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This specialty section accepts work on basic psychological processes within personality and social psychology. Contributions that bridge personality and social psychology or that use innovative and/or sophisticated methods are particularly welcome. Research in applied settings is welcome if it informs basic psychological processes, but authors are encouraged to first check if one of the other sections of psychology may be more suitable.
This specialty section accepts work on basic psychological processes within personality and social psychology. Contributions that bridge personality and social psychology or that use innovative and/or sophisticated methods are particularly welcome. Research in applied settings is welcome if it informs basic psychological processes, but authors are encouraged to first check if one of the other sections of psychology may be more suitable. Similarly, work relating to scale development, validation or adaptation will only be considered if the psychometric work has significant theoretical implications. The section favors the publication of research using multiple methods and diverse samples as both will increase the robustness and replicability of findings. We publish papers with null results, but all studies submitted to the section must have sufficient statistical power to be considered for publication. The specialty was renamed in April 2014 from "Personality Science and Individual Differences" to "Personality and Social Psychology".
Please find at the following link the Chief-Editors’ Perspective on the Challenges and Goals for Personality and Social Psychology.
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Personality and Social Psychology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Brief Research Report, Conceptual Analysis, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Registered Report, Review, Systematic Review and Technology and Code.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Personality and Social Psychology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Personality and Social Psychology will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Psychology.
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