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New editor for general psychology journal

Review of General PsychologyGerianne M. Alexander, PhD, is taking over from Douglas Candland, PhD, as editor of the Review of General Psychology, the journal of APA's Div. 1 (Society for General Psychology).

Alexander is a professor of psychology at Texas A&M University, where she studies the development of human sex differences in social and cognitive behavior, hormonal influences across the life span, and reproductive endocrinology and behavior.

The journal focuses on theoretical, conceptual or methodological articles that transcend the traditional subdisciplines of psychology.

"The journal will continue to advance psychological theory and methodology by publishing manuscripts that adopt interdisciplinary and novel transdisciplinary perspectives," says Alexander.

Manuscripts may be submitted through the journal's submission portal.

Consulting Psychology welcomes Kaiser

Robert B. KaiserRobert B. Kaiser became the new editor of Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research in January. Kaiser is founder of Kaiser Leadership Solutions, of Greensboro, N.C., which creates and distributes tools for leadership assessment and development. He will replace Rodney Lowman, PhD.

The quarterly journal, which focuses on advancing knowledge and practice in all areas of consulting psychology, is a publication of APA's Div. 13 (Society of Consulting Psychology).

As editor, Kaiser seeks a balance between empirical research and application models to reflect a science-practitioner focus.

"We are encouraging more empirical papers — not just quantitative, statistical analyses, but rich, qualitative analyses as well," he says. "We also are soliciting well-regarded researchers who work in areas related to consulting psychology to submit papers that sum up the key implications for practice from their programs of research." The journal will also be providing support for consultants to write up and submit articles based on their practical experience delivering psychological interventions to improve organizational performance. More information on this support is provided at http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/cpb/development-editor.aspx.

Manuscripts may be submitted through the journal's submission portal.

New journal on sexual orientation launches in March

Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender DiversityA new APA journal, Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, will debut in March. The journal is dedicated to research on sexual orientation and gender diversity and their impact on practice, education, public policy and social action. The publication is the first official journal of APA's Div. 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues).

"It is my hope that the journal will not only provide an outlet for scholars and researchers in this area, but that it will also encourage scholarly growth and diversification and set a high standard for psychological science and critical thinking in this area," says John Gonsiorek, PhD, ABPP, who is the founding editor. He is an expert on professional misconduct and impaired professionals, sexual orientation and identity, and professional ethics.

Manuscripts may be submitted through the journal's submission portal.

Peace and Conflict welcomes new editor

Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace PsychologyFathali Moghaddam, PhD, a professor of psychology at Georgetown University who studies intergroup relations and conflict, is the new editor of Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, taking over from Susan Opotow, PhD. The journal is a publication of Div. 48 (Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology).

Peace and Conflict welcomes scholarly manuscripts that examine peace, conflict, and their interaction at all levels of analysis, from interpersonal to community, regional, national and international issues.

During his term, Moghaddam says he hopes to expand the journal's global coverage, add a section that includes brief reports and replace traditional single-book reviews with critical essays that analyze several books on the same theme.

Manuscripts may be submitted through the journal's submission portal.

Chen to edit Journal of Applied Psychology

Gilad Chen, PhD, a professor of organizational behavior at the University of Maryland, College Park, is the new editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology.

The journal publishes research on people's work experience, including such issues as team conflict, leadership, work-family balance and personnel selection.

Chen says he views the journal as "a bridge between the psychological and the organizational sciences." To strengthen that bridge, he plans to feature more articles that apply research from such areas as cognitive neuroscience, social psychology and developmental psychology to enhancing workplace experiences and practices.

Chen also plans to expand the journal's international reach. He will recruit international scholars to the journal's editorial board and encourage more papers from international researchers on what works in the workplace. "The context of work has continuously become more global," he says. "To understand what individuals go through when they work and develop their careers, you need to think about it in a global mindset."

Manuscripts may be submitted through the journal's submission portal.

Sexton is new editor for couple and family psychology journal

Thomas L. Sexton, PhD, is replacing Mark Stanton, PhD, as editor of Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice.

Sexton is director of the Center for Adolescent and Family Studies and a professor of psychology at Indiana University-Bloomington.

The journal publishes peer-reviewed papers representing the science and practice of family psychology and is the publication of Div. 43 (Society for Family Psychology). CFP serves as a forum for scholarly dialogue regarding the most important emerging issues in the field, a primary outlet for research particularly as it impacts practice and for papers regarding education, public policy and the identity of the profession of family psychology.

Manuscripts may be submitted through the journal's submission portal.

— Robin Tricoles