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Psychological Science

Psychological Science

An official journal of the Association for Psychological Science
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eISSN: 14679280 | ISSN: 09567976 | Current volume: 35 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Monthly
Psychological Science, the flagship journal of the Association for Psychological Science, is the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology and is truly a leader in the field. The journal publishes cutting-edge research articles and short reports, spanning the entire spectrum of the science of psychology. This journal is the source for the latest findings in cognitive, social, developmental, and health psychology, as well as behavioral neuroscience and biopsychology. Psychological Science routinely features studies employing novel research methodologies and the newest, most innovative techniques of analysis.

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The Association for Psychological Science (APS) is the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders. APS members provide a richer understanding of the world through their research, teaching, and application of psychological science. APS is passionate about supporting psychological scientists in these pursuits, which it does by sharing cutting-edge research across all areas of the field through its journals and conventions; promoting the integration of scientific perspectives within psychological science and with related disciplines; fostering global connections among its members; engaging the public with research to promote broader understanding and awareness of psychological science; and advocating for increased support for psychological science in the public policy arena. More than 30,000 leading psychological researchers, as well as students and teachers, have made APS their scientific home.

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

Please see the Aims & Scope of the journal from the APS Publications Committee.

Editor in Chief
Simine Vazire University of Melbourne, Australia
Ivan Carbajal Oregon State University, School of Psychological Science, USA
Leyla Loued-Khenissi Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland
Consulting Editor
Patricia J. Bauer Emory University, USA
Senior Editors
Derek M. Isaacowitz Northeastern University, USA
Betsy Levy Paluck Princeton University, USA
Russell Poldrack Stanford University, USA
Joseph Simmons University of Pennsylvania, USA
Associate Editors
Stephen Baffour Adjei Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development, Ghana
Tom Beckers KU Leuven, Belgium
D. A. Briley University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Clayton R. Critcher University of California, Berkeley, USA
Antonio L. Freitas Stony Brook University, USA
Jenny Gutsell Brandeis University, USA
Ulrike Hahn Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Yoel Inbar University of Toronto, Canada
Zhicheng Lin University of Science and Technology of China, China
Louis J. Moses Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Amy Orben University of Cambridge, UK
Gabriele Paolacci Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands
Roni Porat Hebrew University, Israel
Vishnu Sreekumar International Institute of Information Technology, India
Julia Stern University of Bremen, Germany
Heather L. Urry Tufts University, USA
Evie Vergauwe University of Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Statistics, Transparency, and Rigor (STAR) Editor
Tom E. Hardwicke University of Melbourne, Australia
Statistics, Transparency, and Rigor (STAR) Editors
Ruben C. Arslan University of Leipzig, Germany
Frederik Aust University of Cologne, Germany
Julia Beitner Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Joanne Chung University of Toronto, Mississauga, Canada
Sophia Crüwell Cambridge University, UK
Sacha Epskamp National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jessica Kay Flake McGill University, Department of Psychology, Canada
Emma Henderson Department for Transport, UK
Adela Isvoranu National University of Singapore, Singapore
Zoltan Kekecs Eotvos Lorand University, Institute of Psychology
Ana Martinovici Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Rotterdam School of Management
Amanda Montoya University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Psychology, USA
Daniel P. Moriarty University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Leif D. Nelson University of California, Berkeley, USA
Mijke Rhemtulla University of California, Davis, USA
Julia Roher Universität Leipzig, Germany
Anne Scheel Utrecht University, Netherlands
Uri Simonsohn ESADE Business School, Spain
Olmo van den Akker Berlin Institute of Health, Germany
Sara J. Weston University of Oregon, USA
Senior Publications Manager
Becca G. White Association for Psychological Science
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