Health Psychology Journal

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This month's Health Psychology is a special issue on vaccine hesitancy and refusal. The issue views vaccination through a health psychology lens with 12 of 13 papers offered as free-to-read/download/share for a limited time.

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Health Psychology® is the official scientific journal of the Society for Health Psychology (Division 38 of the American Psychological Association) and the premier scientific journal addressing the complex and multidimensional influences on the human experience in physical health research. Adhering to the highest standards of peer-review, the journal’s mission is to advance basic to translational science, policy, and practice to significantly impact population health. The journal actively encourages submissions that address psychological, behavioral, biobehavioral and sociocultural dimensions of the diversity of human experience, and which reflect a strong commitment to inclusive excellence to facilitate the goal of optimal health for all.

The journal welcomes a wide breadth of submissions that address the interface of psychosocial factors and health and wellness. Topics include but are not limited to state-of-the-science research on biobehavioral pathways and mechanisms; social determinants of health; psychosocial and sociocultural influences; intervention development, dissemination and implementation science including sustainability, policy, and impact on clinical practices; and theoretical and methodological advances. Manuscripts representing relevant science across the lifespan are encouraged.

The journal publishes a wide range of original research reports, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, intervention and translational science reports, guidelines and policy discussions, and catalyst pieces that address contemporary debates, identify priorities, communicate phenomena, and facilitate engagement and multidisciplinary collaborations that advance the journal’s mission. The journal’s 2022 Impact Factor is 5.556. For more on the types of submissions and instructions for authors, please see here.

Health Psychology is strongly committed to advancing diversity in all areas and strives for inclusive excellence; the belief that our mission to advance population health is facilitated by promoting diversity in who we are (representation), the scope of work, and how that work is achieved. The journal is led by a highly experienced, multidisciplinary team of scientists representing the diversity of the populations they aim to benefit. More about the editorial team can be found here.

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Call for Submissions for Health Psychology Special Issues on Sexual and Gender Minority Healthcare Inequities 

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Meet the new Health Psychology  Editor!

Dr. John M. Ruiz discusses the new editorial team, their vision for the journal, and emerging opportunities for engagement.