Special Perspectives Issue Revisits Most Impactful APS Journal Articles

A new, special issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science marks the 30th anniversary of APS with a collection of reflections, insights, and forward-looking articles from authors of the 30 most-cited articles published in APS journals.

In an introduction to the issue, Editor Robert J. Sternberg considers some of the factors that lead to high-impact articles, including how the research is presented, whether the research relates to issues that are important to scholars and lay people, and the extent to which the research propels the field forward.

The authors discuss the origin and central hypotheses of their articles, and why they believe the work has had such an impact in the field.

The articles and authors include:

  • Toward a Psychology of Human Agency: Pathways and Reflections
    Albert Bandura
  • Revisiting Our Reappraisal of the (Surprisingly Few) Benefits of High Self-Esteem
    Roy F. Baumeister and Kathleen D. Vohs
  • The Strength Model of Self-Regulation: Conclusions From the Second Decade of Willpower Research
    Roy F. Baumeister, Dianne M. Tice, and Kathleen D. Vohs
  • Being Suspicious of the Sense of Ease and Undeterred by the Sense of Difficulty: Looking Back at Schmidt and Bjork (1992)
    Robert A. Bjork
  • An Evaluation of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, Its Rapid Rise, and Its Effective Use
    Michael D. Buhrmester, Sanaz Talaifar, and Samuel D. Gosling
  • Sexual and Emotional Infidelity: Evolved Gender Differences in Jealousy Prove Robust and Replicable
    David Buss
  • The Error-Related Negativity, Self-Monitoring, and Consciousness
    Stanislas Dehaene
  • Revisiting “Most People Are Happy”–And Discovering When They Are Not
    Ed Diener, Carol Diener, Hyewon Choi, and Shigehiro Oishi
  • Beyond Money: Progress on an Economy of Well-Being
    Ed Diener and Martin E.P. Seligman
  • Happiest People Revisited
    Ed Diener, Martin E.P. Seligman, Hyewon Choi, and Shigehiro Oishi
  • Reflections on Self-Reflection: Contemplating Flawed Self-Judgments in the Clinic, Classroom, and Office Cubicle
    David Dunning, Chip Heath, and Jerry M. Suls
  • Working Memory and Executive Attention: A Revisit
    Randall W. Engle
  • Reflections on Positive Emotions and Upward Spirals
    Barbara Fredrickson and Thomas Joiner
  • The Error-Related Negativity
    William J. Gehring, Brian Goss, Michael G.H. Coles, David E. Meyer, and Emanuel Donchin
  • Enhancing the Effectiveness of Work Groups and Teams: A Reflection
    Steve W. J. Kozlowski
  • Fitness Effects on the Cognitive Function of Older Adults: A Meta-Analytic Study-Revisited
    Arthur F. Kramer and Stanley Colcombe
  • The Scientific Pursuit of Happiness
    David G. Myers and Ed Diener
  • Expressive Writing in Psychological Science
    James W. Pennebaker
  • To Have Seen or Not to Have Seen: A Look at Rensink, O’Regan, and Clark (1997)
    Ronald A. Rensink
  • Reflections on the Resurgence of Interest in the Testing Effect
    Henry L. Roediger, III, and Jeffrey D. Karpicke
  • Well-Being With Soul: Science in Pursuit of Human Potential
    Carol D. Ryff
  • The Constructive, Destructive, and Reconstructive Power of Social Norms: Reprise
    P. Wesley Schultz, Jessica M. Nolan, Robert B. Cialdini, Noah J. Goldstein, and Vladas Griskevicius
  • False-Positive Citations
    Joseph P. Simmons, Leif D. Nelson, and Uri Simonsohn
  • The Scientific Work We Love: A Duplex Theory of Scientific Impact and Its Application to the Top-Cited Articles in the First 30 Years of APS Journals
    Robert J. Sternberg
  • Enhancing the Effectiveness of Work Groups and Teams: A Reflection
    Steve W.J. Kozlowski

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