Perspectives on Psychological Science

Launched by the Association for Psychological Science in 2006, Perspectives on Psychological Science is a bimonthly journal publishing an eclectic mix of provocative reports and articles, including broad integrative reviews, overviews of research programs, meta-analyses, theoretical statements, and articles on topics such as the philosophy of science, opinion pieces about major issues in the field, autobiographical reflections of senior members of the field, and even occasional humorous essays and sketches. Perspectives contains both invited and submitted articles.

Past special sections of Perspectives have investigated correlative analyses commonly used in neuroimaging studies, featured prominent researchers writing about what they consider to be “The Next Big Questions in Psychology,” and examined the causes of and solutions to the lack of replication in psychological science. A recent issue of Perspectives is dedicated to the singular topic of microaggressions: statements, policies, and environmental cues that carry racial and prejudicial overtones. Read more about this special issue on microaggressions.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Quick Facts

EditorKlaus Fiedler
ISSN:Print: 1745-6916
Online: 1745-6924
Frequency6 issues per year

Featured Research from Perspectives on Psychological Science >


  • A Paradox in the Field: Mental-Health Disorders Among Psychologists

    What do we know about the prevalence of mental health difficulties among psychological scientists? APS member Sarah Victor, a clinical psychologist and professor at the Texas Tech University, joined APS’s Ludmila Nunes to discuss mental health among psychologists.

  • New Content From Perspectives on Psychological Science

    A sample of articles on children’s development, unobtrusive measure of discrimination, well-being, selfishness, a model for mental-health interventions, gender differences, psychedelic drugs and social connection, neoliberalism and equity beliefs, mixed emotions, and adopted utility calculus.

  • Neoliberalism Has Poisoned Our Minds, Study Finds

    The dominance of neoliberalism is turning societies against income equality.  At least, that’s according to a study published Tuesday in Perspectives on Psychological Science. A team of researchers at New York University and the American University of Beirut performed an analysis of roughly 20 years of data on from more than 160 countries and found that the dominance of neoliberalism across social and economic institutions has ingrained a widespread acceptance of income inequality across our value systems in turn. ...