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Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

2018 Impact Factor: 2.603
2018 Ranking: 18/63 in Psychology, Social
Source: Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)

Christian S. Crandall University of Kansas, USA

eISSN: 15527433 | ISSN: 01461672 | Current volume: 45 | Current issue: 11 Frequency: Monthly

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin offers an international forum for the rapid dissemination of original empirical papers in all areas of personality and social psychology. The journal is published monthly - so you'll receive over 120 of the best articles each and every year.

Debate and Controversy
Each issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin brings you challenging articles that stimulate dialogue and reflect the many schools of thought now active in the field. At the forefront of new developments, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin reports research as it occurs. In fact, PSPB's innovative articles often provide the first accounts of research breakthroughs.

Contemporary Topics
In Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, you'll find articles by distinguished scholars on a variety of contemporary topics. Examples include attitudes and attitude changes, close relationships, gender and age stereotypes, group processes, intergroup relations, interpersonal attraction, morality, political action, prejudice, self-concept, social influence, and values.

Thematic Issues

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin supplements its broad coverage with single-theme Special Issues and Special Sections examining topics of particular concern. Previous thematic issues and sections include:

  • Motivational Determinants of Self-Evaluation: Working Towards Synthesis
  • Samples Made of Stories: Research Using Autobiographical Narratives
  • The Self and the Collective
  • Publication Trends in Personality and Social Psychology: A Symposium
  • Meta Analysis in Personality and Social Psychology
  • Principles of Psychology

Visit SPSP's journal homepage for additional information.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

The Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin is an official journal for the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. The journal is an international outlet for original empirical papers in all areas of personality and social psychology.

Colin Wayne Leach University of Connecticut, USA
Michael D. Robinson North Dakota State University, USA
Tessa V. West New York University, Department of Social Psychology, USA
Managing Editor
Amanda Bockman SAGE Publishing, USA
Associate Editors
Modupe Akinola Columbia University, USA
Mark Alicke Ohio University, USA
Lucian Gideon Conway, III University of Montana, USA
Joshua Correll University of Colorado, USA
Japp Denissen Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Karen Douglas University of Kent, United Kingdom
Leonel Garcia-Marques University of Lisbon, Portugal
Omri Gillath University of Kansas, USA
Emily Impett University of Toronto, Canada
Zlatan Krizan Iowa State University, USA
Ed LeMay University of Maryland, USA
Mary C. Murphy Indiana University, USA
Maria-Paola Paladino University of Trento, Italy
John V. Petrocelli Wake Forest University, USA
Kimberly Quinn DePaul University, USA
Joanna Schug College of William & Mary, USA
Luke Smillie University of Melbourne, Australia
Pamela Smith UC San Diego, USA
Jan-Willem van Prooijen Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Benjamin Wilkowski University of Wyoming, USA
Consulting Editors
Josh Aronson New York University, USA
Fiona Kate Barlow The University of Queensland, Australia
Monica Biernat University of Kansas, USA
Rezarta Bilali New York University, USA
Kevin L. Blankenship Iowa State University, USA
Wiebke Bleidorn Tilburg University, Netherlands
Helen C. Boucher Bates College, USA
Mark J. Brandt Tilburg University, Department of Social Psychology
Nyla R. Branscombe University of Kansas, USA
Pablo Briñol Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
C. Daryl Cameron Pennsylvania State University, USA
W. Keith Campbell University of Georgia, USA
Lei Chang University of Macau, China
Sylvia X. Chen Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Sapna Cheryan University of Washington, USA
Margaret S. Clark Yale University, USA
Joshua J. Clarkson University of Cincinnati, USA
Taya R. Cohen Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Maureen Craig New York University, USA
Jarret Crawford The College of New Jersey, USA
Jennifer Crocker Ohio State University, USA
Tom Denson University of New South Wales, Australia
M. Brent Donnellan Texas A&M University, Department of Psychology
John F. Dovidio Yale University, USA
David Dunning Cornell University, Department of Psychology, USA
Kristina M. Durante Rutgers University, USA
Paul W. Eastwick The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Daniel A. Effron London Business School, UK
Michael Eid Freie Universit&aumlt Berlin, Germany
Andrew Elliot University of Rochester, USA
Nathanael J. Fast University of Southern California, USA
Russell H. Fazio Ohio State University, USA
Frank D. Fincham Florida State University, USA
Ronald S. Friedman University at Albany, USA
David C. Funder University of California, Riverside, USA
Randi Garcia Smith College, USA
Danielle Gaucher University of Winnipeg, Canada
Bertram Gawronski The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Demis Glasford CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA
Peter Glick Lawrence University, USA
Mario Gollwitzer Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
Kurt Gray University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Katharine H. Greenaway The University of Queensland, Australia
Geoff Haddock Cardiff University, UK
Takeshi Hamamura Curtin University, Australia
Judith Harackiewicz University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Nick Haslam University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Steven J. Heine University of British Columbia, Canada
Joshua Hicks Texas A & M University, USA
Verlin B. Hinsz North Dakota State University, USA
Sara D. Hodges University of Oregon, USA
Yuen J. Huo University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Emily Impett University of Toronto, Canada
Joshua J. Jackson Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Lisa M. Jaremka University of Delaware, USA
Samantha Joel University of Texas at Austin, USA
Camille Johnson San Jose State University, USA
Peter K. Jonason Western Sydney University, Australia
Charles M. Judd University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Benjamin R. Karney University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Richard Koestner McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Michael Kraus Yale University, School of Management, USA
Joachim Krueger Brown University, USA
Nour Kteily Northwestern University, USA
Kristin Laurin University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Bernhard Leidner University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Edward P. Lemay University of New Hampshire, USA
Richard E. Lucas Michigan State University, Department of Psychology, USA
Tara K. MacDonald Queen's University, Canada
C. Neil Macrae University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Gregory R. Maio Bath University, UK
Brenda Major University of California - Santa Barbara, USA
E. J. Masicampo Wake Forest University, USA
Allen R. McConnell Miami University, USA
Robert R. McCrae Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Brian P. Meier Gettysburg College, USA
Andrea L. Meltzer Florida State University, USA
Peter Mendes Siedlecki University of Delaware, USA
Yuri Miyamoto University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Ludwin Molina The University of Kansas, USA
Corinne A. Moss-Racusin Skidmore College, USA
Rebecca Neel University of Iowa, USA
Richard E. Nisbett University of Michigan, USA
Michele Nuijten Tilburg University, Netherlands
Tyler G. Okimoto The University of Queensland, Australia
Kristina Olson University of Washington
Nickola C. Overall University of Auckland, New Zealand
Daphna Oyserman University of Southern California, USA
Stefano Pagliaro Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Maria P. Paladino University of Trento, Italy
B. Keith Payne University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Richard E. Petty Ohio State University, USA
E. Ashby Plant Florida State University, USA
Nairán Ramírez-Esparza University of Connecticut, USA
Kyle Ratner University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Jenny Ray New York University, USA
Rolf Reber University of Bergen, Norway
Harry T. Reis University of Rochester, USA
Deborah South Richardson Georgia Regents University Augusta, USA
Jennifer A. Richeson Northwestern University, USA
Francesca Righetti Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jane L. Risen University of Chicago, USA
Richard W. Robins University of California, Davis, USA
Patricia Rodriguez Mosquera Wesleyan University, USA
Clay Routledge North Dakota State University, USA
Lilach Sagiv Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Tamar Saguy IDC, Israel
John Sakaluk University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
Krishna Savani National University of Singapore, Singapore
Rebecca J. Schlegel Texas A&M University, USA
Toni Schmader University of British Columbia, Canada
Simone Schnall Jesus College, Cambridge University, UK
Abigail A. Scholer University of Waterloo, Canada
Norbert Schwarz University of Southern California, USA
Christie Napa Scollon Singapore Management University, Singapore
Shaul Shalvi University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nicole Shelton Princeton University, USA
James A. Shepperd University of Florida, USA
Nurit Shnabel Tel Aviv University, Israel
Patrick E. Shrout New York University, Department of Psychology, USA
Garriy Shteynberg University of Tennessee, USA
Paul Silvia University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Linda J. Skitka The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Richard Slatcher Wayne State University
Michael Slepian Columbia University, USA
Erica B. Slotter Villanova University, USA
Rachel Smallman Texas A & M University, USA
Jule Specht Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany
Chadly Stern University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Andrew L. Stewart Clark University, USA
Danu Anthony Stinson University of Victoria, Canada
Jerry Suls National Cancer Institute, USA
Amy Summerville Miami University, USA
William B. Swann University of Texas, USA
Joseph Sweetman University of Exeter, UK
Maya Tamir Boston College, USA
Andrew R. Todd University of Iowa, USA
Miguel M. Unzueta University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Jay Van Bavel New York University, USA
Joseph A. Vandello University of South Florida, USA
William von Hippel University of Queensland, Australia
Gregory Webster University of Florida, USA
Keon West Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
S. Christian Wheeler Stanford University, USA
Clara Wilkins Wesleyan University, USA
Kipling D. Williams Purdue University, USA
Michael J. A. Wohl Carleton University, Canada
Wendy Wood University of Southern California, USA
Michael Zarate University of Texas at El Paso, USA
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  • The Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB) is an official publication of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Inc. PSPB is an international outlet for the rapid dissemination of original contributions based on empirical data in all areas of personality and social psychology. Occasionally, PSPB publishes other pieces of particular interest to members of SPSP, such as special topic issues, selected symposia, and invited addresses.

    All papers submitted to PSPB are reviewed with respect to their scholarly merit and the extent to which they advance valid knowledge about social behavior. To this end, submissions that include meta-analyses, replications, alternatives to null hypothesis significance testing, and single as well as multiple studies, are all considered.

    SPSP recommends that authors read “Improving the Dependability of Research in Personality and Social Psychology” and APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct Standard 8 before submitting manuscripts to PSPB.

    Manuscript Preparation: Compliance with these policies is verified upon submission of manuscripts. Failure to comply with the policies will prevent submission and review of manuscripts.

    Style: All manuscripts should follow the style guidelines set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition, 2009.

    Length: Manuscripts must not exceed 10,000 words in length, including the abstract, references, and notes. The word count must appear on the title page. Rare exceptions to this policy can be requested as part of the submission process (justified by the nature, number, or complexity of studies or methods reported, for example). Even in such cases, authors should strive to come as close as possible to 10,000 words.

    Abstract and keywords: The page following the title page must include an abstract of no more than 150 words, and below the abstract, 4-5 keywords.

    Methods reporting: In addition to the manuscript text, authors are required to submit in a separate file stimulus materials, including the verbatim wording of all independent and dependent variable instructions, manipulations, and measures. [If the research was conducted in a language other than English, the stimulus file can use the original language, as long as the manuscript itself provides sufficient detail for reviewers and readers to evaluate the presented research.] If the article is published, this appendix will be made available on-line.

    Result reporting: Data-based submissions must:

    • report effect sizes and 95% confidence intervals for primary findings in each study
    • address issues of sample size and consequent issues of power in each study or, in the case of multiple-study articles, in the context of evaluating the overall case for the reliability of the primary findings.

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