Psychological Science

Psychological Science is fast-tracking the review and publication of articles that relate to COVID-19. Find out more here.

Psychological Science has retracted the article, “Declines in Religiosity Predict Increases in Violent Crime—but Not Among Countries With Relatively High Average IQ,” by Cory J. Clark, Bo M. Winegard, Jordan Beardslee, Roy F. Baumeister, and Azim F. Shariff. More information on the retraction and an editorial by Editor-in-Chief Patricia Bauer can be found here.

Read the April 2020 editorial by Editor-in-Chief Patricia Bauer and colleagues, “Practicing Good Laboratory Hygiene, Even in a Pandemic.”

Psychological Science, the flagship journal of the Association for Psychological Science, is the leading peer-reviewed journal publishing empirical research spanning the entire spectrum of the science of psychology. The journal publishes cutting-edge research articles, short reports, and research reports of general theoretical significance and broad interest across the field. Psychological Science is the source for the latest findings on topics from cognitive, social, developmental, and health psychology to behavioral neuroscience and biopsychology. The journal routinely features studies employing novel research methodologies and the newest, most innovative techniques of analysis. Articles are published in OnlineFirst before they are assigned to an issue. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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Quick Facts

Editor: Patricia J. Bauer
ISSN: Print: 0956-7976
Online: 1467-9280
Frequency: 12 issues per year

Read the January 2020 editorial by Editor Patricia Bauer on her vision for the future of Psychological Science.

Read the December 2015 editorial on replication by Editor Steve Lindsay, as well as his April 2017 editorial on sharing data and materials during the review process.

Watch Geoff Cumming’s video workshop on the new statistics.