Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne


Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne publishes generalist articles in areas of theory, research, practice, education, and policy that are of interest to a broad cross-section of psychologists. The journal publishes systematic reviews (including meta-analyses) and literature reviews relevant to theory or research in basic and applied areas – for example, human and non-human neurosciences, cognitive, perception, history and theoretical systems, quantitative, developmental, social, personality, clinical, counselling, educational and school, industrial/organizational, community, as well as teaching and learning.

Original, empirical contributions are welcome if large-scale work is involved and the research is of direct relevance to the discipline as a whole.

Commentaries and articles discussing professional issues and case material illustrative of theoretical principles or professional problems are also appropriate. In all cases, the manuscript should be of relevance to a generalist audience and discuss implications for the field.

Manuscripts with direct relevance to the Canadian context are also welcome for submission; authors should ensure that the article speaks to the broad interest. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne accepts submissions in either English or French.

Read an interview with editor Vina Goghari, PhD, click here.

Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne is published quarterly (February, May, August, November).

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Editorial Team


Vina M Goghari, PhD

I am a clinical scientist and associate professor at the University of Toronto, Canada. My research brings together multiple methodologies, including neuroimaging, behavioral genetics, cognitive and affective experimental psychology, and clinical assessment. The main aim of my research is to advance scientific knowledge in the causes, course and outcome, and treatment of psychosis and mood disorders.

Associate Editors

Paul Samuel Greenman, PhD

I am a professor of psychology and chair of the Department of Psychoeducation and Psychology at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) in Gatineau, Québec, as well as a practicing psychologist at the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute (OCFI) and in the family medicine unit of the Montfort Hospital, both in Ottawa, Ontario. I have a strong interest in the development and application of psychological treatments to patients in medical settings. I also conduct research on the psychosocial correlates of chronic illness, particularly the quality of couple relationships and their effects on the management of heart disease.

Donald Sharpe, PhD

I am a social psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. I am a generalist who studies a variety of different research topics. My current research interests include the applying of quantitative methods (e.g., meta-analysis), as well as the examining of long-standing issues in methodology (e.g., demand characteristics).

Managing Editor

Lisa Votta-Bleeker, PhD

Canadian Psychological Association

Instructions to Authors

All manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the Canadian Psychology manuscript submission portal.

Masked Review Policy

All submissions undergo an anonymous review. If an author does not want a masked review, this should be indicated in the cover letter along with a brief explanation. Instead of indicating authors’ names and affiliations on the title page, authors should place this information in the cover letter, which is not seen by reviewers. All identifying information should be removed from the manuscript. Authors should make every effort to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to their identities. 

Canadian Psychology considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to Canadian Psychology, that they have not been published already, and that they are not under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere.


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