As a high quality peer-reviewed Open Access journal, the Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology has its historical root from the old South Pacific Journal of Psychology published between 1984 and 2005. The journal aims to fill a void in contemporary psychology, with a focus on a region of the world that is extraordinarily vast, easily recognizable, and rich in cultural diversity -- it includes Oceania, Australasia, East Asia and the Western Seaboard of the Americas, and the 'hub' in the wheel - the Hawaiian Islands and other Pacific Island Nations. From climate change to disaster management and poverty reduction, the Pacific Rim region has its share of issues and potential solutions. With a focus on the indigenous, developing world, and minority perspectives, the journal seeks to foster mutual capacity building in the research domain, and on questions of human development generally. It seeks also to engage with North American and European perspectives.
The Journal publishes cutting-edge empirical research articles, short reports, reviews, meta-analysis and commentary spanning the entire spectrum of the science of psychology. Contributions are invited on all aspects of cognitive, social, developmental and educational, industrial and organizational, and health psychology, as well as cognitive neuroscience.