Call for papers: Contributions of psychological science to understanding and addressing global challenges

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a universal call for action focusing on People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership. The agenda sets out 17 interrelated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a discipline, psychology is uniquely positioned to address pressing problems reflected in the SDGs, including, but not limited to: Human rights, Climate action, Global health and well-being, Responses to international conflict, and Inequalities.

The idea for this special issue was first advanced by the Canadian Psychological Association / Société canadienne de psychologie International Relations Committee (IRC). The special issue will demonstrate how psychological science and psychologists have contributed to an improved understanding of global challenges as captured in the UN SDGs. It will also provide an opportunity to engage in reflection and analysis of global challenges and solutions in which psychology as a discipline appears to be less visible but stands to make substantive contributions.

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Submission deadline: December 31, 2023