Yossef Ben-Porath, PhD, of Kent
State University, is the incoming editor
of Psychological Assessment. He intends
to preserve the journal’s reputation as
“the leading outlet for clinically relevant
psychological assessment research,” while
encouraging research on specialized
psychological assessments and with
understudied populations. He specifically wants to attract more
research on clinical assessment in medical and health psychology,
forensic evaluations, and personnel screening and selection. Ben-Porath is a professor of psychological sciences at Kent State and
has served two terms as associate editor of the journal.
Peter Chen, PhD, of Auburn University,
is the incoming editor of the Journal
of Occupational Health Psychology. He
encourages contributors to embrace diversity
and interdisciplinary collaboration, with
the goal to promote healthy workplaces that
foster employees’ potential to excel. “The
journal has a great opportunity to play an
important role in advancing research, influencing practices and
informing policies toward improving workers’ safety, health
and well-being,” Chen says. He served as an associate editor of
JOHP from 2006 to 2010 and is a professor of psychology and
department head at Auburn.
M. Lynne Cooper, PhD, of the University
of Missouri–Columbia, is the incoming
editor of the Journal of Personality and
Social Psychology: Personality Processes and
Individual Differences. Cooper wants research
articles with larger and more diverse samples,
and more descriptive research. “One of my
goals is to broaden the scope of what we
value and define as good scholarship,” she says. Cooper is an
associate editor of the American Psychologist and of Personality
and Social Psychology Review. She is the Curators’ Distinguished
Professor of Psychology at Missouri–Columbia.
Barbara H. Fiese, PhD, is the incoming editor of the
Journal of Family Psychology. Fiese, who directs the Family
Resiliency Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, plans to highlight four areas of family
psychology during her tenure:
• The challenges faced by today’s families,
such as child-raising difficulties among
• Empirical studies on what makes
• Cutting-edge approaches to data
analysis, including actor-partner modeling,
bootstrapping, use of phantom data and
• Scholarship about the key elements of effective programs
in family-based therapy and prevention.
Fiese has been the journal’s associate editor since 2009.
Keith Holyoak, PhD, of the University
of California, Los Angeles, is the new editor
of Psychological Review. Holyoak, who is
Distinguished Professor of Psychology at
UCLA, aims to continue to publish the
best theoretical work across the field. He
especially welcomes papers that test new
theories. “Psychological Review is the best
outlet for papers that connect the dots among the wealth of
new data being produced, aiming to make sense of it all,” he
says. “In an era of increased fragmentation of intellectual
disciplines, we particularly want to attract papers that cross
traditional boundaries within psychology, and also papers that
link psychology with other disciplines.” Holyoak is an associate
editor for Psychological Science and for Cognitive Psychology.
Siu Oi ling, PhD, of Lingnan University
in Hong Kong, is the new editor of the
International Journal of Stress Management.
Siu encourages stress-intervention studies
with an experimental design. She’d like to see
scholars from all over the globe contributing
research on the best ways to prevent burnout.
“Because of the rapidly changing world
and technological advancement in modern societies, I think
the journal should encourage more sharing of recent stress
management research and practices,” says Siu, who heads
Lingnan’s department of applied psychology. Siu has been an
editorial board member for IJSM since 2010.
William Ming Liu, PhD, of the University of Iowa, is
the incoming editor of Psychology of Men and Masculinity.
Liu plans to encourage more international research and to
News from APA Publications
APA welcomes new editors
APA has named nine new journal editors to serve six-year terms.
These incoming editors are accepting new manuscripts as of Jan. 1
and will become editors-in-chief on Jan. 1, 2016.