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Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences publishes short annotated reviews by leading experts on recent developments in the behavioral sciences.
The journal takes a unique and valuable approach in designating each special issue around a topic of scientific and/or societal interest, and then bringing together leading international experts studying that topic, but from diverse methodologies and perspectives, e.g.,
- human and animal laboratory testing
- survey and observational research
- behavioral and neuroscientific research with both healthy adults and special populations
- computational and genetic approaches
These experts write short reviews of recent (2-5 years) developments in the topic, as well as pointing out select individual papers of particular significance.
The journal is thus an important resource allowing researchers and educators to quickly gain an overview and rich understanding of complex and current issues in the behavioral sciences.
The journal consists of 6 issues per year. Four issues cover topics in the following recurring categories:
- Cognition and Perception
- Emotion, Motivation, Personality and Social Sciences
- Evolution, Development and Genetics
- Methodological, Computational and Translational Advances
In addition, 2 issues are allocated to Hot Topics.