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Social Psychological and Personality Science

Social Psychological and Personality Science

Published in Association with Society of Experimental and Social Psychology
Published in Association with European Association of Social Psychology
Published in Association with Association for Research in Personality
Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
Asian Association for Social Psychology

eISSN: 19485514 | ISSN: 19485506 | Current volume: 11 | Current issue: 7 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

Now published eight times per year, Social Psychological and Personality Science (SPPS) is a collaboration from the Association for Research in Personality (ARP), the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), and co-sponsored by the Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP) and Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP). The founding and sponsoring societies provide their membership with complimentary subscriptions, immediately giving the journal a reach of over 10,000 scholars in social and personality psychology worldwide!

SPPS is a unique short reports journal in social and personality psychology. Its aim is to publish concise reports of empirical studies that provide meaningful contributions to our understanding of important issues in social and personality psychology. SPPS strives to publish innovative, rigorous, and impactful research. It is geared toward a speedy review and publication process to allow groundbreaking research to become part of the scientific conversation quickly.  SPPS now also accepts submissions of replication studies. Articles cannot exceed 5,000 words (excluding tables, figures, and references) and they may present new theory, new data, new methods, or any combination of these. Preference will be given to articles that:

  • represent an advance to social psychological or personality science
  • are methodologically rigorous
  • have theoretical and practical significance
  • help build interdisciplinary bridges among areas in social and personality psychology
  • are written to be accessible to a wide range of audiences, including science writers for the popular press and the public at large
Editor
Margo J. Monteith Purdue University, USA
Senior Associate Editor
P. Jason Rentfrow University of Cambridge, UK
Managing Editor
Supriya Bidola SAGE Publishing, USA
Associate Editors
Richard B. Slatcher University of Georgia, USA
Lowell Gaertner University of Tennessee, USA
Will Gervais University of Kentucky, USA
Igor Grossmann University of Waterloo, Canada
Jennifer K. Bosson University of South Florida
Lisa K. Libby The Ohio State University, USA
Robyn K. Mallett Loyola University Chicago, USA
Yuri Miyamoto University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Danny Osborne University of Auckland, New Zealand
Eva Walther University of Trier, Germany
Editorial Board
Andrew A. Abeyta Rutgers University-Camden, USA
Lara Aknin Simon Fraser University, Canada
Mark Alicke Ohio University, USA
Leslie Ashburn-Nardo Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
Yoav Bar-Anan Tel Aviv University, Israel
Fiona Kate Barlow The University of Queensland, Australia
Julia Becker University of Konstanz, Germany
Monica Biernat University of Kansas, USA
Laura E. R. Blackie University of Nottingham, UK
Nyla Branscombe University of Kansas, USA
Jazmin Brown-Iannuzzi University of Virginia, USA
Amy Canevello University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
William J. Chopik Michigan State University, USA
Katherine S. Corker Grand Valley State University, USA
Olivier Corneille Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Maureen A. Craig New York University, USA
Matt Crawford Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Alyssa Croft The University of Arizona, USA
Anna Czarna Jagiellonian University, Poland
Alex M. Czopp Western Washington University, USA
Cydney H. Dupree Yale University, USA
Nicholas Epley University of Chicago, USA
Agneta H. Fischer University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
R. Chris Fraley University of Illinois, USA
Sam Gaertner University of Delaware, Newark, USA
Stanley O. Gaines Brunel University London, UK
Sarah E. Gaither Duke University, USA
Yuthika Girme Simon Fraser University, Canada
Matthew D. Hammond Victoria University of Wellington , New Zealand
Peter Hegarty University of Surrey, UK
Steven Heine University of British Columbia, Canada
Marie Hennecke University of Siegen, Germany
Erin P Hennes Purdue University, USA
Joseph J. Hilgard Illinois State University, USA
Lauren J. Human McGill University, Canada
Hans IJzerman Université Grenoble Alpes, France
Yoel Inbar University of Toronto, Canada
Keiko Ishii Nagoya University, Japan
Joshua J. Jackson Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Eranda Jayawickreme Wake Forest University, USA
Angel Gómez Jiménez Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Spain
Samantha Joel Western University, USA
India R. Johnson Butler University, USA
Cheryl R. Kaiser University of Washington, USA
Yoshihisa Kashima University of Melbourne, Australia
Laura A. King University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
Michelle Kline Simon Fraser University, Canada
Benedek Kurdi Yale University, USA
Kristin Laurin University of British Columbia, Canada
Richard E. Lucas Michigan State University, USA
Maike Luhmann Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Ariel Malka Yeshiva University, USA
Allen R. McConnell Miami University, USA
Andrea L. Meltzer Florida State University, USA
Thekla Morgenroth University of Exeter, UK
Beth Morling University of Delaware, USA
Corinne A. Moss-Racusin Skidmore College, USA
Amy Muise York University, Canada
Michael Muthukrishna London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Jinkyung Na Sogang University, South Korea
Zachary Adolph Niese Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
Michael A. Olson University of Tennessee, USA
Ivuoma N. Onyeador Northwestern University, USA
Bernadette Park University of Colorado Boulder, USA
B. Keith Payne University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Sylvia P. Perry Northwestern University, USA
Marco Perugini University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Evava S. Pietri Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
Ruthie Pliskin Leiden University, The Netherlands
Felicia Pratto University of Connecticut, USA
Deborah A. Prentice Princeton University, USA
Radmila Prislin San Diego State University, USA
John F. Rauthmann Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
Jessica Remedios Tufts University, USA
Francesca Righetti Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rosa Rodriguez-Bailón University of Granada, Spain
Diana T. Sanchez Rutgers University, USA
Nurit Schnabel Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Emre Selcuk Sabanci University, Turkey
Garriy Shteynberg University of Tennessee, USA
Allison L. Skinner-Dorkenoo University of Georgia, USA
Linda J. Skitka The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Pamela K. Smith University of California, San Diego, USA
Olga Stavrova Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Melanie C. Steffens University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Chadly Stern University of Illinois, USA
Daniel Sullivan University of Arizona, USA
Janet Swim Pennsylvania State University, USA
Linda Tropp Univerisity of Massechusetts , USA
Yukiko Uchida Kyoto University, Japan
Greta Valenti Birmingham-Southern College, USA
William von Hippel University of Queensland, Australia
Jacquie D. Vorauer University of Manitoba, Canada
Hanne M. Watkins University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Gregory Webster University of Florida, USA
Duane T. Wegener Ohio State University, USA
Tim Wildschut University of Southampton, UK
Liane Young Boston College, USA
Vincent Yzerbyt Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Representatives for the Consortium of Social and Personality Psychology
Katie Corker Association for Research in Personality (ARP)
Ernestine H. Gordijn European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)
Judith Harackiewicz Chair, Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), USA
Jeff Sherman Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), USA
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  • Covid-19 Submissions Announcement

    Social Psychological and Personality Science (SPPS) is expediting processing of manuscript submissions related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) until August, 2020. The journal’s longstanding aim is to publish concise reports of empirical studies that provide meaningful contributions to our understanding of important issues in social and personality psychology, with a speedy submission-publication timeline. Given the pressing need to understand social and personality phenomenon in relation to the pandemic, and to make such research available to the public, prioritizing related manuscripts is important. Relevant manuscripts should be submitted through the SPPS submission website. Please mention relevance of your manuscript to Covid-19 in your cover letter, and also include “Covid-19” as a keyword.


    Social Psychological and Personality Science receives manuscript submissions online through SAGE Track, powered by ScholarOne's Manuscript CentralTM. Authors should register for an account at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/spps, where they will create a login ID and password. SAGE Track serves as the center for editorial staff to communicate with authors, editors, and reviewers electronically, and it functions as the platform for the review process.

    Content

    SPPS is a unique short reports journal in social and personality psychology. Its aim is to publish concise reports of empirical studies that provide meaningful contributions to our understanding of important issues in social and personality psychology. SPPS strives to publish innovative, rigorous, and impactful research. You may present new theory, new data, new methods, or any combination of these. In addition, SPPS will consider strong replication studies, including failed replications, particularly (but not exclusively) of original studies published in SPPS. The journal is geared toward a speedy review and publication process to allow groundbreaking research to become part of the scientific conversation quickly.

    Articles cannot exceed 5,000 words (excluding tables, figures, and references).

    Preferences will be given to articles that:

    • represent an advance to social psychological or personality science
    • are methodologically rigorous
    • have theoretical and practical significance
    • help build interdisciplinary bridges among areas in social and personality psychology
    • are written to be accessible to a wide range of audiences, including science writers for the popular press and the public at large.

    The submission portal will ask authors to confirm the following:

    • Confirm that you have reported how sample size was determined for each study and a discussion of statistical power.
    • Confirm that you have reported all data exclusions (e.g., dropped outliers) and how decisions about data exclusions were made.
    • Confirm that you have reported all measures or conditions for variables of interest to the research question(s), whether they were included in the analyses or not.
    • Confirm that all key results are accompanied by exact p-values, effect sizes, and 95% confidence intervals, or an explanation of why this is not possible.
    • Confirm that you have uploaded all materials (e.g., manipulations, measures) either a) as a Supplementary File for online publication only, uploaded during the SAGEtrack submission process, or b) to a public repository, with a link provided in your manuscript, or c) provided an explanation of why this is not possible. Please note that uploaded materials may appear in their original language. However, if authors can convert non-English materials to English without hardship, an English version would be appreciated. 
    • Confirm that your manuscript indicates whether data are available, and, if so, where to access them. For example, a relevant statement may be provided at the beginning of your Results section.
    • Confirm that your manuscript indicates whether code is available, and, if so, where to access it. For example, a relevant statement may be provided at the beginning of your Results section.

    Also note,

    • Tables and Figures should be embedded in the manuscript upon submission, not appended at the end of the manuscript.
    • When possible,
      • meta-analyses conducted across studies are expected
      • preregistration of research is recommended.
      • providing online access to data and code is recommended.
    • The name of the handling editor (or 'action editor') will be printed at the end of each article.

    For further information about submission policies and practices, please read Editorial 7(1) and Editorial 11(1).

    Manuscript Preparation

    Submissions to SPPS may not exceed 5,000 words. The word count includes all text, including but not limited to, the abstract, main body, notes, and acknowledgements, and excluding references, tables, table notes, figures, and figure captions. To calculate the word count for your submission, please use your word processor to find the total number of words for the entire submission, then subtract the number of words from your references section, tables, table notes, figures, and figure captions. When you determine your final word count please include that information on the title page of your submission. If your submission contains materials, tables, figures, or data sets that you would like to include as a supplementary file for online publication only, you may upload that as a separate file in the submission process and designate the file accordingly. Any file that is designated as being for online publication only will not need to be included in the word count.

    SPPS conducts a double blind peer review process. Please prepare your manuscript for the double blind process by submitting your title page and main document as two separate files. A short 1-3 sentence biography for each author should be included in the title page, along with any other identifying information such as author names, contact information, author notes or acknowledgements. An abstract of no more than 150 words and list of 4-5 keywords should be included in your main document file, along with the main body, footnotes, tables, and figures. The main document file should be blinded and suitable for viewing by reviewers.

    Journal policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for consideration by another journal and does not allow publication of a manuscript that has been published in whole or in part by another journal. Authors must also verify compliance with APA ethical standards in the treatment of participants, human or animal.

    Submissions to SPPS should follow the style guidelines set forth in the Seventh edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (including "Guidelines to Reduce Bias in Language" on pp. 70 -77).

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    Any inquiries regarding manuscript submission may be directed to the editorial office at supriya.bidola@sagepub.in.

     

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