Invited Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

My latest peer-reviewed article was published today in the May 2019 issue of Clinical Psychology Forum (as with many peer-reviewed journals, this one usually appears before the stated publication date). My constantly changing, ever-growing body of scholarly work continues with a venture into a discipline new to me. I am the sole author of the paper titled, “Becoming Hope-Free: Parallels Between Death of Individuals and Extinction of Homo sapiens.”

I have earned no money, nor will I earn money, for this article. However, there were no page charges. As a result, the article did not cost me money, contrary to most peer-reviewed articles. I explained the process of peer review in this space a year ago.

I do not hold the copyright to this article, so I am unable to distribute the article. The article was solicited by the editor of this journal, and it is based on my earlier writing in this space. The abstract is posted below, and a copy of the paper can be purchased from the publisher.

 

Becoming Hope-Free: Parallels Between Death of Individuals and Extinction of Homo sapiens, by Guy R. McPherson

Abstract: The belief in a positive future, or hope, is not useful when presenting a person with a terminal diagnosis. Wishful thinking is no route to recovery, and it might interfere with the ability of a person to complete relationships during their final days. Hospice is a particularly effective strategy for palliative, end-of-life care. Similarly, hospice is an obvious strategy to address the near-term demise of Homo sapiens.

 

 

Recently published: McPherson, Guy R. 2019. Only Love Remains: Dancing at the Edge of Extinction. Woodthrush Productions, New York.

 

McPherson, Guy R. 2019. Revised Second edition of Going Dark. Woodthrush Productions, New York.

 

Pauline Panagiotou Schneider and Guy R. McPherson. 2018. Revised Second Edition of Ms. Ladybug and Mr. Honeybee: A Love Story at the End of Time. Woodthrush Productions, New York.

 

McPherson, Guy R. 2019. Revised Second edition of Walking Away from Empire: A Personal Journey. Woodthrush Productions, New York.

 

Mugs, tote bags, iPhone cases, tee shirts, and other pragmatic goods affiliated with the latter book are available here. I do not earn money from these items. Indeed, they have returned far less money than it cost to create and distribute them. I list them at the bottom of posts in this space in support of my artistically inclined partner, who created them.