Editor: Michele R. Brumley

Editorial Board Announcements: Developmental Psychobiology is pleased to welcome Michele R. Brumley as new Editor-in-Chief.

Michele Brumley is an Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology at Idaho State University. Her research program examines the development of coordinated action in perinatal rats, and explores the role of the brain, spinal cord, sensory feedback, and experience in the modulation of motor behavior during ontogeny.

Call for Papers, Joint issue of Developmental Psychobiology and American Journal of Primatology: Psychobiological Development in Primates

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Primate studies have made many seminal contributions to our understanding of development.  They also provide a crucial intermediate step in translation of basic developmental studies in rodents to application in humans. Our goal for this special joint virtual issue is to feature current developmental work being done in primates.  Relevant studies include investigations of behavioral development in primates of different ages (infant, juvenile, adult), as well as interdisciplinary work including genetics, neurobiology, physiology, conservation, etc.  These studies would be focused on non-human primate species; studies on humans might be appropriate if they shed light on the Primate order as a whole and the results are discussed from that perspective.  Primate studies on either wild or captive populations would be appropriate. Acceptable articles may also review recent empirical work, conceptual advances, and future directions.

Interested authors should submit an abstract (250 word limit) to the editors. From these abstracts, articles will be selected for full submission. Abstracts must be submitted by September 15, 2018, to both Karen Bales and Michele Brumley.

Karen Bales, Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Primatology, [email protected]

Michele Brumley, Editor-in-Chief, Developmental Psychobiology, [email protected]

Based on the abstracts submitted, the authors will be instructed to submit by January 1, 2019 their full manuscript via the electronic editorial system of either the American Journal of Primatology or Developmental Psychobiology where the manuscripts will be considered for publication with the aim of publishing approximately half of the articles of the special issue in the American Journal of Primatology and half in Developmental Psychobiology. The entirety of the articles belonging to the special issue will be assembled in a joint virtual issue that will be hosted and promoted on both journal homepages. The content of the virtual issue will be free to access for three months following publication.

2017 Annual Meeting Abstracts are published in Developmental Psychobiology, 29 JAN 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/dev.21598

2015 Annual Meeting Abstracts are published in Developmental Psychobiology, November 2015, Volume 57, Issue 7, Pages 861–885.

In each issue, Developmental Psychobiology will feature one article and access to it will be free initially.
A yearly subscription to the online version of Developmental Psychobiology is included in all Regular Memberships.

Recently Published Articles

Jenalee R. Doom, Stephanie H. Cook, Julie Sturza, Niko Kaciroti, Ashley N. Gearhardt, Delia M. Vazquez, Julie C. Lumeng and Alison L. Miller

Kaitlyn Breiner, Anfei Li, Alexandra O. Cohen, Laurence Steinberg, Richard J. Bonnie, Elizabeth S. Scott, Kim Taylor-Thompson, Marc D. Rudolph, Jason Chein, Jennifer A. Richeson, Danielle V. Dellarco, Damien A. Fair, B. J. Casey and Adriana Galván

Janice M. Kan and Rick Richardson

Anna Truzzi, Jessie Poquérusse, Peipei Setoh, Kazuyuki Shinohara, Marc H. Bornstein and Gianluca Esposito

Peter Walker, James Gavin Bremner, Marco Lunghi, Sarah Dolscheid, Beatrice D. Barba and Francesca Simion

2017 Hennessy-Smotherman-Wiley Best Student Paper Award: Allison Bechard, University of Florida



Best Student Paper Award

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2018

The Hennessy-Smotherman-Wiley Best Student Paper Award will be made for the best paper by a student published in Developmental Psychobiology over a one year period. The goals of the award are:

(1) to promote the highest quality of student research in the field of developmental psychobiology, and
(2) to encourage students in the field to submit their best work to Developmental Psychobiology.

The winner will be awarded a $500 prize and will have his/her name announced at the annual meeting.


a. The work described and the writing of the paper must primarily have been done by the student (the specific contributions of the student must be detailed in writing to the Editor-in-Chief of the journal by the student’s advisor).
b. The work must be completed before the PhD is awarded.
c. The student must be first author.
d. The manuscript must initially be submitted within three years of receiving the PhD.
e. Neither the contestant nor advisor needs to be a member of the society or to attend the annual meeting to win (though both attendance and membership are encouraged).
f.  A subcommittee will judge the contest. (If a conflict of interest arises—e.g., student of a judge applies—the editor of the journal will appoint a replacement judge.)
g. The editor will remind authors of articles accepted in the journal of the contest and ask the corresponding author if the first author is an eligible student.
h. The winner will be announced at each year’s meeting.
i.  Criteria for judging will include scientific significance, originality, contribution by the student and presentation style.

To apply:

To identify yourself as a candidate, include a request for your manuscript to be considered when you submit your manuscript to Michele R. Brumley, Editor-in-Chief, Developmental Psychobiology (Email: [email protected]). Please include contact information for the nominee, the full title of the manuscript and the month in which it was published.  Requests to be considered for this award are accepted throughout the calendar year, but must be received by 06/30/2018.