Military Psychology Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Journal description

Focusing on psychological research or practice in military environments, Military Psychology facilitates communication between researchers and practitioners by publishing original research that furthers scientific knowledge in the field. Filling the gap between the Department of Defense and civilian researchers, it publishes behavioral science research having military applications in clinical and health psychology, training and human factors, manpower and personnel, social and organizational systems, and testing and measurement.

Current impact factor: 0.72

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2009 Impact Factor 0.391

Additional details

5-year impact 1.24
Cited half-life 6.40
Immediacy index 0.55
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.44
Website Military Psychology website
Other titles Military psychology (Online), Military psychology
ISSN 0899-5605
OCLC 45007137
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

American Psychological Association

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  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

  • Military Psychology 01/2015; DOI:10.1037/mil0000077
  • Military Psychology 01/2015; 27(3):129-141. DOI:10.1037/mil0000073
  • Military Psychology 01/2015; 27(3):155-168. DOI:10.1037/mil0000069
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    ABSTRACT: This article provides a brief discussion of the historical context for the major recent advances in enlisted selection and classification that are the subject of this special issue. By providing a perspective on the difficulty personality assessment has had gaining traction as a screening measure, it supplies a basis for understanding the significance of recent advances in personality measurement. This article also summarizes the military research on interest measurement that will receive more extended treatment later in this issue. It relates the work in this issue on new information technology testing to the role of information testing in the current military operational selection and classification test battery, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), and discusses the background for 2 additional cognitive measures, Coding Speed and Assembling Objects. Finally, it previews issues to be discussed in the commentary article at the end of this issue.
    Military Psychology 05/2014; 26(3):131-137. DOI:10.1037/mil0000041
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    ABSTRACT: The influence of work interests on employee behavior is often misunderstood. Accordingly, the potential of work interest measures to improve "high stakes" employee decision-making has been grossly underestimated. One organization that has taken work interests seriously however, is the U.S. military. The purpose of this article is threefold: (a) to summarize the rich history of military-sponsored research on work interests for employee selection and classification, (b) to highlight recent advances in work interest measurement from military-sponsored research, and (c) to outline the way forward for advancing work interest theory and measurement.
    Military Psychology 05/2014; 26(3):165-181. DOI:10.1037/mil0000045
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    ABSTRACT: With the exception of Assembling Objects (AO), a spatial ability test used only by the Navy in enlisted occupational classification, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is academic and knowledge-based, somewhat limiting its utility for occupational classification. This article presents the case for integrating the AO test into military classification composites and for expanding the breadth of ASVAB content by including a former ASVAB speed/accuracy test, Coding Speed (CS). Empirical evidence is presented that shows AO and CS (a) increment the validity of the ASVAB in predicting training grades for a broad array of occupations, (b) reduce adverse impact defined as test score barriers for women and minorities, and (c) improve classification in terms of matching recruits to occupations. Some cognitive theory is presented to support AO and CS, as well as nonverbal reasoning and working memory tests for inclusion in or adjuncts to the ASVAB.
    Military Psychology 05/2014; 26(3):199-220. DOI:10.1037/mil0000043
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    ABSTRACT: This article places the articles included in this special issue within the larger context of the objectives of a selection and classification system. It examines the full range of individual differences and how, until relatively recently, a focus on training success has led to an emphasis on the cognitive subset of these differences within the military. It describes how, consistent with a greater recognition of the importance of job performance, the research described in this issue has opened the door to expanded coverage of both cognitive and noncognitive attributes. It summarizes the methodological advances that have contributed to the efficacy of new noncognitive measures. It explores how popular approaches to the measurement of classification efficiency have led to unwarranted pessimism regarding the classification potential of multiattribute measures and discusses research indicating how much greater classification efficiency is possible with existing measures. Finally, it examines potentially fruitful areas of future research to better meet military objectives. These include development of an approach to performance measurement and validity transportation that makes future military classification research feasible; exploration of currently untapped individual-difference domains, particularly those that might differentially predict across job groupings; exploration of the interaction between cognitive and noncognitive attributes; and exploration of alternative measurement techniques.
    Military Psychology 05/2014; 26(3):221-251. DOI:10.1037/mil0000040
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    ABSTRACT: The current study examined the associations among polychronicity, creativity and perceived time pressure in a military context. Polychronicity refers to an individual's preference for working on many tasks simultaneously as opposed to 1 at a time. As hypothesized, polychronicity was negatively related to creativity. In addition, perceived time pressure moderated this relationship. Specifically, polychronic individuals exhibited less creativity when their perceived time pressure was high. The results underscore that, although today's work environment encourages polychronic approach, it, when reinforced with perceived high time pressure, runs the risk of reducing creativity, which is a critical driver for the survival of organizations.
    Military Psychology 03/2014; 26(2):67-76. DOI:10.1037/mil0000032
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    ABSTRACT: The demands of military service, including the intensity and frequency of military operations, can have numerous effects on military families. Evidence suggests that spousal support may play an important role in the resiliency of military families. The present study examined the roles of deployment stress and social support in the psychological well-being of spouses of deployed military personnel (N = 639). The results showed that deployment stress and perceived social support from family, nonmilitary friends, and military partner played independent roles in the psychological wellbeing of military spouses. This evidence suggests the importance of taking perceived social support into account when explaining the variance in the psychological wellbeing of military spouses. Results are discussed in light of some methodological constraints, and the potential implications related to heightening families’ perceptions of interpersonal relationships are emphasized. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)
    Military Psychology 01/2014; 26(1):44. DOI:10.1037/mil0000029
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    ABSTRACT: The U.S. Army faces complex challenges in building and sustaining its officer force. It needs to identify and develop individuals who can adapt to many different mission types and to the various environments in which the Army operates, develop the strategic and tactical leadership skills necessary to perform effectively in higher ranks, and embrace the Army’s warrior ethos. To create a performance-based foundation for accessing, assigning, training, and retaining officers, we conducted a job analysis study. Using Army doctrine, protocol, training manuals, and input from a number of Army officers, we identified 46 leader and management major duties that officers must perform with a high level of competence. The list is intended to be relevant for all Army officer positions and levels up to lieutenant colonel, though the relative importance of and time spent on specific duties varies by level, position, branch, and mission. We also identified 55 stable individual difference attributes and attitudes that underlie the determinants of officer performance and retention. We framed our study according to 2 models of job performance, 1 specifying the determinants of job performance and the other specifying the major components of job performance. The integrated models provide a theoretical basis for designing personnel systems or interventions to impact specific components of officer perfomance and for predicting likely outcoms
    Military Psychology 01/2014; 26(4):2014. DOI:10.1037/mil0000051
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    ABSTRACT: Combat traumas precipitate posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); however, nontraumatic deployment and postdeployment factors may also contribute to PTSD severity. The Deployment Risk and Resilience Inventory (DRRI) was used to investigate pre-, peri-, and postdeployment factors associated with current PTSD severity in 150 recent combat veterans with PTSD and hazardous alcohol use. Hierarchal linear regression analyzed what factors independently predicted PTSD severity when controlling for sociodemographic characteristics and combat specific variables. Four postdeployment factors independently predicted PTSD severity: unemployment, alcohol use, social support, and stressful (nontraumatic) life events. The centrality of trauma in the maintenance of PTSD and clinical implications for treatment providers are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)
    Military Psychology 01/2014; 26(1):15. DOI:10.1037/mil0000027
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    ABSTRACT: Precision strike capabilities represent a significant and highly controversial part of present day military operations. And yet, there is a surprising dearth of empirical research on military decision making in this domain. In this article, we therefore review different psychological perspectives on how these decisions can be made. Specifically, we compare the application of normative models of judgment and choice against the empirical research on human decision making, which suggests that people are more likely to employ heuristic strategies. We suggest that several features of decision tasks in the precision strike domain evoke the use of intuitive (heuristic) decision making whereas other features such as the sometimes unfamiliar (or novel) nature of the decision task requires analytic strategies to generate good solutions. Therefore, decisions about precision strike capabilities are best made with a mixture of intuitive and analytic thought, a mode of thinking known as quasirationality. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)
    Military Psychology 01/2014; 26(1):33. DOI:10.1037/mil0000028