Welcome to the new Senior Editorial Team!
SPSP is excited to announce the incoming senior editorial team for our society’s premiere journal—the Personality and Social Psychology Review. Jonathan Adler, the incoming Editor, will be joined by Associate Editors Kathleen Bogart, Cindy McPherson Frantz, Phia Salter, and Amber Gayle Thalmayer. They began processing manuscripts on Jan. 1, 2022, with their term ending on Dec. 31, 2025.
Jonathan Adler (Olin College of Engineering) studies the dynamic relationship between narrative identity development and psychological well-being, using methods ranging from psychobiography to longitudinal quantitative modeling. He is a personality and clinical psychologist and has also been a Visiting Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He serves as Chief Academic Officer of Health Story Collaborative, a non-profit organization seeking to elevate the importance of personal stories in healthcare. Jonathan is also a playwright and theater director.
Kathleen Bogart (Oregon State University) has led the psychological study of disability, ableism, and rare disorders such as facial paralysis. She is a social and health psychologist and one of the co-founders of SPSP’s Disability Advocacy and Research Network.
Cindy McPherson Frantz (Oberlin College) has forged new directions in efforts to deploy social psychological insights to reshape humans’ relationship with the natural world. She is a social and environmental psychologist committed to interdisciplinary theory building to address real problems and directs the Community Based Social Marketing Lab at Oberlin.
Phia Salter (Davidson College) has built vital connections between the psychological study of race and systematic racism with critical perspectives from the humanities and other social sciences. She is a social and cultural psychologist who also works to influence diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in higher education as well as K-12 teacher-training programs.
Amber Gayle Thalmayer (University of Zürich) has conducted groundbreaking research aimed at understanding the extent to which prevailing models of personality traits and mental health replicate in African and other majority-world contexts. She is a personality and cultural psychologist with a strong interest in measurement and seeking to identify what is more universal, versus more culturally specific, in personality, mental health, and their development across the lifespan.
We are excited to welcome this editorial team and look forward to working with them in the years to come. For more information about PSPR, please click here.