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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Call for Papers for Special Issue on Psychological Roots of Questionable Health Practices

19.01.2021, by Tina Keil in call for papers

Journal: Studia Psychologica
Abstract submission deadline: April 1st, 2021

Studia Psychologica
Studia Psychologica

Studia Psychologica will dedicate a Special Issue to "Psychological roots of questionable health practices". A special issue is to be published in March 2022.

Non-adhering to official medical recommendations increases mortality, threatens overall public health, and presents a financial burden to the health system. WHO listed vaccine hesitancy and antibiotic overuse in the top ten global health threats in 2019; the current public health crisis testifies to its importance. Frequently viewed as harmless, questionable health practices (QHP) include complementary/alternative health practices that can lead to adverse effects, non-adherence to officially recommended treatments, or interaction with the official treatments.

This special issue aims to explore the psychological roots of questionable health practices (QHP) as that can help to tailor public health communications.

A detailed Call for Papers is available at the journal´s website: