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  1. Research article

    Habituation of the startle reflex depends on attention in cannabis users

    Cannabis use is associated with an attention-dependent deficit in prepulse inhibition of the startle reflex (PPI). The aim of the current study was to investigate startle habituation in cannabis users and heal...

    Karina K. Kedzior, Eileen Wehmann and Mathew Martin-Iverson

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:50

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  2. Research article

    Effects of a job crafting intervention program on work engagement among Japanese employees: a pretest-posttest study

    Job crafting, an employee-initiated job design/redesign, has become important for employees’ well-being such as work engagement. This study examined the effectiveness of a newly developed job crafting interven...

    Asuka Sakuraya, Akihito Shimazu, Kotaro Imamura, Katsuyuki Namba and Norito Kawakami

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:49

    Published on: 24 October 2016

  3. Study protocol

    Study protocol of an RCT of EMOTION: An indicated intervention for children with symptoms of anxiety and depression

    High levels of anxiety and depression are common psychological symptoms among children and adolescents. These symptoms affect young people in multiple life domains and are possible precursors of long-term psyc...

    Joshua Patras, Kristin Dagmar Martinsen, Solveig Holen, Anne Mari Sund, Frode Adolfsen, Lene-Mari Potulski Rasmussen and Simon-Peter Neumer

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:48

    Published on: 26 September 2016

  4. Research article

    Prevalence and severity of depressive symptoms in relation to rural-to-urban migration in India: a cross-sectional study

    Migration is a major life event, which may also be a risk factor for depression. However, little is known regarding the relationship between these phenomena in low and middle income settings. This study explor...

    Hannah Maike Albers, Sanjay Kinra, K. V. Radha Krishna, Yoav Ben-Shlomo and Hannah Kuper

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:47

    Published on: 21 September 2016

  5. Research article

    Self-reported quality of life and self-esteem in sad and anxious school children

    Anxiety and depressive symptoms are common in childhood, however problems in need of intervention may not be identified. Children at risk for developing more severe problems can be identified based on elevated...

    Kristin D. Martinsen, Simon-Peter Neumer, Solveig Holen, Trine Waaktaar, Anne Mari Sund and Philip C. Kendall

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:45

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  6. Research article

    The neglect of treatment-construct validity in psychotherapy research: a systematic review of comparative RCTs of psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

    Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the best methodology for studying the efficacy of psychotherapy. Optimally an RCT design makes it possible to conclude that if one treatment has a better outc...

    Lars-Gunnar Lundh, Terese Petersson and Martin Wolgast

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:44

    Published on: 24 August 2016

  7. Study protocol

    Diabetes MILES Youth–Australia: methods and sample characteristics of a national survey of the psychological aspects of living with type 1 diabetes in Australian youth and their parents

    Type 1 diabetes is a complex and demanding condition, which places a substantial behavioural and psychological burden on young people and their families. Around one-third of adolescents with type 1 diabetes ne...

    Virginia Hagger, Steven Trawley, Christel Hendrieckx, Jessica L. Browne, Fergus Cameron, Frans Pouwer, Timothy Skinner and Jane Speight

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:42

    Published on: 12 August 2016

  8. Research article

    Providing mental health first aid in the workplace: a Delphi consensus study

    Mental health problems are common in the workplace, but workers affected by such problems are not always well supported by managers and co-workers. Guidelines exist for the public on how to provide mental heal...

    Nataly Bovopoulos, Anthony F. Jorm, Kathy S. Bond, Anthony D. LaMontagne, Nicola J. Reavley, Claire M. Kelly, Betty A. Kitchener and Angela Martin

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:41

    Published on: 2 August 2016

  9. Study protocol

    Psychological skills training and a mindfulness-based intervention to enhance functional athletic performance: design of a randomized controlled trial using ambulatory assessment

    Struggling to deliver performance in competitions is one of the main reasons why athletes seek the advice of sport psychologists. Psychologists apply a variety of intervention techniques, many of which are not...

    Philipp Röthlin, Daniel Birrer, Stephan Horvath and Martin grosse Holtforth

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:39

    Published on: 26 July 2016

  10. Study protocol

    Comparison of two psycho-educational family group interventions for improving psycho-social outcomes in persons with spinal cord injury and their caregivers: a randomized-controlled trial of multi-family group intervention versus an active education control condition

    Over 12,000 individuals suffer a spinal cord injury (SCI) annually in the United States, necessitating long-term, complex adjustments and responsibilities for patients and their caregivers. Despite growing evi...

    Dennis G. Dyck, Douglas L. Weeks, Sarah Gross, Crystal Lederhos Smith, Hilary A. Lott, Aimee J. Wallace and Sonya M. Wood

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:40

    Published on: 26 July 2016

  11. Research article

    Social capital – a mixed blessing for women? A cross-sectional study of different forms of social relations and self-rated depression in Moscow

    Depression is a major health problem worldwide, especially among women. The condition has been related to a number of factors, such as alcohol consumption, economic situation and, more recently, to social capi...

    Sara Ferlander, Andrew Stickley, Olga Kislitsyna, Tanya Jukkala, Per Carlson and Ilkka Henrik Mäkinen

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:37

    Published on: 22 July 2016

  12. Study protocol

    Healthy Learning Mind - a school-based mindfulness and relaxation program: a study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial

    Mindfulness has shown positive effects on mental health, mental capacity and well-being among adult population. Among children and adolescents, previous research on the effectiveness of mindfulness interventio...

    Salla-maarit Volanen, Maarit Lassander, Nelli Hankonen, Päivi Santalahti, Mirka Hintsanen, Nina Simonsen, Anu Raevuori, Sari Mullola, Tero Vahlberg, Anna But and Sakari Suominen

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:35

    Published on: 11 July 2016

  13. Research article

    Friendship networks and psychological well-being from late adolescence to young adulthood: a gender-specific structural equation modeling approach

    The importance of supportive social relationships for psychological well-being has been previously recognized, but the direction of associations between both dimensions and how they evolve when adolescents ent...

    Alexander Miething, Ylva B. Almquist, Viveca Östberg, Mikael Rostila, Christofer Edling and Jens Rydgren

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:34

    Published on: 11 July 2016

  14. Study protocol

    Efficacy of the Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline in Twin Families (VIPP-Twins): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Intervention programs with the aim of enhancing parenting quality have been found to be differentially effective in decreasing negative child outcomes such as externalizing behavioral problems, resulting in mo...

    Saskia Euser, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Bianca G. van den Bulk, Mariëlle Linting, Rani C. Damsteegt, Claudia I. Vrijhof, Ilse C. van Wijk, Eveline A. Crone and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:33

    Published on: 6 June 2016

  15. Research article

    Worry is associated with robust reductions in heart rate variability: a transdiagnostic study of anxiety psychopathology

    Individuals with anxiety disorders display reduced resting-state heart rate variability (HRV), although findings have been contradictory and the role of specific symptoms has been less clear. It is possible th...

    John A. Chalmers, James A. J. Heathers, Maree J. Abbott, Andrew H. Kemp and Daniel S. Quintana

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:32

    Published on: 3 June 2016

  16. Editorial

    Psychology, replication & beyond

    Modern psychology is apparently in crisis and the prevailing view is that this partly reflects an inability to replicate past findings. If a crisis does exists, then it is some kind of ‘chronic’ crisis, as psy...

    Keith R. Laws

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:30

    Published on: 1 June 2016

  17. Research article

    The testing effect for mediator final test cues and related final test cues in online and laboratory experiments

    The testing effect is the finding that information that is retrieved during learning is more often correctly retrieved on a final test than information that is restudied. According to the semantic mediator hyp...

    Leonora C. Coppens, Peter P. J. L. Verkoeijen, Samantha Bouwmeester and Remy M. J. P. Rikers

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:25

    Published on: 31 May 2016

  18. Research article

    The mental-attention Tai Chi effect with older adults

    Tai Chi practice has some fitness, wellness, and general cognitive effects in older adults. However, benefits of Tai Chi on specific mental-attentional executive processes have not been investigated previously. W...

    Theresa H. M. Kim, Juan Pascual-Leone, Janice Johnson and Hala Tamim

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:29

    Published on: 31 May 2016

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