Last updated on: 2/27/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Journal of Abnormal Psychology Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Jan. 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
      Government Reports and Peer-Reviewed Studies
Official vetted reports from international government bodies (such as the United Nations and the European Union), foreign governments (federal level agencies such as France’s Ministry of Justice, South Africa’s Ministry of Health, or Japan’s office of the Prime Minister), and US government agencies (state, federal, and quasi-government agencies including the Smithsonian Institution, the National Academy of Sciences, and Legal Services Corporation) and peer-reviewed studies from academic journals (such as Science, Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, etc.) tend to have multiple editorial and ideological filters, and they normally receive rigorous review from experts before being formally issued.
Description:

“The journal features articles about the nature of depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia, addictive disorders, childhood disorders, somatoform disorders, and special states of consciousness, including hypnosis and sleep.

Readers will find research in psychopathology, normal processes in abnormal individuals, and pathological or atypical features of the behavior of normal persons.

Coverage includes cognitive, behavioral, biological, and psychodynamic perspectives.”

“Journal Description,” www.apa.org (accessed Feb. 26, 2008)

Mission:

“The Journal of Abnormal Psychology presents the best cutting-edge research and scholarly thought on abnormal psychology.”

“Journal Description,” www.apa.org (accessed Feb. 26, 2008)

Other:
Peer-reviewed journal