Psychology of Violence

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Psychology of Violence  
Psychology of Violence journal cover.gif
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Psychol. Viol.
Discipline Psychology
Language English
Edited by Sherry Hamby
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 2152-0828 (print)
2152-081X (web)
LCCN 2009208054
OCLC no. 469106680

Psychology of Violence is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the American Psychological Association. It was established in 2010 and covers research on "identifying the causes of violence from a psychological framework, finding ways to prevent or reduce violence, and developing practical interventions and treatments".[1] The current editor-in-chief is Sherry Hamby (Sewanee: The University of the South).

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed by the Social Science Citation Index and SCOPUS. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 2.368, ranking it 7th out of 40 journals in the category "Family Studies", 8th out of 55 in the category "Criminology & Penology" and 34th out of 119 in the category "Psychology, Clinical."[2]


  1. ^ "Psychology of Violence". American Psychological Association. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. 

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