Psychology Today

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Psychology Today
Cover of Psychology Today 2013.jpg
Editor in Chief Kaja Perina
Frequency Monthly
Total circulation
First issue 1967
Company Sussex Publishers
Country United States
Based in New York
Language English
ISSN 0033-3107

Psychology Today is a general interest magazine published every two months in the United States. Founded in 1967 by Nicolas Charney, Ph.D, its intent was to make psychology literature more accessible to the general public.[2] The magazine focuses on human behavior and covers a wide range of topics including psychology, neuroscience, relationships, health, work, and the psychological aspects of current affairs.

The magazine's website features hundreds of blogs written by an assortment of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, medical doctors, anthropologists, sociologists, and science journalists. Current editor-in-chief Kaja Perina, who holds an advanced degree in journalism and has previously worked for publications such as Vogue, has admitted to having no formal training in psychology, but says that her "lifelong curiosity about human behavior is ample schooling" for her position.[3]

With content geared toward an audience interested in pop psychology,[citation needed] the publication nonetheless is endorsed by the National Board for Certified Counselors, which promotes subscriptions to it and offers professional credit for a small fee and assigned assessment for each article read.[4]


  1. ^ "ABC". Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Psychology Today". Encyclopedia Brittanica. 2013. 
  3. ^ Perina, Kaja. "Psychology Today: Experts". Psychology Today Magazine. Sussex Publishers, LLC. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  4. ^ NBCC. "Certification Benefits". NCC Service Center. National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates, Inc. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 

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