About the Journal

Research Directs in Psychology and Behavior (ISSN 2831-6738) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal in the psychology and behavioral sciences. The journal encourages authors to submit research in psychology and behavioral sciences, counseling, and in the mental health and wellness sciences.

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Vol. 2 No. 1 (2022)

Research Directs in Psychology and Behavior is an open access, double peer-reviewed, internationally published journal, indexed on Google Scholar to track citations, h-index and i10-index for impact. The journal is a Crossref member for digital object identifier (DOI) number assignment and citation tracking.

Research Directs: Publishes manuscripts as they are accepted. Published works are dated by year, volume (issue): manuscript number and DOI number.  Example: 2022, Volume 2 (Issue 1): 3, DOI#.

Publication Timeline: From submission to publication, manuscripts in Research Directs take on averge 35-45 days. Timelines may vary based on reviewer promptness and the time needed for authors to address revisions. 


The Negative Relationship Between Objectively Assessed Physical Activity and Total Smartphone Usage

Jessica Smith-Ricketts, Andrew Lepp, Jacob E. Barkley
Abstract 25 | PDF Downloads 13

The Impact of Emotional Self-Regulation on Performative Success for Professional Fighters

Jordan Kwamanakweenda, Julian Pino, Olivier van Hauwermeiren, Corey Peacock, Jaime Tartar, Alexandru Cuc
Abstract 123 | PDF Downloads 98

Tracking 30-Day Physical Activity Behavior with Wearable Fitness Trackers in College-Aged Adults

Kelsi Becker, Breanne Freese, Mason Howard, Olivia Cooper
Abstract 101 | PDF Downloads 42

Memory for Gaze Cues Can Attenuate Change Blindness in the Flicker Paradigm

Alexis Miller, Joshua Tolliver, Alex Varakin
Abstract 119 | PDF Downloads 84

Secularism Orientations

Erica Leach, Jonathan Gore
Abstract 102 | PDF Downloads 54

Personality Traits Predict Proximal Goals Among Emerging Adults

Amy Knepple Carney, Nicole Belanger, Vanessa Hillman, Julie Patrick
Abstract 134 | PDF Downloads 73

Cognitive and Affective Influences on Decision Quality

Michaela S. Clark, Julie Hicks Patrick
Abstract 126 | PDF Downloads 97

Cognitive Dynamics: Additive or Multiplicative?

Mary Jean Amon, Colin T. Annand, John Holden
Abstract 165 | PDF Downloads 128
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The aim of Research Directs in Psychology and Behavior is to publish, direct and concise research in all psychological sciences to advance research in the field. While not required, the journal encourages authors to submit "Direct Original Research," which is a compact version of an original research manuscript. Learn more about Direct Original Research

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