Aim & Scope
Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice® is a cross-disciplinary journal that encompasses experimental, clinical, and social psychology, as well as cognitive science and neuroscience. It publishes articles on theory, research, methodology, and clinical applications related to the psychology of consciousness.
The journal devotes substantial coverage to topics that span the traditional rubrics of sensory consciousness, subconsciousness, and self-consciousness; plus, it presents scientific approaches to studying first-person experiences often deemed to lie outside the boundaries of traditional consciousness studies, and presents clinical approaches to modifying attention and consciousness more generally.
Manuscripts of interest extend across, but are not limited to, the following topics:
sensations, qualia, the phenomenal field, and the causal efficacy of subjective pain and pleasure;
psychophysical relations, perception, binocular rivalry and fusion, attention, and mindful meditation;
fantasy and mind-wandering, mental image vividness, hypnotic, psychotic, and drug-related hallucinating;
sensory memory, sensory information processing, and the neuropsychology of sensory consciousness.
unconscious information processing, implicit cognition, and objective thresholds for consciousness;
sensations below the limen for apperception, partial conscious perception, and fringe consciousness;
hypnotic and dissociative amnesia, metacognition, and levels of awareness;
blindsight, deaf-hearing, hemifield neglect, and the neuropsychology of subconsciousness.
self as subject, dualist versus materialist theories, déjà vu, out-of-body experiences, transcendental meditation;
self as object, self-recognition, dissociative depersonalization, and multiple dissociated identities;
self as agent, hypnotic and psychopathological loss of self-control, suggestibility, automaticity;
lucid dreams, executive processes, and the neuropsychology of self-consciousness.
anomalous experiences, mystical experiences, near-death experiences, and sleep-deprivation experiences;
individual differences, sociocultural differences and psychopathological differences in consciousness;
meditation, hypnosis, and transcranial magnetic stimulation as interventions for modifying consciousness;
psychosomatic effects, placebo effects, and anesthesia effects.
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