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American Psychologist is the official peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Psychological Association. The journal publishes timely high-impact articles of broad interest. Papers include empirical reports and scholarly reviews covering science, practice, education, and policy.[1] Current editor-in-chief is Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP.[2]

American Psychologist  
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Edited byAnne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP
Publication details
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
Am. Psychol.
ISSN0003-066X (print)
1935-990X (web)
OCLC no.1435230


Abstracting and indexingEdit

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal's 2017 impact factor is 4.865, ranking it 9th out of 135 journals in the category "Psychology, Multidisciplinary."[3]

Special issuesEdit

The journal has published various special issues on relevant topics in the field of psychology, including those with national and international policy implications. Some recent special issues include:[4]

  • Racial Trauma: Theory, Research, and Healing (February–March 2019)
  • The Science of Teamwork (May–June 2018)
  • New Directions in Developmental Science With You Experiencing Marginalization (September 2018)
  • Psychology of Terrorism (April 2017)
  • Close Family Relationships and Health (September 2017)
  • Diabetes and Psychology (October 2016)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Kazak, A.E. (2016). "Opening Editorial 2016: Changes in scope and structure". American Psychologist. 71 (1): 1–2. doi:10.1037/a0039995. PMID 26766761.
  2. ^ American Psychological Association. (2015, September 8).  Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP, named editor-In-chief of American Psychologist® [Press release]. Retrieved from
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Psychology, Multidisciplinary". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2018.
  4. ^ "American Psychologist". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 2019-02-12.

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