News tagged with journal of personality and social psychology
Feeling good about spending money on someone else rather than for personal benefit may be a universal response among people in both impoverished countries and rich nations, according to new research published by the American ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
For decades, popular writers have entertained readers with the premise that men and women are so psychologically dissimilar they could hail from entirely different planets. But a new study shows that it's time for the Mars/Venus theories about the sexes to come back to Earth. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 04, 2013 | 3.1 / 5 (14) | 15 |
Five personality traits widely thought to be universal across cultures might not be, according to a study of an isolated Bolivian society.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 2 |
Finding the next Barack Obama or Warren Buffett might be as simple as looking at who attracts the most eyes in a crowd, a new University of British Columbia study finds.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Famous 'door-in-the-face' persuasion strategy results in verbal, but not behavioral compliance, study finds
The well-known "door-in-the-face" (DITF) persuasion strategy predicts greater compliance with a target request if it is preceded by a larger and more objectionable request. It has been a popular tool of those in the persuasion ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—The fearless dominance associated with psychopathy may be an important predictor of U.S. presidential performance, suggests an analysis published this week in the Journal of Personality an ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 10, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (10) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Crises are said to bring people closer together. But a new study from UC Berkeley suggests that while the have-nots reach out to one another in times of trouble, the wealthy are more apt ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
When you "lose yourself" inside the world of a fictional character while reading a story, you may actually end up changing your own behavior and thoughts to match that of the character, a new study suggests.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 07, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Homophobia linked to lack of awareness of one's sexual orientation and authoritarian parenting, study shows
Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies demonstrates. The study is ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 07, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (18) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- The process of melding individuals into effective, problem-solving groups should involve empowering individuals to realize they have important ideas to share.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 28, 2012 | 2.2 / 5 (6) | 6 |
In response to a 2011 study suggesting the existence of precognition, or the ability to predict future events using psychic powers, a new group of researchers report that attempts to replicate the previous results were unsuccessful. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (8) | 7 |
For centuries, gossip has been dismissed as salacious, idle chatter that can damage reputations and erode trust. But a new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests rumor-mongering can have positive outcomes ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) at King's College London have, for the first time, identified the facial expression of anxiety. The facial expression for the emotion ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 16, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 3 |
Creative people are more likely to cheat than less creative people, possibly because this talent increases their ability to rationalize their actions, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2
The less people know about important complex issues such as the economy, energy consumption and the environment, the more they want to avoid becoming well-informed, according to new research published by the American Psychological ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (often referred to as JPSP) is a monthly psychology journal of the American Psychological Association. It is considered one of the top journals in the fields of social and personality psychology. Its focus is on empirical research reports; however, specialized theoretical, methodological, and review papers are also published. According to the 2007 Journal Citation Reports, its current impact factor is 4.505, which makes JPSP the #3 journal in the area of social and personality psychology, and #1 among the empirical journals in these areas.
The journal is divided into three independently edited sections: Attitudes and Social Cognitions, Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes, and Personality Processes and Individual Differences. These sections are (as of Jan. 2009) edited by Charles M. Judd, Jeffrey A. Simpson, and Laura A. King respectively.
JPSP articles typically involve a lengthy introduction and literature review, followed by several related studies that explore different aspects of a theory or test multiple competing hypotheses. Some researchers see the multiple-experiments requirement as an excessive burden that delays the publication of valuable work, but this requirement also helps maintain the impression that research that is published in JPSP has been thoroughly vetted and is less likely to be the result of a type I error or an unexplored confound.
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