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Psychology Research and Behavior Management

ISSN: 1179-1578

Dr Igor Elman

Dr Elman

Department of Psychiatry, Harvard University College of Medicine, Cambridge, MA, USA

Igor Elman, MD was trained at the National Institute of Mental Health and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry with a subspecialty certification in Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Elman's current research is focused on the role of reward and motivational systems in the pathophysiology of severe neuropsychiatric disorders, including behavioral and chemical addictions, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Professor Mei-Chun Cheung

Professor Cheung

Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Prof. Mei-Chun Cheung is an Associate Professor of the Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology, specialized in clinical neuropsychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has also received clinical training at the University of California at San Diego in the U.S. and the University of Birmingham in England.

Prof. Cheung's research interest involves clinical neuropsychology, clinical intervention, aging and dementia, Autism Spectrum Disorder. She uses both behavioral (such as lesion analysis) and brain imaging methods (including functional MRI and EEG) to investigate neuroplasticity of cognitive function (e.g. memory and language) and effects of various kinds of brain damage (e.g., epilepsy and complications of radiotherapy for the treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma) on human cognitive functions.

Dr Zhenhao Shi

Dr Shi

Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Zhenhao Shi, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and the Director of the Cognitive & Affective Addiction Neuroscience Lab ( He received his PhD in cognitive neuroscience from Peking University where he studied the neural basis of social cognitions. He completed postdoctoral training in addiction neuroscience at the UPenn Annenberg Public Policy Center and Center for Studies of Addiction.

Dr. Shi specializes in applying experimental psychology and brain imaging methodologies to the studies of substance use disorders. His current research is focused on the neurobehavioral mechanisms of smoking cessation and the neural biomarkers of opioid use disorder.

Professor Einar Thorsteinsson

Professor Thorsteinsson

School of Psychology, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia

Einar Thorsteinsson, PhD, is an Associate Professor at University of New England, School of Psychology, Australia. He maintains extensive collaborations in the area of health psychology both within Australia and internationally such as through the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) research network that covers most nations in Europe as well as Canada and the US. Prof. Thorsteinsson has published extensively within the area of health psychology covering topics such as adolescent coping, sleep, mental health, sexual orientation, internet use, psychological wellbeing, social support, stress, and exercise. His collaborations extend outside his main research area through his knowledge of research methods and statistics such as meta-analysis.

Dr Gabriela Topa

Dr Topa

Faculty of Psychology, National University of Distance Education (UNED), Madrid, Spain

Professor Gabriela Topa holds the position of Full Professor in the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology at Spain's largest public university specializing in distance learning. She earned her Master's Degree in Education Sciences in 1999, followed by a Master's Degree in Psychology in 2001, and concluded her academic training with a Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 2004. Gabriela has established robust collaborative relationships with international research groups, partnering with esteemed colleagues from the Universities of Bologna, Florence, and Leipzig, as well as institutions in New Zealand and Latin America.

Her research agenda encompasses multiple domains, including the study of identity, diversity, and sustainable well-being within groups and organizations. She also investigates the health-related outcomes of stress and sexual harassment in workplace settings. Gabriela's scholarly contributions to the field are extensive, encompassing topics such as the psychological contract, sustainable development, and their impact on work-related outcomes. Her publications range from survey-based studies to systematic reviews and meta-analyses, particularly focusing on financial retirement planning and late-career preparation.

Dr Bao-Liang Zhong

Dr Zhong

Department of Psychiatry, Wuhan Mental Health Center, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China

Bao-Liang Zhong, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Wuhan Mental Health Center in Wuhan, China. He earned his PhD from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2014, following his completion of a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Medicine from the Peking University Health Science Center in 2008 and 2006, respectively. From 2015 to 2017, he underwent post-doctoral training in old-age mental health at the University of Rochester and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently a fellow of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists and serves as the vice chairman of the Clinical Research and Translational Medicine Branch of the Wuhan Medical Association. His primary research interests include mood disorders, old-age mental health services, and clinical research methodology.

Editorial Board

Kenneth Blum, Professor,  Division of Addiction Research and Education, Center for Sports, Exercise & Mental Health, Western University Health Sciences, pomona., CA., USA

S.H. Annabel Chen, Professor of Psychology, School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Stella Christie, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Terry Cronan, Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Sciences, San Diego State University, CA, USA

George J. DuPaul, Professor of School Psychology, Department of Education and Human Services, Lehigh University, PA, USA

Palmira Faraci, PhD, Full Professor in Psychometrics, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Kore University of Enna, Italy.

F. Richard Ferraro, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA

Peter Hancock, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA

Raphiq Ibrahim, Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities, Department of Learning Disabilities, University of Haifa, Israel

Valentina Lucia La Rosa Psy.D., Psychotherapist, Department of Educational Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.

Daniel Langleben, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Center for Studies on Addiction, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Donato Liloia, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Turin, Italy.

Dr Natasha Loi, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, School of Psychology, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.

Ruth Mark, Department of Cognitive Neuropsychology, Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands

Gianluca Serafini, Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health (DINOGMI), Section of Psychiatry, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy

Phakkharawat Sittiprapaporn, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Behavioral Science, Neuropsychological Research Laboratory, School of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Mae Fah Luang University, Bangkok, Thailand. 

Panayotis (Peter) K. Thanos, Senior Research Scientist, Research Professor, Director of Behavioral Neuropharmacology & Neuroimaging Laboratory on Addictions (BNNLA), Clinical Research Institute on Addictions, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, USA

Jaye F.J. Van Kirk, Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA, USA

Stephen M. Weiss, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA