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.

Developmental Psychobiology: Call for Submissions, click here for more information

If you would be interested in contributing original research to the special issue, please confirm your participation by contacting the Developmental Psychobiology editorial office ([email protected]) by March 1, 2018. Authors interested in submitting a review should include an abstract (250 words). Content may be suggested to ensure originality of the submission. If accepted, the manuscript would be due for editorial review by July 1, 2018. Additional guidelines to follow.

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.
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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.