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American Journal of Applied Psychology

(ISSN Online: 2328-5672)

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A Special Issue of American Journal of Applied Psychology (ISSN Online 2328-5672)

Deadline for manuscript submissions: Jun. 30, 2022

Executive functions, one of the important concepts in the cognitive psychology literature, are defined as focusing attention on the realization of goal-directed behavior, planning, strategy formation, coding, and processing of relevant information in working memory, and determining the next step in sequential tasks. Impairments in executive functions appear in many disorders such as autism, Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive neurosis.
In recent years, it is seen in the literature on the subject that many types of game activities that will positively affect executive dysfunctions have been tried. While some of these games are mind games, some are computer games. In addition, traditional games such as Mikado, chess and Mangala were also included in the research. In these true experimental or quasi-experimental studies, it has been seen that such games have a positive effect. For example, a computer game called "supermarket" was developed as an ADHD test in a study.
The special issue aims to explore the effects of different game types on the executive functions.
Topics to be covered in the special issue may include: mind games, computer games, traditional games, and contemporary games in disorders such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, obsessive compulsive neurosis and schizophrenia etc.
True or quasi-experimental designs with paired experimental and control groups should be used in the research.


  1. Executive Functions
  2. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  3. Autism Spectrum Disorder
  4. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  5. Computer Games
  6. Mind Games
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  • Arzu Çakıcı

    Psychological Counseling and Guidance, Atatürk University, Kocaeli, Turkey; Kazım Karabekir Faculty of Education, Social Sciences Institute , İzmit, Turkey

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