Cognition, Brain, Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Journal
Indexed in PsychInfo, IBSS, Scopus, EBSCO and ProQuest
Published by the Romanian Association for Cognitive Sciences
CALL FOR PAPERS
MIND AND EMOTIONS IN CANCER
Cancer distress, the 6th vital sign is a universal cancer-related experience and a human rights issue. It is a multifaceted reality with the undisputable advantage of ‘reminding us that people with cancer are human beings’. Cancer, an unregulated form of life, launches attack on the body, but from the very moment the affected person becomes aware of it, the devastating effects of cancer start working in the person’s psychological and social living as well. Cancer can easily become emotional and charged with prejudices due to guilt, punishment, atonement and the image of death associated with the malignant nature. For some, the cancer experience has a significantly negative impact on mental health and wellbeing as for others it has a positive psychological and social outcome, including survivorship. Upon examining cancer patients’ emotional distress and quality of life, we set out from the interaction of somatic, psychological and social factors.
The aim of this special issue is to provide a platform for researchers and clinicians to share their recent findings and knowledge on the psychosocial impact of cancer. We invite articles that address mind and emotions in cancer in the widest sense.
Submission deadline: July 30, 2016
Publication date: December 1, 2016
Manuscripts should be prepared using the guidelines of the Cognition, Brain, Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Guest Editor: Dr Csaba L. Dégi, firstname.lastname@example.org, from the Babeș-Bolyai University.