Psychology Today – Bias and Credibility

Psychology Today - Pro Science - Credible

Factual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


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  • Overall, we rate Psychology Today as a pro-Science source though there is an individual bias among the various writers.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic


Psychology Today is a magazine published every two months in the United States.  Founded in 1967 by Nicolas Charney, Ph.D., it intends to make psychology literature more accessible to the general public. The magazine focuses on behavior and covers a range of topics, including psychology, neuroscience, relationships, sexuality, parenting, health (including from the perspectives of alternative medicine), work, and the psychological aspects of current affairs. The current Editor-in-Chief is Kaja Perina.

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Funded by / Ownership

Psychology Today is owned by Sussex Publishers. Print sales, subscriptions, advertisements, and a directory of mental health professionals generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Psychology Today publishes news about the science of psychology through the magazine and website, which features over 100 blog writers. Blog writers are psychology professionals, many of which exhibit bias. While this is not a true scientific publication, they do cover the science of psychology with experts.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Psychology Today as a pro-Science source though there is an individual bias among the various writers. (D. Van Zandt 12/2/2016) Updated (12/09/2022)


Last Updated on August 25, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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