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 7,000 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. 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
Associate Editors
Shira Gabriel University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA
Kurt Hugenberg Miami University, USA
Daniel C. Molden Northwestern University, USA
Nickola C. Overall University of Auckland, New Zealand
Simone Schnall University of Cambridge, Department of Psychology
Yuichi Shoda University of Washington
Pamela K. Smith University of California San Diego, USA
Gerben A. van Kleef University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Simine Vazire Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Psychology
Incoming Associate Editors
Wiebke Bleidorn University of California, Davis, USA
Lorne Campbell University of Western, Ontario, Canada
Jesse Graham University of Southern California, USA
Dominique Muller University Grenoble Alpes, France
Nickola C. Overall University of Auckland, New Zealand
Kate A. Ratliff University of Florida, USA
Joseph P. Simmons University of Pennsylvania, USA
Gerben A. van Kleef University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gregory D. Webster University of Florida, USA
Tessa V. West New York University, USA
Editorial Board
Dolores Albarracin University of Pennsylvania, USA
David M. Amodio New York University, USA
Ximena B. Arriaga Purdue University, USA
Claire E. Ashton-James VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mitja Back Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Emily Balcetis New York University, USA
Michael J. Bernstein Penn State Abington, USA
Monica Biernat University of Kansas, USA
Brenda N. Major University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Galen V. Bodenhausen Northwestern University, USA
Pablo Briñol Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Christina M. Brown Arcadia University, USA
Fabrizio Butera Université de Lausanne
W. Keith Campbell University of Georgia, USA
Amy Canevello University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Emanuele Castano The New School for Social Research, USA
Joseph Cesario Michigan State University, USA
Heather M. Claypool Miami University, USA
Dov Cohen University of Illinois, USA
Olivier Corneille Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Joshua Correll University of Colorado, USA
Chris S. Crandall University of Kansas, USA
Clayton R. Critcher University of California Berkeley, USA
Jennifer Crocker Ohio State University, USA
Nilanjana Dasgupta University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA
Carsten K.W. de Dreu University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stéphanie Demoulin Université catholique de Louvain, Belgique
Jaye L. Derrick University of Buffalo, USA
Thierry Devos San Diego State University, USA
Amanda B. Diekman Miami University, USA
John F. Dovidio Yale University
David A. Dunning Cornell University, Department of Psychology
Paul W. Eastwick University of Texas at Austin, USA
Robin Edelstein University of Michigan, USA
Russell H. Fazio Ohio State University, USA
Melissa J. Ferguson Cornell University
Klaus Fiedler University of Heidelberg, Germany
Agneta H. Fischer University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Alison R. Fragale, Ph.D. University of North Carolina, USA
Kentaro Fujita The Ohio State University
R. Michael Furr Wake Forest University, USA
Adam Galinsky Columbia University, USA
Bertram Gawronski The University of Western Ontario, CANADA
Michele J. Gelfand University of Maryland
Samuel D. Gosling University of Texas at Austin, USA
Jesse Graham University of Southern California, USA
Jamin Halberstadt University of Otago, New Zealand
David L. Hamilton University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Gordon Hodson Brock University, Canada
Wilhelm Hofmann University of Cologne, Germany
Rob W. Holland Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Astrid Homan University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Matthew J. Hornsey University of Queensland, Australia
Rick H. Hoyle Duke University, USA
Aarti Iyer University of Queensland, Australia
Joshua J. Jackson Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Lisa M. Jaremka The Ohio State University College of Medicine, USA
Kerri L. Johnson University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Lucy Johnson University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Robert A. Josephs University of Texas at Austin, USA
Cheryl R. Kaiser University of Washington, USA
Yoshihisa Kashima University of Melbourne, Australia
Kerry Kawakami York University, Canada
Shinobu Kitayama University of Michigan, USA
Karl Christoph Klauer University of Freiburg, Germany
Olivier Klein Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Eric Knowles University of California, Irvine, USA
Laura Kray University of California Berkeley, USA
Joris Lammers Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Robert Livingston Northwestern University, USA
Debbie S. Ma California State University, Northridge, USA
William W. Maddux INSEAD
Jon Maner Florida State University
Craig McGarty University of Western Sydney
Brian P. Meier Gettysburg College, USA
Margo J. Monteith Purdue University, USA
Beth Morling University of Delaware, USA
Michael W. Morris Columbia University, USA
Elizabeth Mullen Stanford University, USA
Dominique Muller University Grenoble Alpes, France
Paula Niedenthal University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA
Michael I. Norton Harvard Business School, USA
Shigehiro Oishi University of Virginia, USA
Elizabeth Page-Gould University of Toronto
Bernadette Park University of Colorado, USA
Lora E. Park University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA
Cynthia L. Pickett University of California, Davis, USA
Tom Postmes University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Deborah A. Prentice Princeton University, USA
Rolf Reber University of Bergen, Norway
Harry T. Reis University of Rochester
Peter J. Rentfrow University of Cambridge UK
Francesca Righetti Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nicholas O. Rule University of Toronto, Canada
Robert J. Rydell Indiana University, USA
Daan Scheepers Leiden University, The Netherlands
Ulrich Schimmack University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada
Toni Schmader University of British Columbia, Canada
Brandon J. Schmeichel Texas A&M University
Carolin J. Showers University of Oklahoma, USA
Paul Silvia University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Linda J. Skitka University of Illinois at Chicago
Richard Slatcher Wayne State University, USA
Jule Specht Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Amy Summerville Miami University, USA
Alexander Todorov Princeton University, USA
Yaacov Trope New York University, USA
Alexa M. Tullett University of Alabama
Christian Unkelbach University of Cologne, Germany
Theresa K. Vescio The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania
William von Hippel University of Queensland, Australia
Michaela Waenke University of Mannheim, Germany
Gregory M. Walton Stanford University
Gregory D. Webster University of Florida, USA
Max Weisbuch University of Denver, USA
Tessa V. West New York University, USA
S. Christian Wheeler Stanford University, USA
Steven G. Young Baruch College, CUNY
Vincent Yzerbyt Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Chenbo Zhong University of Toronto, Canada
Representatives for the Consortium of Social and Personality Psychology
M. Lynne Cooper Association for Research in Personality, ARP
Jennifer Crocker Society for Personality and Social Psychology, SPSP
Alex Haslam European Association of Social Psychology, EASP
Brenda N. Major Chair of the Consortium, Society of Experimental Social Psychology, SESP
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  • Social Psychological and Personality Science receives manuscript submissions online through SAGEtrack, 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. SAGEtrack 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.

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    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 may present new theory, new data, new methods, or any combination of these. 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

    For further information about submission policies and practices, please read this Editorial.

    CHANGES TO SUBMISSION PROCESS AS OF JULY 1, 2015

    Starting July 1, 2015, the following policies will take effect at SPPS:

    • SPPS will now accept replication studies as submissions. The same guidelines apply (word limit, disclosures, etc.). We will consider strong replication studies, including failed replications, particularly (but not exclusively) of original studies published in SPPS.
    • 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.
    • Tables and Figures should be embedded in the manuscript upon submission, not appended at the end of the manuscript.
    • Tables, table notes, figures, and figure captions will not count towards the 5,000 word limit.
    • The name of the handling editor (or 'action editor') will be printed at the end of each article.


    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 sixth 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.

    You may access the SPPS Manuscript Submission Title Page template here, and the Manuscript Main Document template here.

    Any inquiries regarding manuscript submission may be directed to the editorial office at arichardson.sagepub@gmail.com.

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