Special Issues

Behavioral Sciences runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Male Depression and Therapy
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4479
Keywords: Male Depression; Depressive Disorders; Suicide; Alcohol Use Disorders; Substance Use Disorders; Men; Boys; Masculinity; Help Seeking; Traditional Male Role Norms; Male Gender Role Conflict; Precarious Manhood; Male Specific Psychotherapy; Male Specific Pharmacotherapy; Sex Differences in the Pathophysiology of Depressive Disorders; Testosterone; Cortisol; Steroid Hormones; Stress Physiology; Neuroimaging; EEG
(This special issue belongs to the Section Psychiatric, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders)
Culturally Responsive Trauma-Informed Care
edited by and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 7080
Keywords: trauma-informed care; culture-informed care; cultural competency; cultural humility; cultural safety; cultural minorities (immigrants; refugees; LGBTQIA; racial/ethnic minorities; etc.)
(This special issue belongs to the Section Social Psychology)
Healthy Even through Cancer—What Are the Assumptions and Outcomes for Psychological Intervention
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 6021
Keywords: effectiveness; health; neoplasm; outcomes; psychological intervention; psychological techniques; quality of life
(This special issue belongs to the Section Health Psychology)
Personal Workplace Relationships: Implications for Work and Life in a Rapidly Changing Society submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2990
Keywords: personal workplace relationships; workplace romance; workplace friendships; work spouses; social– sexual workplace communication and behavior; sexual harassment; work/life
(This special issue belongs to the Section Organizational Behaviors)
Health Behaviors and Outcomes across the Schizophrenia-Spectrum
edited by Thomas J. Dinzeo and William D. Spaulding
submission deadline 1 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2123
Keywords: lifestyle; health behaviors; physical activity; exercise; nutrition; eating habits; sleep; substance use; smoking; self-care; health care
Well-Being and Quality of Life in the Elderly: Issues and Challenges submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2465
Keywords: well-being; health; quality of life; clinical psychology; ageing psychology; successful ageing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Geriatric Psychiatry)
Recent Advances in the Treatments in Movement Disorders
edited by Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora and Wei Hu
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 519
Keywords: Deep brain stimulation; Movement disorders; Parkinson’ s disease; Essential tremor; Dystonia; Ataxia; Tourrettes syndrome
Understanding the Experiences of Pharmacological and Non-pharmacological Interventions for Chronic Illnesses
edited by and Laura Hemmings
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 140
Keywords: qualitative; mixed methods; interventions; chronic illness; experiences; attitudes and perceptions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Health Psychology)
Metacognition in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: From Research to Clinical Practice
edited by Javier-David Lopez-Morinigo
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1026
Keywords: schizophrenia spectrum disorders; metacognition; treatment; outcomes
Health Behavior Change: Theories, Methods, and Interventions
edited by , Kyra Hamilton and Susette Moyers
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 17662
Keywords: health; Behavior Change; health theories; health intervention
Neurophysiological, Neuroimaging, and Neuropsychological Predictors of Human Alcoholism and Risk
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 10210
Keywords: electroencephalogram (EEG); event-related potential (ERP); event-related oscillation (ERO); Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI); Functional MRI (fMRI); functional connectivity; Resting state networks; Tractography; spectral Power; amplitude; frequency bands; signal Processing; coherence; synchrony; LORETA; current source density (CSD); Fourier transform; wavelet transform; S-transform; time-frequency representation; alcoholism; alcohol use disorder (AUD); binge drinking; social drinking; heavy drinking; chronic drinking; children/offspring of alcoholics; high-risk individuals; Family history; externalizing traits/disorders; internalizing traits/disorders; cognitive processing; affective processing; attentional processing; reward processing; linguistic processing
Training and Education in Children with Autism
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submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 594
Keywords: special education; autism spectrum disorder; learning with autistic children; teacher and caregiver of autistic children; parent training and parent coaching; models of interventions and training in autistic children; social and communicative training
(This special issue belongs to the Section Educational Psychology)
The Psychology of Fake News
edited by
submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 5050
Keywords: fake news; misinformation; social media; judging truth; information sharing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Social Psychology)
Boredom in the COVID-19 Pandemic
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1406
Monitoring Student Behavior to Assess and Support Student Learning in Virtual Environments
edited by M. Shane Tutwiler
submission deadline 1 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 62
Keywords: virtual environments; assessment; learning analytics; educational psychology; measurement
(This special issue belongs to the Section Educational Psychology)
Clinical Psychology Research and Public Health submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4727
Keywords: • psychology health • public health • mental health • stress • burnout • vulnerable population • substance use • sleeping disorders • eating disorders • adverse childhood experiences • chronic diseases • medical ethics
Reproductive Mental Health—Individual and Family Aspects submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1757
Keywords: menstrual cycle; mood changes; normal and complicated pregnancy; labor and delivery; postpartum depression; perinatal anxiety; infertility; miscarriage; pregnancy termination
(This special issue belongs to the Section Health Psychology)
Psychological Home, Transitions and Well-Being
edited by Paola Cardinali
submission deadline 6 Sep 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 616
Keywords: psychological home; wellbeing; family transitions; migration; homelessness
Preventive Behaviors toward COVID-19: Antecedents, Compliance, and Psychological Impact
edited by Davide Mazzoni, Ilaria Cutica and
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2704
Keywords: COVID-19; prevention; well-being; masks; vaccines; compliance; distancing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Health Psychology)
Frontiers in Cyberpsychology: The Influences of Internet and Online Applications in Daily Life
edited by Gengfeng Niu, Xiaoli Ni and Xiaochun Xie
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 416
Keywords: cyberpsychology and behavior; internet; online application (social media; short video applications; and live-streaming); online game; online communication; daily life; adaptation; health; well-being
(This special issue belongs to the Section Developmental Psychology)
Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic: Typical and Atypical Cognitive Development
edited by Sandra Fernandes and Luís Querido
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 94
Keywords: reading; spelling; writing; arithmetic; development
(This special issue belongs to the Section Cognition)
Road Crash Injury and Driver Behavior
edited by Andrew Morris
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5063
Keywords: Safety; Injury causation; Driver behaviour; Human factors; Vulnerable road users; Connected and autonomous vehicles
Actual Debate on Comorbidity between Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children
edited by
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 50
Keywords: comorbidity; autism spectrum disorder; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; children; neurodevelopmental disorders; support
The Multiple Facets of Epilepsy
edited by Maurizio Elia, and
submission deadline 17 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 19
Keywords: epilepsy; epileptic encephalopathies; EEG; genetic; comorbidity; cognitive; neuropsychology; seizures; antiepileptic drugs; quality of life
Personality, Individual Differences and Psychological Health at Work
edited by , , Andrea Svicher and Agnieszka Woźniewicz
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 216
Keywords: personality; individual differences; psychological health at work; wellbeing; healthy organizations; healthy workers; healthy business; strength-based prevention perspectives; prevention; psychology of sustainability and sustainable development
Designing Culturally Responsive and Inclusive Education Strategies to Support Children, Youth, and Adults in Transition submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | Viewed by 154
Keywords: transition; career adaptability; translational research; community-based action research; inclusive education; social and emotional learning; career identity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Educational Psychology)
Conceptual and Empirical Connections between Self-Processes
edited by and Famira Racy
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 52
Keywords: self-reflection; introspection; self-regulation; Theory-of-Mind; mindfulness; self-rumination; self-talk; self-concept
The Intersection of COVID-19 and Mental Health among Vulnerable Populations submission deadline 31 Jan 2023 | Viewed by 166
Keywords: social determinants of mental health; COVID-19; vulnerable populations; hope; fear; resilience
Innovative Methodologies in the Educational Context: Psychological and Behavioral Aspects
edited by and Katalin Kovacs
submission deadline 31 Mar 2023 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3412
Keywords: Teaching; Learning; Students; Instructional approaches
(This special issue belongs to the Section Educational Psychology)
Influence of Subjective Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease submission deadline 31 Mar 2023 | Viewed by 106
Keywords: subjective cognitive decline; aging; mild cognitive impairment; dementia; Alzheimer’ s disease; early detection; cognitive assessment; prevention
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