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Neurobiology of Social Behavior


Research Alerts

This guide is geared for researchers in the Psychology Department's Neurobiology of Social Behavior Lab.

Creating Alerts

Keeping up with newly published information in the field of psychology has never been easier. This is because many databases and journals allow you to set up alerts that will keep you informed of newly published articles.


You can create an account in PubMed that will enable you to receive e-mail alerts about newly published articles.

This YouTube video illustrates how to set up alerts in PubMed

Suggested keywords for PubMed alerts:

  • Vasopressin
  • Oxytocin
  • Social behavior[Text Word] OR Social behaviour[Text Word]
  • Early life stress[Text Word]
  • Maternal separation[Text Word]

PsycInfo Alerts

You can set up research alerts in databases such as PsycInfo. You can set up an alert by creating an account with My Research. Look for this option on the upper right-hand corner of the screen. You will be able to save a search in My Research, and the databases will e-mail you abstracts of new publications that are relevant to that search.

Biosis & Science Citation Index

Biosis and Science Citation Index both have a feature that allows you to save a search and set up a research alert. Look for the the "Saved Searches and Alerts" box on the upper right-hand corner of the screen. You will be able to register for an account, and this will allow you to set up a research alert.