Call for Papers

Event Date: 
Dec 1 2017 - 12:00pm - Dec 3 2017 - 12:00pm

The 3rd Biennial Scientific Conference ‘Dying to be Beautiful? Body Image, Eating Behaviours and Health in the Caribbean’ 

 Scope of Conference

To ignite evidence-based discussions between Caribbean nationals and internationals globally who share a common ground in examining the cumulative effect of factors such as culture, globalization, migration, economics, politics and history and their impact on the human body.

Broad themes of interest

       Cultural norms that define Body Image

       Cultural Challenges when working with Caribbean Immigrants

       Eating Disorders: Choice or chance?


       Cost of beauty: Social and Economic Implications

       Sleep and Health

       The Impact of Media on Physical, Mental Health and Social


Suggestions for panel themes are also invited

Papers will also be considered from other related themes        

Submission Format and Guidelines

Please submit abstract(s) utilizing the following format:

Title and contact page: should include title of paper, authors’ name(s), institutional affiliation and contact information (Email, Telephone and Fax)

Abstracts should include background/aim, methods, results and conclusion. Abstracts are to be a maximum of 300 words.


Caribbean Journal of Psychology Special Issue

Presenters have the opportunity to submit their fully-developed manuscripts for peer-review and possible publication in a special issue of the Caribbean Journal of Psychology. We encourage presenters to submit original research, theoretical frameworks, literature reviews, case studies, and pieces on psychology and health behaviours in the public interest. 

All submitted papers must be clearly written in English and contain only original work, which has not been previously published and is not currently under review by any other journal or conference. Papers must not exceed 10,000 words (one-column, font size 12, single-spaced) including figures, tables, and references. 

A detailed submission guideline is available as “Guide to Authors” at:

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted to  All papers will go through a rigorous-blinded peer-review process.

Kingston, Jamaica
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