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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 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: 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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