New Psychology Journal
In 1988, the American Psychological Society split from the American Psychological Association because many APA members believed that their former association's interest in psychological science was diminishing. According to James L. McGaugh, APS president and professor of psychobiology at the University of California, Irvine, he and other members had fought APA's growing trend toward an "applied clinical interest," but could not win that battle and eventually decided to form their own organization. And now, two years later, APS has recently introduced its first journal, Psychological Science. According to Harvard University's William Estes, professor emeritus of psychology and the journal's editor, PS will focus on a more informal way of presenting and representing scientific psychology than other psychology journals do. So far the issues that PS has featured include language in scientific psychology, serial versus parallel processing, and the prenatal origins of behavioral organization. In addition to regularly...

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