Special Issue "Advances in Psychoneuroimmunology: Promises and Challenges"

A special issue of Journal of Personalized Medicine (ISSN 2075-4426). This special issue belongs to the section "Methodology, Drug and Device Discovery".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 January 2024 | Viewed by 53

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Christian Schubert
Guest Editor
Clinical Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics and Medical Psychology, Medizinische Universitat Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Interests: psychology; neuroscience; psychosomatics, psychoneuroimmunology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) deals with the complex interactions between psychosocial factors and nervous, endocrine and immune-system variables. Although PNI has provided a much better understanding of health and illness in the last decades, most studies have not been able to access PNI’s full potential as they have not designed for the complexity of the research field.

This special issue focuses on advances in PNI based on naturalistic research designs with as high ecological validity as possible.

There is already strong evidence that methodological consideration of the characteristics of human life within their natural settings allows for deep insights into the complexity of PNI interactions (e.g., ecological momentary assessment (EMA), integrative single-case studies). Natural settings are essential because human life is constantly in flux and human beings are meaning-making agents.

We welcome PNI studies that consider essential life characteristics in natural contexts and show high ecological validity and few external study-related guidelines or restrictions.

Prof. Dr. Christian Schubert
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • psychoneuroimmunology
  • psychology
  • immune
  • complex
  • naturalistic
  • study design
  • high ecological validity
  • dynamics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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