Psychology & the Other Book Series
The Psychology and the Other Book Series highlights creative work at the intersections between psychology and the vast array of disciplines relevant to the human psyche. The interdisciplinary focus of this book series brings psychology, then, into conversation with continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, religious studies, anthropology, sociology, and social/critical theory. The cross-fertilization of theory and practice encourages the exploration of alternative paradigms and newly articulated vocabularies that speak to human identity, freedom, and suffering. The study and practices of mental health practitioners, psychoanalysts, and scholars in the humanities will be sharpened, enhanced, and illuminated by these vibrant conversations, representing pluralistic methods of inquiry, including those typically identified as psychoanalytic, humanistic, qualitative, phenomenological, or existential.
Essays in Psychological Humanities Book Series
The Essays in Psychological Humanities Book Series is home to short, timely titles authored by today’s leading thinkers on the most pressing and perennial problems we face. Written for academics, practitioners, and educated readers alike, books in this series attempt to address the fundamental human questions of suffering, meaning, mortality, love, and potential—issues of life and death that concern us at the core. Literary in style, philosophical in nature, offering the depth, wisdom, and psychological insight that every inquiry into the human condition aims to uncover, these works are essential reading for thinking persons today and promise to provoke thought and enliven conversation for years to come.
In addition to its scholarly ventures, the Center aims to bring the work of the psychological humanities to wider audiences by disseminating writing in more popular and generalist publications. This includes Matthew Clemente and David Goodman’s monthly Psychology Today column titled “Our Human Condition: What We Can Learn from the Psychological Humanities,” as well as the various other publications highlighted below.
Affiliated Research and Publications
Along with its other publication outlets, the Center has garnered a reputation for fostering timely and generative research on the most fundamental topics of human existence from a host of scholars and practitioners in the field.
Submit a Book Proposal
The Psychology and the Other Book Series' goal is to create space for the publication of works that have the potential to enrich and challenge both clinical work and scholarly exploration. As such, we welcome interdisciplinary manuscripts (monographs and edited volumes) that consider human identity, suffering, and potential in such a way that is applicable and that advances our understanding. Looking at previous Psychology and the Other Conference programs can be informative in providing a frame and scope of the topic areas typically considered.
The first step in the process of publication consideration is the submission of a manuscript proposal. The proposal needs to include the following elements:
Proposal Document: Download template
- A synopsis of the content of the proposed book -- summary (no longer than 2 pages)
- A brief explanation of how this particular volume connects to the interdisciplinary vision and mission of Psychology and the Other Book Series - 1-2 paragraphs maximum
- A rationale for the book - For whom is it written? How is it interdisciplinary? What needs will it fulfill? What competition is there? Evidence to support this
- A list of contents
- A chapter-by-chapter outline, summarizing the content of each chapter (key references are useful)
- Are there tables / diagrams / illustrations? If so, how many? Will they need redrawing
- A short blurb (approx. 350 words), that captures a "market-ready" description of your volume and its significance
- A note on when the finished typescript is likely to be ready
- A note on the estimated overall length of the finished typescript in thousands of words (60-120,000 is the sort of length to aim at)
For upload (in submission portal)
- Completed Proposal Document (see above)
- A brief CV for the author / editor / contributors, outlining professional qualifications, previous publishing experience, etc.
- Sample chapter(s)- 1 minimum and 2 maximum
Note: By submitting a manuscript with the Psychology and the Other Book Series, the author ensures that the manuscript is not under consideration with any other publishers.
All proposals will be reviewed within 2 months of their receipt.