These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate Psychology Today as a pro-Science source though there is individual bias among the various writers.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Psychology Today is a magazine published every two months in the United States. Founded in 1967 by Nicolas Charney, Ph.D, its intent is 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.
Funded by / Ownership
Psychology Today is owned by Sussex Publishers. They are funded through a combination of print sales, subscriptions, advertisements and a director of mental health professionals who pay to be listed.
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.
Overall, we rate Psychology Today as a pro-Science source though there is individual bias among the various writers. (D. Van Zandt 12/2/2016) Updated (3/16/2019)