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   Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy Update
     By Kevin Lanning, ASAP Editor

Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP) continues to prosper. A virtual issue on consumption psychology, with target articles by Bowerman & Markowitz and Liu & Sibley, should be live on our Wiley site by the time you read this. Additional collections on Non-normative Romantic Relationships (Conley) and Radicalization of US Muslims (McCauley) are in the pipeline. Papers on same-sex marriage (Duncan), beliefs about ‘birtherism’ (Crawford) and the role of just world beliefs in the courtroom (Dover) have recently appeared in Early View. Finally, we have recently issued two new calls for papers:

Heather Bullock and Joel Nadler will co-edit a new collection on The Future of Women’s Reproductive Health: Evidence, Policy, and Politics. This collection will bring together diverse perspectives on the status of reproductive rights in the 21st century and examine social psychological, political, and cultural dimensions of reproductive rights and social justice. Submissions should be short papers of approximately 10–35 pages. Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to (a) studies of attitudes toward gender roles, reproductive rights, and social policy, (b) comparative analyses and international perspectives on reproductive rights, (c) case studies of grassroots initiatives and political mobilization related to reproductive justice, (d) studies of media, including framing and discourse analyses of reproductive rights, and (e) intersectional analyses of racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, and other forms of discrimination on access to reproductive health services. We anticipate that commentaries, based on papers published in Early View, will round out the collection. Inquiries should be sent to issue editors Bullock or Nadler at To ensure full editorial consideration, manuscripts should be submitted by February 5, 2013, at

In addition, I am welcoming papers on the Social Psychology of the 2012 US Presidential Election. This collection will be the third in ASAP's series on American Presidential elections, continuing a tradition that began with our collection on the 2004  election and continued with the 2008 campaign. Potential areas of interest include (a) studies of candidates, including content or other analyses of political addresses and debates, using analytic approaches informed by psychological theory and methods, (b) studies of the electorate, or parts of the electorate, including studies of political decision making (e.g., heuristics and biases, functional accounts of voting vs. not voting) as well as studies of personality, values, and political ideology, (c) studies of the roles of implicit as well as explicit racism, sexism, and/or religious intolerance in the campaigns, in advertisements sponsored by political action committees (including Super PACs), in media coverage of the campaigns, and in voting behavior, (d) studies of media effects, including conventional as well as social media, direct as well as indirect (e.g., dynamic, viral) effects, and studies of bias in news, talk radio, and satirical programming, (e) studies of policies and programs that affect voter participation, including those which facilitate voting as well as those which appear aimed to inhibit or disenfranchise potential voters, (f) studies of political culture and identity, as these impact or are impacted by the election, and (g) comparative analyses and international perspectives on the election. Manuscripts should be submitted by March 20, 2013at; please contact me if you have questions.

—Kevin Lanning

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