American Psychologist

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
Edited byAnne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP
Publication details
4.856 (2017)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Am. Psychol.
ISSN0003-066X (print)
1935-990X (web)
OCLC no.1435230

Abstracting and indexing

According to its website, the journal's 2019 impact factor is 5.094.

Special issues

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:[3]

  • 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 also


  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. "American Psychologist". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
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