This focused issue on “Application of Technological Advances in Behavioral Researches” is edited by Dr. Erik Andersson, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Psychology, Karolinska institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
Dr. Erik Andersson is a doctor in Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Psychology, Karolinska institute, Stockholm, Sweden. His current main research aims to improve psychological treatments by developing theory-driven and streamlined interventions targeting specific psychopathological processes. He has over 50 research publications where the majority is internet-based interventions for obsessions, compulsions, tics, excessive worry, trauma memories, health anxiety and pain-elicited avoidance behaviors.
Focused issue outline:
- Increase outreach to vulnerable populations with mental health problems using technological advances
- Early life technology-facilitated interventions
- Detecting health risk behaviors using technological advances
- Using technology to cross the traditional boundaries of therapy
- Targeting depressive symptoms using technology
- Using technology to prevent suicide and self-harm
- Technological innovations to assess and intervene on psychotic symptoms
- The future of technological advances in behavioral sciences
- Innovations of online psychological interventions for student populations
- Providing mental health assessments in developing countries
- Targeting worry in teenagers using online psychological intervention
- Intervening on psychological problems across diagnotic boundaries
- Game technology to treat mental health problems