About the Journal

The mission of Research Directs in Psychology and Behavior (RDPB) is to provide unrestricted access to high-quality research that links scientific discoveries in all aspects of psychology and behavior to to direct application in the complex society. Research Directs is committed to a minimal cost, open-access publishing platform with an accelerated peer review process for researchers. 

Open Access Statement

Open access content published in Research Directs is freely available to authors, readers, and institutions. Any user is allowed to read, copy, download, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Copyright is granted to the authors and is published by Research Directs. Accepted peer-reviewed manuscripts are open access immediately after publication.

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Aims and Scope

Research Directs in Psychology and Behavior aims to enhance applied research in all areas of psychology, behavior, counseling, and mental health and wellbeing. Authors are urged to submit concise and impactful research while avoiding excessive jargon in the form of Direct Original Research. To enhance both the quality and impact of research, authors should submit manuscripts with methodologies, concise results and direct application. The journal intends to provide researchers, practitioners, and students an advanced platform for both novel and cutting-edge practices within the aims and scope of the journal.

The journal aims to publish research in all fields of psychology and behavior:

  • Behavioral Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Industrial and Personnel Psychology
  • Behavior Throughout the Lifespan
  • PTSD Treatment
  • Educational Psychology
  • Developmental Counseling Techniques
  • Food Behavior
  • Health Behavior and Psychology
  • Mental Illness
  • Depression Assessment and Treatment
  • Chronic Brain Disorders Treatment and Assessment
  • Drug Treatment and Behavior
  • Addictions
  • Clinical Counseling
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Activity Behavior
  • Coping Treatment and Assessment