Special Issue "Behavioral Problems in Childhood and Adolescence"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Carlos Salavera
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Guest Editor
Department of Psychology and Sociology, Zaragoza's University, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: psychology of children and adolescents; children development; research methodology; developmental psychopathology; positive psychology; social skills; emotion
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Increasingly, behavioral problems are appearing at early ages (childhood and adolescence), stages at which an individual begins their personal, social and psychological development. The characteristics of development during childhood and adolescence are the result of the child's interaction with their family, friends, school and environment, so the detection, prevention and treatment of these behavioral problems are fundamental, helping families and professionals in both health and education to better manage the development of children at this stage.

This Special Issue seeks research articles on behavioral problems during childhood and adolescence, in the school, family, social or health environment. We especially encourage the presentation of interdisciplinary works and multinational collaborative research. We also encourage the submission of manuscripts that focus on issues related to behavioral problems during childhood and adolescence and related topics. We welcome original research articles using different study designs, as well as systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Prof. Dr. Carlos Salavera
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • bullying
  • depression and anxiety
  • attention problem
  • aggressive behavior
  • learning difficulties
  • sleeping problems
  • learning disorder
  • autism
  • hyperactivity
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • substance abuse
  • alcohol use disorders
  • internet and smartphone addiction

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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