The Journal

Psychology of Leaders and Leadership, a scholarly publication for members of the Society of Psychologists in Leadership (SPL) and others with similar interests, has been published since 1997. Conceptualized as a hybrid between a scholarly journal and a professional guide to good managerial practice, PLL is directed at the practicing psychologist-manager. Rodney L. Lowman, PhD., served as Founding Editor until 2003, when Rosemary Hays-Thomas, PhD, assumed that role. William D. Siegfried Jr., PhD took on the journal for several years thereafter. George B. Yancey, PhD held his position as Editor from 2012 to 2019 and was joined by Jennifer P. Wisdom, , PhD, as a Co-Editor from 2017 - 2019. Jennifer continued as Editor for 2020, and Elizabeth L. Blickensderfer, PhD and Elizabeth Hunter Lazzara, PhD are the current Co-Editors, starting in 2021.

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Getting Started with Online Access: Your SPL membership entitles you to access Psychology of Leaders and Leadership content online, including back issues, using APA PsycNET®, the American Psychological Association’s enhanced delivery platform. The information below tells you how to get started.

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Full-text access to Psychology of Leaders and Leadership: All SPL members can access past and new journal content through “My APA” at As a SPL member, you already have a “My APA” account set up for you. To look up your account, please use the email address you have on file with SPL. Once you log in, you will see a link to all available content (volumes 8-16, 2005-present) from PLL under “Subscriptions – Journals”.  Please contact the APA Service Center at 800-374-2721 or email [email protected] if you require any assistance or have any questions about your account (e.g., to look up the email address you should use for “My APA”). 

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