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. 3 No. 1 (2023)

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: 2023, 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. 


Awe Facilitates Focused Attention at Midlife

Julie Hicks Patrick
Abstract 41 | PDF Downloads 30

Muscle Tension in Generalized Anxiety Disorder During a Stressful Mental Arithmetic Task

Sungjin Im, Briana Rushing, Alexander Wright, Dzenita Softic, Arpana Lakhmani
Abstract 208 | PDF Downloads 66

Body Image, Self-Objectification, and Appearance Maintenance Among College-Aged Women

Grace White, Cianna Piercey, Alejandra Medina Fernandez
Abstract 188 | PDF Downloads 129

Examining Injury-Related Differences in Motivation Sources in NCAA Division II Student-Athletes during COVID-19

Mindy H. Mayol, Claire Tabit, Sydney Irvine, L. Hunter Stafford, Riggs Klika, Gary M. Long, Nathanial R. Eckert, Richard Robinson, Brian Reagan, Trent E. Cayot
Abstract 205 | PDF Downloads 183

A Mixed-Methods Exploration of Rural College Students’ Experiences with Ethnic Foods

Maria Kalantzis, Emma Studer-Perez, Lauren Dial, Cjersti Jensen, Dara Musher-Eizenman
Abstract 171 | PDF Downloads 97

The Current Understanding of Fathers Influence on Cardiometabolic Risk Factor Development in Adolescence: A Brief Review

Phoenix Jampol, Tomas Chapman-Lopez, Andrew Gallucci, Jeffrey Forsse
Abstract 281 | PDF Downloads 213

Predictors of Fear of Dementia Among Adults

Amber V. Rusch, Julie Hicks Patrick
Abstract 90 | PDF Downloads 60
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Scientific Impact

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