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Behavioral Sciences: An International, Open-Access, Peer Reviewed Journal
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    10.3390/behavsci1010001
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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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Lawrence H. Cohen32
Estimated H-index: 32
(University of Delaware),
Tanya R. Hettler3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Delaware),
Crystal L. Park48
Estimated H-index: 48
(Miami University)
Research on the relationship between life stress and psychological and medical outcomes began approximately 30 years ago. Despite researchers’ initial optimism, however, it soon became apparent that life stress accounted for only a small portion of variance, with correlations in the. 30–40 range. This led to an interest in variables that might moderate the stress-outcome relationship, that is, variables that might define the conditions affecting the predictive role of life events. Initially, the...
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Rollin M. Gallagher20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Stony Brook University),
Pamela Moore2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Connecticut),
Ira Chernoff1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Stony Brook University)
Abstract The variability in estimated rates of major depressive disorder (MDD) in chronic pain samples may be accounted for by sample and methodological differences. Most studies rely on a single measure of depression and lack independent or repeated measures. This study investigated the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in a convenience sample of 18 patients disabled by low back pain (LBP) referred to, evaluated, and treated in a comprehensive pain rehabilitation program specifically designed...
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Donald S. Ciccone14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Rutgers University),
Nancy Just8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Rutgers University),
Erin B. Bandilla5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Rutgers University)
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Abstract There is still controversy surrounding the use of opioid medication for patients with chronic nonmalignant pain. Schofferman has argued that long-term opioid use leads to a "downhill spiral" associated with loss of functional capacity and a corresponding increase in depressed mood. The present study was a retrospective comparison of opioid users vs. non-users to determine whether: (a) users have higher levels of disability, medical visitation, depression, and pain; (b) the behavioral pr...
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Heather A Robertson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Halifax),
Stan P Kutcher1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre),
Diane Bird8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Dalhousie University)
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Abstract Objective: This research investigated the impact of adolescent onset bipolar illness on perceived family functioning in stabilized bipolar I (B) and unipolar (U) probands, and normal controls (C). Method: Sample N =119: 44 bipolar 1(17 M, 27 F), 30 unipolar (9 M, 21 F), and 45 controls (19 M, 26 F). Mean ages: 19.9, 18.5 and 18.2 years, respectively. Instruments: Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scale (FACES II), Parent–Adolescent Communication Scales (PACS), Social Adjustment Inventory...
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Stephanie Vitanza2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Virginia Commonwealth University),
Charles A. Guarnaccia10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of North Texas)
We functionally defined and tested a model of psychological distress for mothers of children diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This operationalized model includes three latent constructs which are hypothesized to influence mother's psychological symptomatology: Parenting Stress, Parent Characteristics, and Environment Characteristics. Structural equation modeling was used to reformulate and test the measurement models and the overall model. Data supported a model wi...
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Kalevi Korpela26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Tampere),
Matti Ylén5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Tampere)
Background Previous studies suggest that favorite places provide stress-alleviating experiences and serve emotion regulation. This study used a prospective, experimental design to investigate the hypothesis that a group of adults instructed to regularly visit their local favorite places will experience greater daily restoration and fewer self-reported physical symptoms than a group instructed to avoid all favorite-place visits. Methods Members of the favorite-place group were asked to visit thei...
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Daniel K. Lapsley36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Ball State University),
Matthew C. Aalsma17
Estimated H-index: 17
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Nicole M. Varshney3
Estimated H-index: 3
Two studies are described that attempt to determine if standard-scalereduction techniques could yield a construct-valid diagnostic screen of pathology of separation-individuation for use in nonclinical university settings. In Study 1 (A/ = 210). a measure of pathology of separationindividuation (PATHSEP) was reduced successfully to a single, internally consistent factor, accounting for 36% of the variance. In Study 2 (A/ = 304), these items also coalesced around a single factor, accounting for 3...
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Wilma L. Zijlema8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University Medical Center Groningen),
David Morley8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Imperial College London),
Ronald P. Stolk52
Estimated H-index: 52
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Abstract Objectives We investigated the role of a stress-sensitive personality on relations between noise, noise annoyance and somatic symptom reporting. First, we investigated the cross-sectional association of road traffic noise exposure and somatic symptoms, and its modification by hostility and vulnerability to stress. Second, we investigated the cross-sectional association of noise annoyance from eight sources (e.g. road traffic, aircraft, neighbours) and somatic symptoms, and it's confound...
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Following the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, many turned to the field of psychology for greater understanding of the impact of such events and guidance in supporting our citizens. This study sought to gain greater understanding of the differential impact of the September 11th attack on individuals by investigating the influence of age, psychological hardiness, and repression versus sensitization as forms of coping behavior on psychological health. Both an initial c...
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Barbara Lopes Cardozo17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention),
Timothy H. Holtz27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention),
Reinhard Kaiser18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
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The mental health consequences of exposure to traumatic events and the risk factors for psychological morbidity among expatriate and Kosovar Albanian humanitarian aid workers have not been well studied. In June 2000, we used standardised screening tools to survey 285 (69.5%) of 410 expatriate aid workers and 325 (75.8%) of 429 Kosovar Albanian aid workers from 22 humanitarian organizations that were implementing health programmes in Kosovo. The mean number of trauma events experienced by expatri...
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