Clinical Psychological Science

Clinical Psychological Science publishes advances in clinical science and provides a venue for cutting-edge research across a wide range of conceptual views, approaches, and topics. This bimonthly journal encompasses many core domains that have defined clinical psychology, but also boundary-crossing advances that integrate and make contact with diverse disciplines and that may not easily be found in traditional clinical psychology journals. Among the key topics are research on the underlying mechanisms and etiologies of psychological health and dysfunction; basic and applied work on the diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and prevention of mental illness; service delivery; and promotion of well-being. Articles are published in OnlineFirst before they are assigned to an issue. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Read incoming Editor Jennifer Tackett’s interview in the Observer.

APS joins the psychological science community in mourning the death of Clinical Psychological Science Editor Emeritus Scott O. Lilienfeld. Read more about Scott’s life and legacy in the Observer.

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Quick Facts

Editor:Jennifer Tackett
ISSN:Print: 2167-7026
Online: 2167-7034
Frequency:6 issues per year

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    A sample of research on antagonism in daily life, metarepresentation and autism symptoms, computational linguistics in suicide prevention, using acoustics to predict schizotypy, a model for mental health diagnostic, and sibling alcohol use and suicide.

  • College Students Don’t Need Protection from the Truth

    The collapsing justification for one university fad brings hope that others may follow. Even within the academic establishment, it seems that no one can mount a fact-based defense for the trendy notion that students need to be protected from potentially disturbing ideas. This week’s encouraging news also presents an interesting test case of whether academic institutions can still perform the basic functions for which they were created. ...