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.

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

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Editorial Team


Vina M Goghari, PhD

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

Natacha Godbout, PhD

Natacha Godbout, PhD

Natacha Godbout, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Department of Sexology, University of Quebec in Montreal-UQAM, Canada, and director of TRACE-the TRAuma and CouplE research and intervention unit ( Her research and clinical work center on the impacts of childhood interpersonal trauma on adult psychological, sexual and relational functioning. One of the main functions of her research is to develop comprehensive models to understand interpersonal trauma, treat its effects and prevent its recurrence. Her awards include: the American Psychological Association’s Early Career Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research, Section on Child Maltreatment; the Canadian Psychological Association’s Trauma Stress Section Psychologist of the Year Award; and a Junior 1 and 2 Research Career Award from the Quebec’s Health Research Governmental Funds for her research program on interpersonal trauma. She has published over 75 referred articles, 1 book and 22 chapters. She is researcher at CRIPCAS-the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Intimate Relationship Problems and Sexual Abuse, member of EVISSA-the Sexual Violence and Health Research Team, SCOUP a research team on Trauma, Couple and Sexuality, and GRIPA-the Research and Intervention Team on Mindfulness..

Donald Sharpe, PhD

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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