Journal of Personality and Social Psychology®

Outgoing Editor: Jeffry A. Simpson, PhD
Incoming Editor: Kerry Kawakami
ISSN: 0022-3514
eISSN: 1939-1315
Published: monthly
ISI Impact Factor: 5.51
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Jeffry A. Simpson, Editor, JPSP-IRGP section, January 2009 (PDF, 11KB)
Laura A. King, Editor, JPSP-PPID section, January 2010 (PDF, 13KB)
Eliot R. Smith, Editor, JPSP-ASC section, January 2012 (PDF, 18KB)

New Editor Appointed (Personality Processes and Individual Differences section)

From Monitor on Psychology, October 2013
A Broadening Field
The new editor of Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes strives for inclusivity


Journal of Personality and Social Psychology ® publishes original papers in all areas of personality and social psychology and emphasizes empirical reports, but may include specialized theoretical, methodological, and review papers.

The journal is divided into three independently edited sections.

Attitudes and Social Cognition addresses those domains of social behavior in which cognition plays a major role, including the interface of cognition with overt behavior, affect, and motivation.

Among topics covered are the formation, change, and utilization of attitudes, attributions, and stereotypes, person memory, self-regulation, and the origins and consequences of moods and emotions insofar as these interact with cognition.

Of interest also is the influence of cognition and its various interfaces on significant social phenomena such as persuasion, communication, prejudice, social development, and cultural trends.

Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes focuses on psychological and structural features of interaction in dyads and groups.

Appropriate to this section are papers on the nature and dynamics of interactions and social relationships, including interpersonal attraction, communication, emotion, and relationship development, and on group and organizational processes such as social influence, group decision making and task performance, intergroup relations and aggression, prosocial behavior and other types of social behavior.

Personality Processes and Individual Differences publishes research on all aspects of personality psychology. It includes studies of individual differences and basic processes in behavior, emotions, coping, health, motivation, and other phenomena that reflect personality.

Articles in areas such as personality structure, personality development, and personality assessment are also appropriate to this section of the journal, as are studies of the interplay of culture and personality and manifestations of personality in everyday behavior.

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