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Psychological Science

Psychological Science

An official journal of the Association for Psychological Science

D. Stephen Lindsay University of Victoria, Canada

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eISSN: 14679280 | ISSN: 09567976 | Current volume: 28 | Current issue: 9 Frequency: Monthly
Psychological Science, the flagship journal of the Association for Psychological Science, is the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology and is truly a leader in the field. The journal publishes cutting-edge research articles, short reports, and research reports spanning the entire spectrum of the science of psychology. This journal is the source for the latest findings in cognitive, social, developmental, and health psychology, as well as behavioral neuroscience and biopsychology. Psychological Science routinely features studies employing novel research methodologies and the newest, most innovative techniques of analysis.

Psychological Science provides metrics that help provide a view of the journal’s performance. The Association for Psychological Science is a signatory of DORA, which recommends that journal-based metrics not be used to assess individual scientist contributions, including for hiring, promotion, or funding decisions. Therefore, Psychological Science recommends that these metrics be used solely for those wishing to assess this journal:

  • Mean review time: 23 days to first decision (learn more)
  • Mean production time: 124 days to online publication (learn more)
  • 2016 average monthly full-text downloads: 138,344
  • 2016 impact factor 5.667 (learn more)
  • 2016 impact factor rank: 8 of 128 journals in Psychology, Multidisciplinary
  • 2016 five-year impact factor 6.297
  • Immediacy index 0.940 (learn more)
  • Article influence score 3.222 (learn more)
  • Cited half-life 8.7 (learn more)
  • Eigenfactor score 0.05732 (learn more)
  • H index 188 (learn more)
  • SJR indicator (2015) 4.375 (learn more)
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The Association for Psychological Science is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level. It was founded in 1988 by a group of scientifically oriented psychologists interested in advancing scientific psychology and its representation as a science at the national level. The Association's mission is to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare. APS has 26,000 members and includes the leading psychological scientists and academics, clinicians, researchers, teachers, and administrators.

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Editor in Chief
D. Stephen Lindsay University of Victoria, Canada
Senior Editors
Ralph Adolphs California Institute of Technology, USA
Wendy Berry Mendes University of California, San Francisco, USA
Jamin B. Halberstadt University of Otago, New Zealand
Charles Hulme University of Oxford, Department of Education, UK
John Jonides University of Michigan, USA
Associate Editors
Edward S. Awh University of Chicago, Department of Psychology, USA
Marc Buehner Cardiff University, UK
Ayelet Fishbach University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, USA
Erika E. Forbes University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA
Steven W. Gangestad University of New Mexico, USA
Ian H. Gotlib Stanford University, USA
Eddie Harmon-Jones The University of New South Wales, Australia
Kathleen McDermott Washington University, St. Louis, USA
James K. McNulty Florida State University, Department of Psychology, USA
Alice J. O’Toole University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Timothy J. Pleskac Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany
Brent W. Roberts University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Philippe G. Schyns University of Glasgow, UK
Rebecca Treiman Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Ayse K. Uskul University of Kent, Department of Psychology, UK
Leaf Van Boven University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Bill von Hippel University of Queensland, Australia
Managing Editor
Michele Nathan McLean, Virginia, USA
Rodney Atkins Association for Psychological Science
Brian P. Winters Association for Psychological Science
Peer Review Manager
Amy C. Drew Association for Psychological Science
Peer Review Coordinator
Kristen Medeiros Association for Psychological Science
Statistical Advisors
Emilio Ferrer University of California, Davis, Department of Psychology, USA
Gregory S. Francis Purdue University, Department of Psychological Sciences
Jennifer Krull University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Psychology, USA
Monica Melby-Lervag University of Oslo, Department of Special Needs Education, Norway
Richard D. Morey University of Cardiff, School of Psychology, UK
Tessa V. West New York University, Department of Social Psychology, USA
Editorial Board
Michael Anderson University of Cambridge, UK
Ozlem Ayduk University of California, Berkeley, USA
David Badre Brown University, USA
Daniel Balliet Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands
Lisa Feldman Barrett Northeastern University, USA
Pierre N. Barrouillet Université de Genève, Switzerland
Timothy Bates University of Edinburgh, UK
Hartmut Blank University of Portsmouth, Department of Psychology, UK
S. Alexandra Burt Michigan State University, USA
A. Michael Burton University of York, Department of Psychology, UK
Daniel Casasanto University of Chicago, USA
Albert Costa Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Fergus I. M. Craik University of Toronto, Canada
Cynthia E. Cryder Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Mauricio Delgado Rutgers University, USA
Julie S. Downs Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Bradley C. Duchaine Dartmouth College, USA
Elizabeth W. Dunn University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, Canada
David Dunning Cornell University, Department of Psychology, USA
Russell H. Fazio The Ohio State University, USA
Beverley Fehr University of Winnipeg, Canada
Melissa Ferguson Cornell University, USA
Victor S. Ferreira University of California, San Diego, USA
Klaus Fiedler Universität Heidelberg, Germany
Kentaro Fujita The Ohio State University, USA
Adam D. Galinsky Columbia University, USA
Karen Gasper Pennsylvania State University, USA
Merideth Gattis Cardiff University, UK
Thomas D. Gilovich Cornell University, USA
Tamar H. Gollan University of California, San Diego, USA
Ran R. Hassin The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Psychology, Israel
Andrew Heathcote University of Newcastle, Australia
Paula Hertel Trinity University, Department of Psychology, USA
Phil Higham University of Southampton, Department of Psychology, UK
Fumiko Hoeft University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, USA
Emily A. Holmes MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge
Bernhard Hommel Universiteit Leiden
Christopher K. Hsee University of Chicago, USA
John E. Hummel University of Illinois, USA
Jeff Joireman Washington State University, USA
Charles Kemp Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Laura King University of Missouri, USA
Ethan Kross University of Michigan, USA
Joris Lammers Universität zu Köln, Germany
Rick Larrick Duke University, USA
Robyn LeBoeuf Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Kang Lee University of Toronto, Institute of Child Study, Canada
Debra Lieberman University of Miami, USA
Tania Lombrozo University of California, Berkeley, USA
Hongjing Lu University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Jon K. Maner Florida State University, USA
Iris Mauss University of California, Berkeley, USA
Teresa McCormack Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Craig R. McKenzie University of California, San Diego, USA
Carol Miller University of Vermont, USA
Akira Miyake University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Yuri Miyamoto University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Don A. Moore University of California, Berkeley, USA
James S. Nairne Purdue University, USA
Ara Norenzayan University of British Columbia, Canada
Klaus Oberauer University of Zurich, Department of Psychology, Switzerland
Elizabeth Page-Gould University of Toronto, Canada
Keith Payne University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Ellen Peters The Ohio State University, USA
Robert Plomin King's College London, UK
Paul C. Quinn University of Delaware, USA
Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz University of Michigan, USA
Marjorie Rhodes New York University, USA
Henry L. Roediger, III Department of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Daniel L. Schacter Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA
Brandon J. Schmeichel Texas A&M University, USA
Brian Scholl Yale University, USA
Gün R. Semin Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
Patrick E. Shrout New York University, USA
Robert S. Siegler Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Linda J. Skitka University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychology, USA
Sanjay Srivastava University of Oregon, Department of Psychology, USA
Mariëlle Stel Tilburg University, Netherlands
Danu Anthony Stinson University of Victoria, Canada
Christopher Trentacosta Wayne State University, USA
Eric Turkheimer University of Virginia, USA
Christian Unkelbach Universität zu Köln, Germany
Kees Van den Bos Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
Gerben A. van Kleef University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jan-Willem van Prooijen Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Simine Vazire University of California, Davis, USA
Kathleen D. Vohs University of Minnesota, USA
Edward Vul University of California, San Diego, USA
Elke U. Weber Columbia University, USA
David Whitney University of California, Berkeley, USA
Jelte Wicherts Tilburg University, Department of Methodology and Statistics, Netherlands
Jessica Witt Colorado State University, USA
John T. Wixted University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychology
Geoffrey F. Woodman Vanderbilt University, USA
Fei Xu University of California, Berkeley, USA
Yaoda Xu Harvard University, Department of Psychology, USA
Liane Young Boston College, USA
Marcel Zeelenberg Tilburg University, Netherlands
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