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


  • APS Board of Directors Accepts Resignation of Perspectives on Psychological Science Editor-in-Chief  

    Today, December 6, 2022, at 9:35 a.m. ET (2:35 p.m. UTC), at the request of the APS Board of Directors, Klaus Fiedler, Editor-in-Chief of Perspectives on Psychological Science, submitted his resignation, which has been accepted.  APS’s commitment to scientific psychology and upholding the integrity of our journals remains steadfast.   The APS Board of Directors, committees, and staff are gathering information that will inform next steps for strengthening psychological science and our editorial processes, while combating biases and promoting a more equitable science.

  • APS Statement in Response to Concerns About Editorial Practices at Perspectives on Psychological Science 

    Update, 12.2.22: APS Board of Directors Accepts Resignation of Perspectives on Psychological Science Editor-in-Chief Update: The following was sent to APS Members at 7:34 pm EST 12.5.22: On Friday, December 2, an author posted a pre-print manuscript detailing his concerns about and personal experience with racist and biased editorial practices at the APS journal Perspectives on Psychological Science. We take these concerns and the pain this has caused seriously.That same day, APS published the statement below outlining our commitment to address these concerns.