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. We encourage the exploration of alternative paradigms and newly articulated vocabularies that speak to human identity, freedom, and suffering.  

Series Editor

David M. Goodman

Associate Editors

Brian W. Becker

Eric R. Severson

Donna Orange

Assistant Editors

Michael Mookie C. Manalili

Editorial Board

  • Sunil Bhatia, Connecticut College
  • Daniel Burston, Duquesne University
  • Scott Churchill, University of Dallas
  • Joshua Clegg, John Jay College
  • Phillip Cushman, Antioch University
  • Jack Foehl, Harvard Medical School
  • Mark Freeman, College of the Holy Cross
  • Roger Frie, Simon Fraser University
  • Ed Gantt, Brigham Young University
  • Marsha Hewitt, University of Toronto
  • Richard Kearney, Boston College
  • Fred Wertz, Fordham University
  • Lynne Layton, Harvard Medical School
  • Heather Macdonald, Lesley University
  • Donna Orange, New York University
  • Ann Pellegrini, New York University
  • Jeffrey Reber, University of West Georgia
  • Frank Richardson, Univ of Texas- Austin
  • Brent Dean Robbins, Point Park University
  • Vanessa Rumble, Boston College
  • Brent Slife, Brigham Young University
  • Jeffrey Sugarman, Simon Fraser University
  • George Yancy, Emory University
  • Matthew Clemente, Boston College

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.

If you have any questions regarding a prospective manuscript, please feel free to contact the Series Editor, David Goodman, at