Psychological Science

Psychological Science, the flagship journal of the Association for Psychological Science, is the leading peer-reviewed journal publishing empirical research spanning the entire spectrum of the science of psychology. The journal publishes cutting-edge research articles, short reports, and research reports of general theoretical significance and broad interest across the field. Psychological Science is the source for the latest findings on topics from cognitive, social, developmental, and health psychology to behavioral neuroscience and biopsychology. The journal routinely features studies employing novel research methodologies and the newest, most innovative techniques of analysis. Articles are published in OnlineFirst before they are assigned to an issue. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Publisher
SAGE Publications
Country
United States
History
1990-present
Impact factor
4.699 (7/120) (2010)

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Have a vexing problem? Sleep on it.

New Northwestern University research shows people actually might solve a problem better if they "sleep on it." In fact, the researchers were able to improve problem solving upon waking by manipulating a critical process during ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How babies integrate new events into their knowledge

Babies seek to understand the world around them and learn many new things every day. Unexpected events—for example when a ball falls through a table—provide researchers with the unique opportunity to understand infants' ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Touting flavor before nutrition encourages healthy eating

Most people want to eat healthier, but efforts to encourage healthy eating by providing nutrition information have not drastically changed habits. A new study suggests that labels emphasizing taste and positive experience ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness may make memories less accurate

Mindfulness meditation is associated with all sorts of benefits to mental and physical well-being, but a new study suggests that it may also come with a particular downside for memory. The findings, published in Psychological ...

Neuroscience

Self-control saps memory, study says

You're driving on a busy road and you intend to switch lanes when you suddenly realize that there's a car in your blind spot. You have to put a stop to your lane change—and quickly.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Close friendships in adolescence predict health in adulthood

Teens are often warned to beware the undue influence of peer pressure, but new research suggests that following the pack in adolescence may have some unexpected benefits for physical health in early adulthood.

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