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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of Psychology:Interdisciplinary and Applied

For a Special Issue on
The making and breaking of love

Manuscript deadline
31 March 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

ami rokach, York university, Toronto, Canada
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The making and breaking of love

Guest editor: Ami Rokach, Ph.D. York university, Canada

“Our survival depends on the healing power of love, intimacy, and relationships. Physically. Emotionally. Spiritually. As individuals. As communities. As a culture. Perhaps even as a species” (*Ornish, 1998; p.1).

It was said that love does not make the world go round, but it certainly makes the ride worthwhile. Indeed, love is so central to humans, that countless disciplines addressed it, including philosophy, psychology, literature and poetry, to mention just a few. Although it is so central to our survival, it still defies exact definition and understanding. While psychology has been interested, and researched love, much is still there to be discovered. This special issue is meant to offer a comprehensive view on love, and what may harm it. We, thus, invite psychology but also researchers and theoreticians from related fields to submit manuscripts for this special issue.

While empirical research is welcome, we are particularly interested in systematic and comprehensive reviews, unique and interesting case studies, and theoretical developments relating to:
• Love and what it is
• The various forms of love, i.e., romantic, parent-child, friendship, etc.
• What and how is love developed and strengthened
• What can threaten or ‘break’ a loving relationship
• Can love eliminate loneliness, or are they intertwined?
• Treatment approaches to ‘fix’ a broken love relationship
• Does love change during our life time?
• The various love languages
• Love, intimacy and sexuality

There is no page limit, but manuscripts must be written in APA style, and so referenced.

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: March 31, 2023

There is no publication charge.

* Ornish, D. (1998) Love and survival: the scientific basis for the healing power of intimacy. HarperCollins.

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