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The editors at Nature Communications and Communications Psychology invite submissions of research manuscripts on the topic of polarization. Submissions may come from any field of psychology or neighbouring disciplines.


We are interested in articles that seek to understand the cognitive, social and affective factors that drive sociopolitical polarization, and intergroup behaviour more generally. We encourage in particular work that studies how these mechanisms reinforce an individual's worldview or influence collective action on societal problems, and how they might be leveraged to inform interventions to reduce animosity. We are especially interested in work that extends the geographic scope of the research question beyond the US, although work conducted within a US context is of course also welcome.

The journals will consider Research articles, Registered Reports, and Resource articles on the topic. More information on the different formats can be found here. We will highlight relevant papers in this Collection, together with previous publications across Nature Communications and Nature Reviews Psychology.

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