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This specialty section accepts articles across the spectrum of personality and social psychology research. Papers on the traditional subject matter of these sub-disciplines are welcome. Thus, submissions on personality and individual differences may address topics including:
Likewise, submissions in the social psychology field may address areas such as the following:
These are example topics, not an exhaustive list. Contributions that bridge personality and social psychology or that adopt integrative, multidisciplinary perspectives are especially welcome. Submissions may include several different article types including, but not limited to; empirical reports, review articles, methodological contributions, and applied studies.
All submissions should make a strong contribution to basic or applied science. Empirical studies should demonstrate methodological and statistical rigor. Exploratory studies can be considered only if they have well-justified implications for future research. The section favors the publication of research using multiple methods and diverse samples. In particular, given the known limitations of self-report measures, authors are encouraged to complement subjective scales with objective behavioral or physiological measures
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Personality and Social Psychology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Conceptual Analysis, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Registered Report, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, 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.
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