Journal of Family Psychology ® offers cutting-edge, groundbreaking, state-of-the-art, and innovative empirical research with real-world applicability in the field of family psychology.

This premiere family research journal is devoted to the study of the family system, broadly defined, from multiple perspectives and to the application of psychological methods to advance knowledge related to family research, patterns and processes, and assessment and intervention, as well as to policies relevant to advancing the quality of life for families.

Coverage includes empirical research in the areas of:

  • couple and family patterns and processes, life stages, transitions, and stress and coping
  • health and illness across the family life cycle
  • couple and family diagnosis
  • couple and family assessment
  • couple and family intervention studies
  • family-focused prevention programs
  • families in transition (separation, divorce, and single parenting; remarriage and the stepfamily; adoption; death)
  • family violence
  • employment and the family
  • family and other systems
  • diversity – ethnicity/race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, and disability
  • methodological and statistical advances in qualitative and quantitative research
  • policies related to families
  • theories related to families and systems
  • family psychology education and training
  • professional issues in family psychology
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