Call for Papers

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Clio’s Psyche Call for Papers
Psychological Insights on the 2016 Election,

Trump’s Presidency and the State of Democracies

Early Summer Issue (Due April 1, 2017)

 We seek psychoanalytically and psychologically informed articles on:

  • What is and will the Trump presidency be like?
  • In separate detailed articles, what are the implications for business, civil rights, defense, the environment, immigrants, the judiciary, the fourth estate, etc.?
  • How did Trump win despite voters’ doubts?
  • Why are people frustrated with the usual politics?
  • How does Trump connect to a sense of loss in America?
  • What do people expect of and fear from our newly elected President?
  • What is the relationship between Trump and his followers?
  • Why does Trump appeal to non-college-educated white males?
  • Is Trump the “grandiose self” for many worried Americans?
  • What are the sources of America’s search for an outsider president?
  • The assault on truth: Trump’s alternative facts and the reaction.
  • Does Richard Hofstadter’s “Paranoid Tradition” in American politics apply today?
  • What are the reactions against a biracial president or a woman as president?
  • What are the political implications of our digital, instant gratification era?
  • How has social media influenced the 2016 election and the process of governing?
  • How do the actions of the Trump administration match his campaign rhetoric?
  • Case studies of destroyed democracies, such as Weimar, or threatened democracies, such as Turkey today.
  • Demagogues in American history, such as Long, McCarthy, and Wallace.
  • Review essays of books on Trump, the election, threats to democracy, and worldwide populist reactions against internationalism.

We seek articles from 1,500 to 2,000 words—including your brief biography, keywords, and an abstract.  Some 3,500 word essays are also welcome provided they are outstanding scholarship and well written.  We do not publish bibliographies and usually have citations only for direct quotes.  Before writing, it is good to examine issues from the last decade on cliospsyche.org/archives.  Articles, abstracts, and queries should be sent to the editor:

Paul H. Elovitz, PhD, at cliospsycheeditor@gmail.com.

Future Issues

Clio’s Psyche is looking for articles on a variety of subjects.  Here are some special issues that we would welcome  informed guest editor or co-editors for psychologically articles on:

  • Psychobiography and Globalization—Due June 15 for the Fall issue
  • Psychology of Election 2016: Candidate Psychobiography,  Emotions, Political Illusions, and Realities—Due June 15 for the Fall issue
  • Environmentalism and Anti-Environmentalism–due September 15
  • The Impact of Celebrity Culture on America
  • Dependency and Independency in the Family, Politics, and Society
  • TV as Object Relations: Our Emotional Connection to Fantasy
  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Business Success
  • Images and Psychology of Enemies and Hatred through the Ages
  • The Intrapsychic and Societal Processes of the American Acceptance of  Homosexuality
  • The Contemporary American Fascination with Animals
  • Anti-Government Fantasies and Civilization
  • The Psychology of Anti-Intellectualism and its Implications for Democracy

While most articles we publish are 1500-2000 words, we are now accepting longer submissions. (Include your brief biography ending in your email-address.)    Some 3,500 word essays are also welcome provided they are outstanding scholarship and well written.  We do not publish bibliographies and usually have citations only for direct quotes.  Before writing it is good to examine issues from the last decade on cliospsyche.org/archives.  Note that we usually use three or five refrees in our double blind refreeing system. Articles, abstracts, keywords, and queries should be sent to the editor.

Paul H. Elovitz, PhD, at cliospsycheeditor@gmail.com.