Aims and Scope

Jurnal psikologi is changing its aim and scope. Manuscripts submitted on and after May 2024 will have to conform to this change, and will be fully reflected on our August 2024 issue.  

Jurnal Psikologi aims to be a leading platform for the dissemination and discussion of pioneering research in the psychology of Indonesia. Our mission is to advance understanding of the psychological underpinnings of behaviour, cognition, and emotion within the Indonesian context, providing insights into the unique ways through which cultural, social, environmental and technological influences and change, shape the Indonesian mental processes. By fostering a deep understanding of these dynamics, we aspire to contribute to the global psychological discourse, highlighting the unique psychological landscape of Indonesia.

The Journal welcomes a diverse array of scholarly articles, including original empirical research (both quantitative and qualitative), comparative studies, and comprehensive reviews that explore the breadth and depth of psychology as it pertains to the Indonesian population. 

We are particularly interested in submissions that address the following areas:

Psychology of the Indonesian People:> Studies focusing on the cognitive, affective, and behavioural aspects of the Indonesian population, including research on personality, mental health, well-being, and psychological adaptation. We encourage contributions that apply principles of positive psychology to explore factors that contribute to flourishing and resilience among Indonesians.

Culture and Sociocultural Dynamics in Indonesian Psychology:

This theme invites research that explores how Indonesian culture, traditions, and the broader sociocultural context—including ethnic diversity and social inequalities—impact and shape psychological processes and outcomes. We are interested in studies that address the interplay between cultural identity, the transmission of cultural values, and the psychological adaptations to cultural change, as well as how these factors influence the mental health and well-being across different demographic groups in Indonesia.

Neuroscience and Cognition:

Contributions that explore the neuroscientific basis of behaviour, cognition, and emotion within the Indonesian context. This includes neuroimaging studies, cognitive neuroscience research, and investigations into the neural correlates of psychological phenomena.

Psychometrics in Indonesian Psychology: We welcome studies focused on the development, adaptation, and validation of psychometric tools that are culturally appropriate for assessing psychological traits and constructs in the Indonesian context.

Environmental, Technological, and Digital Influences:

Research on how environmental changes, such as migration (forced or voluntary) and environmental disruption, and proliferation of technology (especially digital technologies), are (re)shaping the psychological landscape of Indonesia. This encompasses studies on the impact of technology, including digital media, on behaviour, cognition, and social interaction among Indonesians.

While our primary focus is on human behaviour, we welcome interdisciplinary work that bridges psychology with other fields such as anthropology, sociology, environmental science, and digital humanities, provided these studies offer significant insights into the psychological aspects of Indonesian life.