New APA (American Psychological Assn.) journal

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“I hope to attract media psychology scholarship that is grounded in the foundations of psychology scholarship and that pivots with our changing times in a way that’s beneficial to society.”
—Karen Dill-Shackleford, PhD
PPM Editor
The editorial board of Psychology of Popular Media (PPM) invites you to submit your manuscript to the journal.

PPM publishes empirical research on the psychological experience and effects of human interaction with popular media in all of its forms including social media, games, apps, and fictional narratives in all of their forms (e.g., film, television, books). For examples of the type of work published in the journal, check out these free-to-read PPM articles that were the #3 and #7 most-downloaded APA articles in 2021:
A closer look at appearance and social media: Measuring activity, self-presentation, and social comparison and their associations with emotional adjustment
Every (Insta)gram counts? Applying cultivation theory to explore the effects of Instagram on young users’ body image

The journal publishes both quantitative and qualitative empirical research as well as reviews, meta-analyses, and replications that contribute significantly to the field. Although PPM welcomes and encourages submissions from a wide variety of disciplines, topics should be linked to psychological theory and research.
PPM Editor, Karen Dill-Shackleford, PhD, discusses her background, priorities for the journal, and her vision for the field. Read editor interview.
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