Special Issue "From cognitive psychology to clinical and health research and back: Applying tasks and concepts from cognitive psychology to health-related questions"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: biological psychology; cognitive control; cognitive psychology; experimental psychology; psychoneuroendocrinology
Interests: cognitive control; (Un)Intentional behavior; task switching; cognitive flexibility; stress; psychoneuroendocrinology; representations of tasks and actions
Interests: attentional control; goal-directed actions; habits; reward-seeking behavior; eating behavior; addiction; compulsivity
The applications of tasks and concepts from cognitive psychology to health-related questions are widespread in clinical and health research. Experimental paradigms designed to capture specific cognitive capabilities are frequently used in health science, such as cognitive tasks to examine the balance between cognitive control (exerted to achieve a specific internal goal) and conflicting action tendencies and desires to unveil the mechanisms driving maladaptive behavior and decision-making as observed in substance use, anxiety, or eating disorders. Similarly, theories from cognitive psychology have informed a number of behavioral interventions in health psychology, such as training programs for countering cognitive biases or the use of implementation intentions to reduce snacking. Conversely, insights from the health and clinical domains around patterns of cognitive dysfunction and the intersection between cognition and motivation contribute to refining cognitive theories and stimulate the development of experimental paradigms to tackle novel research questions in basic and clinical research. Thus, this fruitful exchange of knowledge and tools implemented by interdisciplinary research teams presents a cornerstone of advancement in both cognitive psychology and clinical/health research. However, while the cross-disciplinary exchange of methods and models is taking place, time lags in communicating recent advancements in one field across disciplinary boundaries and a lack of established channels for this enriching communication between the research communities still limit the full potential of this important exchange of insights. This Special Issue aims to bring together experts from cognitive psychology and clinical and health research to highlight new areas of research with high transfer potential, provide state-of-the-art examples of successful cross-disciplinary enrichment, and outline novel avenues for further promoting a constructive and timely exchange of knowledge between cognitive psychology and health and clinical research.
We would be delighted to have you join us in this cross-disciplinary endeavor!
Manuscript Submission Information
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- cognitive psychology
- clinical psychology
- cognitive control
- executive dysfunction
- intentional behavior
- response inhibition
- maladaptive behavior
- behavioral interventions