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Psychoanalytic Psychology serves as a resource for original contributions that reflect and broaden the interaction between psychoanalysis and psychology. Manuscripts that involve issues in psychology raised by psychoanalysis and issues in psychoanalysis raised by psychology are welcome.
The journal, a quarterly, publishes clinical papers, research papers, literature reviews, clinical notes, brief reports, commentary, and book reviews.
City College of New York
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Kevin B. Meehan
Long Island University
International Psychoanalytic University
Brief Reports Editor
Book Review Editors
Steven J. Ellman
Professor Emeritus, City College of New York
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
University of Texas at Austin
University of Virginia
John S. Auerbach
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville, FL
Barnaby B. Barratt
Parkmore Institute and University of Witwatersrand
Robert F. Bornstein
C. Brooks Brenneis
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Texas Tech University
Mary Beth M. Cresci
City University of New York
University of Indianapolis
Morris N. Eagle
California Lutheran University
William Alanson White Institute
University College London
Simon Fraser University
M. Gerard Fromm
Austen Riggs Center
Gerald J. Gargiulo
NPAP Psychoanalytic Institute
Central European University
William H. Gottdiener
John Jay College of the City University of New York
Anton H. Hart
William Alanson White Institute
Institute for the Psychoanaltic Study of Subjectivity
Harvard Medical School and Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
New York University
William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Institute
Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society
Karen J. Maroda
Medical College of Wisconsin
Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
Michael L. Miller
Seattle Psychoanlytic Society and Institute
Adler Graduate Professional School, Toronto
William Alanson White Institute
University of Michigan Medical School
Donna M. Orange
Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity and New York University
David I. Pincus
Case Western Reserve University
Peter L. Rudnytsky
University of Florida
Jeremy D. Safran
The New School for Social Research
Kore University of Enna, Italy
Henry M. Seiden
Forest Hills, NY
Doris K. Silverman
New York University and Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
Donnel B. Stern
William Alanson White Institute and New York University
Robert D. Stolorow
Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Jennifer J. Stuart
Institute for Psychoanalytic Education
San Diego Psychoanalytic Center
Frank L. Summers
Michael Guy Thompson
Free Association, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Jane G. Tillman
Austen Riggs Center
City College of New York
Paul L. Wachtel
City College of NY and CUNY Graduate Center
City University of New York
David L. Wolitzky
New York University
Philip S. Wong
Long Island University–Brooklyn
Abstracting and indexing services providing coverage of Psychoanalytic Psychology
- Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Psychology
- Current Contents: Social & Behavioral Sciences
- Embase (Excerpta Medica)
- ERIH (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
- Journal Citations Report: Social Sciences Edition
- MLA International Bibliography
- Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing
- Social Sciences Citation Index
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New School for Social Research
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Examples of basic reference formats:
- Journal Article:
Hughes, G., Desantis, A., & Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028566
- Authored Book:
Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
- Chapter in an Edited Book:
Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.
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