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#CfP: #Psychology and the #Climate Emergency (SAJP) - Deadline 28 February 2022

Reminder about the SAJP Special Issue: Psychology and the Climate Emergency. The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2022. 

A "code red for humanity" has been signaled by the United Nations (UN) after releasing the IPCC  2021 Sixth Assessment Report, which marked that climate change is rapidly intensifying. A 1.5°C threshold has been set by the international community, with global South nations warning that this threshold marks the difference between survival and life-threatening consequences. Climate change's psychological and mental health consequences will be disproportionately felt by those in the global South or living on the margins of society. The IPCC calls for "deep cuts" in greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the worst. This month world leaders, climate activists, and affected communities have descended on Glasgow for the UN Climate Summit to discuss the stakes and this urgent action needed. This special issue builds on a growing body of scholarship, see for example, American Journal of Community Psychology (2011), Community Psychology in Global Perspective (2020), Psychology in Society (forthcoming). Within this context, we invite submissions for a special issue on Psychology and the Climate Emergency in the South African Journal of Psychology.

The special issue welcomes manuscripts related to:
  • psychological impacts of climate change;
  • experiences of climate-exacerbated disasters;
  • risk perceptions;
  • gender;
  • resilience and adaptation;
  • engaging governments, extractive and fossil fuel industries;
  • public education and curriculum development;
  • evaluating novel interventions;
  • clinical case studies (intervention, group or community);
  • community mobilization;
  • ethical case studies (e.g., engaging with statutory bodies);
  • climate activism;
  • climate anxiety;
  • at-risk populations;
  • psychologies' roles in supporting climate action;
  • and climate inequities and mental health.

We welcome theoretical, position, policy and empirical papers. We also like to encourage manuscripts based on collaborations with early-career researchers to submit their manuscripts.

The deadline for submission is 28 February 2022. Please, follow the Manuscript Submission Guidelines, which details formatting and maximum length requirements. We look forward to receiving appropriate manuscripts, which should be emailed to, indicating that they are for the "Special Issue on Psychology and the Climate Emergency." Contact the Guest Editors with a query beforehand at, for the attention of Dr Garret Barnwell.

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