Behavioral Sciences — Editors


Dr. Scott J. Hunter
Departments of Psychiatry, Behavioral Neuroscience and Pediatrics, University of Chicago, 5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 3077, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
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Interests: pediatric neuropsychology; developmental neuroscience; neurodevelopmental disorders (neurogenetic and acquired developmental disorders, i.e., autism, neurofibromatosis, down syndrome); epilepsies; attention; executive functions; intervention
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Dr. John Coverdale *
Former Editor-in-Chief
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Center for Medical Ethics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
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Interests: mental illness; biomedical ethics; media depictions; educational; research and scholarship; evidence based medicine
* Founding Editor-in-Chief until 2016
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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. David A. Washburn
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302-5010, USA
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Interests: comparative cognition; attention; cognitive control; history of psychology
Prof. Dr. Charles I. Abramson
Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 116 N. Murray Stillwater,OK 74078, USA
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Interests: behavioral neuroscience; learning; comparative psychology; agrochemicals
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Special Issue in Behavioral Sciences: What is Cognition?
Dr. Shervin Assari
Department of Psychiatry and School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5295, USA
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Interests: depression; race; gender; sex; class
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Special Issue in Healthcare: Health Effects of Race, Gender, Class, and Place: Complexities and Heterogeneities
Special Issue in Brain Sciences: Social Determinants of Depression: Differential Effects versus Differential Exposures
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Gender, Sex and Public Health
Special Issue in Healthcare: Social Determinants of Health: Differential Exposures vs Differential Effects
Special Issue in Dentistry Journal: Oral Health Disparities Due to Race, Ethnicity, and Class
Dr. Evan Balaban
N8/15 Stewart Biological Sciences Building, McGill University, 1205 Docteur Penfield Avenue, Montreal QC H3A 1B1, Canada
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Interests: neuroscience; neuroimaging; behavioral development; behavioral evolution; auditory communication; behavior and genetics
Prof. Dr. Ann L. Baldwin
Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85724-5051, USA
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Interests: mind-body communication; stress; sympatho-vagal balance
Prof. Dr. Gary G. Berntson
Department of Psychology, Ohio State University, 1835 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
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Interests: functional organization of brain mechanisms underlying behavioral and affective processes; neurobiology of aggression; multiple levels of organization and analysis is neurobehavioral systems; bottom-up processes in anxiety, autonomic control, and immune functions; the social neuroscience of health and disease
Dr. O. Joseph Bienvenu
Johns Hopkins University, 600 N. Wolfe St. - Meyer 115, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
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Interests: anxiety disorders; personality; nosology of psychiatric conditions; epidemiology; genetic epidemiology; and psychiatric conditions after critical illness/intensive care
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Carrus
Department of Education, Experimental Psychology Laboratory, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy
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Interests: environmental psychology; social psychology; ecological attitudes and behavior; restorative environments; nature and wellbeing; organizational wellbeing; environmental education; identity processes; intergroup relations; multicultural education; multilingualism; mindfulness
Dr. John P. Clapper
Department of Psychology, California State University, San Bernardino 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino CA 92407-2318, USA
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Interests: cognitive psychology; categories and concepts; classification; unsupervised learning; attention and memory organization; computational models of human learning
Prof. Dr. Linda B. Cottler
University of Florida, 2004 Mowry Road, PO Box 100231 Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
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Interests: epidemiology; prevention interventions; substance abuse and dependence; mental illness; community based research; assessment development
Prof. Dr. Faye J. Crosby
Psychology Department, University of California Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
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Interests: justice, feminism, mentoring, affirmative action
Prof. Dr. Richard A. Deitrich
Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora Co, 80045-0508, USA.
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Interests: pharmacogenetics of ethanol actions; behavioral genetics of addiction; biochemical pathways of ethanol and aldehyde metabolism and actions
Prof. Dr. Lauren Dundes
Department of Sociology, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD 21157, USA
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Interests: race and gender intersectionality; racial and ethnic stereotypes; hypermasculinity; gender roles; assimilation; cultural factors in health care; sociology of food safety; attitudes about the functioning of the criminal justice system
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Special Issue in Social Sciences: The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
Prof. Dr. Richard P. Ebstein
Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119077, Singapore
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Interests: behavioral genetics; personality genetics; behavioral economics; cultural psychology; gene x environment interactions; genetics of addiction; genetics of mental illness; creativity; aging; mindfulness
Dr. Johannes Fleckenstein
Department of Sports Medicine, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Department of Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Giessen, Germany
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Interests: neurophysiology; pain research; clinical research; acupuncture; exercise therapy; autonomic nervous system; sports medicine
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Special Issue in Behavioral Sciences: Thoughts and Behaviors of Elite Athletes Suffering from Pain or Dysfunction: A Misconception in Sports Sciences
Dr. Roger C.M. Ho
Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore,Level 9, NUHS Tower Block, 1E Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119228, Singapore
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Interests: mood disorders; personality disorders; electronic mental health service delivery and the interface between psychiatry and medicine; application of optical topography in psychiatry
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Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Adult Psychiatry
Prof. Dr. Tim Hodgson
School of Psychology, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS, UK
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Interests: eye movements; attention; neuroscience/social neuroscience; executive function; frontal lobes; parkinsons disease
Dr. Lucy Huskinson
School of Philosophy and Religion, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG, UK
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Interests: continental philosophy; depth psychology; environmental behaviour; mental health and religion/spirituality; symbolism
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Special Issue in Behavioral Sciences: Analytical Psychology: Theory and Practice
Dr. Arash Javanbakht
Director of Stress, Trauma, and Anxiety Research Clinic, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
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Interests: neurobiology of stress, trauma, anxiety disorders; refugee mental health; genetics; inflammation; augmented reality and tele-psychiatry; neurobiological mechanisms of psychotherapy
Prof. Dr. Sandra M. Ketrow
Department of Communication Studies, Harrington School of Communication & Media, University of Rhode Island, 10 Lippitt Road, Davis Hall #209A, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
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Interests: communication; group; family; decision-making; argument; nonverbal behavior and communication; relational communication
Dr. Scott D. Lane
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, 1941 East Road, Houston, TX 77054, USA
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Interests: human psychopharmacology; impulse control disorders (addiction, ASPD, bipolar disorder); human aggression; decision making; impulsivity; response inhibition/attention; behavioral neuroscience; timing/temporal discrimination
Dr. Heather C. Lench
Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, 4235 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4235, USA
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Interests: emotion; affect; optimism; affective forecasting; cognition
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Special Issue in Behavioral Sciences: Functional Perspectives on Emotion, Behavior, and Cognition
Special Issue in Behavioral Sciences: Functional Perspectives on Emotion
Assoc. Prof. Frances Martin
School of Psychology, The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
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Interests: cognition; cognitive processes; EEG; emotion; event-related potentials; Internet addiction; Introductory Psychology; Neuroscience; reading; substance use
Dr. Karen McElrath, Ph.D.
Department of Criminal Justice, Fayetteville State University, 1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301, USA
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Interests: opioid dependence; treatment barriers; novel/emerging psychoactive drugs; HIV/HCV prevention
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Special Issue in Behavioral Sciences: Race, Ethnicity, and Drug Addiction
Prof. Dr. Patricia J. McLaughlin
Director, Graduate Program in Anatomy Dept Neural and Behavioral Sciences, H-109, Room C3727 Penn State University College of Medicine 500 University Drive Hershey, PA 17033-0850, USA
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Interests: neuropeptides; receptors; opioids; endogenous peptides; development; brain; neurodegeneration; multiple sclerosis; cancer; diabetes; wound healing; epithelial homeostasis
Dr. Catherine Morley
School of Nutrition and Dietetics, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Interests: transinclusive dietetic practice; keeping seniors safe at home through malnutrition risk reduction; connections between meanings of food/eating and eating behaviour, and changes with changed health status; family experiences of eating with changed health status; arts-based approaches (particular the use of film/video) in inquiry and nutrition education practice; historical influences on and carried-over to present-day dietetic practices; integration of education theory in approaches to dietetics education and training, and nutrition education; critical dietetics
Prof. Dr. Sabine Pirchio
Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
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Interests: language development; bilingualism; bilingual education; ethnic prejudice development; intercultural education; environmental education; environment of educational settings; parental involvement; second and foreign language teaching; language learning
Prof. Dr. Marc N. Potenza
Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, 34 Park Street, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
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Interests: substance addictions; behavioral addictions; impulse-control disorders; neuroscience; psychopharmacology; development; gender-related differences; gambling behaviors
Dr. Christine E. Rittenour
Department of Communication Studies, West Virginia University, 108 Armstrong Hall, PO Box 6293, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
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Interests: identity, prejudice, socialization, aging, interpersonal/family
Dr. Nisha Sajnani
Director of the Drama Therapy Program, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, New York University, New York, NY 10012, USA
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Interests: arts based research; performance pedagogy; feminist and multicultural education in and through the arts therapies; trauma-informed drama therapy in schools; oral history and performance; improvisation
A/Prof. Amanda Salis (née Sainsbury)
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, Honorary Associate, School of Psychology, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
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Interests: hypothalamic control of energy homeostasis; appetite; obesity; binge eating disorders; clinical trials
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Special Issue in Behavioral Sciences: Advances in the Prevention and Management of Obesity and Eating Disorders
Prof. Dr. Dario Siniscalco
Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Campania, Italy
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Interests: autism; gene expression; stem cells; neuroimmunology
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Special Issue in Behavioral Sciences: Selected Papers from CUBANNI 2017—“The Fourth International Workshop of Neuroimmunology”
Prof. Dr. Andy Smith
Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3AS, UK
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Interests: noise and cognition; fatigue; minor illnesses; nutrition and behaviour; stress; psychopharmacology; caffeine
Dr. Craig A. Smith
Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Peabody, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
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Interests: emotion; stress; coping; long-term adaptation to chronic illness
Prof. Dr. Marc J. Tassé
Director, Nisonger Center, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, The Ohio State University, 1581 Dodd Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
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Interests: intellectual disability; autism spectrum disorder; adaptive behavior; problem behavior; psychometrics
Prof. Dr. Lynn M. Tepper
Behavioral Science Department, Columbia University, SPH/CDM,Health Sciences Campus, 630 West 168 Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
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Interests: behavioral science in medical and dental education; aging and mental health; health promotion and disease prevention; gerontology
Prof. Dr. Maurits Van den Noort
Research Group of Pain and Neuroscience, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 130-⁠⁠⁠701, Republic of Korea
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Interests: bilingualism; second language acquisition; working memory; schizophrenia; depression; sleep disorders; Parkinson's disease; fMRI; TMS
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Medicines: Schizophrenia and Sleep Disorders
Special Issue in Behavioral Sciences: Individual Variation and the Bilingual Advantage—Factors that Modulate the Effect of Bilingualism on Cognitive Control
Prof. Dr. Philip Anthony Vernon
Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5C2, Canada
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Interests: personality; intelligence and mental abilities; behavioral genetics
Dr. Jennifer Vonk
Department of Psychology, Oakland University, 2200 N Squirrel Rd, Rochester, MI 48309, USA
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Interests: concept formation, social reasoning, causal reasoning, prosociality, memory
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Special Issue in Behavioral Sciences: Advances in Animal Cognition
Dr. Kate White
Faculty of Education and Arts, Federation University Australia, Ballarat Vic 3353, Australia
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Interests: women in science; gender and science research; gender and generational change in science research; women in higher education; women's academic careers
Prof. Dr. David F. Wozniak
Department of Psychiatry, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
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Interests: drug-induced developmental apoptosis; rodent models of human diseases; behavioral phenotyping; role of glutamate receptors in behavior and neurotoxicity
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