Public Release:  APS announces inaugural issue of new journal, Clinical Psychological Science

SAGE Publications

Los Angeles, California (December 27, 2012) The Association for Psychological Science and SAGE are pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Clinical Psychological Science (CPS), a unique new journal that highlights cutting-edge research in the field of clinical psychological science.

Headed by Founding Editor Alan E. Kazdin, John M. Musser Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry at Yale University and Director of the Yale Parenting Center, and a distinguished team of associate editors -- Tyrone D. Cannon of Yale University; Emily A. Holmes of MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge; Jill M. Hooley of Harvard University; and Kenneth J. Sher of University of Missouri -- this journal aims to bring together the best, most innovative research in both core and novel domains to define a new way of studying clinical phenomena.

"CPS publishes work from all the specialty areas of clinical psychological science, but like few other journals, it is keenly interested in understanding phenomena from diverse perspectives that usually could not be accommodated in a single outlet," Kazdin said in an interview.

In his opening editorial, Kazdin describes four characteristics that set this journal apart:

  • Presenting the best science from all domains of clinical psychological science, e.g., the many areas of clinical psychology, psychiatry, and related disciplines.
  • Connecting clinical psychology to core topics of the larger field of psychology, e.g., cognitive and social neuroscience, memory, attention, perception, emotion, decision making.
  • Drawing from the many disciplines that inform and can be informed by clinical psychological science, e.g., psychiatry, neuroscience, epidemiology and public health, genetics and epigenetics.
  • Seeking to recognize and foster international contributions and collaborations to promote a global view.

The research published in the inaugural issue of Clinical Psychological Science reflects diverse and boundary-crossing perspectives. The articles investigate, for example, the link between targeted rejection and immune response in adolescents, the key characteristics of major depressive disorder, the long-term effects of youth mentoring on arrest records, and the relationship between mind wandering and cell aging.

All of the articles published in Clinical Psychological Science will be available to the public for free through January 2013.

Those interested in submitting to the journal or learning more can visit the Clinical Psychological Science website at: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/cps.

Clinical Psychological Science: Volume 1, Issue 1

Advancing New Frontiers With Clinical Psychological Science: Editorial
Alan E. Kazdin

Possible Mechanisms Explaining the Association Between Physical Activity and Mental Health: Findings From the 2001 Dutch Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Survey
Karin Monshouwer, Margreet ten Have, Mireille van Poppel, Han Kemper, and Wilma Vollebergh

Enhancing Autobiographical Memory Specificity Through Cognitive Training: An Intervention for Depression Translated From Basic Science
Hamid Taher Neshat Doost, Tim Dalgleish, William Yule, Mehrdad Kalantari, Sayed Jafar Ahmadi, Atle Dyregrov, and Laura Jobson

Targeted Rejection Triggers Differential Pro- and Anti-Inflammatory Gene Expression in Adolescents as a Function of Social Status
Michael L. M. Murphy, George M. Slavich, Nicolas Rohleder, and Gregory E. Miller

Imagining a Better Memory: Self-Imagination in Memory-Impaired Patients
Matthew D. Grilli and Elizabeth L. Glisky

The Commutative Property in Comorbid Diagnosis: Does A + B = B + A?
Jared W. Keeley, Chafen S. DeLao, and Claire L. Kirk

Key Characteristics of Major Depressive Disorder Occurring in Childhood, Adolescence, Emerging Adulthood, and Adulthood
Paul Rohde, Peter M. Lewinsohn, Daniel N. Klein, John R. Seeley, and Jeff M. Gau

The Buddy System: A 35-Year Follow-Up of Criminal Offenses
Clifford R. O'Donnell and Izaak L. Williams

Wandering Minds and Aging Cells
Elissa S. Epel, Eli Puterman, Jue Lin, Elizabeth Blackburn, Alanie Lazaro, and Wendy Berry Mendes

Visual Context Processing in Schizophrenia
Eunice Yang, Duje Tadin, Davis M. Glasser, Sang Wook Hong, Randolph Blake, and Sohee Park

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The Association for Psychological Science is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation in the U.S. and internationally. It was founded in 1988 by a group of scientifically-oriented psychologists interested in advancing scientific psychology and its representation as a science. The Association's mission is to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically-oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare. APS has more than 23,000 members and includes leading psychological scientists and academics, clinicians, researchers, teachers, and administrators. http://www.psychologicalscience.org/

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