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Behavioral Sciences: An International, Open-Access, Peer Reviewed Journal

Published on Feb 22, 2011in Systems Research and Behavioral Science1.052
· DOI :10.3390/behavsci1010001
John Coverdale1
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On behalf of the Editorial Board and the editorial management staff of MDPI, it is my great pleasure to introduce this new journal Behavioral Sciences. Behavioral Sciences seeks to publish original research and scholarship contributing to our understanding of human behavior. The journal will provide a forum for work that furthers knowledge and stimulates research in the behavioral sciences. We are committed to building a diverse and methodologically rigorous literature of interest and benefit to behavioral and social scientists, as well as to clinical practitioners, educationalists, and the general public.
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