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Journal of Experimental Psychopathology

eISSN: 20438087 | ISSN: 20438087 | Current volume: 15 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly
The Journal of Experimental Psychopathology is an open access, peer reviewed  journal focused on publishing cutting-edge original contributions to scientific knowledge in the general area of psychopathology.

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The Journal of Experimental Psychopathology is the first peer-reviewed and open access journal dedicated to describing and elucidating the psychological mechanisms that contribute to the development, maintenance and treatment of all forms of psychopathology.

Studies of interest: The journal primarily emphasises studies that use experimental designs and methods and assess cognitive, behavioural, physiological, neural, or self-report measures in humans. Traditional experimental psychopathology studies involve the examination of theoretically-informed mechanisms of psychopathology in laboratory-based research. Illustratively, fear conditioning, extinction and return of fear studies, as well as the role of various cognitive biases in the causation and maintenance of emotional disorders, are among some of the most well-known fields of experimental psychopathology research. The journal encourages manuscripts that report studies of a wide range of experimental psychopathology approaches.
The journal is also interested in manuscripts that address novel directions in experimental psychopathology research. These new directions may include the intersection of experimental psychopathology research and novel approaches to conceptualising psychopathology (e.g., dimensional and hierarchical models), the experimental study of mechanisms via which risk factors lead to different forms of psychopathology, and examining psychological mechanisms as potential targets in novel interventions.
Studies that involve correlational and longitudinal designs, naturalistic settings or animal samples, will only be considered providing it is clear that their aim is to understand the psychological mechanisms that underlie psychopathology in humans. Manuscripts that focus on assessment, psychometric analyses and the description of psychopathology symptoms are not appropriate for this journal. Similarly, studies that primarily focus on independent variables other than psychological variables are not appropriate for this journal (e.g., the effects of diet changes or nutritional supplements on psychopathology).
Populations of interest: Studies of all forms of psychopathology are considered, including those that focus on anxiety-based problems, depression symptoms, schizophrenia and psychotic symptoms, substance use pathology, eating problems, sexual dysfunction and gender identity issues, personality disorders, and childhood psychological problems.
In addition to psychopathology, the journal will consider manuscripts that focus on psychological variables underlying health behaviours and problems associated with psychopathology (e.g., behavioural sleep problems, chronic pain).
In the tradition of experimental psychopathology research, the journal will consider manuscripts reporting studies of underlying psychological mechanisms and processes of psychopathology in healthy, non-clinical populations of adults and youth. Studies that aim to elucidate the psychological and cognitive variables that differentiate clinical/sub-clinical from healthy samples are also considered, as well as those that examine the efficacy of novel interventions in these samples.
Manuscripts of interest: Although empirical studies of underlying mechanisms and processes are the main focus, the journal will consider literature reviews, systematic reviews, theoretical papers and meta-analyses of psychological mechanisms that contribute to psychopathology.
Allison M. Waters Griffith University, Australia
Associate Editors
Laurence Claes University of Leuven, Belgium
Tobias Kube RPTU, Germany
Rebecca Lawrence Griffith University, Australia
Faith Orchard University of Sussex, UK
Kate Wolitzky-Taylor University of California Los Angeles, United States, USA
Editorial Board
David Barlow Boston University, USA
Richard Bentall University of Liverpool, UK
Susan Bogels University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Chris Brewin University College London, UK
Michelle Craske University of California - Los Angeles, USA
Tim Dalgleish University of Cambridge, UK
Graham Davey University of Sussex, UK
Peter De Jong University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Michel Dugas Concordia University, Canada
Anke Ehlers Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
Thomas Ehring Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany
Daniel Freeman University of Oxford, UK
James Griffith Northwestern University, USA
Allison Harvey University of California Berkeley, USA
Colette Hirsch Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
Steven Hollon Vanderbilt University, USA
Jennie Hudson Macquarie University, Australia
Jorg Huijding Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Philip C Kendall Temple University, USA
Merel Kindt University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Peter Lovibond University of New South Wales, Australia
Andrew Mathews University of California at Davis, USA
Peter McEvoy Curtin University, Australia
Dean McKay Fordham University, USA
Douglas Mennin City University of New York, USA
Harald Merckelbach University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
Ann Meulders University of Leuven, Belgium
Karin Mogg Southampton University, UK
Anthony Morrison University of Manchester, UK
Michelle Moulds University of New South Wales, Department of Psychology, Australia
Peter Muris Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Bunmi Olatunji Vanderbilt University, USA
Thomas Ollendick Virginia Tech, USA
Lars-Goran Ost Stockholm University, Sweden
Allison Ouimet University of Ottawa, Canada
David Penn University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Christine Purdon University of Waterloo, Canada
Adam Radomsky Concordia University, Canada
Filip Raes University of Leuven, Belgium
Ron Rapee Macquarie University, Australia
M. Zachary Rosenthal Duke University, USA
John Ruscio The College of New Jersey, USA
Wendy Silverman Florida International University, USA
Nicholas Tarrier Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
Andrew Tomarken Vanderbilt University, Department of Psychology, USA
Cindy Turk Washburn University, USA
Johan Vlaeyen University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
John T Walkup Cornell University, USA
Ed Watkins University of Exeter, UK
Adrian Wells University of Manchester, UK
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