feedback to author due date: 12/10/2013
3.First manuscript submission on HRPUB website
 http://www.hrpub.org/submission.php: 02/11/2014
4. Reviewer feedback returned to author due date: 02/18/2014
5. Revised submission due date: 03/11/2014
6. Guest editor’s decision due date: 03/30/2014
7. Publication on Universal Journal of Psychology within: 04/15/2014
 
Please contact the editor at ujp@hrpub.org for further information and discussion.



Sport psychology: linking quantitative and qualitative approach in analyses the relationship among high-level sport performance and personality characteristics
 
The relationship among psychological characteristics and high-level sport performance is documented in a series of scientific studies, published in last few decades. However, also very well documented finding is high level of similarity of the development of (for the sport success) relevant personality characteristics on the same level of sport excellence. For example, top basketball players have quite similar personality profiles, while those who play in second league don’t, etc. Quantitative studies mainly only confirm that fact, without providing additional useful information what are the key ‘catches’, which can differentiate the best top athletes and ‘average’ top athletes, for example first ten on the tennis ATP world list and those who are ranked from 50th to 100th place. Only the combination of quantitative and qualitative approach, theoretical and methodological as well, can provide the insight in the relationship among high-level sport performance and personality characteristics. Hence, this specific issue has the purpose to collect the theoretical and empirical contributions from the researchers, as well as practitioners from the wide fields in sport psychology, to provide the directions for efficient linking quantitative-qualitative approach at sport scientists, as well as for the practitioners (coaches, sport psychologists, etc.).
 
Subjects Coverage
This specific issue has the purpose to collect the theoretical and empirical contributions from the researchers, as well as practitioners from the wide fields in sport psychology. The final aim of the contributions for this proposal is to provide the directions for efficient linking quantitative-qualitative approach at sport scientists, as well as for the practitioners (coaches, sport psychologists, etc.).
Contributions will be accepted from a broad range of sport psychological disciplines, including those which reflect interdisciplinary standpoints.
 
The following types of papers will be accepted:
a) Original research papers (e.g., treatment studies, cross-sectional studies, case studies/series, qualitative studies, with specific emphasizing those which combine quantitative-qualitative approaches in theory and methodology)
b) Meta-analyses and systemic reviews
c) Theoretical, methodological, and policy analysis papers
d) Structured critical reflections
 
List of Guest Editors
Dr. Joško Sindik
Institute for Anthropological Research
josko.sindik@inantro.hr
 
Submission Process
Submissions must mention in the cover letter that the manuscript is specifically intended for the special issue on Sport psychology: linking quantitative and qualitative approach.
The manuscript selection process will follow the process described below.
 
Timeline
1. Expression of interest (and an abstract) to josko.sindik@inantro.hr due date: 08/31/2014
2. Submission Deadline: 10/01/2014 First manuscript submission on HRPUB website. http://www.hrpub.org/submission.php
3. Review Results: 10/31/2014
4. Deadline for Revision: 11/15/2014
5. Notification of Final Decision: 11/30/2014
6. Approximate Publication Date: 12/31/2014
 
 
Please contact the editor at ujp@hrpub.org for further information and discussion.