Psychology Today

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Psychology Today
Cover of Psychology Today 2013.jpg
Editor in Chief Kaja Perina
Frequency Bimonthly
Total circulation
(2014)
275,000[1]
First issue 1967
Company Sussex Publishers
Country United States
Based in New York City
Language English
Website Access
Archive
ISSN 0033-3107

Psychology Today is a magazine published every two months in the United States.

History and mission[edit]

Founded in 1967[2] by Nicolas Charney, Ph.D, its intent is to make psychology literature more accessible to the general public. The magazine focuses on behavior and covers a range of topics including psychology, neuroscience, relationships, sexuality, parenting, health (including from the perspectives of alternative medicine), work,[3] and the psychological aspects of current affairs.[1]

The magazine's website features therapy and health professionals directories[1] and hundreds of blogs written by a wide variety of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, medical doctors, anthropologists, sociologists, and science journalists. Its current editor-in-chief is Kaja Perina.[4]

Circulation[edit]

In 1976 Psychology Today sold 1,026,872 copies.[2] The circulation of the magazine was 1,171,362 copies in 1981 and 862,193 copies in 1986.[2]

It has a circulation of 275,000[when?] and claims 14.1 people read each copy for a total audience of 3,877,500.[1] From June 2010 to June 2011, it was the second top consumer magazine by newsstand sales.[5] In recent years, while many magazines have suffered in readership declines, Adweek, in 2013, noted Psychology Today's 36 percent increase in number of readers.[6]

Leadership[edit]

Owned and managed by the American Psychological Association from 1983 to 1987,[7] the publication is currently endorsed by the National Board for Certified Counselors, which promotes subscriptions and offers professional credit for a small fee and assigned assessment for each article read.[8]

Editors[edit]

  • Anastasia Toufexis, 1998—1999
  • Robert Epstein, 1999—2003
  • Kaja Perina, 2003—present[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Media Kit" (PDF). Psychology Today. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 22, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Bruce V. Lewenstein (1987). "Was There Really a Popular Science" Boom"?" (PDF). Science, Technology, & Human Values. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Psychology Today". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2013. 
  4. ^ Perina, Kaja. "Psychology Today: Experts". Psychology Today. Sussex Publishers, LLC. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Ives, Nat (9 August 2011). "Top 10 Consumer Magazines by Single Copy Sales (chart)". AdAge. 
  6. ^ Bazilian, Emma (29 May 2013). "Magazine Readership Growing, Survey Shows Digital readership up more than 80% in past year". Adweek. 
  7. ^ Dougherty, Phillip H. (Feb 23, 1983). "Advertising: Psychology Today Sale To Group Completed". New York Times. 
  8. ^ NBCC. "Certification Benefits". NCC Service Center. National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates, Inc. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Contact

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