- Steven Barger, Northern Arizona University
- Irismar Reis de Oliveira, Federal University of Bahia
- Gordon Harold, University of Leicester
- Kwang-Kuo Hwang, National Taiwan University
- Scott Barry Kaufman, New York University
- Johanna Kissler, University of Bielefeld
- Keith R Laws, University of Hertfordshire
- Frank Padberg, Psychiatric Clinic of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University
- Adrian Aldcroft, BioMed Central
The positive and negative syndrome scale (PANSS) has significant differences in a number of items in various geo-cultural areas, with implications for training in use of the scale in specific regions.
Section Editor Irismar Reis de Oliviera talks to us about his interest in psychotherapy including what challenges and developments we can expect to see in the next few years. He also explains why BMC Psychology is an important addition to the field.
Facial emotion recognition depends on cortical and subcortical networks that can be damaged due to HIV infection, making people with HIV less able to recognize facial emotion than non-infected individuals.
The bias towards publishing positive results in psychology is a systemic problem, affecting researchers, reviewers, editors and journals, all of whom are driven towards pursuing the novel over the reliable.
BMC Psychology is a unique open access, open peer-reviewed journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of psychology, human behavior, and the mind.
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BMC Psychology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of psychology, human behavior and the mind, including developmental, clinical, cognitive, experimental, social, evolutionary and educational psychology, as well as personality and individual differences. The journal welcomes quantitative and qualitative research methods, including animal studies.
It is journal policy to publish work deemed by peer reviewers to be a coherent and sound addition to scientific knowledge and to put less emphasis on interest levels, provided that the research constitutes a useful contribution to the field.
Scott Barry Kaufman
Scott Barry Kaufman is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at New York University. Dr. Kaufman is one of the world's foremost experts on the development of intelligence, creativity, and personality in education, business, and society. He applies a variety of perspectives to come to a richer understanding and appreciation of all kinds of minds and ways of achieving greatness. He holds a doctorate from Yale University and a Masters degree from Cambridge University, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. In addition to co-editing the well-regarded The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Dr. Kaufman is author of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, forthcoming from Basic Books. He is also co-founder of The Creativity Post, a non-profit web platform that features quality content on creativity, innovation and imagination, and author of the blog Beautiful Minds for Psychology Today.
"BMC Psychology is an important new outlet for high quality research studies across a broad range of sub disciplines within psychology. The combination of high standards and open access make this journal part of the wave of the future. I expect this journal will be a valuable resource for psychologists and will stimulate new interdisciplinary collaborations and theories."