Psychology Today would not be considered a scholarly journal and it is not peer reviewed.
It is more of a popular magazine, like for example, Time Magazine.
It does however, have credible sources, and most instructors would agree that it is an acceptable source for a paper.
What kind of source is psychology today?
Psychology Today is a magazine published every two months in the United States. Founded in 1967 by Nicolas Charney, Ph.D, its intent is to make psychology literature more accessible to the general public.
Is Psychology Today a journal?
It is for public audience. The name psychology is more about who writes it, than who it is intended for. It is not a very academic journal, rather it is a journal that psychologists write about topics that people prefer. As psychology student, I prefer to read peer-reviewed journals and credible papers.
Is the Atlantic considered a scholarly source?
Publication in Time, Newsweek, or other trade magazines will be a sure tip off that a source is not scholarly. Some magazines publish writers who are considered experts in their fields. The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Harper’s Weekly are good examples of these kinds of magazines.
Are magazines scholarly sources?
Importance. Being able to distinguish between journals (scholarly sources) and magazines (non-scholarly sources) is important because of the following: Material in a journal is considered more authoritative than a magazine. Peer-reviewed (juried) journals are considered the most authoritative periodical sources.