Innovative Interdisciplinary Tools and Methodologies in Clinical Psychology: How to Promote People’s Health During Uncertain Times

A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 136

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Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology, University of Padova, 35131 Padua, Italy
Interests: clinical and applied psychology; emergency management; health; social cohesion; language and sense making; text analysis, machine learning and natural language processing
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Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, and maybe more than ever, the human population is facing global challenges of different natures and magnitudes: pandemics, armed conflicts and wars, migration, economic crises, population growth, climate change, and so on. These challenges can, and almost surely already do, undermine people's health and may also question our survival.

Several disciplines have offered their significant contribution to managing these challenges: some examples are chemistry and pharmacology, which have produced effective solutions in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic; or computer science, developing algorithms to speed up the processing of increasingly voluminous databases of human communities-related data.

On par with these disciplines, clinical psychology can and must provide an equally concrete and effective contribution in supporting members of the human community to deal with these uncertain times and the daily challenges they bring with them.

But how can clinical psychology achieve this?

Answering this question requires an interdisciplinary approach, also aligned with the current technological developments, that produces useful and pragmatic responses, i.e., an approach where research and innovations from different fields enhance the effectiveness of the solutions that clinical psychology can offer.

In this way, clinical psychology could increase the precision and legitimacy of its service for individuals and decision makers, as well as the whole human population, providing effective and user-friendly solutions that promote people’s health and cohesion.

Given all the above, this Special Issue aims to involve all those professionals and researchers who see the horizon for the further development of clinical psychology. We invite all those who can offer new and innovative approaches, methodologies, and tools, with expendability in everyday life contexts, that can support individuals, groups, and institutions in dealing with the current uncertain reality and the challenges of our time.

Dr. Lydia Giménez-Llort
Dr. Gian Piero Turchi
Guest Editors

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  • clinical and applied psychology
  • global challenges
  • health and social cohesion
  • emergency management
  • human communities-related data
  • innovation and development
  • IoT, artificial intelligence and machine learning

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