Current Psychology is an international forum for rapid dissemination of peer-reviewed research at the cutting edge of psychology. It welcomes significant and rigorous empirical and theoretical contributions from all the major areas of psychology, including but not limited to: cognitive psychology and cognition, social, clinical, health, developmental, methodological, and personality psychology, neuropsychology, psychometrics, human factors, and educational psychology.

  • A global forum for peer-reviewed research at the cutting edge of psychology
  • Welcomes contributions from all major areas of psychology
  • Includes empirical and theoretical work

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  • F. Richard Ferraro
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2.051 (2019)
Impact factor
1.795 (2019)
Five year impact factor
54 days
Submission to first decision
210 days
Submission to acceptance
382,356 (2019)
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  • Call for papers: How technology use is changing adolescent behavior and their social, physical, and cognitive development

    The main goal of this special issue is to include papers on the impact of technology on adolescent development. We are mainly interested in contributions that consider different fields of research (e.g., psychology, sociology, health, data science, cognitive science) that describe the impact of technology on behavioral, social, physical, and cognitive changes during adolescence, and how technology may influence these changes in both positive or negative ways throughout adolescent development (psychological, sociological, physical and cognitive). 

    Guest Editors: Martina Benvenuti, Michelle Wright, John A. Naslund, and Anne Miers
    Submission Deadlines: Proposals due November 30, 2020. Decisions about inclusion will be made by December 21, 2020. Full papers will be due by March 15, 2021. 

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Electronic ISSN
1936-4733
Print ISSN
1046-1310
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