Psychological Bulletin®

Outgoing Editor: Stephen P. Hinshaw
Incoming Editor: Dolores Albarracín
ISSN: 0033-2909
eISSN: 1939-1455
Published: bimonthly, beginning in January
ISI Impact Factor: 14.392
Psychology - Multidisciplinary : 2 of 127

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Description

Psychological Bulletin ® publishes evaluative and integrative research reviews and interpretations of issues in scientific psychology. Both qualitative (narrative) and quantitative (meta-analytic) reviews will be considered, depending on the nature of the database under consideration for review.

Integrative reviews or research syntheses focus on empirical studies and seek to summarize past research by drawing overall conclusions from many separate investigations that address related or identical hypotheses. A research synthesis typically presents the authors' assessments of

  • the state of knowledge concerning the relations of interest;
  • critical assessments of the strengths and weaknesses in past research; and
  • important issues that research has left unresolved, thereby directing future research so it can yield a maximum amount of new information.

Both cumulative and historical approaches (i.e., ones that organize a research literature by highlighting temporally unfolding developments in a field) can be used. Integrative research reviews that develop connections between areas of research are particularly valuable.

Manuscripts dealing with topics at the interface of psychological sciences and society are welcome, as are evaluations of applied psychological therapies, programs, and interventions. Expository articles may be published if they are deemed accurate, broad, clear, and pertinent.

Methodological articles that previously were submitted to Psychological Bulletin should now be submitted to Psychological Methods. Original theoretical articles should be submitted to Psychological Review, even when they include summaries of research. Research syntheses should be submitted to Psychological Bulletin even when they develop integrated theoretical statements.

Psychological Bulletin® is a registered trademark of American Psychological Association
Editorial Board

Incoming (2015) Editorial Board

(handling all new submissions in 2014)

Incoming (2015) Editor

Dolores Albarracín
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Incoming (2015) Editorial Coordinator

Elizabeth Lewan
American Psychological Association

Incoming (2015) Associate Editors

Michelle G. Craske
University of California, Los Angeles

Benjamin L. Hankin
University of Denver

Akira Miyake
University of Colorado Boulder

David H. Uttal
Northwestern University

Incoming (2015) Consulting Editors

Mark Appelbaum
University of California, San Diego

Karen Bartsch
University of Wyoming

S. Alexandra Burt
Michigan State University

Turhan Canli
Stony Brook University

Nichelle C. Carpenter
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Stephen J. Ceci
Cornell University

Charles S. Carver
University of Miami

Jan De Houwer
Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Sally S. Dickerson
University of California, Irvine

Alice H. Eagly
Northwestern University

Jeffrey D. Fisher
University of Connecticut

Nathan A. Fox
University of Maryland, College Park

Jane E. Gillham
Swarthmore College

Usha Goswami
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Patricia A. Graczyk
University of Illinois at Chicago

Eddie Harmon-Jones
University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Stephen P. Hinshaw
University of California, Berkeley

Janet Shibley Hyde
University of Wisconsin—Madison

Sara R. Jaffee
University of Pennsylvania

Blair T. Johnson
University of Connecticut

Sheri L. Johnson
University of California, Berkeley

Michael J. Kane
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Deborah A. Kashy
Michigan State University

R. Brooke Lea
Macalester College

Mark R. Leary
Duke University

Susan Lutgendorf
University of Iowa

Maryellen C. MacDonald
University of Wisconsin—Madison

Lori Markson
Washington University in St. Louis

Monica Melby-Lervag
University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Wendy Berry Mendes
University of California, San Francisco

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton
University of California, Berkeley

Gregory Miller
Northwestern University

Nora S. Newcombe
Temple University

Kevin N. Ochsner
Columbia University

Bunmi O. Olatunji
Vanderbilt University

Therese D. Pigott
Loyola University Chicago

Russell A. Poldrack
University of Texas at Austin

Nnamdi Pole
Smith College

Hannah R. Rothstein
Baruch College, City University of New York

Ayelet Meron Ruscio
University of Pennsylvania

Frank L. Schmidt
University of Iowa

Jonathan Smallwood
University of York, York, United Kingdom

José A. Soto
The Pennsylvania State University

Bonnie Spring
Northwestern University

Steven Taylor
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Elizabeth Tipton
Columbia University

Edward Watkins
University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom

Jennifer Wiley
University of Illinois at Chicago

Wendy Wood
University of Southern California


Outgoing Editorial Board

(handling invited revisions only during 2014)

Outgoing Editor

Stephen P. Hinshaw
University of California, Berkeley

Outgoing Editorial Coordinator

Kate Denevan
University of California, Berkeley

Outgoing Associate Editors

Maureen Callanan
University of California, Santa Cruz

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton
University of California, Berkeley

Gregory Miller
Northwestern University

Nnamdi Pole
Smith College

Outgoing Consulting Editors

Dolores Albarracín
University of Pennsylvania

Mark I. Appelbaum
University of California, San Diego

Turhan Canli
Stony Brook University

Anne E. Cunningham
University of California, Berkeley

Sally S. Dickerson
University of California, Irvine

Alice H. Eagly
Northwestern University

Nathan A. Fox
University of Maryland, College Park

Usha Goswami
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Patricia A. Graczyk
University of Illinois at Chicago

Vikram K. Jaswal
University of Virginia

Sheri L. Johnson
University of California, Berkeley

Deborah A. Kashy
Michigan State University

R. Brooke Lea
Macalester College

Mark R. Leary
Duke University

Lynn S. Liben
The Pennsylvania State University

Susan K. Lutgendorf
University of Iowa

Lori Markson
Washington University in St. Louis

Karen A. Matthews
University of Pittsburgh

Wendy Berry Mendes
University of California, San Francisco

Nora S. Newcombe
Temple University

Kevin Ochsner
Columbia University

Therese D. Pigott
Loyola University Chicago

Russell A. Poldrack
University of Texas at Austin

Hannah R. Rothstein
Baruch College, City University of New York

Frank L. Schmidt
University of Iowa

José A. Soto
The Pennsylvania State University

Steven Taylor
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Anthony D. Wagner
Stanford University

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Submission

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Manuscript Submission Portal Entrance

All efforts should be undertaken to submit manuscripts electronically to the editor. Files can be sent in Microsoft Word, or as a PDF file. The version sent should be consistent with the complete APA-style printed version.

Dolores Albarracín, Incoming Editor
Department of Psychology
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
603 E. Daniel St.
Champaign, IL 61801

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The identities of authors will be withheld from reviewers and will be revealed after determining the final disposition of the manuscript only upon request and with the permission of the authors.

Authors are responsible for the preparation of manuscripts to permit masked review. Manuscripts submitted electronically should include all author names and affiliations, as well as the corresponding author's and co-authors' contact information, in the box labeled "cover letter," not in the manuscript file.

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Review APA's Checklist for Manuscript Submission before submitting your article.

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References

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Examples of basic reference formats:

  • Journal Article:
    Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028566
  • Authored Book:
    Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Chapter in an Edited Book:
    Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

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The same caption will appear on both the online (color) and print (black and white) versions. To ensure that the figure can be understood in both formats, authors should add alternative wording (e.g., "the red (dark gray) bars represent") as needed.

For authors who prefer their figures to be published in color both in print and online, original color figures can be printed in color at the editor's and publisher's discretion provided the author agrees to pay:

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See also APA Journals® Internet Posting Guidelines.

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It is a violation of APA Ethical Principles to publish "as original data, data that have been previously published" (Standard 8.13).

In addition, APA Ethical Principles specify that "after research results are published, psychologists do not withhold the data on which their conclusions are based from other competent professionals who seek to verify the substantive claims through reanalysis and who intend to use such data only for that purpose, provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and unless legal rights concerning proprietary data preclude their release" (Standard 8.14).

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