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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
The Journal of Genetic Psychology

For a Special Issue on
The Development of Understanding of Social Behavior and Social Events

Manuscript deadline
15 August 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Bradford H. Pillow, Northern Illinois University, US
[email protected]

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The Development of Understanding of Social Behavior and Social Events

focusing on The Development of Understanding of Social Behavior and Social Events
Social cognition is important for understanding the behavior of others, reflecting on one’s own actions, predicting social partners’ future actions and reactions, and communicating about and managing social interactions. A large theoretical and empirical literature has addressed the development of young children’s understanding of basic mental states, such as knowledge, ignorance, beliefs, and desires. In addition, a growing body of work has investigated the development of children’s understanding of social interactions and relationships.
This issue aims to bring together empirical and conceptual work on children’s understanding of social behavior. The issue will take a broad look at social cognitive development by advancing beyond a focus on early mental state reasoning, and considering the development of understanding of an array of factors that may influence social behavior. Children may understand social events at various levels, ranging from understanding social structure, organization, and institutions, to understanding societal norms and values, cultural practices, and understanding social relationships and interactions among specific individuals.
We invite papers addressing the development of children’s understanding of how following factors (as well as others) relate to social behavior:
• Social motives, such as impression management, ingratiation, etc.
• Reputations
• Social norms and rules
• Social categories and social status
• Social interactions and social relationships
• Social influences on behavior
• Group dynamics
• Social institutions and contexts
• Moral, political, or religious values
• Authority
• Expertise
• Personality traits
• Technology use/Social media

Submission Instructions

Contributions may include reports of empirical research, literature reviews, conceptual papers, or methodological papers. Manuscript submissions may vary in length from 10 to 35 pages.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the Journal of Genetic Psychology submission portal on Scholar One: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/gnt
Authors must indicate in their cover letter that their paper should be considered for the special issue on The Development of Understanding Social Behavior. All submissions will undergo peer-review.
Deadline for submission: August 15, 2022
We look forward to your submission. For questions or further information please contact Bradford Pillow: [email protected]

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