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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    • Article must include the following statement: 'This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.'
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • APA will submit NIH author articles to PubMed Central, after author completion of form
  • 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: 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
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents the findings of a United Kingdom (UK) research program carried out over the last decade. This research has explored the benefits of using networks of simulators for collective training known in the UK as mission training through distributed simulation (MTDS). The paper provides an overview of trials carried out to date, identifies the research issues addressed, and discusses the key findings. The conclusion is that MTDS provides an immersive training environment that has the potential to support not only single service collective training, but also joint and coalition training requirements. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
    Military Psychology 01/2013; 25(3):280. DOI:10.1037/h0094969
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    ABSTRACT: While much has been made of the potential uses for virtual environment (VE) technologies as training aids, there are few guidelines and strategies to inform system development from the user’s perspective. Assumptions are that a human factors-based evaluation will ensure optimal performance, transferring training from virtual to real worlds; however, there are complex, yet unexplored, issues surrounding system optimization and employment. A comprehensive investigation into the foundations of training, traversing levels of performance analysis, from overt behavioral responses to the less explicit neuronal patterns, is proposed from which optimal training strategies can be inferred and system development guidelines deduced. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
    Military Psychology 01/2013; 25(3):191. DOI:10.1037/h0094962
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    ABSTRACT: We examined the relationships between hardiness, work engagement, and burnout. Participants were Belgian service members involved in the International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) operation. They completed a questionnaire containing hardiness items from the revised Norwegian Hardiness Scale, items concerning vigor and dedication from the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale, and those tapping cynicism and emotional exhaustion from the Utrecht Burnout Scale. Results showed that hardiness was positively related to dedication and vigor, and negatively to cynicism and emotional exhaustion. Our results further suggest that work engagement and burnout are the opposite ends of a continuum. However, analyses concerning the moderation effect of hardiness suggest that individual differences could imply different processes in the relationship between work engagement and burnout. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
    Military Psychology 01/2013; 25(2):105. DOI:10.1037/h0094952
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    ABSTRACT: Military operators in various environments such as cyber, remotely piloted aircraft, and image analysis are required to use sustained attention or vigilance for long periods. During this time they encounter lapses in attention attributable to the monotonous nature of their tasks. Mistakes during these tasks can have serious consequences. The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of an eye-tracker to detect changes in vigilance performance during a simulated cyber operator task. Twenty participants performed 4 sessions of a 40-min vigilance task while wearing an eye-tracker. Blink frequency, blink duration, PERCLOS (percentage of eye closure), pupil diameter, pupil eccentricity, pupil velocity, and signal detection all had a significant change over time (p
    Military Psychology 01/2013; 25(5):502. DOI:10.1037/mil0000011
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    ABSTRACT: This study examined how functional impairment relates to postcombat adjustment over time, controlling for the influence of combat exposure. Analyses used sequential random coefficient models to examine 2 hypotheses: a) combat exposure and functional impairment predict the change in posttraumatic stress, depression, and anger/aggression symptoms during the first year postcombat; and b) combat exposure and functional impairment at reintegration predict symptom scores at 1 year postdeployment. A Brigade Combat Team completed surveys at reintegration, 4 months, and 12 months after a 1-year deployment to Iraq. Soldiers reporting high functional impairment at reintegration had higher symptoms at both follow-up periods, and functional impairment was a significant predictor of symptoms at the last time point, even after accounting for the influence of combat exposure. There was also an interaction effect, such that functional impairment exacerbated the impact of combat exposure on posttraumatic stress and anger/aggression symptoms at 12 months postdeployment. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)
    Military Psychology 01/2013; 25(6):545. DOI:10.1037/mil0000018