Personality and Social Psychology Review (PSPR) is devoted to publishing original theoretical papers and conceptual review articles in personality and social psychology. PSPR is intended as a forum for conceptual pieces that initiate new lines of research and theory or provide a coherent framework for existing theory and programs of research. The journal emphasizes theory-based reviews of empirical contributions to a substantive area of research and offers integrative theoretical formulations concerning work in a given area of personality and/or social psychology. The journal does not publish methodological papers or methodological critiques unless they make a direct and substantial contribution to theory. Suitable topics for submission include, but are not limited to, attitudes and social cognition, personality development, personality assessment, interpersonal processes, group behavior, and intergroup relations. Occasionally PSPR publishes other pieces of particular interest to members of the Society, such as special topical
issues, selected symposia, and invited addresses. All papers are reviewed with respect to their scholarly merit.

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Meet the Editorial Team


Jonathan Adler headshotJonathan M. Adler (Olin College of Engineering) studies the dynamic relationship between narrative identity development and psychological well-being, using methods ranging from psychobiography to longitudinal quantitative modeling. He is a personality and clinical psychologist and has also been a Visiting Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He serves as Chief Academic Officer of Health Story Collaborative, a non-profit organization seeking to elevate the importance of personal stories in healthcare. Jonathan is also a playwright and theater director.


Kathleen Bogart headshotKathleen Bogart (Oregon State University) has led the psychological study of disability, ableism, and rare disorders such as facial paralysis. She is a social and health psychologist and one of the co-founders of SPSP’s Disability Advocacy and Research Network.

Cindy Frantz headshotCindy McPherson Frantz (Oberlin College) has forged new directions in efforts to deploy social psychological insights to reshape humans’ relationship with the natural world. She is a social and environmental psychologist committed to interdisciplinary theory building to address real problems and directs the Community Based Social Marketing Lab at Oberlin.

Phia Salter headshotPhia Salter (Davidson College) has built vital connections between the psychological study of race and systematic racism with critical perspectives from the humanities and other social sciences. She is a social and cultural psychologist who also works to influence diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in higher education as well as K-12 teacher-training programs.

Amber Thalmayer headshotAmber Gayle Thalmayer (University of Zürich) has conducted groundbreaking research aimed at understanding the extent to which prevailing models of personality traits and mental health replicate in African and other majority-world contexts. She is a personality and cultural psychologist with a strong interest in measurement and seeking to identify what is more universal, versus more culturally specific, in personality, mental health, and their development across the lifespan.