Journal of Family Psychology
J Fam Psychol
Published/Hosted by American Psychological Association.
The Journal of Family Psychology is devoted to the study of the family system from multiple perspectives and to the application of psychological methods of inquiry to that end. The journal publishes original scholarly articles on such topics as the following: (a) marital and family processes, life stages and transitions, and stress and coping; (b) the development and validation of marital and family assessment measures; (c) the outcome and process of marital and family treatment; (d) the development and evaluation of family-focused prevention programs (e.g., preparation for marriage, divorce, teenage pregnancy, transition to parenthood, parenting, and caring for aging relatives); (e) families in transition (separation, divorce, and single parenting; remarriage and the stepfamily; adoption; and death and bereavement); (f) family violence and abuse; (g) employment and the family (e.g., division of household labor, workplace policies, and child care); (h) the family and larger systems (e.g., schools, social agencies, neighborhoods, religious institutions, and governments); (i) ethnicity, social class, gender, and sexual orientation as it relates to the family; (j) cross-cultural perspectives on families; and (k) methodological and statistical advances in the study of marriage and the family. The emphasis is on empirical research including, for example, studies involving behavioral, cognitive, emotional, or biological variables. The Journal of Family Psychology will publish occasional theoretical articles, literature reviews and meta-analyses, as long as they further the goal of improving scholarship or practice in the field.
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