Author Guidelines


The preparation of the manuscript is carried out according to the following conditions:

1. The manuscript is typed in Times New Roman size 11, space 2 on A4 size paper (21 x 29.7 cm). The length of the manuscript is not more than 30 pages.

2. Manuscripts can be written using Indonesian or English. Manuscript writing is done according to criteria determined by the American Psychological Association (APA), which are listed in the Publication Manual of The American Psychological Association 7th Edition, and the journal Mind Set.

3. Manuscripts can be send by e-mail, or submit e-journal. Sending texts by e-mail addressed to
The submission of the manuscript is accompanied by the author's biodata and correspondence address (office address, home address, cellphone, home telephone).

4. The scientific paper submitted is the result of empirical research, theoretical study, or a combination of the two things. The manuscript can be in the form of a summary of the thesis, thesis, dissertation, or other research results.

5. The manuscript has never been published in journals or other scientific media. The research paper (empirical) consists of title, abstract, keywords, introduction, method, results, discussion, conclusion, and bibliography. The non-research paper (theoretical study) consists of title, abstract, keywords, introduction, discussion, conclusions, and bibliography.

       1. Title. Title no more than 12 words.
       2. Abstract. Abstracts are written in English and no more than 200 words. Abstracts for empirical                           research must contain research problems, characteristics of research subjects, methods, results, and                 conclusions.
           Abstracts for non-research texts (theoretical studies) consist of topics, objectives, theses, sources used,             and conclusions.
       3. Keywords. It consists of at most 6 words.
       4. Introduction. Explain the background and research problem.
       5. Method. Explain the characteristics of research respondents and research procedures.
       6. Results. Contain explanations and discussion of research results.
       7. Conclusions. Contain research findings.
       8. Discussion. Discuss the implications of research results.
       9. References. Contain research reference sources.

Bibliography and citations refer to the provisions of the American Psychological Association (APA), which are listed in the Publication Manual of The American Psychological Association 7th Edition (2020). It is recommended to use reference management software such as Mendeley and Grammarly. Turnitin is used to check the similarity of writing to avoid plagiarism. The maximum limit of similarity score that we accept is below 25%.

1. Writing Bibliography Bibliography contains reference sources, which have been prioritized over the past 10 years. Examples of writing in the Bibliography are as follows:

1.1. Posts originating from periodically published sources (journals, magazines, newspapers)
        - Journals in printed and electronic (online) form
Herbst-Damm, K. L. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 124, 225-229.

  Sillick, T. J., & Schutte, N. S. (2006). Emotional Intelligence and self-esteem mediate between perceived early    parental love and adult happiness. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 34-48. Retrieved from

        - Print and electronic magazines (online)
  Chamberlin, J., Novotney A., Packard, E., & Price, M. (2008, May). Enhancing worker well-being: Occupational    health psychologist convene to share their research on work, stress, and health. Monitor on Psychology,
(5), 26-29.

  Clay, R. (2008, June). Science vs. ideology: Psychologist fight back about the misuse of research. Monitor on 
  Psychology, 39
(6). Retrieved from http://www/apa. org/monitor/

        - Print and electronic newspapers (online)
  Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

  Brody, J. E. (2007, December 11). Mental reserves keep brain agile. The New York Times. Retrieved from

        - Writing sourced from an abstract in printed and electronic form
  Woolf, N. J., Young, S. L., Fanselow, M. S., & Butcher, L. (1991). MAP-2 expression in choliboceptive pyramidal    cells of rodent cortex and hippocampus is altered by Pavlovian conditioning [Abstract]. Society for
  Neuroscience Abstracts, 17,

  Lassen, S. R., Steele, M. M., & Sailor, W. (2006). The relationship of school-wide positive behavior support to      academic achievement in urban middle school. Psychology in the schools, 43, 701-712. Abstract retrieved from

1.2. Posts originating from sources that are not published periodically (books, reports, brochures, monographs, manuals, and audiovisual media)

       - Book in printed form
  Shotton, M. A. (1989). Computer addiction? A study of computer dependency. London, England: Taylof &

  Beck, C. A. J., & Sales, B. D. (2001). Family mediation: Facts, myths, and future prospects. Washington, DC:
  American Psychological Association.

  Mitchell, T. T., & Larson, J. R., Jr. (1987). People in organizations: An introducti-on to organizational behavior (3rd
  ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

  Haybron, D. M. (2008). Philosophy and the science of subjective well-being. In M. Eid & R. J. Larsen (Eds.). The
  science of subjective well-being (pp. 17-43).
New York, NY: Guilford Press.

  Rosenthal, R. (1987). Meta-analytic procedures for social research (Rev. ed.) New- bury Park, CA: Sage.

        - An electronic version of printed books
  Shotton, M. A. (1989). Computer  addiction?  A  study of computer dependency. [DX Reader version]. Retrieved
  from html /index.asp

        - Books published only in electronic form
  O’Keefe, E. (n.d.). Egoism & the crisis in Western values. Retrieved from http://www.onlineoriginals.

        - Reference books in printed form
  VandenBos,  G.  R.   (Ed.).   (2007).   APA   dictionary  of psychology. Washington DC: American Psychological

        - Reference books in electronic form (online)
  Graham, G. (2005). Behaviorism. In E. N. Zalta (Ed), The Sanford encyclopedia of philosophy (Fall 2007 ed.).
  Retrieved from behaviorism/

        - Report of government organizations in electronic version (online)
  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and
  Blood Institute. (2003). Managing asthma: A guide for schools (NIH Publication No. 02-2650). Retrieved from prof/lung/asthma/asth_sch.pdf

        - Manuscript of the symposium
  Muelbauer, J. (2007, September). Housing, credit, and consumer expenditure. In S. C. Ludvigson (Chair),
  Housing and consumer behavior. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Federal Reserve Bank of
  Kansas City, Jackson Hole, WY.

        - Unpublished Doctoral dissertation and Master's thesis
  Wilfley, D. E. (1989). Interpersonal analyses of bulimia: Normal-weight and obese. Unpublished doctoral
  dissertation, University of Missouri, Columbia.

        - Doctoral dissertation and Masters thesis from Masters from electronic sources
  Adams, R. J. (1973). Building a foundation for evaluation of instruction in higher education and continuing
(Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from

  McNiel, D. S. (2006). Meaning through narrative: A personal narrative discussing growing up with an alcoholic
(Master’s thesis). Available from Proquest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 1434728).

2. Citation Writing
Include all the names of the authors, up to the seventh author. If the manuscript is written by eight or more people, then only the first six authors are included, and subsequently written et al.

       - Quotations sourced from one author
  Kessler (2003) found that among epidemiological samples Early onset results in a more persistent and
  severe course (Kessler, 2003) In 2003, Kessler’s study of epidemiological samples showed that.

       - Quotations sourced from several authors
  Kisangau, Lyaruu, Hosea, and Joseph (2007) found [use as first citation in text.]

  Kisangau et al. (2007) found [use as subsequent first citation per paragraph thereafter.]

  As Kurtines and Szapocznik (2003) demonstrated as has been shown (Joreskog & Sorbom, 1989)