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Psychology


Psychology encompasses the scientific study of behavior in all of its extraordinary diversity. Some psychologists devote themselves to research on the behavior of individuals or groups, or relationships among the brain, central nervous system, and behavior. Others occupy themselves in practice: treating patients suffering from psychological disorders or disordered relationships; counseling college students with learning and relationship problems; working with school children who may be experiencing learning disabilities or school adjustment problems; or helping businesses and their employees deal with interpersonal and organizational problems. The articles included in OHO represent psychology’s principal subfields: clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, counseling psychology, developmental psychology, health psychology, the history of psychology, industrial/organization psychology, methods and measurement in psychology, neuropsychology, and personality and social psychology. One of the most dynamic of the behavioral sciences, psychology extends its reach to a constantly changing array of research topics, which are reflected in the multitude of articles included on this site.


Editor in Chief

Peter Nathan is University of Iowa Foundation Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Public Health Emeritus. He has written many articles, chapters, and reviews, and received a number of research grants from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. He has published four Oxford University Press books, the three editions of A Guide to Treatments that Work, with Jack M. Gorman, and Treating Mental Disorders: A Guide to What Works, with Gorman and Neal Salkind. Dr. Nathan served for 5½ years as provost at the University of Iowa; he served previously as Senior Program Officer at the MacArthur Foundation, and as Henry and Anna Starr Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University. He received the 1998-1999 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Knowledge.

OUP: What led you to participate in this project?

Nathan: My years as US delegate in psychology and editor of the Oxford Library of Psychology have convinced me that Oxford can now provide colleagues and students around the world with a unique online resource that offers absolutely unparalleled access to the past, present, and exciting future of psychological research, theory and practice.


Editorial Board

Senior Editors

Edmund Acevedo
Virginia Commonwealth University

Jonathan S. Comer
Boston University

Kay Deaux
CUNY Graduate Center

Steve Kozlowski
Michigan State University

Thomas Oltmanns
Washington University in St. Louis

Neal Schmitt
Michigan State University

Suzanne Segerstrom
University of Kentucky

Mark Snyder
University of Minnesota

Philip Zelazo
University of Minnesota


Volume Editors

Edmund O. Acevedo
Virginia Commonwealth University

W. Stewart Agras
Stanford School of Medicine

Elizabeth M. Altmaier
University of Iowa

Martin M. Antony
Ryerson University

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Clark University

David B. Baker
The University of Akron

David H. Barlow
Boston University

Amanda J. Barnier
Macquarie University

William Barr
NYU Langone Medical Center

Louise Barrett
University of Lethbridge

J. Gayle Beck
University of Memphis

Veronica Benet-Martinez
University of California, Riverside

Linus A. Bielauskas
University of Michigan

Michael Harris Bond
Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Bruce Bongar
Palo Alto University

Ilona Boniwell
University of East London

Eugene Borgida
University of Minnesota

Walter C. Borman
University of South Florida

Joan C. Borod
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Sandra Brown
University of California - San Diego

Jacob A. Burack
McGill University

Jerry Burger
Santa Clara University

James N. Butcher
University of Minnesota

Daniel M. Cable
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

John T. Cacioppo
University of Chicago

Andy Calder
Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge

Kim S. Cameron
University of Michigan

Lorne Campbell
University of Western Ontario

Turhan Canli
Stony Brook University

Alice Carter
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Gordon Chelune
Ripon College Cuddeson

Susan Chipman
University of Utah

Susan Clayton
College of Wooster

Jonathan S. Comer
Boston University

Amanda Conley
Harvard University

Robert K. Conyne
University of Cincinnati

Ian Cross
University of Cambridge

Susan David
Harvard University

Martin Davies
University of Oxford

David Day
University of Western Australia Business School

Kay Deaux
CUNY Graduate Center

Jean Decety
University of Chicago

Rebecca DelCarmen-Wiggins
National Institute of Mental Health

C. Nathan DeWall
University of Kentucky

Karen E. Dill
Fielding Graduate University

Robin DiMatteo
UC Riverside

Robin Dunbar
University of Liverpool

Dana S. Dunn
Moravian College

Ruben Echemendia
Psychological and Neurobehavioral Associates, Inc.

Carolyn Zerbe Enns
Cornell College

Colin A. Espie
University of Glasgow Sleep Centre

Stefan Everling
Robarts Research Institute

Victor S. Ferreira
University of California, San Diego

Andrea Ferrero
San Luis University

Susan Folkman
University of California, San Francisco

Howard S. Friedman
University of California, Riverside

Randy Frost
Smith College

Paul Fuchs
Johns Hopkins University

K.W.M. Fulford
University of Oxford

Marylène Gagné
Concordia University

Nicola Garcea
Centre of Applied Positive Psychology

M. Gareth Gaskell
University of York

Sergei Gepshtein
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Iain Gilchrist
University of Bristol

Richard G.T. Gipps
University of Oxford

Aaron T. Goetz
California State University, Fullerton

Matthew Goldrick
Northwestern University

Leslie Gonzales-Rothi
University of Florida
George Graham
Wake Forest University

Jon E. Grant
University of Minnesota

William G. Graziano
Purdue University

Susan Hallam
University of London

Jo-Ida C. Hansen
University of Minnesota

Susan Harrington
University of Leicester

James V. Haxby
Dartmouth College and University of Trento

Jerry W. Hedge
RTI International

Christopher Hertzog
Georgia Tech

Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber

Michael A. Hitt
Texas A&M University

Carol Hoare
George Washington University

Robert M. Hodapp
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center & Department of Special Education

Keith J. Holyoak
UCLA

Ying-yi Hong
Nanyang Technological University

Edwin A.J. van Hooft
University of Amsterdam

Grace Iarocci
Simon Fraser University

Judy Illes
University of British Columbia

Grant L. Iverson
University of British Columbia

Larry C James
Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii

Mark Johnson
Birkbeck College

R. Burke Johnson
University of South Alabama

W. Brad Johnson
United States Naval Academy

Adam N. Joinson
University of Bath School of Management

Emily S. Kappenman
University of California, Davis

Nadine Kaslow
Emory University

Sabine Kastner
Princeton University

Philip C. Kendall
Temple University

Paul Kennedy
University of Oxford

Rosalind King
National Institutes of Health

Alex Kirlik
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ute-Christine Klehe
Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

Yesim Korkut
Bahçesehir University

Stephen Kosslyn
Harvard University

Steve W. J. Kozlowski
Michigan State University

Janice H. Laurence
Temple University

Erika Lawrence
University of Iowa

Mark M. Leach
University of Louisville

Patricia Leavy
Stonehill College

John D. Lee
University of Oregon

Geoff Lindsay
University of Warwick

P. Alex Linley
Centre for Applied Positive Psychology

Simon P. Liversedge
University of Southampton

James Lock
Stanford University School of Medicine

Manuel London
State University of New York at Stony Brook

Shane J. Lopez
University of Kansas

Steven J. Luck
University of California, Davis

Valerie Maholmes
National Institutes of Health

Larry Maloney
New York University

Marc Marschark
Rochester Institute of Technology

Marc Marschark
La Sierra University

Leslie Martin
New York University

Michael D. Matthews
University of Virginia

Katelyn Y. A. McKenna
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Kate McLean
Western Washington University

Gary Melton
University of Colorado Denver

Lisa Miller
Columbia University

Michele Miozzo
Columbia University

Hawley Montgomery-Downs
West Virginia University

Charles M. Morin
Laval University

Robert G. Morrison
Loyola University Chicago

Shane M. Murphy
Western Connecticut State University

Michael R. Nash
University of Tennessee

Peter Nathan
University of Iowa

Arthur M. Nezu
Drexel University

Christine Maguth Nezu
Drexel University

Anna C. Nobre
University of Oxford

Kevin Ochsner
Columbia University

Angela O'Donnell
Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education

Michael W. O'Hara
University of Iowa
Rhoda Olkin
Alliant International University

Alan R. Palmer
MRC Institute of Hearing Research

Andrew C. Papanicolaou
University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Anthony D. Pellegrini
Boston College

Richard Petty
The Ohio State University

Christopher J. Plack
The University of Manchester

Tom Postmes
University of Exeter

Marc N. Potenza
Yale University School of Medicine

Stacie Raymer
Old Dominion University

Adrian Rees
Newcastle University

Ulf-Dietrich Reips
University of Zurich

Daniel Reisberg
Reed College

Gillian Rhodes
University of Western Australia

C. Steven Richards
Texas Tech University

Quinetta M. Roberson
Villanova University

Denise M. Rousseau
Carnegie Mellon University

Michael G. Rumsey
U. S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Richard M. Ryan
University of Rochester

John Z. Sadler
UT Southwestern

Barbara J. Sahakian
University of Cambridge

Donald H. Saklofske
University of Calgary

Catherine A. Salmon
University of Redlands

Neal Schmitt
Michigan State University

David Schroeder
University of Arkansas

Vicki Schwean
University of Calgary

Todd K. Shackelford
Oakland University

Christina Shalley
Georgia Institute of Technology

Kenneth J. Sher
Northwestern University

Jeffry Simpson
University of Minnesota

Denise M. Sloan
Boston University School of Medicine

Mark Small
Clemson University

C.R. Snyder
University of Kansas

Mark Snyder
University of Minnesota

Patricia Elizabeth Spencer
Gallaudet University; Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Gretchen Spreitzer
University of Michigan

Bonnie Spring
Northwestern University

Murray B. Stein
University of California at San Diego

Gail Steketee
Boston University's School of Social Work

Michael J. Stevens
Illinois State University

Giovanni Stanghellini
G. d’Annunzio University

Scott Stuart
University of Iowa

Glenn Sullivan
Virginia Military Institute

Kieran Sullivan
Santa Clara University

Moin Syed
University of Minnesota

Michael Thaut
Colorado State University

Tim Thornton
University of Central Lancashire

Linda Tropp
University of Massachusetts

Jaan Valsiner
Clark University

Elizabeth M. Vera
Loyola University Chicago

Paul Verhaeghen
Georgia Tech

Jennifer Vonk
Oakland University

Connie Wanberg
University of Minnesota

Mo Wang
University of Florida

Edward A. Wasserman
Indiana University

Viviana Weekes-Shackelford
Oakland University

Duane Wegener
Ohio State University

Michael L. Wehmeyer
University of Kansas

Howard Weiss
Purdue University

Amy Wenzel
Hope and Resiliency Clinic

Thomas A. Widiger
University of Kentucky

Elizabeth Nutt Williams
St. Mary's College of Maryland

Amy Wolfson
College of the Holy Cross

Kang Yang Trevor Yu
Nanyang Technological University

Philip David Zelazo
University of Amsterdam

Philip David Zelazo
University of Minnesota

Thomas R. Zentall
University of Kentucky

Jing Zhou
Rice University

Edward Zigler
Yale University

Robert Zucker
University of Michigan

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