Read the Psychology Articles Everyone is Talking About

Altmetrics are an increasingly important way of judging the influence of an article. They measure the amount of online discussion, including the number of news items, blog stories and social media postings, that refer directly to the article.

The following articles have the highest Altmetric scores from Altmetric.com for Elsevier’s Psychology journals between April 1 and September 5, 2016*.

Trolls just want to have fun
Personality & Individual Differences
Altmetric score: 1343
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Enclothed cognition
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Altmetric score: 1093
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Factors influencing the perceived credibility of diet-nutrition information web sites
Computers in Human Behavior
Altmetric score: 805
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Intelligence and emotional disorders: Is the worrying and ruminating mind a more intelligent mind?
Personality & Individual Differences
Altmetric score: 714
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The Economic Burden of Child Maltreatment in the United States And Implications for Prevention
Child Abuse & Neglect
Altmetric score: 578
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Evaluating Five Factor Theory and social investment perspectives on personality trait development
Journal of Research in Personality
Altmetric score: 341
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Staying friends with an ex: Sex and dark personality traits predict motivations for post-relationship friendship
Personality & Individual Differences
Altmetric score: 324
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Sex differences in intelligence: A multi-measure approach using nationally representative samples from Romania
Intelligence
Altmetric score: 237
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A pessimistic view of optimistic belief updating
Cognitive Psychology
Altmetric score: 153
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Resting-state qEEG predicts rate of second language learning in adults
Brain & Language
Altmetric score: 106
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*Papers were chosen by recent Altmetric activity. The numbers above represent lifetime Altmetric scores (since article publication).

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