American Psychologist

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American Psychologist  
American Psychologist journal cover.gif
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Am. Psychol.
Discipline Psychology
Language English
Edited by Norman B. Anderson
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency 9/year
ISSN 0003-066X (print)
1935-990X (web)
OCLC no. 1435230

American Psychologist is the official peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Psychological Association. It contains archival documents and articles covering current issues in psychology, the science and practice of psychology, and psychology's contribution to public policy.[1]

The documents within the journal include, but are not limited to:[1]

  • the Annual Report of the Association
  • Council minutes
  • the Presidential Address
  • editorials
  • other reports of the Association
  • ethics information

The current editor-in-chief is Norman B. Anderson.

Abstracting and indexing

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal's 2014 impact factor is 6.1, ranking it 8th out of 129 journals in the category "Psychology, Multidisciplinary."[2]

Special issues

Over the years, the journal has published several special issues with content especially pertinent to the current events of the time. Some of the special issues include.[1]

  • 9/11 Ten Years Later (September, 2011)
  • Psychology and Global Climate Change (May-June, 2011)
  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (January, 2011)
  • Genes, Race, and Psychology in the Genome Era (January, 2005)
  • Positive Psychology (January, 2000)
  • Intelligence and Lifelong Learning (October, 1997)
  • Organizational Psychology (February, 1990)

See also


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  2. "Journals Ranked by Impact: Psychology, Multidisciplinary". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. |access-date= requires |url= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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