The Open Psychology Journal




ISSN: 1874-3501 ― Volume 12, 2019

Editor-in-Chief:

Thomas Müller (Biography
Thomas Müller

Professor Thomas Müller is currently Head of Department of Neurology Berlin Weißensee, St. Joseph Hospital, Gartenstr and a member of the Faculty for Neuroscience at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. His research areas include parkinson's disease, mild cognitive impairment, dementia, somatoform disorders, pain syndromes, multiple sclerosis, alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, restless legs syndrome and epilepsy. Dr. Thomas Müller has Peer Reviewed 353 papers, Book chapters 51, and Books & edited Journal Supplements 22. He is Editor in Chief of 4 Internationally reputed journals and Editorial Board Member of 17 journals overall.

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Department of Neurology
Alexianer St. Joseph-Krankenhaus Berlin-Weißensee Gartenstr. 1
Berlin
Germany



Editorial Board Members:

J.M. Abdullah (Biography
J.M. Abdullah

Dr. Jafri Malin Abdullah is no stranger in neuroscience field in Malaysia. He is currently Professor of Neuroscience and the Director of P3Neuro, The Centre of Neuroscience Services and Research, Universit Sains Malaysia. He initiated Asia’s first joint Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience’s programme. He is the Editor of the Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences and is the Editorial Board Member/ International Editor of many International Neuroscience/neurosurgical journals in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan, India and China. He has published more than 207 publications in National and International peer-reviewed journals. The most significant scientific , contribution made by him are in the field of functional neuroimaging, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy and EEG, stroke, neural systems and behavioral neuroscience.

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Center for Neuroscience Services and Research
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Penang
Malaysia

A. Al-Krenawi (Biography
A. Al-Krenawi

Dr. ALEAN AL-KRENAWI is currently a professor in the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Spitzer Department of Social Work. His academic background consists of B.A from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, M.S.W. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ph.D. from University of Toronto. He has numerous publications to his credit overall.

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Department of Social Work
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beer-Sheva
Israel

C. Di Dio (Biography
C. Di Dio

Graduated from the University of Hertfordshire (UK) in Psychological Sciences, she also obtained an MSc in Research Methods and Statistical Analysis from the same university, and a PhD in Neuroscience from Università degli Studi di Parma (Italy). She has received training in the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) at the Neuroimaging Centre of Santa Lucia Foundation in Rome. Presently, she is Researcher at the Department of Psychology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan. Her main research interests are in the fields of aesthetic perception and developmental psychology, with a particular focus on decision-making processes in the life-span.

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Department of Psychology
Catholic University of Sacred Heart
Milan
Italy

M. Dunn (Biography
M. Dunn

Michael E. Dunn, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Substance Use Research Group at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Dunn’s research interests include alcohol and substance abuse, development of prevention and brief intervention programs. He is the author of over 150 scientific publications and presentations overall. Dr. Michael E. Dunn has received numerous grants and awards from SAMHSA, NIAAA, and the U.S. Department of Education for his valuable contributions. He is a Licensed Psychologist (FL #PY5502), his prevention and brief intervention programs are in use at schools in 19 states and various colleges and universities within the U.S.

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Department of Psychology
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
USA

E. Giora (Biography
E. Giora

Graduated in ‘Philosophy’ (University Ca’ Foscari of Venice) and in ‘Educational psychology’ (Pontifical Salesian University), he obtained a Ph.D. in ‘Perception and psychophysics’ in 2007 (University of Padua), with a dissertation on the basic mechanisms of visual segmentation. As a Ph.D. student he was ‘visiting research fellow’ at the City University of London (2005-06) for a research project on time perception. As a post-doctoral research fellow (2010-13) at the University of Milan-Bicocca, he carried on research on visual perception and he conducted psychophysical studies on kinesthesia. Lecturer in General Psychology at the “Vita-Salute” San Raffaele University of Milan (Italy) since 2013, his current research is mainly focused on visual psychophysics applied to the assessment of clinical populations (in particular sleep disorders patients) and on history of experimental psychology.

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Faculty of Psychology
“Vita-Salute” San Raffaele University
Milan
Italy

Y.A. Momtaz (Biography
Y.A. Momtaz

Yadollah Abolfathi Momtaz earned his PhD in Gerontology with a specific focus on psychosocial gerontology from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2011. Dr. Momtaz has been working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Malaysian Research Institute on Ageing (MyAgeing) from 2011 to 2014. He is currently working as a faculty member at the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran and Editor in Chief of Iranian Journal of Ageing. Dr. Momtaz has developed an innovative model of "Spousal Attitude Well-Being Model". The model offers new insights into the effects of attitude toward aging and psychological well-being in later life. His research skills include research methods, questionnaire development, data management, and statistical analysis.

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Iranian Research Center on Aging
University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences
Tehran
Iran

J.L. Perry (Biography
J.L. Perry

Dr. John Perry has obtained Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Hull. He is currently serving as a Lecturer at the Department of Sports, Health and Exercise Science in the University of Hull. His skills and expertise are in Data Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Sports Science, Quantitative Data Analysis, Measurement, Health Psychology, Factor Analysis, Structural Equation Modeling, Research Statistics and Psychometrics. He has contributed around 40 publications. He received the award of Chartered Scientist status from Science Council, the award of Associate Fellow status from British Psychological Society, and also the award of Accredited Performance Analyst status from International Society of Performance Analysis in Sport.

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School of Life Sciences
University of Hull
Kingston upon Hull
UK

L. Sebastiani (Biography
L. Sebastiani

Laura Sebastiani obtained a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pisa. She is a Professor Assistant in Physiology at Pisa University. Her research has been mainly focused on the study of the autonomic and cerebral responses evoked by aversive stimuli in both healthy individuals and phobic patients as well as of the modulation exerted by specific cognitive trait (i.e. hypnotizability) on the autonomic responses elicited by suggestions of relaxation and fear. In parallel she has been involved in a series of research aimed at characterizing NonREM Sleep and at studying its role on memory consolidation and information reorganization.

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Translational Research and New Technologies in Medicine and Surgery
University of Pisa
Pisa
Italy

W.C. So (Biography
W.C. So

Dr. So wing Chee has been working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Educational Psychology in “The Chinese University of Hong Kong” since 2016. She also worked as an Assistant Professor in National University of Singapore. Her skills and expertise are Language Development, Semantics, Discourse, Nonverbal Communication, Psycholinguistics, Pragmatics, Priming, Gestures, and Nonverbal Behaviors. She has contributed more than 30 research items and she has also been cited more than 400 times in different publications.

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Department of Educational Psychology
Chung Chi College
Hong Kong

A. Alevriadou (Biography
A. Alevriadou

Dr. ANASTASIA ALEVRIADOU is a Full Professor of Special Education and Vice Rector of Student’s Affairs and Postgraduate Studies in University of Western Macedonia. During 1995-1998, he did Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Cognitive Psychology (Department of Psychology) and Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology/Special Education from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has numerous honors/awards and publications to his credit.

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Department of Early Childhood Education
University of Western Macedonia
Kozani
Greece

M. Balsamo (Biography
M. Balsamo

Michela Balsamo, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in Psychometrics at the Department of Psychological Science, Health & Territory, University of Chieti-Pescara. Her research interests include measurement of depression and other clinical variables using modern psychometric model, such as Item response Theory. She developed a new instrument for measuring depression, the Teate Depression Inventory (manual published by Hogrefe in 2013). She is an author of over 100 scientific publications and presentations overall. She received grants and awards by the Italian Association for Behavioural Analysis, Modification and Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (AIAMC) for her contributions in the clinical assessment.

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Department of Psychological Sciences
Humanities and Territory
“G. d’Annunzio” University
Chieti
Italy

A. Di Fabio (Biography
A. Di Fabio

Annamaria Di Fabio, Ph.D., is full professor of Work and Organizational Psychology in the Department of Education and Psychology (Psychology section) at the University of Florence, Italy. She is Director of both the following International Research and Intervention Laboratories: Psychology for Vocational Guidance, Career Counseling and Talents (LabOProCCareer&T); Cross-Cultural Positive Psychology, Prevention, and Sustainability (CroCPosPsychP&S). She is Associate editor of Personality and Individual Differences (PAID), editor in chief of Counseling Italian Journal of Research and Intervention. She regularly serves as a keynote speaker at international conferences in the world. She is the author of more than 170 peer reviewed articles and 70 books/book chapters.

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Department of Education and Psychology
University of Florence
Florence
Italy

A. Farinde (Biography
A. Farinde

Abimbola Farinde, PharmD is a healthcare professional who has gained experience in the field and practice of psychopharmacology/mental health, and geriatric pharmacy. She has worked with active duty soldiers with dual diagnoses of a traumatic brain injury and a psychiatric disorder providing medication therapy management and disease state management. Dr. Farinde has also worked with mentally impaired and developmentally disabled individuals at a state supported living center. Her different practice experiences have allowed her to develop and enhance her clinical and medical writing skills over the years. Dr. Farinde always strives to maintain a commitment towards achieving professional growth as she transitions from one phase of her career to the next.

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College of Business
Columbia Southern University
Webster, TX
USA

K. H. Kim (Biography
K. H. Kim

Dr. KH Kim is Professor of Creativity & Innovation at the College of William & Mary. After being an English teacher in Korea for ten years and upon getting her PhD from the University of Georgia, she taught there and then at Eastern Michigan University. She has dedicated her career to researching creativity and innovators. Frequently sought after by the media, she has shared her expertise with numerous outlets including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, and others. For her research, she has won the Early Scholar Award and the Hollingworth Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, the Berlyne Award from the American Psychology Association, as well as the Torrance Award from the American Creativity Association.

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The School of Education
The College of William & Mary
Boston
USA

N. Mucci (Biography
N. Mucci

Nicola Mucci, born in Lucca (Tuscany, Italy) in 1981, is a Researcher in Occupational Medicine at the University of Florence, enabled to the role of Associate Professor. He performs his clinical activities at the Careggi University Hospital in Florence. He received his Master's Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pisa and his Post-graduate Degree in Occupational Medicine at the University of Florence, summa cum laude. Subsequently, he obtained his Ph.D. in Occupational, Environmental and Social Medicine at the Catholic University of Rome. His research is mainly oriented towards emerging occupational e psychosocial risks.

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Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
University of Florence
Florence
Italy

M. Roccella (Biography
M. Roccella

Michele Roccella is Associate Professor of Neuropsychiatry at the Department of Psychology, Pedagogical and Educational Sciences, University of Palermo (Italy). He graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Palermo and obtained his Specialization in Infantile Neuropsychiatry at the same university. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Nuropsyopathology of evolutionary learning processes at the Second University of Naples. He has over 368 publications on national and international journals and has been awarded several prizes. His main research interests are neurological and psychiatric disorders in the age of evolution, in particular autism spectrum disorders, genetic-based intellectual disabilities, neuropsychological disorders in epilepsy and myopathies.

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Department of Psychological
Pedagogical and Educational Sciences
University of Palermo
Palermo
Italy

A. Smorti (Biography
A. Smorti

Andrea Smorti did his Masters in Philosophy from University of Florence. He did his Specialization from School of Psychology (Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Siena). He is currently “Full Professor” in “Developmental and Educational Psychology”, President of the Degree Course in Psychology of Development and Education and Head of the Faculty of Psychology in University of Florence. He has been associated and part of editorial board of various internatinally reputed journals. Andrea Smorti has received multiple Awards and Honors for his outstanding contributions in the area of psychology over the years.

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Department of Psychology
University of Florence
Florence
Italy

R. Truzoli (Biography
R. Truzoli

Roberto Truzoli, clinical psychologist, obtained a PhD in Methodology of Research in Psychology - University of Milan. He is Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology at University of Milan. Dr. Truzoli’s research areas include analysis of 1) efficacy and effectiveness of cognitive behavioral treatments in patients with depression and anxiety disorders, and 2) cognitive characteristics in autism spectrum disorders; and the study of psychological and behavioral processes in Internet Addiction. Dr. Truzoli received grants by Erasmus + Program and by Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, University of Milan, and prizes and awards for Conference talks and posters. He is reviewer for several international journals. He regularly serves as speaker in national and international conferences. He is the author of numerous scientific publications.

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Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences "L. Sacco"
University of Milan
Milan
Italy


Associate Editorial Board Members:

A. Callea (Biography
A. Callea

Antonino Callea, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in Psychometrics at the Department of Human Science, LUMSA University, Rome. Dr Callea’s research areas concerning: 1) Developing and validation of psychological questionnaire; 2) Promoting to organizational and personal well-being; 3) Consequences of job insecurity and employment precariousness. He validated and published several questionnaire (i.e., for measure of Meteoropathy, Alcohol craving, Team performance, Job Crafting, Precariousnessof life). He is author of numerous scientific articles, book chapters and books concerning his research areas.

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Department of Human Science
Lumsa University of Rome
Rome
Italy

M.C. Matteucci (Biography
M.C. Matteucci

Maria Cristina Matteucci is an Assistant Professor of educational and developmental psychology at the University of Bologna, where she teaches at the Master program in School and Community Psychology. Her research interests include teacher attitudes and behaviour, teacher–student interactions in the social context of the classroom, with a particular interest in teachers' sense of personal responsibility for educational outcomes as a component of teachers' professional competence, and in children’ perceived quality of life. She is author of numerous scientific articles, books and book chapters covering her research interests. She has been involved in many national and international projects.

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Department of Psychology
Bologna University Cesena
Cesena
Italy

C. Vigano (Biography
C. Vigano

Caterina A. Viganò. Born in October, 7, 1963, MD, PhD, Psychiatrist and Analytical Psychologist (IAAP), Scientific Researcher Psychiatry, Assistant Professor, University of Milan. Past President of Italian Psychosocial Rehabilitation Scientific Society – SIRP - (Italian Psychiatry Society - SIP affiliate). From 2007 Director of “Psychiatric Rehabilitative Centres Unit” in Mental Health Dept. University Hospital L. Sacco, ASST FBF Sacco Milano. From 2016 to 2018 Acting Director Second Psychiatric Unit (UOC) in Neuroscience Dept. P.O. Sacco, ASST FBF Sacco Milano Main research topics and publications 1. Integrated Treatment of mood and anxiety disorders 2. Comorbidity Psychopathology and chronic disease in medicine (Laison Psychiatry) 3. Alcoholism and new addictions (Internet Addiction Disorders) 4. Psychiatric and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Techniques 5. Training of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Professionals Author of about 34 paper on national and international medical journals, 18 chapters in books, 20 conference proceedings.

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University of Milan
Milan
Italy

D. Marzana (Biography
D. Marzana

Dr. Daniela Marzana attained her Ph.D. degree (in 2010) in Psychology from Catholic University, Milan, Italy. Dr. Marzana is currently a Researcher in Social Psychology at Catholic University, Milan, Italy. Her skills and expertise include Psychological Assessment, Cross Cultural Psychology, Social Psychology, Applied Psychology, Social Change, Young Adults, Resilience, Volunteerism and Young People. Dr. Marzana has published a number of documents as an author / co-author, as well as taken part in multiple social projects.

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Dipartimento di Psicologia
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano
Milan
Italy

M. Murgia (Biography
M. Murgia

Mauro Murgia, Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences, is Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the University of Trieste, Italy. His main research interests concern the perceptual-motor processes in complex movements. In particular he has focused on how visual and auditory cues affect the biological motion perception and the movement execution. He has conducted his studies in many universities and research institutes in Italy, Spain, Germany and United States. He has authored around 40 peer-reviewed publications (articles, books, book chapters).

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Department of Life Sciences
University of Trieste
Trieste
Italy












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