American Psychologist

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American Psychologist  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Am. Psychol.
Discipline Psychology
Language English
Edited by Anne E. Kazak
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency 9/year
ISSN 0003-066X (print)
1935-990X (web)
OCLC no. 1435230

American Psychologist is the official peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Psychological Association. The journal publishes timely high-impact articles of broad interest. Papers include empirical reports and scholarly reviews covering science, practice, education, and policy.[1]

The current editor-in-chief is Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal's 2015 impact factor is 5.454, ranking it 10th out of 129 journals in the category "Psychology, Multidisciplinary."[2]

Special issues[edit]

The journal has published several special issues with content especially pertinent to the current events of the time. Some of the special issues include:[3]

  • Aging in America (May–June 2016)
  • School Bullying and Victimization (May–June 2015)
  • Cancer and Psychology (February–March 2015)
  • Peace Psychology (October 2013)
  • 9/11 Ten Years Later (September, 2011)
  • Psychology and Global Climate Change (May–June, 2011)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kazak, A.E. (2016). "Opening Editorial 2016: Changes in scope and structure.". American Psychologist. 71 (1): 1–2. doi:10.1037/a0039995. 
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Psychology, Multidisciplinary". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016. 
  3. ^ "American Psychologist". American Psychological Association. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 

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