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This specialty section covers all aspects of personality and social psychology, including work on the description and explanation of personality factors at various levels, self and identity, interpersonal and intergroup relations, morality, political psychology, attitudes, stereotypes and other forms of social cognition.
This specialty section covers all aspects of personality and social psychology, including work on the description and explanation of personality factors at various levels, self and identity, interpersonal and intergroup relations, morality, political psychology, attitudes, stereotypes and other forms of social cognition. Contributions that bridge personality and social psychology are particularly welcome. Personality and Social Psychology also welcomes research that examines the role of social cognitions, processes and personality factors in applied settings as long as the research contributes to our understanding of basic processes of personality and social psychology. The section emphasizes the publication of research using robust methods, such as longitudinal designs, and also actively encourages submissions using innovative, sophisticated methods. We publish papers with null results, but all studies submitted to the section must have sufficient statistical power to be considered for publication. The specialty was renamed in April 2014 from "Personality Science and Individual Differences" to "Personality and Social Psychology".
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Personality and Social Psychology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Conceptual Analysis, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, Erratum, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology Report.
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.