FDU reviewed and approved: Students edit scholarly journal

Madison, NJ (April 13, 2015) — Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Department of Psychology and Counseling on the Florham Campus has released the 24th volume of The Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences (JPBS). JPBS is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that publishes research in all areas of the social and behavioral sciences. It’s also entirely staffed by FDU students in the psychology program.

The focus of the journal is the students while they run the editorial and publication process. Through this, these students gain insight through this unique opportunity and they get firsthand experience about peer-reviewed publications.

“The work done by these student authors is truly impressive,” comments Robert Griffo, editor of the JPBS and assistant professor of psychology. “Our students’ articles employ a wide range of research methodologies, data analytic techniques and include research on a diverse collection of important and timely topics.”

Since its foundation in 1966, JPBS’s mission is to educate and encourage students participation in the research and publication process. JPSB is one of only a few student only publications. A staple both in and out of the classroom, JPBS is used in as reading in the psychology department’s classes as an aid to inform students about current research findings and expose them to the research process.

Previous volumes are contained on the JPBS website as well as in hard copy in the Monninger Center for Learning and Research on the Florham campus. The most recent volume is available for purchase at the Florham Campus bookstore. For more information, email Robert Griffo at rgriffo@fdu.edu.