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Special Issue "Physical Activity and Psychosocial and Cognitive Outcomes in Children and Adolescents"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Children's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 46050
Special Issue Editor
Interests: academic performance; adolescents; children; cognitive development; health; longitudinal analysis; physical activity; sports
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Special Issue Information
Mounting research indicates that the benefits of regular physical activity span the cognitive and affective domains in children and adolescents. Now, more than ever, achieving optimal mental health is a struggle in today’s society for youth, as there has been a substantial rise in psychosocial disorders affecting young people. Additionally, researchers are continuously identifying the cognitive benefits of habitual physical activity, especially in the context of academic performance. However, the relationships among the varying types and doses of physical activity with psychosocial and cognitive variables and how to implement effective, enjoyable, and sustainable physical activity programs to improve these outcomes in a variety of settings are research questions that need to be addressed to advance the field. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, “Physical Activity and Psychosocial and Cognitive Outcomes in Children and Adolescents”, offers an opportunity to publish high-quality research relating physical activity with psychosocial and cognitive outcomes in the pediatric population. We are particularly interested in novel physical intervention research that targets these outcomes in community-based settings. We also welcome papers investigating the effects of sports participation and specialized programming, such as active video gaming, on indicators of academic performance, especially in disadvantaged lower-income populations. High quality correlational and survey studies examining these relationships are also welcome. All manuscripts will be rigorously peer-reviewed by experts in the field.
Thank you for your consideration.
Assistant Professor Dr. Ryan D. Burns
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- academic performance
- cognitive development
- physical activity