Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
J Pers Soc Psychol
The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology publishes original papers in all areas of personality and social psychology. It emphasizes empirical reports but may include specialized theoretical, methodological, and review papers. The journal is divided into three independently edited sections: ATTITUDES AND SOCIAL COGNITION addresses those domains of social behavior in which cognition plays a major role, including the interface of cognition with overt behavior, affect, and motivation. Among topics covered are the formation, change, and utilization of attitudes, attributions, and stereotypes, person memory, self-regulation, and the origins and consequences of moods and emotions insofar as these interact with cognition. Of interest also is the influence of cognition and its various interfaces on significant social phenomena such as persuasion, communication, prejudice, social development, and cultural trends. INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS AND GROUP PROCESSES focuses on psychological and structural features of interaction in dyads and groups. Appropriate to this section are papers on the nature and dynamics of interactions and social relationships, including interpersonal attraction, communication, emotion, and relationship development, and on group and organizational processes such as social influence, group decision making and task performance, intergroup relations, and aggression, prosocial behavior and other types of social behavior. PERSONALITY PROCESSES AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES encourages research on all aspects of personality psychology. This includes, for example, individual differences in behavior, affect, health, coping, and motivation. Articles in traditional areas such as personality development, assessment, structure, and basic processes are also appropriate. Applications of personality psychology to everyday behavior and applied psychology are welcome. Papers on the interplay of culture and personality are also encouraged.
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