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Acción Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Colombiana de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Comportamentalia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Activités     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actualidades en Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ad verba Liberorum : Journal of Linguistics & Pedagogy & Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
ADHD Report The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
Advances in Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 76)
Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Physiotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
African Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Sport Facilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 433)
Aggressive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Ágora - studies in psychoanalytic theory     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aletheia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Behavioral Scientist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Applied Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
American Journal of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Health Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
American Psychologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 208)
Anales de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Análise Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Análisis y Modificación de Conducta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analitika : Jurnal Magister Psikologi Uma     Open Access  
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71)
Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Annual Review of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 245)
Anuario de Psicología / The UB Journal of Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Psicología Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Applied and Preventive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Applied Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
Applied Neuropsychology : Adult     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Applied Neuropsychology : Child     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Applied Psychological Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Applied Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 181)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionspychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Archives of Scientific Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia-Pacific Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Asian American Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Attention, Perception & Psychophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal of Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australian Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Autism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Autism Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Autism's Own     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Autism-Open Access     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Avaliação Psicológica     Open Access  
Avances en Psicologia Latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Barbaroi     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Behavior Analysis in Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Behavior Analyst     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Behavior Modification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Behavior Research Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Behavior Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Behavioral Development Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription  
Behavioral Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Behavioral Neuroscience     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 54)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Behavioral Sleep Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Behaviormetrika     Hybrid Journal  
Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Behaviour Research and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 135)
Behavioural Processes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BioPsychoSocial Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMC Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Boletim Academia Paulista de Psicologia     Open Access  
Boletim de Psicologia     Open Access  
Brain Informatics     Open Access  
British Journal of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 147)
British Journal of Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
British Journal of Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
British Journal of Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45)
British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
British Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 60)
British Journal of Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
British Journal of Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Burnout Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cadernos de psicanálise (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access  
Cadernos de Psicologia Social do Trabalho     Open Access  
Canadian Art Therapy Association     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Child Development Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Ciencia Cognitiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências & Cognição     Open Access  
Ciencias Psicológicas     Open Access  
Clínica y Salud     Open Access  
Clinical Medicine Insights : Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Clinical Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
Clinical Psychology and Special Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Coaching : Theorie & Praxis     Open Access  
Coaching Psykologi - The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Psychology     Open Access  
Cógito     Open Access  
Cognition & Emotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Cognitive Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
Cognitive Research : Principles and Implications     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Consciousness and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Construção Psicopedagógica     Open Access  
Consulting Psychology Journal : Practice and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contagion : Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contemporary Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Contemporary School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Contextos Clínicos     Open Access  
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Counseling Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research : Linking research with practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Counselling and Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Counselling Psychology Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Couple and Family Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Couple and Family Psychology : Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Creativity Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Creativity. Theories - Research - Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Criminal Justice Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos de Neuropsicología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Psicologia del Deporte     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Psicopedagogía     Open Access  
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas Psi     Open Access  
Culture and Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Addiction Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Directions In Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Opinion in Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Psychological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Current Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Current psychology letters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Research in Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Decision     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Depression and Anxiety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Depression Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Developmental Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Developmental Psychobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 47)
Diagnostica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dialectica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Diversitas: Perspectivas en Psicologia     Open Access  
Drama Therapy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dreaming     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Drogues, santé et société     Full-text available via subscription  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Eat, Sleep, Work     Open Access  
Ecopsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
ECOS - Estudos Contemporâneos da Subjetividade     Open Access  
Educational Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Educazione sentimentale     Full-text available via subscription  
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Elpis - Czasopismo Teologiczne Katedry Teologii Prawosławnej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku     Open Access  
Emotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Emotion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)

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  • mHealth for the Detection and Intervention in Adolescent and Young Adult
           Substance Use Disorder
    • Authors: Stephanie Carreiro; Peter R. Chai; Jennifer Carey; Jeffrey Lai; David Smelson; Edward W. Boyer
      Abstract: Purpose of Review The goal of this review is to highlight recent research in mHealth-based approaches to the detection and treatment of substance use disorders in adolescents and young adults. Recent Findings The main methods for mHealth-based detection include mobile phone-based self-report tools, GPS tracking, and wearable sensors. Wearables can be used to detect physiologic changes (e.g., heart rate, electrodermal activity) or biochemical contents of analytes (i.e., alcohol in sweat) with reasonable accuracy, but larger studies are needed. Detection methods have been combined with interventions based on mindfulness, education, incentives/goals, and motivation. Few studies have focused specifically on the young adult population, although those that did indicate high rates of utilization and acceptance. Summary Research that explores the pairing of advanced detection methods such as wearables with real-time intervention strategies is crucial to realizing the full potential of mHealth in this population.
      PubDate: 2018-02-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0192-0
  • International Approaches to Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Programming
           and Policy among Adolescents in India
    • Authors: Anupreet Kaur Sidhu; Shubha Kumar; Heather Wipfli; Monika Arora; Thomas W. Valente
      Abstract: Purpose of the Review India is not only one of the largest producers of tobacco in the world, but is also one of the largest consumers of tobacco products. Adolescents and young adults are the most vulnerable to tobacco addiction as early initiation is predictive of long-term use and health risks. This review seeks to provide an overview of policies and programs for tobacco prevention and cessation among adolescents. The research over the last few years is highlighted and recommendations for future programming and policy are proposed. Recent Findings Tobacco control programs for adolescents in India have mostly been developed for school-based settings. The focus is largely on increasing knowledge and awareness of tobacco harm. However, evidence-based prevention and cessation programming are lacking. Policies regarding advertising and marketing to youth are regulated by national legislation and informed by WHO’s global tobacco control treaty. Stricter implementation and consistent evaluation of these policies are integral to creating an environment for reducing tobacco use and improving health outcomes. Summary With the tobacco industry now marketing heavily to the most vulnerable groups, especially in low and middle-income countries, it is vital to develop programs and enforce policies for adolescents that are effective for prevention as well as cessation.
      PubDate: 2018-02-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0185-z
  • International Approaches to Tobacco-Use Cessation Programs and Policy for
           Adolescents and Young Adults in Saudi Arabia
    • Authors: Mohammed Alrabah; Islam Gamaleddin; Fahad Allohidan
      Abstract: Purpose of Review In this review, we are aiming to explore the recent literature regarding the current state of smoking and control plans and the recent changes in regulations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Recent Findings Despite the strong efforts of tobacco control agencies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to curb smoking rates, prevalence rates among youth are still around 12.1% with no indicators for a decline. The main reasons that could lead to smoking are peer pressure, stress, easy access, media influence, and lack of knowledge of harmful effects of smoking. School programs, religious background, and health concerns are considered as the main protective factors from smoking in the Saudi community. Most primary health care physicians report that they did not receive any smoking cessation training in medical school or in residency program. Summary There is a strong need for school- and community-based anti-smoking awareness and cessation programs. Allocation of sufficient funds is necessary to reinforce laws combating smoking. Accessibility to smoking cessation clinics is very important and needs to improve significantly. Structured training for health care providers about cessation programs is pivotal. The availability of nicotine replacement therapy in all pharmacies is strongly needed.
      PubDate: 2018-02-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0188-9
  • The Classification and Organisation of Alcohol Misuse Prevention with a
           Focus on Environmental Prevention
    • Authors: Parvati R. Perman-Howe; Emma L. Davies; David R. Foxcroft
      Abstract: Purpose of Review Classifying prevention as universal, selective or indicated only considers the form of interventions. This is limited as it fails to explain the function, or purpose, of interventions. This paper discusses a taxonomy for alcohol misuse prevention that considers both the form and function of prevention interventions. It adds to the previous literature by incorporating subcategories of classification for environmental prevention. Recent Findings Within each taxonomy category there are interventions which are more, and less effective, but not one single category has comprehensive evidence of efficacy. Environmental prevention may have the greatest potential to deliver interventions that are efficient, cost effective and reduce health inequalities. However, comprehensive, systems oriented, prevention coverage should combine all three functional approaches. Summary This taxonomy can be used to organise and classify alcohol misuse prevention interventions and to determine where alcohol misuse prevention strategies and research is warranted. Furthermore, it can help practitioners and researchers to consider the subcategories of environmental prevention: an area that is rapidly gaining traction in the prevention field.
      PubDate: 2018-02-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0190-2
  • International Approaches to Tobacco Use Cessation Programming and Policy
           in Adolescents and Young Adults: the Case of Spain
    • Authors: María T. Gonzálvez; Alexandra Morales; Mireia Orgilés; José P. Espada
      Abstract: Purpose of Review Spain has one of the highest smoking rates among adolescents and young adults worldwide. Smoking prevention and cessation programs have been developed for this population; however, the status of evidence-based programs in Spain remains unknown. Previous reviews evaluated the efficacy of smoking prevention and cessation programs, but an update of the results is needed for these and new interventions implemented in Spain. The objective of this paper was to examine the current status of evidence-based smoking prevention and cessation programs for Spanish adolescents and young adults. Recent Findings The current prevalence of tobacco use among Spanish adolescents is described at the state level. We reviewed the results of drug-prevention programs (including tobacco) and provide an in-depth analysis of evidence-based school programs, focused on prevention and cessation of tobacco use in Spain Summary The strengths and shortcomings of the programs are identified, and recommendations for future studies and applications are proposed.
      PubDate: 2018-02-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0182-2
  • International Approaches to Tobacco Use Cessation Programming and
           Prevention Interventions among Indigenous Adolescents and Young Adults
    • Authors: Claradina Soto; Jennifer B. Unger; Steve Sussman; Ingrid Zeledon
      Abstract: Introduction This article reviews evidence-based smoking cessation and prevention programs for Indigenous youth and young adults in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA. Methods A systematic review using PubMed and PsycINFO search engines was conducted to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-experimental studies focusing on Indigenous youth and young adults. Results Beyond two Cochrane reviews (2012) of smoking cessation and prevention programs for Indigenous youth and young adults, we located only two additional studies post Cochrane review. Combined results from the articles in the Cochrane reviews and the more recent studies suggest that recruitment of young Indigenous populations is challenging. Only one study with the smoking cessation program using mobile phone text messaging among the Maori was shown effective. Conclusions Additional evidence-based programs are essential for Indigenous youth and young adults to reduce smoking initiation and prevalence rates. Further evaluations of commercial tobacco use prevention and cessation programs are needed to bridge the gap between tobacco-related health disparities in Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Additionally, qualitative research is encouraged to further understand the barriers to recruitment.
      PubDate: 2018-02-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0186-y
  • International Approaches to Tobacco Use Cessation Programs and Policy in
           Adolescents and Young Adults: Denmark
    • Authors: Nanna Schneekloth Jarlstrup; Knud Juel; Charlotta H. Pisinger; Morten Grønbæk; Søren Holm; Susan Andersen
      Abstract: Purpose of Review Smoking habits early in life are known to have important implications for lifetime smoking behaviors and efforts that discourage smoking among young people are essential for national tobacco control. In Denmark, various approaches have been taken to prevent or stop smoking in youth. This paper provides an overview of approaches to tobacco control policies and smoking cessation programs targeting adolescents and young adults in Denmark and presents current evidence of their effectiveness. Recent Findings Extensive research documents the effect of tobacco control policies on youth smoking behavior, especially that of increasing prices on tobacco. Further, it has been suggested that strategies addressing the social aspect of smoking should be emphasized. Summary This paper highlights that Denmark has an untapped potential within national tobacco control. Denmark should prioritize a comprehensive approach including enactment of tobacco control policies and implementation of interventions shown to be effective to prevent smoking initiation and encourage quitting among Danish youth.
      PubDate: 2018-01-31
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0187-x
  • No-Smoking Policy in Russia: Awareness and Perceptions Among Bashkortostan
    • Authors: Artur Galimov; Jane Steinberg; Jennifer B. Unger; Tess Boley Cruz; Bulat Idrisov; Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati; Radik Masagutov; Steve Sussman
      Abstract: Purpose of Review This study aims to describe adolescents’ knowledge and endorsement of tobacco policies in the Russian Federation. We first describe the history of tobacco control policies, and then examine Bashkortostan adolescents’ perceptions of current policies, as well as non-compliance. Recent Findings The Russian Federation has enacted several smoke-free policies that may reduce exposure to second-hand smoke. Among 716 high school students surveyed, over 90% correctly understood the smoke-free rules in public places, school, apartment hallways and elevators, and public transportation. However, only 24% understood that there were no such rules currently applied inside apartments. Approximately 40% witnessed non-compliance in public places and school and 61% in apartment stairs and elevators. The highest compliance was observed in public transportation (85%). Two thirds of 57 recent smokers had violated one of these policies. Adolescents disciplined or suspended from school were more likely to be non-compliant with no smoking policies. Summary Better and widespread education on tobacco laws, enforcement, and potentially more severe penalties for violations should be implemented in the Russian Federation to increase compliance.
      PubDate: 2018-01-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0181-3
  • Bidirectional Associations Between Eating and Alcohol Use During
           Restricted Intake
    • Authors: Jenna R. Cummings; A. Janet Tomiyama
      Abstract: Purpose of Review Many individuals seek to improve their health by restricting intake of alcohol or food. This paper critically examines the existing literature on how restricted alcohol use may increase eating and, reciprocally, how restricted eating may increase alcohol use. Recent Findings Prior non-human animal research suggests that (a) alcohol deprivation causes increased eating behavior and (b) food deprivation causes increased alcohol use. Preliminary observational findings suggest that these effects translate to humans. Future experimental research is needed to identify for whom, for how long, why, and for what specific eating and drinking behaviors these bidirectional effects emerge. We provide a hypothesis-generating tool to guide future research. Summary Understanding bidirectional associations between eating and alcohol use during restricted intake requires additional research. This research may have important treatment implications for multiple health behavior change interventions as well as treatment for alcohol use and eating disorders including addictions.
      PubDate: 2018-01-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0180-4
  • Tobacco Use and Smoking in Israel: Youth and Young Adults
    • Authors: Richard Isralowitz; Alexander Reznik; Itay Pruginin; Maria Bolshakova
      Abstract: Purpose of the Review Tobacco smoking is a major cause of death and disease. In Israel, it has been reported that 22.7% of the population aged 18 and over smoke, mostly using cigarettes. Another smoking method is through a water pipe called hookah or nargila. This paper reviews recent studies of tobacco use among Israeli youth and young adults as well as research conducted by the Ben Gurion University, Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center. Recent Findings Study findings evidence high rates of smoking linked to being male, secular, non-Israeli origin, and school dropout. Hookah use may be a “gateway” to cigarette smoking. Youth and young adults reported they believe smoking prevention programs are not effective and do not have a noticeable effect on smoking-related attitudes and behavior. Motivation, peer-supported activities in school and the community, and family factors have been found to be important for possible smoking cessation. Summary This article suggests multiple factors be considered, organized, and sustained to promote smoking cessation.
      PubDate: 2018-01-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-018-0183-1
  • Impulsivity and Reward Processing Endophenotypes in Youth Alcohol Misuse
    • Authors: María Moreno Padilla; Laura O’Halloran; Marc Bennett; Zhipeng Cao; Robert Whelan
      Pages: 350 - 363
      Abstract: Purpose of Review We describe the contribution of impulsivity and reward processing endophenotypes to understanding youth alcohol misuse. We discuss studies that included self-report, behavioral, and neural measures of these endophenotypes. Recent Findings Regarding impulsivity, youth who misuse alcohol tend to engage in suboptimal decision-making and have increased urgency—diminished self-control due to emotional disruption. There is some evidence that prefrontal and parietal brain regions are hypoactive during response inhibition tasks in low-to-moderate alcohol misuse, with hyperactivation of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and cingulate cortex associated with heavier misuse. Increased self-reported reward sensitivity is a risk factor for adolescent alcohol-use. Brain responses to rewards in youth alcohol misusers have produced inconsistent findings, perhaps due to the influence of other factors, such as family history and pubertal status at first drinking episode. Summary Understanding of the etiology and generating preventative strategies for youth alcohol misuse could be enhanced by the accurate characterization of endophenotypes related to impulsivity and reward sensitivity.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0167-6
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 4 (2017)
  • The Role of Peers on School-Based Prevention Programs Targeting Adolescent
           Substance Use
    • Authors: Ali Cheetham; Dan I. Lubman
      Pages: 379 - 385
      Abstract: Purpose of Review Peers play an important role in the initiation and progression of substance use during adolescence. Consideration of peer influences is therefore a necessary factor to be included in prevention programs that aim to delay onset or minimise substance use amongst young people. The aim of this review was to examine how peer influences have been addressed by modern school-based substance use prevention programs. Recent Findings School-based interventions have addressed the role of peers in a variety of ways. These include designing programs based on social influence models, which target peer influence, peer pressure, and social norms, as well as including peers in the delivery of the intervention. More recently, informal peer-led interventions have been developed that utilise naturally occurring processes of information sharing between young people. Summary Interventions that take a social influence approach, particularly those that are peer-led, appear to be an effective means of preventing adolescent substance use. Future research should continue to explore the benefits of informal peer-led programs, as well as developing secondary and tertiary programs that intervene to reduce risky use and promote help-seeking for existing substance-related problems.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0165-8
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 4 (2017)
  • A Policy Perspective on the Global Use of Smokeless Tobacco
    • Authors: Kamran Siddiqi; Aishwarya Lakshmi Vidyasagaran; Anne Readshaw; Ray Croucher
      Pages: 503 - 510
      Abstract: Background Globally, over 300 million people consume diverse smokeless tobacco (ST) products. They are addictive, cause cancer, increased cardiovascular mortality risks and poor pregnancy outcomes. Purpose of Review To identify gaps in implementing key ST demand-reduction measures, focused literature reviews were conducted and findings synthesized according to relevant WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Articles. Recent Findings The literature supports implementation of ST demand-reduction measures. For taxation, labelling and packaging, most administrations have weaker policies for ST than cigarettes. Capacity to regulate ST contents and offer cessation support is lacking. There is poor compliance with bans on ST advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Summary The literature on implementation of WHO FCTC for ST is limited. Although strengths of ST demand-control activities are currently identifiable from available literature, full implementation of FCTC is lacking. A wider evidence-based response to WHO FCTC is proposed, particularly for countries facing the greatest disease burdens.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0166-7
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 4 (2017)
  • Author Correction: Mechanisms Underlying Sex Differences in Cannabis Use
    • Authors: Katina C. Calakos; Shivani Bhatt; Dawn W. Foster; Kelly P. Cosgrove
      Abstract: The authors missed to add the below Acknowledgment to the original version of this article.
      PubDate: 2017-11-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0179-2
  • Gender Differences in U.S. Adolescent E-Cigarette Use
    • Authors: Grace Kong; Karissa E. Kuguru; Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin
      Abstract: Purpose of Review This study aims to review the recent (2012–2017) available gender difference data on e-cigarette use among adolescents. Recent Findings E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among adolescents, and recent study findings showed that e-cigarette use can lead to cigarette smoking. However, gender differences in e-cigarette use among adolescents are relatively unknown. Summary We used the search terms “adolescents” and “e-cigarettes” on PubMed and identified 652 articles. Of these, 16 articles (2.5%) examined gender differences in adolescent e-cigarette use. Boys appear to have greater use of e-cigarettes, but girls may be at increased risk if e-cigarettes are targeted to them, as it has been for cigarettes. Data on gender differences are limited, and future research should continue to examine gender differences in e-cigarette use. Trends in use rates could evolve with new regulations and innovations in e-cigarette marketing and product features.
      PubDate: 2017-11-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0176-5
  • Exercise as a Prevention for Substance Use Disorder: a Review of Sex
           Differences and Neurobiological Mechanisms
    • Authors: Wendy J. Lynch; Andrea M. Robinson; Jean Abel; Mark A. Smith
      Abstract: Purpose of Review This report provides an update on clinical and preclinical findings for the efficacy of exercise to prevent substance use disorder with a focus on recent evidence for sex differences and neurobiological mechanisms. Recent Findings Exercise/physical activity is associated with decreased drug use in humans. Preclinical results further indicate that exercise decreases vulnerability to drug use and the development of features of substance use disorder, and suggest that females have an enhanced sensitivity to its reward-substitution effects. However, certain exercise conditions may sensitize the reward pathway and enhance vulnerability suggesting that parallel observations in humans (e.g., increased prescription opioid misuse and heroin use in high-school athletes) may be biologically based. Summary Exercise is a promising prevention strategy for substance use disorder. Further work is needed to establish its efficacy as a sex-specific strategy using larger samples and to understand the exercise conditions that induce beneficial versus risk-enhancing effects.
      PubDate: 2017-11-02
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0178-3
  • Gender and Menthol Cigarette Use in the USA: A Systematic Review of the
           Recent Literature (2011–May 2017)
    • Authors: Philip H. Smith; Ezinne Akpara; Raisa Haq; Mark El-Miniawi; Azure B. Thompson
      Abstract: Purpose of Review The purposes of this review are as follows: firstly, to summarize current research on gender differences in mentholated cigarette use and related outcomes and, secondarily, to summarize literature on gender differences in mentholated cigarette use and related outcomes among Black smokers. Recent Findings Women smokers are more likely to use menthol cigarettes than men. Other than prevalence, there is a paucity of research on gender differences in menthol-related outcomes (e.g., cessation, disease). Among both women and men, menthol preference is stable during adolescence and young adulthood. A substantial portion of both women and men who smoke menthol report an expectation of quitting should menthol be banned. We did not identify any studies of gender differences in mentholated cigarette use among Black smokers. Summary Despite public health relevance, there is little current research on gender differences in mentholated cigarette use, other than studies of prevalence, and very little research on gender differences among Black smokers, including prevalence.
      PubDate: 2017-10-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0175-6
  • Understanding Rates of Marijuana Use and Consequences Among Adolescents in
           a Changing Legal Landscape
    • Authors: Elizabeth J. D’Amico; Joan S. Tucker; Eric R. Pedersen; Regina A. Shih
      Abstract: Purpose of Review There is not one answer to address whether marijuana use has increased, decreased, or stayed the same given changes in state legalization of medical and non-medical marijuana in the USA. Recent Findings Evidence suggests some health benefits for medical marijuana; however, initiation of marijuana use is a risk factor for developing problem cannabis use. Though use rates have remained stable over recent years, about one in three 10th graders report marijuana use, most adolescents do not view the drug as harmful, and over 650,000 youth aged 12 to 17 struggle with cannabis use disorder. Summary Although the health benefits of medical marijuana are becoming better understood, more research is needed. Intervention and prevention programs must better address effects of marijuana, acknowledging that while there may be some benefits medically, marijuana use can affect functioning during adolescence when the brain is still developing.
      PubDate: 2017-10-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0170-y
  • A Review of Developmental Considerations in Human Laboratory Alcohol
    • Authors: Christian S. Hendershot; Christina N. Nona
      Abstract: Purpose of Review Human laboratory studies involving alcohol administration have generated critical knowledge about individual differences in risk for alcohol use disorder (AUD), but have primarily involved adult populations and cross-sectional research designs. Ethical constraints have largely precluded human laboratory alcohol research in adolescence, and prospective studies have been rare. This paper provides an overview of developmental considerations in human laboratory alcohol research, with a focus on studies conducted with youth. Recent Findings Recent human laboratory studies from Europe and Canada have examined aspects of alcohol response during late adolescence, while recent survey studies from the USA have highlighted methods for circumventing alcohol administration in studies of adolescents. Summary Across several decades of research, exceedingly few laboratory studies have examined developmental differences in alcohol responses or utilized prospective designs. Efforts to prioritize prospective research would further clarify the role of alcohol sensitivity traits as predictors of AUD onset and/or indices of AUD progression.
      PubDate: 2017-09-30
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0173-8
  • A Review of Digital Surveillance Methods and Approaches to Combat
           Prescription Drug Abuse
    • Authors: Janani Kalyanam; Tim K. Mackey
      Abstract: Purpose of Review The use of social media to conduct digital surveillance to address different health challenges is growing. This multidisciplinary review assesses the current state of methods and applied research used to conduct digital surveillance for prescription drug abuse. Recent Findings Fifteen studies met our inclusion criteria from the databases reviewed (PubMed, IEEE Xplore, and ACM Digital Library). The articles were characterized based on their overarching goals and aims, data collection and dataset attributes, and analysis approaches. Overall, reviewed studies grouped into two overarching categories as either being method-focused (advancing novel methodologies using social media data), applied-focused (generating new information on prescription drug abuse behavior), or having both elements. The social media platform most predominantly used was Twitter, with wide variation in sample size and duration of data collection. Several data analysis strategies were employed, including machine learning, temporal analysis, rule-based approaches, and statistical analysis. Summary Our review indicates that the field of prescription drug abuse digital surveillance is still maturing. Though many studies captured large volumes of data, the majority did not analyze data to characterize user behavior, a critical step needed in order to better explain the underlying risk environment for prescription drug abuse. Future studies need to better translate method-based approaches into applied research, use data generated from social media platforms other than Twitter, and take advantage of emerging data analysis strategies, including deep learning and multimodal approaches.
      PubDate: 2017-09-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s40429-017-0169-4
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