Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology

Psychology and Social Justice

Vol. 34, No. 1, February 2014
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ISBN: 978-1-4338-1790-8
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The purpose of this special issue is to bring together a range of established scholars with diverse social and political commitments to reflect on some of the philosophical and theoretical issues that emerge when psychologists address social justice in their research and practice.

The major themes taken up in this issue include the relationship between the individual and the community, the role that psychology plays both in promoting and in preventing the development of more equitable social and political institutions, and the way that different forms of universalism (e.g., moral, scientific, psychological) inform the struggle for social justice.

Articles in this issue

Psychology and Social Justice: Theoretical and Philosophical Engagements
Pages 1–13
Arfken, Michael; Yen, Jeffery

Social Justice and Psychology: What Is, and What Should Be
Pages 14–27
Louis, Winnifred R.; Mavor, Kenneth I.; La Macchia, Stephen T.; Amiot, Catherine E.

Madness and Justice
Pages 28–40
Parker, Ian

The Personal and Political Economy of Psychologists' Desires for Social Justice
Pages 41–55
Walsh, Richard T. G.; Gokani, Ravi

Belief in a Just God (and a Just Society): A System Justification Perspective on Religious Ideology
Pages 56–81
Jost, John T.; Hawkins, Carlee Beth; Nosek, Brian A.; Hennes, Erin P.; Stern, Chadly; Gosling, Samuel D.; Graham, Jesse

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