Senior editor, Psychology Today
Jennifer Bleyer is a senior editor at Psychology Today. Previously, she was an independent journalist whose work appeared in the New York Times, Slate, Salon, Self, Cosmopolitan, Tablet, Real Simple, and TheAtlantic.com among other publications, and an adjunct faculty member at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.
I’m interested in stories from the behavioral sciences, so psychology, social neuroscience, cognitive science, psychobiology, social psychology. Also, I look for mind-body health stories, really interesting mental health advances (an upcoming story we’re doing, for instance, is on interventions for First Episode Psychosis), nutrition and sex stories based on empirical research. I’m looking for stuff that makes a newsy 800-1000-word story, or great narratives that can be 3-4,000 word features.