Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

2015 Impact Factor: 2.560
2015 Ranking: 10/62 in Psychology, Social
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Christian S. Crandall University of Kansas, USA

eISSN: 15527433 | ISSN: 01461672 | Current volume: 43 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Monthly

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin offers an international forum for the rapid dissemination of original empirical papers in all areas of personality and social psychology. The journal is published monthly - so you'll receive over 120 of the best articles each and every year.

Debate and Controversy
Each issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin brings you challenging articles that stimulate dialogue and reflect the many schools of thought now active in the field. At the forefront of new developments, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin reports research as it occurs. In fact, PSPB's innovative articles often provide the first accounts of research breakthroughs.

Contemporary Topics
In Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, you'll find articles by distinguished scholars on a variety of contemporary topics. Examples include attitudes and attitude changes, close relationships, gender and age stereotypes, group processes, intergroup relations, interpersonal attraction, morality, political action, prejudice, self-concept, social influence, and values.

Thematic Issues

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin supplements its broad coverage with single-theme Special Issues and Special Sections examining topics of particular concern. Previous thematic issues and sections include:

  • Motivational Determinants of Self-Evaluation: Working Towards Synthesis
  • Samples Made of Stories: Research Using Autobiographical Narratives
  • The Self and the Collective
  • Publication Trends in Personality and Social Psychology: A Symposium
  • Meta Analysis in Personality and Social Psychology
  • Principles of Psychology

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This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

The Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin is an official journal for the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. The journal is an international outlet for original empirical papers in all areas of personality and social psychology.

Colin Wayne Leach University of Connecticut, USA
Michael D. Robinson North Dakota State University, USA
Tessa V. West New York University, Department of Social Psychology
Managing Editor
Leann Zurmuhlen SAGE Publications
Associate Editors
Craig A. Anderson Iowa State University, USA
Ximena B. Arriaga Purdue University, USA
Fabrizio Butera Université de Lausanne
Joseph Cesario Michigan State University, USA
Jason Clark University of Iowa, USA
Susan Cross Iowa State University, USA
William G. Graziano Purdue University, USA
Norman P. Li Singapore Management University, Singapore
Brian Lickel University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
James K. McNulty Florida State University, Department of Psychology
Michael A. Olson University of Tennessee, USA
Lora E. Park University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA
John V. Petrocelli Wake Forest University, USA
Peter J. Rentfrow University of Cambridge UK
Sonia Roccas Open University of Israel, Israel
Jan-Willem van Prooijen Vrije Universiteit
Jacquie D. Vorauer University of Manitoba, Canada
Michael Wenzel Flinders University, Australia
Consulting Editors
Fiona Kate Barlow The University of Queensland, Australia
Monica Biernat University of Kansas, USA
Kevin L. Blankenship Iowa State University, USA
Wiebke Bleidorn Tilburg University
Helen C. Boucher Bates College, USA
Mark J. Brandt Tilburg University, Netherlands
Nyla R. Branscombe University of Kansas, USA
Pablo Briñol Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
C. Daryl Cameron Pennsylvania State University, USA
W. Keith Campbell University of Georgia, USA
Lei Chang University of Macau, China
Sylvia X. Chen Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Sapna Cheryan University of Washington, USA
Margaret S. Clark Yale University, USA
Taya R. Cohen Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Tom Denson University of New South Wales, Australia
M. Brent Donnellan Texas A&M University
John F. Dovidio Yale University
David Dunning Cornell University, Department of Psychology
Kristina M. Durante Rutgers University, USA
Paul W. Eastwick University of Texas at Austin, USA
Nathanael J. Fast University of Southern California, USA
Russell H. Fazio Ohio State University, USA
Frank D. Fincham Florida State University, USA
Ronald S. Friedman University at Albany, USA
David C. Funder University of California, Riverside, USA
Danielle Gaucher University of Winnipeg, Canada
Bertram Gawronski University of Texas at Austin, USA
Peter Glick Lawrence University, USA
Mario Gollwitzer Philipps University Marburg, Germany
Kurt Gray University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Katharine H. Greenaway The University of Queensland, Australia
Geoff Haddock Cardiff University
Takeshi Hamamura Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Judith Harackiewicz University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Nick Haslam University of Melbourne, Department of Psychological Sciences
Steven J. Heine University of British Columbia, Canada
Sara D. Hodges University of Oregon, USA
Emily A. Impett University of Toronto, Canada
Joshua J. Jackson Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Samantha Joel University of Texas at Austin, USA
Peter K. Jonason Western Sydney University, Australia
Charles M. Judd University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Benjamin R. Karney University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Bernhard Leidner University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Edward P. Lemay University of New Hampshire, USA
Richard E. Lucas Michigan State University, USA
Tara K. MacDonald Queen's University, Canada
C. Neil Macrae University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Gregory R. Maio Cardiff University, Wales
Brenda Major University of California - Santa Barbara, USA
Allen R. McConnell Miami University, USA
Robert R. McCrae Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Andrea L. Meltzer Florida State University, USA
Yuri Miyamoto University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mary C. Murphy Indiana University, USA
Rebecca Neel University of Iowa, USA
Tyler G. Okimoto The University of Queensland, Australia
Nickola C. Overall University of Auckland, New Zealand
B. Keith Payne University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Richard E. Petty Ohio State University, USA
Cynthia L. Pickett University of California, Davis, USA
E. Ashby Plant Florida State University, USA
Rolf Reber University of Bergen, Norway
Harry T. Reis University of Rochester
Deborah South Richardson Georgia Regents University Augusta, USA
Jennifer A. Richeson Northwestern University, USA
Francesca Righetti Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jane L. Risen University of Chicago, USA
Clay Routledge North Dakota State University, USA
Lilach Sagiv Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Tamar Saguy IDC, Israel
Krishna Savani National University of Singapore, Singapore
Rebecca J. Schlegel Texas A&M University, USA
Toni Schmader University of British Columbia, Canada
Abigail A. Scholer University of Waterloo, Canada
Norbert Schwarz University of Southern California
Christie Napa Scollon Singapore Management University, Singapore
Shaul Shalvi University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Nicole Shelton Princeton University, USA
James A. Shepperd University of Florida, USA
Nurit Shnabel Tel Aviv University, Israel
Garriy Shteynberg University of Tennessee, USA
Linda J. Skitka University of Illinois at Chicago
Richard Slatcher Wayne State University, USA
Erica B. Slotter Villanova University, USA
Jule Specht Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Danu Anthony Stinson University of Victoria
William B. Swann University of Texas, USA
Maya Tamir Boston College
Andrew R. Todd University of Iowa, USA
Miguel M. Unzueta University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Joseph A. Vandello University of South Florida, USA
William von Hippel University of Queensland, Australia
S. Christian Wheeler Stanford University, USA
Kipling D. Williams Purdue University, USA
Michael J. A. Wohl Carleton University, Canada
Wendy Wood University of Southern California, USA
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  • The Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB) is an official publication of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Inc. PSPB is an international outlet for the rapid dissemination of original contributions based on empirical data in all areas of personality and social psychology. Occasionally, PSPB publishes other pieces of particular interest to members of SPSP, such as special topic issues, selected symposia, and invited addresses.

    All papers submitted to PSPB are reviewed with respect to their scholarly merit and the extent to which they advance valid knowledge about social behavior. To this end, submissions that include meta-analyses, replications, alternatives to null hypothesis significance testing, and single as well as multiple studies, are all considered.

    SPSP recommends that authors read “Improving the Dependability of Research in Personality and Social Psychology” and APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct Standard 8 before submitting manuscripts to PSPB.

    Manuscript Preparation: Compliance with these policies is verified upon submission of manuscripts. Failure to comply with the policies will prevent submission and review of manuscripts.

    Style: All manuscripts should follow the style guidelines set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition, 2009.

    Length: Manuscripts must not exceed 10,000 words in length, including the abstract, references, and notes. The word count must appear on the title page. Rare exceptions to this policy can be requested as part of the submission process (justified by the nature, number, or complexity of studies or methods reported, for example). Even in such cases, authors should strive to come as close as possible to 10,000 words.

    Abstract and keywords: The page following the title page must include an abstract of no more than 150 words, and below the abstract, 4-5 keywords.

    Methods reporting: In addition to the manuscript text, authors are required to submit in a separate file stimulus materials, including the verbatim wording of all independent and dependent variable instructions, manipulations, and measures. [If the research was conducted in a language other than English, the stimulus file can use the original language, as long as the manuscript itself provides sufficient detail for reviewers and readers to evaluate the presented research.] If the article is published, this appendix will be made available on-line.

    Result reporting: Data-based submissions must:

    • report effect sizes and 95% confidence intervals for primary findings in each study
    • address issues of sample size and consequent issues of power in each study or, in the case of multiple-study articles, in the context of evaluating the overall case for the reliability of the primary findings.

    Double-blind review: PSPB now conforms to a double-blind peer review process.

    Ethical Practices verification: Corresponding authors of submitted papers must verify that:

    • the same or substantially similar manuscript has not been simultaneously submitted for consideration by another journal
    • the same or substantially similar manuscript has not already been published in whole or part
    • data collection complied with current APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
    • the raw data and related coding information underlying all findings of empirically-based publications will be shared consistent with SPSP’s (2013) Data Sharing Policy

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