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Prof. Dr. Pasquale Caponnetto
Section Editor-in-Chief
Center of Excellence for the acceleration of HArm Reduction (CoEHAR), University of Catania, 95124 Catania, Italy
Interests: clinical psychology; health psychology; mental health; addiction; cyberpsychology; harm reduction; cognition; psychotherapy; cognitive remediation; psychological assessment; recovery
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Prof. Dr. K. Daniel O'Leary
Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
Interests: marital therapy; the relationship between marital and child problems; the etiology and treatment of spouse abuse; the alcohol abuse/partner abuse link
Dr. Eric Benotsch
Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, White House, 806 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
Interests: substance use; HIV prevention
Prof. Dr. Stephen Van Den Broucke
Psychological Sciences Research Institute, Université catholique de Louvain, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Interests: health psychology; preventive health behavior change; health promotion planning and evaluation; self-management education for chronic disease; health literacy; and public health capacity building
Prof. Dr. N. Andrew Peterson
Center for Prevention Science, School of Social Work, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Interests: community organizing; substance misuse prevention; tobacco control; youth empowerment; psychological sense of community
Prof. Dr. Li Hu
Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: pain cognitive neuroscience; cognitive modulation; neuromodulation; signal processing and feature extraction
Prof. Dr. Sergio Chieffi
Department of Experimental Medicine, Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, 80128 Napoli, Italy
Interests: neuropsychology; movement planning; attention; distractor interference; spatial working memory
Dr. Karina Allen
1. Eating Disorder Service, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Maudsley Hospital, London SE5 8AZ, UK
2. Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, London WC2R 2LS, UK
Interests: eating disorders; anorexia nervosa; bulimia nervosa; binge eating disorder; mental health; early intervention
Dr. Chiara Costa
Clinical and Experimental Medicine Department, University of Messina, 98125 Messina, Italy
Interests: occupational health surveillance; workplace health promotion; occupational exposure; work-related stress; psychosocial factors at work; prevention of work-related diseases; occupational toxicology
Dr. Marco Colizzi
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1. Section of Psychiatry, Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
2. Department of Psychosis Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK
Interests: psychosis; neuropsychopharmacology; brain imaging; cannabinoids; cognitive neuroscience; prevention and early intervention in mental health
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Dr. Juan C. Meléndez-Moral
Department of Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Valencia, 46010 Valencia, Spain
Interests: aging; dementia; mild cognitive impairment; tDCS; autobiographical memory; recognition
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Dr. Mark Boyes
School of Psychology, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Interests: youth mental health; language and literacy difficulties; reading, dyslexia; self-injury; HIV/AIDS; emotion; emotion regulation; coping
Prof. Dr. Abraham Rudnick
Department of Psychiatry and School of Occupational Therapy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada
Interests: biopsychosocial care; ethics; mental health; philosophy; psychiatric/psychosocial rehabilitation; social determinants
Prof. Dr. Xiaolin Zhou
1. School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
2. School of Psychology and Cognitive Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
Interests: social psychology; psychological wellbeing; social cognition; affective science; social emotions; morality; pro-social behavior; social norms
Prof. Dr. Jordi Miró
Department of Pychology, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
Interests: chronic pain; pain management; pediatric pain; health psychology; m-health
Prof. Dr. Meguro Kenichi
Geriatric Behavioral Neurology, Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center (CYRIC), Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8575, Japan
Interests: neuroepidemiology; dementia; psychosocial intervention; Alzheimer's disease, neuropsychology
Dr. Jesús Montero-Marín
Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, UK
Interests: compassion; mindfulness; physical education; burnout syndrome; psychometry; mental health; wellbeing and health-related behaviours
Dr. David Lester
Faculty of Psychology, Stockton University, Galloway, NJ 08205, USA
Interests: suicide; murder; fear of death; theories of personality
Prof. Dr. Jouko Miettunen
Center for Lifecourse Health Research, University of Oulu, 90014 Oulu, Finland
Interests: schizophrenia; depression; epidemiology; meta-analysis; statistics
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Cicolin
Sleep Disorder Center, Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin, 10124 Torino, Italy
Interests: sleep disorders; polysomnography; sleep apnea; sleep medicine; EEG signal processing; circadian rhythms; insomnia; sleep stage analysis
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Prof. Dr. Margarida Gaspar de Matos
Faculdade de Motricidade Humana & Institute of Environmental Health at Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, 1499-002 Dafundo, Portugal
Interests: adolescents' social engagement and public health; adolescents & young people mental health; mental health and planetary health; health promotion
Prof. Dr. Fortunato Battaglia
Department of Medical Sciences and Neurology, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, Nutley, NJ 07110, USA
Interests: transcranial magnetic stimulation; EEG; depression; anxiety; stress; medical education; plasticity; aging; exercise; wellness
Prof. Dr. Dean McKay
Department of Psychology, Fordham University, New York, NY 10458, USA
Interests: obsessive-compulsive disorder; anxiety disorders; misophonia; disgust in psychopathology
Dr. Raphael M. Herr
Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Interests: sociology; social psychology; health inequality; occupational health; employee well-being; psychosocial factors influencing health; work stress models and theories; stress processing; stress vulnerability and stress physiology
Prof. Dr. Patricia Casey
Department of Adult Psychiatry, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, 63 Eccles Street, 7 D07 R2WY Dublin, Ireland
Interests: adjustment disorder; religion/spirituality and mental health; self harm and suicide
Prof. Dr. Bonifacio Sandin
Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, 28015 Madrid, Spain
Interests: transdiagnostic; anxiety; fear; phobia; panic attack; panic disorder; disgust sensitivity; stress
Dr. Walter Adriani
Center for Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy
Interests: behavioral addictions; animal models; dopamine; behavioral (epi)genetics; ADHD
Dr. Teresa Farroni
Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation, University of Padova, 35131 Padova, Italy
Interests: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience; infancy; sensory stimulation; virtual reality; typical and atypical development
Dr. Manuel Gámez-Guadix
Biological and Health Psychology, Autonomous University of Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: cyberpsychology; cyberbullying; sexting; online child grooming; Internet addiction; dating violence; partner violence; child-to-parent violence; family abuse
Prof. Dr. Atte Oksanen
Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University, Kalevantie 5, 33014 Tampere, Finland
Interests: social sciences; social psychology; criminology; occupational wellbeing; social media; social robots
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Dr. Juan Bautista Herrero Olaizola
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Department of Psychology, University of Oviedo, 33003 Oviedo, Spain
Interests: smartphone addiction; psychological well-being; partner violence; social support; multilevel analysis; structural equation modeling; growth models
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Prof. Dr. Muthanna Samara
Department of Psychology, Kingston University, London KT1 2EE, UK
Interests: developmental psychology; psychopathology; peer bullying; sibling bullying; cyberbullying; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); trauma and war; refugees; premature birth
Dr. Joanne Dickson
School of Arts and Humanities (Psychology), Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA 6027, Australia
Interests: mental health & wellbeing; goal motivation; prospective cognition; affect
Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Tarsitani
Department of Neurosciences and Mental Health, Policlinico Umberto I, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: emergency psychiatry; migration and mental health; stress; post-traumatic stress disorder; psychometrics
Prof. Dr. Vickie M. Mays
Health Policy and Management, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90001, USA
Interests: minority mental health; racial discrimination (prejudice and race-based discrimination); health policy (the development of policies for the collection of data, the tracking process in contact tracing and the use of apps to follow persons); violent deaths (suicide and suicide prevention and homicide shootings of Black men); psychological dimensions (shooting of Black men by police, the stop frisk and arrest process)
Dr. Eduardo Fonseca-Pedrero
Department of Educational Sciences, Universidad de La Rioja, 26004 Logrono, Spain
Interests: psychosis; suicidal behavior; mental health; risk factors; schizotypy; prevention; psychometric; assessment; validation
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Prof. Dr. Kerry O'Brien
Behavioural Sciences Research Laboratory, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia
Interests: stigma; discrimination and health; obesity stigma; alcohol and gambling marketing and harms; body image; psychological and social aspects of endometriosis; public health; addiction
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Prof. Dr. José Muñiz
Department of Psychology, University of Oviedo, 33003 Oviedo, Spain
Interests: psychometrics; psychological assessment; test development; item analysis and entrepreneurial personality assessment
Prof. Dr. Marco Innamorati
Psychometrics, Università Europea di Roma, 1900013 Rome, Italy
Interests: suicide; mood disorders; psychological assessment; food addiction; adult ADHD
Dr. Brenda F. Seals
Department of Public Health, School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science, The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, NJ 08618, USA
Interests: mental health; injury and violence; cancer; community based participatory research; health education evaluation; statistics and methodology
Prof. Dr. Sarah Riley
School of Psychology, Massey University, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
Interests: gender; discourse; postfeminism; neoliberalism; psychology; identity; sexuality; health promotion; poststructuralism; foucault; digital health; digital media; body image
Dr. Dan Oren
Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Interests: seasonal affective disorder; light; mood disorders; chronobiology; blood
Dr. Kai W. Müller
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Centre, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, 55122 Mainz, Germany
Interests: gambling disorder; gaming disorder; internet-related disorders; behavioral addictions; personality
Dr. Claudia Carmassi
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: mood disorders; PTSD; post-traumatic stress spectrum; anxiety; complicated grief
Dr. Nobuhisa Kanahara
Division of medical treatment and rehabilitation, Chiba University Center for Forensic Mental Health, Chiba 260-8670, Japan
Interests: psychosis; schizophrenia; antipsychotics; psychopharmacology; Genomics Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Prof. Dr. Harald Gündel
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Ulm University Medical Center, 89081 Ulm, Germany
Interests: chronic pain; somatization disorder; work & health; intervention studies on prevention and early treatment of psychological and psychosomatic diseases; clinical (and molecular) stress research
Dr. Melita J. Giummarra
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, 3004 Victoria, Australia
Interests: pain; mental health; posttraumatic stress; trauma; injury
Dr. Jun Sung Hong
School of Social Work, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
Interests: bullying; school violence; adolescent mental health
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Dr. Nicola Burton
School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Mt Gravatt, Queensland 4122, Australia
Interests: health psychology; physical activity/exercise; health coaching; behavioural counselling; behavioural determinants; behaviour change; sleep psychology
Dr. Daisuke Nishi
Department of Mental Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: traumatic stress; resilience; mental health epidemiology; perinatal mental health
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Prof. Dr. Yesim Erim
Psychosomatic and Psychotherapeutic Department, University Hospital Erlangen, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
Interests: psychosomatics; immigrant and refugee mental health; psychooncology and psychosocial aspects of transplantation; psychotherapy research
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Dr. Massimiliano Conson
Laboratory of Developmental Neuropsychology, Department of Psychology, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, 81100 Caserta, Italy
Interests: spatial cognition, mental imagery and motor simulation in children and adults with typical and atypical development; neuropsychology of anxiety and hypervigilance to threat
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Prof. Dr. Brandon Kohrt
Department of Psychiatry, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA
Interests: psychological anthropology; medical anthropology; cross-cultural psychiatry; global mental health; health systems research; stigma; trauma and humanitarian emergencies; Nepal; Liberia; Ethiopia
Dr. Cristian Balducci
Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Interests: workplace bullying; mobbing; workaholism; work addiction; work engagement; work-related stress; psychosocial factors at work; counterproductive work behavior
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Prof. Dr. Antonio Bruno
Department of Biomedical, Dental Sciences and Morpho-Functional Imaging - University of Messina, Messina, Italy
Interests: psychopharmacology; augmentation strategies; treatment-resistant disorders; schizophrenia; nutraceutical applications in psychiatry; sexual behavior; psychosomatics; negative emotions; anger
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Dr. Lucia Carboni
Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: major depression; antidepressants; addiction; Alzheimer’s disease; biomarkers; animal models; gene expression; psychopharmacology
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Prof. Dr. Elisardo Becoña Iglesias
Departamento de Psicología Clínica y Psicobiología, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Interests: smoking cessation; addiction; cognitive-behavioral treatment; prevention; alcohol; marijuana; cocaine; pathological gambling
Dr. Lilah Besser
School of Urban & Regional Planning, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
Interests: brain health; brain aging; dementia; neurodegenerative disorders
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Dr. Peter Coventry
Department of Health Sciences and Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK
Interests: mental health; public health; greenspace and bluespace exposure; qualitative research; randomised controlled trials; spatial cohort analyses
Prof. Dr. Jon Andoni Duñabeitia
School of Languages and Education, Universidad Nebrija, 27, 28015 Madrid, Spain
Interests: reading; bilingualism; mental lexicon; psycholinguistics; applied linguistics
Prof. Dr. Chris Evans
Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
Interests: psychometrics; mental health; methodology; translations of self-report measures; crosscultural mental health; psychotherapies; routine outcome/change measures; practice based evidence; psychosocial interventions; group therapies; family/systemic therapies
Prof. Dr. Thomas Brandon
Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
Interests: tobacco dependence; cessation and relapse; e-cigarettes; behavioral and self-help interventions for smoking
Dr. Mehdi Farokhnia
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Intramural Research Program, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Interests: neuropsychopharmacology; mental health; addiction; suicide; stigma; health disparity; minority health
Dr. Robin P. Goin-Kochel
1. Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030, USA
2. Autism Center, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
Interests: autism spectrum disorder; vaccine hesitancy; parent perceptions of autism; autism onset; developmental regression
Prof. Dr. Richard Gray
School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
Interests: mental health services; psychosocial interventions; co-morbidity; workforce
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Dr. Raffaella Calati
Department of Psychology, University of Milan-Bicocca, Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo 1, 20126 Milan, Italy
Interests: mood disorders; major depressive disorder; suicide; personality disorders; psychotherapy; meta-analysis; statistics tools
Prof. Dr. Roger C.M. Ho
Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge 119228, Singapore
Interests: medical aspects of depressive disorder; psychiatric aspects of medical disorders; functional near infrared spectroscopy; meta-analysis; suicide and deliberate self-harm
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Prof. Dr. Sonia Lippke
Head of Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine Unit, Department of Psychology & Methods, Jacobs University Bremen, 28759 Bremen, Germany
Interests: health psychology; theories/models; return to work; motivation; multiple health behavior change
Prof. Dr. Tom Postmes
Department of Social Psychology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: social identity; well-being; disasters; psychosocial factors; stress exposure; group dynamics; crowds; collective action
Prof. Dr. David L. Rowland
Department of Psychology, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
Interests: sexual psychology; sexual behavior; sexual response; sexual dysfunction in men and women; psychological distress; sexual health; sexual psychophysiology; cross-cultural perspectives
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Prof. Dr. Marco Sarchiapone
Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Molise, 86100 Campobasso, Italy
Interests: application of genetic techniques in psychiatry; health in prison; bio-psycho-social aspects of suicidal behaviours; risk-taking behaviours; adolescents; depressive disorders; brief psychodynamic psychotherapy
Prof. Dr. Norman Sartorius
Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes (AMH), CH-1209 Geneva, Switzerland
Interests: comorbidity of mental and physical illness; mental health programmes; depression; work against stigma; education in psychiatry
Dr. Massimiliano Scopelliti
Department of Human Studies, LUMSA University, and Centre for Interuniversity Research on Environmental Psychology (CIRPA), Rome, Italy
Interests: restorative environments and well-being; biodiversity protection; urban environmental quality; place attachment; terrorism and media
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Dr. Hilary L. Surratt
Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536, USA
Interests: HIV/AIDS; substance use disorder; intervention; social determinants of health; mental health
Prof. Dr. Antonio Valle
Department of Psychology, University of A Coruña, A Coruña, 15071 Galicia, Spain
Interests: educational psychology; homework engagement; academic motivation; student psychological well-being
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