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Call for Papers

Systemic Racism: Cognitive consequences and interventions

A New Thematic Series for Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications (CRPI) Deadline: December 31, 2020

Editorial Team:

Jeremy M Wolfe, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School,

Jennifer Gutsell, Brandeis U.,

Elizabeth Page-Gould, U. Toronto,

Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications (CRPI) publishes “use-inspired basic research”: fundamental and theoretically relevant research that grows from hypotheses about real-world problems. Systemic Racism is an urgent, real-world problem with implications for every area of cognitive research. The purpose of this special issue is to add to the scientific understanding of the cognitive roots of and fallout from minority status, discrimination, police violence, vigilantism, implicit bias, and more. We are interested in new research on topics including, but not limited to:

Face perception, Event perception, Algorithmic bias, Bilingualism and dialects, Decision making under scarcity, Effects of stress on cognition, Teaching about race, Techniques of persuasion , Measurement and other methodological issues (e.g. group differences), Issues within academia

In addition, we welcome pre-submission inquiries about review and/or opinion pieces on these and related topics.

For any submission, we expect that authors will be able to explain in a Significance section how their work serves to advance our understanding of the cognitive aspects of the systematic racism. Please send inquires to any member of the editorial team. To submit a manuscript, go to

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