Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology aims to bridge ecological and social approaches to human behavior. It integrates ecological and social psychology and focuses on broad topics such as cooperation and conflict, culture, communication, coordination, as well as the processes that might guide these behaviors, such as emotion, motivation cognition, or neuroscientific processes. Ecological psychology has slightly different meanings, but CRESP adopts a broad approach. It focuses on the relation between the individual and the natural or human-made environment. Key themes center on how climate, the presence of natural resources, as well as natural and human stressors (pathogens, disasters, density, conflict, migration, poverty), may affect cognition, emotion, and behavior of humans (and other animals). Social psychology focuses on the relationship between the individual and the social environment. Key themes center on how other people influence emotion, cognition, beliefs, coordination, communication, power, and cooperation. And finally, the interplay of ecological and social psychology focuses on the relationship between social interaction and culture with key aspects of the ecological and societal environment, including broad societal variables such as those shaped by nature (e.g., climate), economics (e.g., wealth), political science (e.g., conflict and governance), or communication (e.g., media). CRESP welcomes careful replication studies, innovative, and creative research that adds new insights to ecological and social psychology. Methods include those common to behavioral and neuroscience, including experimental and quasi-experimental approaches in the field, along with archival, big data, and historical data. Implications for science and society are valued.
Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology is a peer-reviewed gold open access (OA) journal and upon acceptance all articles are permanently and freely available. It is a companion to the highly regarded review journal Current Opinion in Psychology (COPSYC: 2019 Journal Impact Factor 4.162, CiteScore 7.0) and is part of the Current Opinion and Research (CO+RE) suite of journals. All CO+RE journals leverage the Current Opinion legacy-of editorial excellence, high-impact, and global reach-to ensure they are a widely read resource that is integral to scientists' workflow.
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|Issue volume||Issue year||Planned ship date||Actual ship date|
|2C||2021||Dec 10, 2021|
|3C||2022||Dec 08, 2022|