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  1. Research article

    Illness beliefs among patients with chronic widespread pain - associations with self-reported health status, anxiety and depressive symptoms and impact of pain

    Chronic widespread pain (CWP) is a disabling condition associated with a decrease in health. Illness beliefs are individual and are acquired during life. Constraining beliefs may prevent patients from regainin...

    P Järemo, M Arman, B Gerdle, B Larsson and K Gottberg

    BMC Psychology 2017 5:24

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Population levels of wellbeing and the association with social capital

    This research investigates wellbeing at the population level across demographic, social and health indicators and assesses the association between wellbeing and social capital.

    A. W. Taylor, G. Kelly, E. Dal Grande, D. Kelly, T. Marin, N. Hey, K. J. Burke and J. Licinio

    BMC Psychology 2017 5:23

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  3. Study protocol

    Study protocol: evaluation of an online, father-inclusive, universal parenting intervention to reduce child externalising behaviours and improve parenting practices

    Parenting interventions that focus on enhancing the quality and consistency of parenting are effective for preventing and reducing externalising problems in children. There has been a recent shift towards onli...

    Lucy A. Tully, Patrycja J. Piotrowska, Daniel A. J. Collins, Kathleen S. Mairet, David J. Hawes, Eva R. Kimonis, Rhoshel K. Lenroot, Caroline Moul, Vicki Anderson, Paul J. Frick and Mark R. Dadds

    BMC Psychology 2017 5:21

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Effects of muscle dysmorphia, social comparisons and body schema priming on desire for social interaction: an experimental approach

    Muscle dysmorphia (MD) is a relatively young diagnosis referring to the desire for a high degree in lean muscle mass, while simultaneously believing that one is insufficiently muscular, mostly found in men. It...

    Catharina Schneider, Maria Agthe, Takuya Yanagida, Martin Voracek and Kristina Hennig-Fast

    BMC Psychology 2017 5:19

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Comparison of cognitive functioning as measured by the Ruff Figural Fluency Test and the CogState computerized battery within the LifeLines Cohort Study

    The Ruff Figural Fluency Test (RFFT; a pencil and paper test) and the CogState (a computerized cognitive test battery) are well-validated and suitable tests to evaluate cognitive functioning in large observati...

    Jisca S. Kuiper, Richard C. Oude Voshaar, Floor E. A. Verhoeven, Sytse U. Zuidema and Nynke Smidt

    BMC Psychology 2017 5:15

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  6. Research article

    A case matched study examining the reliability of using ImPACT to assess effects of multiple concussions

    Approximately 3.8 million sport and recreational concussions occur per year, creating a need for accurate diagnosis and management of concussions. Researchers and clinicians are exploring the potential dose-re...

    Trevor Barker, Stephen A. Russo, Gaytri Barker, Mark A. Rice Jr., Mary G. Jeffrey, Gordon Broderick and Travis J. A. Craddock

    BMC Psychology 2017 5:14

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  7. Research article

    The impact of conscientiousness, mastery, and work circumstances on subsequent absenteeism in employees with and without affective disorders

    High numbers of employees are coping with affective disorders. At the same time, ambitiousness, achievement striving and a strong sense of personal control and responsibility are personality characteristics th...

    Almar A. L. Kok, Inger Plaisier, Johannes H. Smit and Brenda W. J. H. Penninx

    BMC Psychology 2017 5:10

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  8. Study protocol

    Which neural mechanisms mediate the effects of a parenting intervention program on parenting behavior: design of a randomized controlled trial

    The Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD) has proven effective in increasing parental sensitivity. However, the mechanisms involved are largely unknown. I...

    Laura Kolijn, Saskia Euser, Bianca G. van den Bulk, Renske Huffmeijer, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn and Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg

    BMC Psychology 2017 5:9

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  9. Research article

    Relationships between pathologic subjective halitosis, olfactory reference syndrome, and social anxiety in young Japanese women

    Pathologic subjective halitosis is known as a halitosis complaint without objective confirmation of halitosis by others or by halitometer measurements; it has been reported to be associated with social anxiety...

    Miho Tsuruta, Toru Takahashi, Miki Tokunaga, Masanori Iwasaki, Shota Kataoka, Satoko Kakuta, Inho Soh, Shuji Awano, Hiromi Hirata, Masaharu Kagawa and Toshihiro Ansai

    BMC Psychology 2017 5:7

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  10. Study protocol

    A tailored compassion-focused therapy program for sexual minority young adults with depressive symotomatology: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) men and women represent one of the highest-risk populations for depressive symptomatology and disorders, with young LGB adults being at greatest risk. To date, there have been ...

    Christopher A. Pepping, Anthony Lyons, Ruth McNair, James N. Kirby, Nicola Petrocchi and Paul Gilbert

    BMC Psychology 2017 5:5

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  11. Software

    VREX: an open-source toolbox for creating 3D virtual reality experiments

    We present VREX, a free open-source Unity toolbox for virtual reality research in the fields of experimental psychology and neuroscience.

    Madis Vasser, Markus Kängsepp, Murad Magomedkerimov, Kälver Kilvits, Vladislav Stafinjak, Taavi Kivisik, Raul Vicente and Jaan Aru

    BMC Psychology 2017 5:4

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  12. Research article

    The effects of perceived racism on psychological distress mediated by venting and disengagement coping in Native Hawaiians

    Studies have linked perceived racism to psychological distress via certain coping strategies in several different racial and ethnic groups, but few of these studies included indigenous populations. Elucidating...

    Joseph Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula, Mapuana C.K. Antonio, Claire K. Townsend Ing, Andrea Hermosura, Kimberly E. Hall, Rebecca Knight and Thomas A. Wills

    BMC Psychology 2017 5:2

    Published on: 12 January 2017

  13. Research article

    Kidney dysfunction, systemic inflammation and mental well-being in elderly post-myocardial infarction patients

    The aim was to investigate whether mild kidney dysfunction and low-grade inflammation in post-myocardial infarction patients are independently associated with markers of mental well-being (i.e. depressive and ...

    Rick H. M. Heeres, Ellen K. Hoogeveen, Johanna M. Geleijnse, Janette de Goede, Daan Kromhout and Erik J. Giltay

    BMC Psychology 2017 5:1

    Published on: 12 January 2017

  14. Research article

    The Personality Inventory for DSM-5 Short Form (PID-5-SF): psychometric properties and association with big five traits and pathological beliefs in a Norwegian population

    With the publication of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), an alternative model for personality disorders based on personality dysfunction and pathological per...

    Jens C. Thimm, Stian Jordan and Bo Bach

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:61

    Published on: 7 December 2016

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