Full-Text Psychology Journals - Free Index

Psychology Research and Articles

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If you are a psychology student or taking any sort of social science class, then you will need to be able to read and understand the articles found in research journals. Such articles describe different psychology studies on a wide range of subjects. As you are writing papers or conducting your own research, these journals can provide helpful sources and background information.

Finding full-text psychology journals online can be difficult, especially for students with limited access to academic libraries or online databases. There are a number of psychology, social science, and medical journals that offer free full-text articles, which may be especially useful for students living in rural areas or studying via distance education. The below journals offer access to a selection of full-text articles online.

These journals represent just a few of the resources that are available online. If you are still looking for additional research, pay a visit to your university library to access their database of journal articles. In many cases, your school's library may have access to a number of different research databases where you can find full-text journal articles for your research.

Full-Text Psychology Journals

Addictive Behaviors
Addictive Behaviors offers a sample issue of the journal online. The sample issue contains full-text articles in both HTML and PDF format. There are also open source articles available in other issues. A great resource for students researching addictions.

American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Find full-text articles on the study and treatment of drug abuse and alcoholism. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse focuses on a wide range of topics, including clinical, pharmacological, administrative, and social aspects of substance abuse.

Archives of Internal Medicine
Offers free full-text articles to registered users 12 months after publication. Published by the American Medical Association, the journal covers a wide range of topics related to internal medicine. Free registration is required to access the articles.

Biology of Reproduction
Find full-text articles as well as article abstracts dating back to 1969 from the Biology of Reproduction journal.

Brain: A Journal of Neurology
Find free full-text articles on neurology (marked by the open lock logo after the title) as well as free editorials. A useful resource for students of neuroscience and biopsychology.

British Journal of Psychiatry
Find articles covering all topics in psychology from the British Journal of Psychiatry. The journal is focused on clinical aspects of mental health and includes issues of interest to psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and students of psychology. Full-text articles are available from January 2000 and articles become available one year after publication.

CogPrints
CogPrints is an archive that features journal articles on a number of topic areas, including many in psychology. Find articles on behavioral analysis, clinical psychology, psychobiology, social psychology, and more.

Current Psychology Letters
This electronic journal offers short papers on topics in psychology. Available full-text issues range from 2003 to 2010. The journal stopped publication in 2011.

Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology
This journal is a great resource for research in educational psychology. Find full-text journal articles in both English and Spanish. The last issue was published in 2017.

Evolutionary Psychology
Find full-text articles and reviews on the history, research, and theoretical work in evolutionary psychology.

Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Read full-text articles focused on child psychotherapy, prevention, assessment, and treatment. Research of interest includes potential childhood conditions such as developmental disorders, depression, and anxiety.

Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Read selected articles on topics in abnormal psychology from this journal published by the American Psychological Association.

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Read current and past research on applied behavior analysis in back issues of this journal. This journal also offers a free sample issue.

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
This journal, published by the American Psychological Association, offers a selection of full-text journal articles on topics in experimental psychology.

Journal of General Psychology
Offers full-text articles on a variety of topics in psychology. A great reference for psychology students.

Journal of Neuroscience
The Journal of Neuroscience offers full-text journal articles in their archive starting in 1981. Full-text access is available for articles six months after publication.

Learning and Memory
This journal focuses on the neurobiology of learning and memory and offers access to articles one year after publication.

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