Announcement: Publication frequency becomes quarterly since 2023 Volume 8 Issue 2!

Posted: 2023-09-06

New version of author guideline format

Please follow the journal's author guideline and the required article template to prepare your manuscript.  
Posted: 2023-08-24 More...

Announcement of new Editor-in-Chief


It gives us great pleasure to announce that Professor Paola Magnano has graciously accepted the appointment as our Editor-in-Chief of Environment and Social Psychology. Professor Magnano is affiliated with Kore University of Enna, Italy. Her focus is social psychology, psychology of career counseling and education. Previously, Professor Magnano was an Editorial Board member for the journal. She will start her new position as Editor-in-Chief on August 1, 2023.

Environment and Social Psychology is a fully open access publication dedicated to disseminating high-quality research in the fields of social psychology, covering a wide range of topics and themes relevant to the disciplines. We are confident that Professor Magnano will lead ESP forward to thrive. Please join us in welcoming Professor Magnano to her new role. The editorial team and publisher appreciate your continued support.

Posted: 2023-07-28

APC for Environment and Social Psychology set at 1500 USD from August 2023


Starting from August 2023, the Article Processing Charge (APC) for the Environment and Social Psychology will be set at 1500 USD.

Authors submitting their manuscripts to the journal can expect rigorous peer review, prompt and constructive feedback, and a seamless publication process. We believe that this APC will ensure that we can continue to maintain the journal's high standards, including rigorous editorial processes, professional copyediting, and open-access publication.

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to receiving your submissions and continuing our collaborative efforts to advance the field of environment and social psychology.

Posted: 2023-06-26

Journal Transfer from Whioce Publishing to Asia Pacific Academy of Science


Environment and Social Psychology will be transferring from Whioce Publishing Pte. Ltd. to Asia Pacific Academy of Science Pte. Ltd. We would like to assure all scholars that the workflow, regulations, and database inclusion of the journal will remain unchanged throughout this transfer.

We will also expand the license, under which articles are published, to Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) by default since 2023 Vol.8 No.2.

At Asia Pacific Academy of Science, we are committed to maintaining the high standards and reputation that Environment and Social Psychology has established over the years. The journal will continue to provide a platform for groundbreaking research in the fields of environment and social psychology, fostering academic dialogue and advancing knowledge in these areas.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Posted: 2023-06-26

Good News: Environment and Social Psychology Now Available on Scopus Database


We are thrilled to announce that Environment and Social Psychology is now available on the Scopus database.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the authors, reviewers, and editorial team for their unwavering dedication and contributions that have made this achievement possible. Together, we have created a platform that showcases the best research in environment and social psychology, empowering researchers to make a lasting impact.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to witnessing the far-reaching impact of Environment and Social Psychology on the global research community.

Posted: 2023-06-08

Congratulations, Environment and Social Psychology has been accepted for Scopus!



Posted: 2022-09-01 More...

Showing you’re stressed may make you more likeable


@Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, Nottingham Trent University.

We readily reveal our inner feelings during moments of weakness. When someone is stressed, they are more likely to show what we call self-directed behaviour.  The more stressed a person reported being, the more stressed others thought they were – a clear linear relationship. Communicating honestly and naturally through your behaviour may in fact leave a positive impression on others.

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Posted: 2022-05-19

"The problem is greater than it’s ever been": US universities urged to invest in mental-health resources


Even at a time of great financial strain and uncertainty, universities and colleges across the United States must invest more resources to address a growing mental-health crisis among students, according to a report from the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. “The problem is as great or greater than it’s ever been, and it’s not getting better,” says Alan Leshner, who chaired the committee behind the report and is chief executive emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. “Unless there’s concerted attention, it will get substantially worse, because the pressures are not going away.”

The report from the National Academies carries no legal weight, and the response from colleges and universities remains to be seen. 

Source from:

Nature 590, 171-172(2021), doi:

Posted: 2021-04-04

Perceiving Multiracial Individuals

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Posted: 2021-01-07 More...

Healthier Built Environments bring more well-being!


                          Figure 1. Contemplative Landscape Model for landscape evaluation with 1–6 points scoring scale


Posted: 2020-03-16 More...

The mental health and the role of resilience in refugees fleeing violence


Wars, natural disasters and other disasters have great spiritual impact on the local people. 

Mark W Lusk and Silvia Chavez-Baray uses using mixed methods to study the mental health and the role of resilience in Mexican refugees in the El Paso, Texas border region who experienced acts of violence, extortion, kidnapping, torture, arson, or other traumatic events in Mexico. They conducted extended interviews with adult participants (n=30), gathered data using: the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire and the O’Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale. Surprisingly, results did not show evidence of post- traumatic stress disorder. On the contrary, participants were highly resilient. Family, personalism, fatalism and faith mediate the effects of the experienced violence.

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Posted: 2019-06-03

Indexing & Archiving


Environment and Social Psychology has been indexed by: CNKI Scholar. All articles published in ESP are immediately searchable via Google Scholar. ESP is also being continually evaluated by other academic databases for inclusion.

All the archives will be preserved by Portico.

Environment and Social Psychology is the member of crossref, each article will have only one identification (DOI), and iThenticate will be utilized at the editor’s discretion to verify the originality of submitted manuscripts.

Environment and Social Psychology is open access, welcome to submitting the manuscripts.

Any queries or questions are welcomed.


Editorial Office of Environment and Social Psychology (ESP)



Posted: 2018-05-15

Meet our Editorial Team


Environment and Social Psychology has a professional editorial team, including 1 Editor-in-Chief,1 associate editor, 2 book review editors, and more than 100 editorial board members from many countries around the world.

The Editor-in-Chief is Prof. Zhen Lei, and he is the Director of China Center for Behavioral Economics and Finance. He is honored as "Sichuan Tianfu Financial Leader", "Sichuan Academic and Technical Leader", and "Class A Talent of 'Guanghua Talent Project' of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics". Research field: Behavioral finance; Investment science; Experimental and behavioral economics; Neuroeconomics; theory of game; etc.

Social Position:

Reviewers for Economic Research, World of Managing, Quarterly of Economics, World Economy, etc.

Providing investment decision-making consultation and training for government, enterprises and institutions, private equity funds, families, etc.

Posted: 2017-09-13 More...

Publishing frequency of ESP is Semi-annual!


The publication frequency of Environment and Social Psychology is Semi-annual.

Environment and Social Psychology is a Gold Open access journal. All articles that have been accepted will be online in time without delay.

We welcome the high-quality original articles significant in environment and social psychology.


Editorial Office of Environment and Social Psychology

Posted: 2017-01-18

Vol.1, No. 1 is now live!


We are pleased to announce that Volume 1, Issue 1 of Environment and Social Psychology has been published, and is currently available for download.

Click here to access the full issue.

Posted: 2016-07-01

Call for papers


Article Processing Charges

ESP receives the financial support of Asia Pacific Academy of Science Pte. Ltd., hence the APC is free for authors for the time being. The editorial office of ESP expresses its sincere thanks to the sponsor.

Waiver Policy

ESP is committed to promoting the academic development in the world without any financial barrier to knowledge sharing and learning. There has developed a waiver policy especially for authors from low-income countries. Authors who are interested in applying for a waiver could contact ESP reserves the right to approve or reject a waiver application. 

Posted: 2016-01-10 More...
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