Perspectives on Psychological Science (journal)

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Perspectives on Psychological Science  
Perspectives on Psychological Science.tif
Language English
Edited by Barbara A. Spellman
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Bi-monthly
ISSN 1745-6916
LCCN 2006205924
OCLC no. 65212213

Perspectives on Psychological Science is a bimonthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) that is published by SAGE Publications.

Publication scope[edit]

Perspectives on Psychological Science publishes an eclectic mix of reports and articles, including theoretical statements, literature reviews, book reviews, and viewpoints or opinions. This journal also features larger and more integrative articles such as broad integrative reviews, overviews of research programs, and meta-analytic reviews. Many of the articles highlight the philosophy of science and major issues in the field. This journal also publishes autobiographical reflections from senior members of the psychological science field on a topic of interest as well as humorous essays and sketches. The current editor of this journal is Barbara A. “Bobbie” Spellman of the University of Virginia. The inaugural editor was Ed Diener, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Perspectives on Psychological Science is ranked among the top 10 psychology journals worldwide.[1] Published bimonthly, the journal appears online and in print. In addition to a large number of institutional subscribers worldwide, the 25,000 members of the Association for Psychological Science receive the journal as part of their membership.

Special issues[edit]

Occasionally, special issues or sections of this journal are published to address specific topics or trends in psychological science. Previous special sections include:

  • Mirror Neurons
  • Theoretical Explanations in Psychology
  • Genetics, Personalized Medicine, and Behavioral Intervention
  • Stigma
  • Culture and Psychological Science
  • The Next Big Questions in Psychology
  • Improving Psychological Science
  • Philosophical Thinking to Psychological Empiricism
  • Doing Psychological Science
  • Replicability in Psychological Science
  • Research Practices


  1. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Psychology, Multidisciplinary". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.) (Thomson Reuters). 2013. 

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