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Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences

Issues per year: 6 issues
Editorial Board

Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences

Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences

Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences is a systematic, integrative review journal that provides a unique and educational platform for updates on the expanding volume of information published in the field of behavioral sciences. The journal will help the community by providing:

1. The views of experts on current advances in behavioral sciences in a clear and readable form.
2. Evaluations of the most interesting papers, annotated by experts, from the great wealth of original publications.

Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences will serve as an invaluable source of information to researchers, lecturers, and students interested in all aspects of behavioral science. Papers will reflect the wide range of multidisciplinary approaches (including computational, genetics/epigenetics, and neuroscience) that are used to investigate questions in this field.

Division of the subject into sections

The journal consists of 6 issues per year (with two sections that change every year to reflect hot topics in the field), covering all aspects of behavioral sciences.

Topic areas covered by the journal include:

• Addiction
• Animal Models
• Behavioral Economics
• Behavioral Genetics
• Cognitive Psychology/Science
• Comparative Cognition
• Computational Behavioral Science
• Decision Making
• Depression
• Developmental Psychology
• Development and Behavior
• Emotional Behavior
• Ethology
• Evolution and Behavior
• Experimental Psychology
• Learning and Memory
• Motivation and Reward
• Neuropsychiatric Disorders
• Perception
• Social Behavior
• Social Psychology

Section Editors, who are major authorities in the field, are appointed by the Editors of the journal. They divide their section into a number of topics, ensuring that the field is comprehensively covered and that all issues of current importance are emphasized. Section Editors commission reviews from authorities on each topic that they have selected. The Editorial Board provides support to the Editors and the Section Editors with their comments and suggestions on names and topics.

Review articles in Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences are by invitation only.

Review Articles

Authors write short review articles in which they present recent developments in their subject, emphasizing the aspects that, in their opinion, are most important. In addition, they provide short annotations to the papers that they consider to be most interesting from all those published in their topic over the previous two years.

Editorial Overview

Section Editors write a short overview at the beginning of the section to introduce the reviews and to draw the reader's attention to any particularly interesting developments.

Co-Editors-in-Chief: Trevor Robbins, Cindy Lustig

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Social influences on eating

Volume 9, Issue , 01 June 2016, Pp 1-6
Suzanne Higgs | Jason Thomas

Episodic future thinking: mechanisms and functions

Volume 17, Issue , 01 October 2017, Pp 41-50
Daniel L. Schacter | Roland G. Benoit | Karl K. Szpunar

Perinatal exposure to endocrine disruptors: Sex, timing and behavioral endpoints

Volume 7, Issue , 01 February 2016, Pp 69-75
Paola Palanza | Susan C. Nagel | Stefano Parmigiani | Frederick S. vom Saal

The Stress Acceleration Hypothesis: Effects of early-life adversity on emotion circuits and behavior

Volume 7, Issue , 01 February 2016, Pp 76-81
Bridget L. Callaghan | Nim Tottenham

Detecting depression and mental illness on social media: an integrative review

Volume 18, Issue , 01 December 2017, Pp 43-49
Sharath Chandra Guntuku | David B. Yaden | Margaret L. Kern | Lyle H. Ungar | Johannes C. Eichstaedt

How the motor system both encodes and influences our sense of time

Volume 8, Issue , 01 April 2016, Pp 22-27
Hugo Merchant | Kielan Yarrow

The contingent negative variation (CNV): Timing isn't everything

Volume 8, Issue , 01 April 2016, Pp 231-237
Tadeusz W. Kononowicz | Trevor B. Penney

Numbers of neurons as biological correlates of cognitive capability

Volume 16, Issue , 01 August 2017, Pp 1-7
Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Why numerical symbols count in the development of mathematical skills: Evidence from brain and behavior

Volume 10, Issue , 01 August 2016, Pp 14-20
Rebecca Merkley | Daniel Ansari

Neurobiological basis of individual variation in stimulus-reward learning

Volume 13, Issue , 01 February 2017, Pp 178-185
Shelly B. Flagel | Terry E. Robinson

Integrating MRI brain imaging studies of pre-reading children with current theories of developmental dyslexia: A review and quantitative meta-analysis

Volume 10, Issue , 01 August 2016, Pp 155-161
Maaike Vandermosten | Fumiko Hoeft | Elizabeth S. Norton

The outward spiral: A vicious cycle model of obesity and cognitive dysfunction

Volume 9, Issue , 01 June 2016, Pp 40-46
Sara L. Hargrave | Sabrina Jones | Terry L. Davidson

Circular inference: Mistaken belief, misplaced trust

Volume 11, Issue , 01 October 2016, Pp 40-48
Sophie Denève | Renaud Jardri

Development of time

Volume 8, Issue , 01 April 2016, Pp 102-109
Sylvie Droit-Volet

Food advertising and eating behavior in children

Volume 9, Issue , 01 June 2016, Pp 26-31
Frans Folkvord | Doeschka J. Anschütz | Emma Boyland | Bridget Kelly | Moniek Buijzen

Impact of stress on metabolism and energy balance

Volume 9, Issue , 01 June 2016, Pp 71-77
Cristina Rabasa | Suzanne L. Dickson

GLP-influences food and drug reward

Volume 9, Issue , 01 June 2016, Pp 66-70
Matthew R. Hayes | Heath D. Schmidt

Stress and memory retrieval: mechanisms and consequences

Volume 14, Issue , 01 April 2017, Pp 40-46
Oliver T. Wolf

Neurocomputational models of interval and pattern timing

Volume 8, Issue , 01 April 2016, Pp 250-257
Nicholas F. Hardy | Dean V. Buonomano

Cerebellar, hippocampal, and striatal time cells

Volume 8, Issue , 01 April 2016, Pp 186-192
Nicholas A. Lusk | Elijah A. Petter | Christopher J. MacDonald | Warren H. Meck

How early hormones shape gender development

Volume 7, Issue , 01 February 2016, Pp 53-60
Sheri A. Berenbaum | Adriene M. Beltz

Group living and pathogen infection revisited

Volume 12, Issue , 01 December 2016, Pp 66-72
Vanessa O. Ezenwa | Ria R. Ghai | Alexa F. McKay | Allison E. Williams

Post-decisional accounts of biases in confidence

Volume 11, Issue , 01 October 2016, Pp 55-60
Joaquin Navajas | Bahador Bahrami | Peter E. Latham

Stress and decision making: effects on valuation, learning, and risk-taking

Volume 14, Issue , 01 April 2017, Pp 33-39
Anthony J. Porcelli | Mauricio R. Delgado