Aims and Scope

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Applied Psychology (J Appl Psychol), established in 2007, is a double-blind peer-reviewed quarterly journal, owned, managed & published by Shahid Beheshti University. The journal publishes original research articles that lead to the novel knowledge, innovation and understanding of the field of applied psychology. The major fields of specialization in the journal encompass all related aspects of clinical, educational, social, health, laboratory, and industrial aspects of psychology. The journal scope includes but are not restricted to, the following areas:

  • Clinical Disorders, Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Individual Differences in Ability, Personality, and other Characteristics
  • Cognitive, Motivational, Emotional, Psychological and Neuropsychological
  • Health, Stress, Health and Well-being
  • Intercultural Differences and Diversity in Behavior and Attitudes
  • Family, Marriage, Parenting Practices
  • Testing, Training, Learning and Skills Acquisition
  • Creativity, Innovation, and Adaptation

The contemporary era is marked by rapid technological advancements and societal complexities, leading to dynamic changes within a developing society and the emergence of various challenges. Consequently, the primary mission of this quarterly journal is to disseminate innovative findings in psychology that can be applied across diverse facets of human life. This facilitates scientific communication between researchers and interested parties on both national and international levels.

The Journal of Applied Psychology aims to publish manuscripts in various psychological domains, characterized by the following features:

  1. Manuscripts should be rooted in unique interventions or clinical trials, including at least one follow-up, yielding practical and actionable results for addressing real-life challenges.
  2. Manuscripts should be grounded in distinctive comparative and/or basic research, uncovering themes where basic research findings are applicable.
  3. Manuscripts should contribute to the expansion of knowledge and assist in generating specialized psychological knowledge among researchers and within the broader society.
  4. Manuscripts should contribute to mental health promotion and aid individuals in preventing psychological disorders at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.
  5. Manuscripts should facilitate the exchange of scientific information among researchers, reinforcing the flow of knowledge production and its applications in different domains of psychology at both national and international levels.