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CfP: Special issue of Journal of Applied Social Psychology – Current advances in the study of weight stigma: Applied and intersectional lenses

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Website link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15591816

CALL FOR PAPERS

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue of Journal of Applied Social Psychology focused on

Current Advances in the Study of Weight Stigma: Applied and Intersectional Lenses

 Information on how and when to submit is below:

Guest Editors

Rachel M. Calogero (Western University, rcaloger@uwo.ca)

Angela Meadows (University of Exeter, drameadows@gmail.com)

 Aims & Scope

Weight stigma is a form of social stigma that primarily targets higher-weight individuals in virtually every domain of daily living. Although the scientific literature has clearly linked experienced and internalized weight stigma to a multitude of negative downstream consequences, negative attitudes and behaviours toward higher-weight individuals because of their size or weight remain normative worldwide. We know very little about the mechanisms underlying why higher-weight bodies are stigmatized in the first place or how weight-based oppression operates in the lives of higher-weight people in a variety of social contexts and a multiplicity of social identity dimensions.

In this special issue, we encourage research that explores enacted, experienced, and/or internalized weight stigma processes in different social contexts, especially those contexts underrepresented in the weight stigma literature (e.g., medical settings, educational settings, leadership and organizational settings, physical activity), and/or provides an intersectional analysis of weight stigma and its consequences. We will consider both single- and multi-study papers. We focus on well-designed experimental, correlational, and longitudinal papers, and qualitative papers that make a significant theoretical advance to the field.

Interested authors should submit a brief abstract (1000-word limit) to Rachel Calogero (rcaloger@uwo.ca) by 01/14/2019. This abstract should specify the purpose of the studies, sample, methods, and preliminary results. Data collection should be completed at time of abstract submission.

Full submissions will be invited by 1/28/2019 and will be due by 4/30/2019. Please direct any inquiries (e.g., about suitability, timeline, etc.) to Rachel Calogero or Angela Meadows.