American Psychologist

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American Psychologist  
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Discipline Psychology
Language English
Edited by Anne E. Kazak
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency 9/year
Standard abbreviations
Am. Psychol.
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] Since 2015, its editor-in-chief is Anne E. Kazak.[2]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal's 2016 impact factor is 6.681, ranking it 7th out of 128 journals in the category "Psychology, Multidisciplinary."[3]

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:[4]

  • 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)
  • Special Issue on Educational Television (October, 1955)

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. PMID 26766761. 
  2. ^ American Psychological Association [@APA] (September 8, 2015). "Today we named Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP, editor-in-chief of our flagship journal, American Psychologist" (Tweet). Retrieved May 25, 2017 – via Twitter. 
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Psychology, Multidisciplinary". 2016 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2017. 
  4. ^ "American Psychologist". American Psychological Association. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 

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