Keywords of Scientific Activity of Psychologist in the USA: Peer-Reviewed, Evidence-Based, Translational



The presentation outlined selected organizational principles of American psychology, psychological practice, and education and licensing of psychologists. Namely, three principles were discussed: peer review, evidence-based practice, and translational research. Peer reviewing assumes that publication, fi nancing, and promotion is based on comments from peers. Evidence-based practice assumes the presence of empirical evidence for any and all claims translatable into policies and for any and all interventions. Translational research assumes the existence of a pipeline connecting fundamental science and practical applications

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Keywords: organizational principles of American psychology, peer review, evidence-based practice, translational research

Article type: report

For citation: Grigorenko E.L. Keywords of Scientific Activity of Psychologist in the USA: Peer-Reviewed, Evidence-Based, Translational. Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Psychology, 2016. no. 1, pp. 69–79. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Elena L. Grigorenko, PhD, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA; Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia; Professor and Acting Director, Center for Cognitive Sciences, Sirius University of Science and Technology, Federal territory "Sirius", Russia; Adjunct Professor, Child Study Center and Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Haskins Laboratories, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA; Research Certified Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Member of the editorial boards of the journals “Clinical and Special Educatiom”, “Experimental Psychology” and “Psychological Science and Education”, Houston, USA, ORCID:, e-mail:



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