American Psychologist (AM PSYCHOL)
The American Psychologist is the official journal of the American Psychological Association. As such, the journal contains archival documents and articles covering current issues in psychology, the science and practice of psychology, and psychology's contribution to public policy. Archival and Association documents include, but are not limited to, the annual report of the Association, Council minutes, the Presidential Address, editorials, other reports of the Association, ethics information, surveys of the membership, employment data, obituaries, calendars of events, announcements, and selected award addresses. Articles published cover all aspects of psychology. Submissions should be current, timely, and of interest to the broad AP A membership; they should be written in a style that is accessible to and of interest to all psychologists, regardless of area of specialization. American Psychologist contributions often address national and international policy issues as well as topics relevant to Association policy and activities. The first step in the AP editorial review process is performed by the AP editor/APA CEO. Approximately 70% of author-submitted manuscripts are returned without review within 30 days for a host of reasons: Empirical manuscripts are more appropriate for one of the APA primary journals; the topic of the manuscript or style of the writing is too narrow for the broad AP readership; the same topic was recently covered in the journal; inappropriate content or style; or other, more typical reasons such as the paper does not offer a major contribution to the field or is simply not written well enough. As the official journal of the APA, AP does not publish papers advocating policies contrary to officially adopted APA policy, although debates of the evidence supporting such policies may appear from time to time. Comments on the policies of the Association and articles published in the American Psychologist are also considered for the AP Comment section.
Current impact factor: 6.87
Impact Factor Rankings
|2016 Impact Factor||Available summer 2017|
|2009 Impact Factor||6.537|
|Website||American Psychologist website|
|Other titles||The American psychologist|
|Material type||Periodical, Internet resource|
|Document type||Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource|
- Author can archive a pre-print version
- Author can archive a post-print version
- Authors' pre-print on a web-site
- Authors' pre-print must be labeled with date and accompanied with statement that paper has not (yet) been published
- Copy of authors final peer-reviewed manuscript as accepted for publication
- Authors' post-print on author's web-site, employers server or institutional repository, after acceptance
- Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
- Must link to APA journal home page or article DOI
- 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
Publications in this journal
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ABSTRACT: This article discusses construct and criterion validity of neuropsychological tests, as well as assessment validity, which allows determination of whether an individual examinee is producing valid test results. Factor analyses identify 6 domains of abilities. Tests of learning and memory and processing speed are most sensitive to presence of brain dysfunction in both traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Tests of processing speed, working memory, verbal symbolic functions, and visuoperceptual and visuospatial judgment and problem solving are sensitive to the severity of TBI and AD, as well as to the functional consequences of these disorders, including ability to work, financial and medical decision-making capacities, and driving ability. Unilateral hemisphere stroke allows study of impairment in sensorimotor skills and lateralized neuropsychological abilities, as well as the moderating effects of aphasia and neglect on test performance. Assessment validity is determined by performance validity tests, measuring whether an examinee is providing an accurate measure of their actual level of ability, and symptom validity tests, measuring whether an examinee is providing an accurate report of their actual symptom experience. A core neuropsychological battery is described that includes tests with established construct and criterion validity, and assessment validity, for comprehensive evidence-based evaluation. (PsycINFO Database Record
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ABSTRACT: This article discusses ethical and diversity challenges involved in implementing ecologically sensitive, systems-oriented research. These issues are considered with reference to a series of community-based interventions dealing with stigma and chronic illness, recovery from substance-use disorders, and prevention of tobacco use. Each of these ecological interventions incorporates a systems approach, which allows an understanding of how individuals affect and are influenced by their social environments. In addition, issues of diversity with respect to underrepresented and marginalized groups are considered, including overcoming obstacles to gaining access to resources and promoting increased opportunities and empowerment. Throughout, the central importance of developing relationships with key gatekeepers and stakeholders, as well as timely and effective communications with various coalition members, is highlighted. By bringing into the research and policy process diverse citizen/participant suggestions and input regarding the need for, or design and implementation of ecologically and systems-based interventions, researchers can build collaborative relationships that fuel trust and partnerships, leading to more ethically responsible research. (PsycINFO Database Record
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ABSTRACT: The 2014 Policy and Planning Board of the American Psychological Association (APA) was chaired by Kristin A. Hancock, PhD. Other members of the board included M. Lynne Cooper, PhD; Carol A. Dwyer, PhD; Douglas C. Haldeman, PhD; Ali M. Mattu, PhD; Maureen A. O'Connor, PhD; Richard E. Petty, PhD; Sandra L. Shullman, PhD; and Kristi Sands Van Sickle, PsyD. 1 Barry S. Anton, PhD, was the liaison for the Board of Directors. APA Bylaws Article XI. 7 (http://www.apa.org/about/governance/bylaws/article-11.aspx) requires that the Policy and Planning Board report annually by publication to the membership and review the structure and function of the Association as a whole every fifth year.
Article: Proceedings of the American Psychological Association for the Legislative Year 2014 Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council of Representatives, February 21-23, 2014, Washington, DC, and August 6 and August 8, 2014, Washington, DC, and Minutes of the February, June, August, and December 2014 Meetings of the Board of Directors
Article: Richard F. Thompson (1930–2014).
Article: Chris Argyris (1923–2013).
Article: Sidney J. Blatt (1928–2014).
Article: Gordon L. Paul (1935-2014)[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Gordon L. Paul was a foundational scholar in the transformation of clinical psychology from its beginnings in anecdotal, largely untestable explanation and practice to the evidence-based assessment and intervention that currently characterize the field. Gordon was one of the most highly cited researchers of his time and had a profound influence on the development of modern-day clinical research. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).
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