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Editor: Amanda M. Dettmer, PhD   

Editorial Board Announcements: Developmental Psychobiology is pleased to welcome Amanda M. Dettmer as new Editor-in-Chief as of May, 2022.

Amanda Dettmer is an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale Child Study Center, where she leads the Human and Animal Integrated Research (HAIR) Lab. She is a comparative psychologist and behavioral neuroscientist with over 20 years of experience studying nonhuman primate models of child health and development. Dr. Dettmer is also an experienced science communicator, and is assisting with the development of an integrated child health communications strategy between the Child Study Center and the Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Dettmer’s research program examines the impact of early life factors and individual differences on health across the lifespan. For this research, she relies primarily on nonhuman primates as translational models for human child development, employing multidisciplinary approaches including ethology, neuroendocrinology, immunology, and epigenetics. For more on this research, refer to Dr. Dettmer’s complete Google Scholar profile. Dr. Dettmer also works with human populations. She currently serves as a member of the Hartford City Council Universal Basic Income (UBI) Task Force, which is developing a pilot UBI program set to begin in mid-2022.

Special Issues – Call for Topics

Readers and authors of Developmental Psychobiology are encouraged to put forward suggestions for hot topics and important areas they’d like to see covered by the journal in future special issues.

Submit your special issue idea directly to the Editor-in-Chief: email Amanda Dettmer.

Aims and Scope

Developmental Psychobiology is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research papers from the disciplines of psychology, biology, neuroscience, and medicine that contribute to an understanding of behavior development. Research that focuses on development in the embryo/fetus, neonate, juvenile, or adult animal and multidisciplinary research that relates behavioral development to anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, or evolution is appropriate. The journal represents a broad phylogenetic perspective on behavior development by publishing studies of invertebrates, fish, birds, humans, and other animals. The journal publishes experimental and descriptive studies whether carried out in the laboratory or field.

The journal also publishes review articles and theoretical papers that make important conceptual contributions. Special dedicated issues of Developmental Psychobiology , consisting of invited papers on a topic of general interest, may be arranged with the Editor-in-Chief.

Developmental Psychobiology also publishes Letters to the Editor, which discuss issues of general interest or material published in the journal. Letters discussing published material may correct errors, provide clarification, or offer a different point of view. Authors should consult the editors on the preparation of these contributions.

Overall scholarship including soundness of experimental design, appropriate controls and procedures, and importance and significance are the major criteria for publication.

Developmental Psychobiology is the official publication of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology. Membership in the Society is not a prerequisite for submission or publication.

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