Section Editors

  • Johanna Kissler, University of Bielefeld
  • Keith R Laws, University of Hertfordshire

Editorial Advisors

  • Dorothy Bishop, University of Oxford
  • Irismar Reis de Oliveira, Federal University of Bahia
  • Rosemary Tannock, The Hospital for Sick Children

Executive Editor

  • Alice Murray, BioMed Central


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    Psychology behind drinking habits

    In contrast to similar studies on appetite, subliminal priming techniques do not seem to affect motivational orientations in heavy drinkers.

    BMC Psychology 2014, 2:28
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    Mindfulness and decentering

    Sometimes regarded as the same psychological construct, results of a mediation model suggest that mindfulness and decentering should be classed as two separate (but related) concepts.

    BMC Psychology 2014, 2:18
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    Parents' view of child mental health

    Qualitative findings reveal parents' perspectives on their own mental health and how anxiety and depression may develop in their children, highlighting important barriers to prevention such as stigma and a perceived lack of necessity for intervention.

    BMC Psychology 2014, 2:17
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    Bereavement photography in practice

    A qualitative study with bereaved parents reveals that many are in favour of perinatal post-mortem photography, even if they were initially resistant to the idea, highlighting the importance of healthcare providers’ understanding and best practice of this psychosocial intervention.

    BMC Psychology 2014, 2:15


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Editors' profile

Scott Barry Kaufman

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."

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