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    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

  2. 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, Mary G. Jeffrey, Gordon Broderick and Travis J. A. Craddock

    BMC Psychology 2017 5:14

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Research article

    Attentional and affective consequences of technology supported mindfulness training: a randomised, active control, efficacy trial

    Mindfulness training (MT) programs represent an approach to attention training with well-validated mental health benefits. However, research supporting MT efficacy is based predominantly on weekly-meeting, fac...

    Sheffy Bhayee, Patricia Tomaszewski, Daniel H. Lee, Graeme Moffat, Lou Pino, Sylvain Moreno and Norman A. S. Farb

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:60

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  12. Study protocol

    Copenhagen infant mental health project: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial comparing circle of security –parenting and care as usual as interventions targeting infant mental health risks

    Infant mental health is a significant public health issue as early adversity and exposure to early childhood stress are significant risk factors that may have detrimental long-term developmental consequences f...

    Mette Skovgaard Væver, Johanne Smith-Nielsen and Theis Lange

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:57

    Published on: 22 November 2016

  13. Study protocol

    Simulated Partners and Collaborative Exercise (SPACE) to boost motivation for astronauts: study protocol

    Astronauts may have difficulty adhering to exercise regimens at vigorous intensity levels during long space missions. Vigorous exercise is important for aerobic and musculoskeletal health during space missions...

    Deborah L. Feltz, Lori Ploutz-Snyder, Brian Winn, Norbert L. Kerr, James M. Pivarnik, Alison Ede, Christopher Hill, Stephen Samendinger and William Jeffery

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:54

    Published on: 14 November 2016

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