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.
Exciting Upcoming Special Issues
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 Michele Brumley.
Exciting Upcoming Special Issues
Methods and Metrics for EEG/ERP Assessment of Emotion and Cognition in Young Children
This is an open call for submissions for a special issue of Developmental Psychobiology on Methods and Metrics for EEG/ERP Assessment of Emotion and Cognition in Young Children. This special issue will be guest-edited by Dr. Rebecca Brooker (Texas A&M University) and Dr. Autumn Kujawa (Vanderbilt University).
Electroencephalography (EEG) and event-related potential (ERP) methods are well-suited to inform understanding of the development of emotion and cognition beyond what can be gained from subjective and behavioral measures. In recent years, use of EEG/ERP measures in infancy and early childhood has expanded, with many innovative and exciting applications. Yet, most standard protocols, methods, and research on psychometrics is based on adult research, and the extent to which these methods reflect best practices in early childhood remain unclear. Little empirical work has addressed considerations for task design, psychometric properties, or processing/analysis of EEG/ERP data with young children. Noting the need for validated developmental paradigms that can be used to reliably elicit EEG or ERP measures in research with infants and young children, we invite submissions that will aid in the development of best practices and standards for EEG and ERP research in this critical development period. We are interested in research that validates novel paradigms for EEG or ERP elicitation and/or the downward extension of adult paradigms to infant and/or child populations. Research examining methods for reliably engaging young children and capturing attention in emotion and cognition paradigms would be particularly relevant to this special issue. We are also particularly interested in papers that examine psychometric properties of EEG measures (e.g., alpha asymmetry, coupling, etc.) or ERPs in child populations, including cross-context stability, the number of trials needed to create stable estimates, internal consistency within or across developmental stages, and/or longitudinal examinations of properties, including psychometrics, over time. Evidence of low reliability of commonly used neural measures and paradigms would also be of interest. As we intend for the special issue to be a resource for the future conduct of high-quality EEG and ERP work with children, authors should plan to make their paradigms and stimuli publicly available through an online open-access platform.
We welcome research articles, brief reports, and review papers addressing EEG/ERP methods across development. We welcome submissions using new or previously-collected data. Interested authors should submit an abstract that includes a tentative title for the work, a brief description (300 words or less), the perceived overlap of the submission with the aims of the special issue, and a statement of the materials that will be made publicly available upon publication. Abstracts will be evaluated by the special issue guest editors.
Abstracts are due by October 1, 2020; authors will be notified by November 1, 2020 regarding invitations for a full submission. Invited manuscripts will be due by February 1, 2021. Publication date is planned for late 2021/early 2022.
Submit abstracts to the Developmental Psychobiology Editorial Office at [email protected] by October 1, 2020.
The Brain-Gut Connection
This special issue entitled “The brain-gut connection: environmental influences on gastrointestinal biology and neuro-behavior across development.” is being edited by Dr. Bridget Callaghan and Ms. Morgan Firestein.
The study of brain-gut communication is rapidly expanding and research findings with relevance to developmental psychobiology continue to emerge. The interdisciplinary nature of this research field, intersecting with psychology, neuroscience, microbiology, gastroenterology, and clinical science, has resulted in a burgeoning body of data across several different species and myriad developmental stages.
This special issue marks the 50th anniversary of Developmental Psychobiology. This special issue celebrates both the past and future of the field, and is co-edited by Dr. Dima Amso and Dr. Mark Blumberg.
2017 Annual Meeting Abstracts are published in Developmental Psychobiology, 29 JAN 2018 | DOI: 10.1002/dev.21598
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 with ALL ISDP memberships. All ISDP members are encouraged to submit their manuscripts to Developmental Psychobiology. The journal also sponsors awards which are presented at the ISDP Annual Meetings.
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
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 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.