Preferred Option: Select articles from the list of approved articles

In the box below is a list of approved articles you can use. Each article includes a link to the database where the full text may be found.

Alternative Option: Use the APA PsycInfo database to find articles on your own

  1. Use the instructions (see below) to learn how to search in the APA PsycInfo database to find empirical study articles published in peer-reviewed journals.
  2. As you select the article you would like to use, you will need to make sure that the article was published in one of the approved journals (see the box on this page listing the journals).
  3. Contact the psychology librarian (Stephen Francoeur) at any time for assistance.

Preferred Option: Approved Articles to Use

Need More Help?

Understanding or Writing the Assignment?

  • Contact your instructor (not the psychology librarian)

Finding sources?

Consult the guide to searching in APA PsycInfo

Ask the psychology librarian for help: Stephen Francoeur,

Alternative 2: Use APA PsycInfo to Find Articles on Your Own


Your instructors recommend that you use the preferred option of using articles that have been pre-selected for you. It is also allowable to search for articles yourself, but you must make sure that any article you use meets these two criteria:

  1. must be a peer-reviewed journal article
  2. must be about the results of an empirical study conducted by the authors of the article

What is an empirical study?

According to the APA, it is a "study based on facts, systematic observation, or experiment, rather than theory or general philosophical principle."

How to find empirical studies in APA PsycInfo

STEP 1: Enter your search terms

STEP 2: Scroll down to the "Publication Type" box and select "Peer Reviewed Journal"

STEP 3: Scroll down to the "Methodology" box and pick "Empirical Study"

STEP 4: Click the "Search" button

Set up of APA PsycInfo search page for empircal study articles in peer reviewed journals


Search Now in the APA PsycInfo Database

List of Approved Journals

If you are searching in APA PsycInfo on your own for articles, you may want to focus on articles found in these journals:

  • Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research
  • Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dreaming
  • Emotion
  • Families, Systems, & Health
  • Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice
  • Health Psychology
  • International Journal of Stress Management
  • Journal of Abnormal Psychology
  • Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology
  • Journal of Counseling Psychology
  • Journal of Diversity in Higher Education
  • Journal of Educational Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
  • Journal of Family Psychology
  • Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics
  • Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
  • Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment
  • Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
  • Psychology and Aging
  • Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
  • Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts
  • Psychology of Men and Masculinity
  • Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
  • Psychology, Public Policy, and Law

These journals are also acceptable:

  • American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
  • American Psychologist
  • Asian American Journal of Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science
  • Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • Canadian Psychology
  • Clinician's Research Digest
  • Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research
  • Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books
  • Experimental & Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • History of Psychology
  • International Journal of Play Therapy
  • Journal of Comparative Psychology
  • Journal of Psychotherapy Integration
  • Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Prevention & Treatment
  • Psychoanalytic Psychology
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Psychological Bulletin
  • Psychological Methods
  • Psychological Review
  • Psychological Services
  • Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
  • Psychotherapy Theory, Research, Practice, Training
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Review of General Psychology
  • School Psychology Quarterly
  • Training and Education in Professional Psychology

Psychology Librarian

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