Psychology of addictive behaviors.

Having served as Associate Editor of Psychology of Addictive Behaviors (PAB) with three distinguished editors, Dr. Nancy Petry, Dr. Stephen Maisto, and Dr. Howard Shaffer, the author learned from the very best how to work with authors and reviewers to publish cutting-edge papers that will have a strong and sustained impact on the field. The author is grateful for their mentoring and the opportunity to apply what she has learned as Interim Editor of PAB, albeit under the untimely circumstances of Dr. Petry’s death from cancer in July 2018. The author is to continue Dr. Petry’s vision of PAB as one of the few journals to cover the full range of addictions, including behavioral addictions such as gambling, excessive Internet use, online gaming, and food addiction. An upcoming special issue of PAB, edited by Dr. Catherine Stanger and Dr. John Roll, will honor the broad and lasting impact of Dr. Petry’s research program in multiple areas in the field of addiction: contingency management, behavioral economics, and gambling behavior, to name just a few. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)