Seifert Is the New Editor of PSPI

Colleen M. Seifert

APS Fellow Colleen M. Seifert, an expert on creative problem-solving at both the basic and applied levels, is the new editor of Psychological Science in the Public Interest (PSPI). She follows APS William James Fellow Nora Newcombe, who has served as editor of the journal since 2019. 

Seifert is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Her research includes projects on divergent thinking and improvisation, learning through causal explanations, and memory and misinformation. She is the co-author of a 2012 issue of PSPI on misinformation and its correction.  

Seifert has conducted applied work in design processes, eyewitness memory, medical decision-making, consumer behavior, and sustainability. She also conducts qualitative studies of group instruction in higher education and develops creative techniques for improving outcomes in design. Seifert is the director of the Design Science program, a Rackham Interdisciplinary Graduate Degree. 

Seifert is now accepting new proposals for PSPI topics as Newcombe wraps up her term. 

Published three times per year, PSPI is a unique journal featuring comprehensive state-of-the-science reviews of issues that are of direct relevance to policy makers and the public. Topics covered in recent issues have included potential interventions for stigma toward substance abuse, gender bias in academic science, and developmental research with youth involved in the justice system. 

Learn more about Psychological Science in the Public Interest.

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