Biological Psychology (BIOL PSYCHOL )
Biological Psychology publishes original scientific papers on the biological aspects of psychological states and processes. Biological aspects include electrophysiology and biochemical assessments during psychological experiments as well as biologically induced changes in psychological function. Psychological investigations based on biological theories are also of interest. All aspects of psychological functioning, to include psychopathology, are germane. The Journal concentrates on work with human subjects, but welcomes work with animal subjects conceptually related to issues in human biological psychology. Empirical reports are the core of the Journal but review articles as well as technical notes relevant to biological psychology are encouraged. A brief report section will publish well written papers of less than 900 words with minimal delays from the submission date. Book reports and critical commentary of relevance to our readership are also published. Finally, announcements are provided particularly of national and international meetings of interest to our readership.
- Impact factor3.40Show impact factor historyHide impact factor history
- 5-year impact4.34
- Cited half-life6.10
- Immediacy index0.59
- Article influence1.47
- WebsiteBiological Psychology website
- Other titlesBiological psychology (Online)
- Material typeDocument, Periodical, Internet resource
- Document typeInternet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper
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- Articles in some journals can be made Open Access on payment of additional charge
- NIH Authors articles will be submitted to PMC after 12 months
- Authors who are required to deposit in subject repositories may also use Sponsorship Option
- Pre-print can not be deposited for The Lancet
- Classification green
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ABSTRACT: Recent research indicates that psychopathy may be characterized by early attentional abnormalities that undermine the ability to process peripheral information when engaged in goal-directed activity (Baskin-Sommers, Curtin, & Newman, 2011). Past work has found that when presented with the Box Stroop task, where color names are spatially separated from, and hence peripheral to, colored stimuli, psychopathic individuals show reduced behavioral interference (Hiatt, Schmitt, & Newman, 2004). The present study sought to replicate and extend these findings. A priori predictions were that offenders high on psychopathy compared to low would show significantly less interference. Moreover, psychopathy-related differences in Box Stroop conflict processing would emerge at a relatively early stage of processing as measured by event-related potentials (ERP). Consistent with previous findings, higher levels of psychopathy were associated with reduced behavioral interference. Moreover, ERP analyses revealed a psychopathy-related difference in an early attention-related component (N100). Finally, the association between N100 and behavioral interference was moderated by level of psychopathy. These findings are consistent with the potential importance of early attention problems in psychopathy. Furthermore, they suggest that psychopathic individuals have less coordinated responses to conflict than healthy individuals, a conjecture that has implications for information integration and self-regulation.Biological Psychology 01/2014;
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ABSTRACT: We examined whether the combined indices of respiratory sinus arrhythmia at rest (resting RSA) and in response to a sad film (RSA reactivity) predict effective and ineffective responses to reduce sadness (adaptive vs. maladaptive mood repair) in women with histories of juvenile-onset depression (n = 74) and no history of major mental disorders (n = 75). Structural equation models were used to estimate latent resting RSA, depression, and adaptive and maladaptive mood repair and to test the study hypotheses. Results indicated that combinations of resting RSA+RSA reactivity (RSA patterns) predicted maladaptive mood repair, which in turn, mediated the effects of RSA pattern on depression. Further, RSA patterns moderated the depressogenic effects of maladaptive mood repair. RSA patterns were unrelated to adaptive mood repair. Our findings suggest that mood repair is one mechanism through which physiological vulnerabilities adversely affect mental health.Biological Psychology 01/2013;
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ABSTRACT: The unexpected occurrence of a change in the auditory context has been shown to result in distraction due to a momentary attention shift. These unexpected sounds elicit the Novelty-P3 (NP3) response which has been proposed as an electrophysiological index of distractibility, and used as such in the evaluation of several clinical populations. However, unexpected sounds also result in facilitation under certain conditions. Here, we investigate the electrophysiological concomitants of novel sounds in a task in which these sounds facilitate visual task performance. Novel sounds elicited NP3 and resulted in an enhancement of the visual P300 response to subsequent visual targets. This result clearly argues against the use of NP3 as an index of distractibility and asks for a reformulation of the functional significance of this response. We suggest that the NP3 is a complex signal that comprises alerting, orienting and executive control processes triggered by the unexpected stimulus.Biological Psychology 02/2010; 83(2):143-152.
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