Psychological Science

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Psychological Science
Psychological Science cover.jpg
Edited byPatricia Bauer
Publication details
4.902 (2018)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Psychol. Sci.
ISSN0956-7976 (print)
1467-9280 (web)

Psychological Science, the flagship journal of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), is a monthly, peer-reviewed, scientific journal published by SAGE Publications.

Publication scope[edit]

Psychological Science publishes research reports and short commentaries. The journal publishes cutting-edge research articles, short reports, and research reports spanning the entire spectrum of the science of psychology. Psychological Science is a general-interest journal that publishes articles with a general theoretical significance and broad interest across the field of psychological science.[1] The articles include topics from cognitive, social, developmental and health psychology, as well as behavioral neuroscience and biopsychology. The journal also publishes studies that employ novel research methodologies and innovative analysis techniques. Its editor is Patricia Bauer from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.[2]


Published monthly, the journal appears online and in print with "online first" articles appearing weekly on the journal's website. 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.

According to a 2021 study, the majority of research published in Psychological Science over the period 2009–2019 was not driven by theory and did not contribute to cumulative theory building.[3]

Past editors[edit]


  1. ^ "Information for Contributors". Retrieved 2008-11-12.
  2. ^ "Psychological Science". Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  3. ^ McPhetres, Jonathon; Albayrak-Aydemir, Nihan; Mendes, Ana Barbosa; Chow, Elvina C.; Gonzalez-Marquez, Patricio; Loukras, Erin; Maus, Annika; O’Mahony, Aoife; Pomareda, Christina; Primbs, Maximilian A.; Sackman, Shalaine L. (2021-03-05). "A decade of theory as reflected in Psychological Science (2009–2019)". PLOS ONE. 16 (3): e0247986. Bibcode:2021PLoSO..1647986M. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0247986. ISSN 1932-6203. PMC 7935264. PMID 33667242.