Psychology of Women Quarterly

Psychology of Women Quarterly is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes papers in the field of Psychology. The journal s editor is Janice D. Yoder (University of Akron). It has been in publication since 1976 and is currently published by SAGE Publications. Psychology of Women Quarterly publishes empirical research, critical reviews and theoretical articles. The journal aims to advance inquiry in the field of women and gender and to provide a forum for discussion and debate on the subject. Psychology of Women Quarterly also contains brief reports on timely topics, teaching briefs and invited book reviews. Psychology of Women Quarterly is abstracted and indexed in, among other databases: SCOPUS, and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2010 impact factor is 1.420, ranking it 5 out of 35 journals in the category ‘Women’s Studies’.and 40 out of 120 journals in the category ‘Psychology, Multidisciplinary’ The journal describes itself as feminist. It has been criticized for allegedly publishing any dubious research as long as it supports a feminist viewpoint.

SAGE Publications
Impact factor
1.420 (2010)

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Obstetrics & gynaecology

Black women often cope with infertility alone

African-American women are equally, if not more, likely to experience infertility than their white counterparts, but they often cope with this traumatic issue in silence and isolation, according to a new University of Michigan ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Victim-blamers have empathy, but it's mostly for perpetrators

You may have seen it among your own friends: a high-profile #MeToo case triggers responses that assign some or all the blame on a victim of sexual harassment, with men more likely than women to side with an accused male.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Working at 'breastaurants' damaging to women's mental health

Women who work in restaurants that require their bodies to be on display through revealing uniforms may experience higher levels of anxiety and disordered eating, according to a new University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Writing away the body image blues

Body dissatisfaction among women is widespread and can lead to a number of worrisome outcomes, including eating disorders, depression and anxiety. While researchers know a lot about what makes women's body image worse, they ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Erroneous beliefs about rape inhibit proper law enforcement

Australian women raped by a colleague after a party are judged more suspiciously if they neither physically resist nor fully cooperate with police when their attacker is from a Western background.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Middle school dilemma: Girls' body image affected by older peers

The media is highly criticized for contributing to body image issues in adolescents. However, a study out today in Psychology of Women Quarterly finds a different source for body dissatisfaction among young girls: older girls ...

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