The aim of this journal concerns the interdisciplinary study of higher psychological functions (as topic of a general theory of psyche from the perspective of cultural psychology) in human goal-oriented liminal phenomena in ordinary and extraordinary life conditions. The journal is organized around topics and arenas of human activity, rather than the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines. It will explore human arenas from the point of view of historical foundations, methodology, epistemology, and the intersection of disciplines. Human Arenas promotes an innovative mix of theoretical and empirical studies, as well as qualitative and quantitative approaches based on “small data,” that is, the analysis of crucial and meaningful data, rather than the inductive accumulation of large empirical “evidence.”
Topics of interest include:
· Human arenas of movement (moving, changing, developing, crossing borders and horizons, utopia, crisis, resistance, schooling)
· Human arenas of creation (imagining, fictionality, music, sensuality, drawing, dancing, playing, affectivating, anticipating, eating and cooking, loving, ambivalence)
· Human arenas of regulation (religion, rituals, semiosis, constructing/destroying/deforming, killing, believing, caring, value, cultivating, dwelling, blocking/facilitating, inhibiting/promoting, coordinating collective action, ornamenting, voicing/silencing)
The journal itself is the arena for the development of theoretical foundations and empirical horizons of a general theory of human psyche, from a counter-hegemonic and peripheral perspective, meant to foster continuous dialogue with any kind of mainstream. The vision of the journal is to provide an interdisciplinary space for debate, in which psychology can learn from other disciplines, and other social and behavioral sciences (e.g. archeology, anthropology, biosemiotics, philosophy, medicine, natural sciences, ecology, humanomics, aesthetics, sociology, art, history, etc.) can learn from psychology. The journal will support the development of general formal models of human phenomena, also by reflecting upon processes of abduction, generalization and theorization.
All submissions are peer-reviewed. The editors in chief, supported by the associate editors, perform a first check of the article to ensure that it reaches a threshold of quality to be sent in peer-review. The author can also require a blind peer-review process. Reviewers will receive instructions to comply with the journal ethical and editorial norms, and to evaluate the submission according to some special criteria:
• The reviewer is not just assessing, but is accompanying the development of ideas
• The reviewer must valorize the innovative ideas, not the formal rules or complying with tradition and schools
• The reviewer can propose a commentary to the revised article
- Giuseppina Marsico,
- Luca Tateo
- Publishing model
- Hybrid. Open Access options available
- 58 days
- Submission to first decision
- 107 days
- Submission to acceptance
- 34,335 (2019)
As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
Human Arenas is opening a new call for papers inviting articles to discuss the manifold aspects of the pandemic experience in human life and in the global ecosystem. We invite submissions from all disciplines, including for instance psychology, sociology, philosophy, history, arts, economy, health, biological sciences, etc. with a particular interest in significant and innovative multidisciplinary works. Submissions can be both theoretical and empirical, they must present significant and critical theoretical advancements and reflections.
Submission Deadline: October 30, 2020
This special section of Human Arenas is about the different forms of interactions that take place in teaching and learning activities implying a dimension of dramatization, ritualization and theatricalisation. It will be edited by Shuangshuang Xu, Aalborg University and IBEF. If interested in contributing, please contact the section editor by April 2, 2020 by writing to email@example.com. The final deadline for submissions will be May 31, 2020.
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