A New Journal for a New Era
A confluence of recent developments has made clinical psychological science increasingly central to all areas of psychological science, including:
- translational research, which recognizes that mental illness is grounded in disruption of basic psychological processes (e.g., cognition, emotion, socialization, personality, perception, learning, motivation, development)
- transdiagnostic approaches, which focus on disrupted processes that are common to different forms of psychopathology (e.g., sleep, emotion regulation and expression, attachment)
- empirically supported assessment, diagnosis, and treatment
- molecular and behavioral genetics and proteomics, which link common and uncommon variations in genes with behaviors relevant to psychopathology and well-being
- neuroimaging, which enables characterization of the integrity of neural networks and patterns of brain activation associated with normal and abnormal functioning and suggests new avenues for diagnosis and evaluation of treatment effects
- new treatments focusing on brain and behavior change (e.g., transmagnetic stimulation, direct neural stimulation, new drug and/or behavioral treatment delivery systems, gene-targeted therapies)
All of the above developments are rapidly changing the treatment of mental illness. The Association for Psychological Science’s
newest journal, Clinical Psychological Science
, emerges from this confluence to provide readers with the best, most innovative research in clinical psychological science, giving researchers of all stripes a home for their work and a place in which to communicate with a broad audience of both clinical and other scientists.
The Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level. It was founded in 1988 by a group of scientifically oriented psychologists interested in advancing scientific psychology and its representation as a science at the national level. 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 20,000 members and includes the leading psychological scientists and academics, clinicians, researchers, teachers, and administrators. http://www.psychologicalscience.org/
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