APA Announces New International Journal
Dr. Judy Gibbons, St. Louis University, has been appointed Inaugural Editor for a new American Psychological Association (APA) journal. The journal, International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, & Consultation, will be accepting submissions starting January of 2011. The journal’s mission statement is as follows:
International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, & Consultation is committed to publishing conceptual models, methodologies, and research findings to help study and understand human behavior and experiences around the world from a psychological perspective. It publishes intervention strategies that use psychological science to improve the lives of people around the world. The journal promotes the use of psychological science that is contextually informed, culturally inclusive, and dedicated to serving the public interest. The world‟s problems are imbedded in economic, environmental, political, and social contexts. International Perspectives in Psychology incorporates empirical findings from education, medicine, political science, public health, psychology, sociology, gender and ethnic studies, and related disciplines. The journal addresses international and global issues, including inter-group relations, disaster response, societal and national development, environmental conservation, emigration and immigration, education, social and workplace environments, policy and decision making, leadership, health care, and the experiences and needs of disadvantaged groups.