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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Research article

    Short-term effects of the “Together at School” intervention program on children’s socio-emotional skills: a cluster randomized controlled trial

    Together at School is a universal intervention program designed to promote socio-emotional skills among primary-school children. It is based on a whole school approach, and implemented in school classes by tea...

    Olli Kiviruusu, Katja Björklund, Hanna-Leena Koskinen, Antti Liski, Jallu Lindblom, Heini Kuoppamäki, Paula Alasuvanto, Tiina Ojala, Hanna Samposalo, Nina Harmes, Elina Hemminki, Raija-Leena Punamäki, Reijo Sund and Päivi Santalahti

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:27

    Published on: 26 May 2016

  16. Research article

    The effectiveness of email-based exercises in promoting psychological wellbeing and healthy lifestyle: a two-year follow-up study

    Web-based interventions provide a possibility to enhance well-being in large groups of people. Only a few studies have studied the effectiveness of the interventions and there is no information on the sustaina...

    Minna Torniainen-Holm, Maiju Pankakoski, Tuomas Lehto, Osmo Saarelma, Pekka Mustonen, Kaisla Joutsenniemi and Jaana Suvisaari

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:21

    Published on: 17 May 2016

  17. Research article

    Tobacco consumption and positive mental health: an epidemiological study from a positive psychology perspective

    Positive mental health (PMH) is much more than the absence of mental illnesses. For example, PMH explains that to be happy or resilient can drive us to live a full life, giving us a perception of well-being an...

    Juan Carlos Bazo-Alvarez, Frank Peralta-Alvarez, Antonio Bernabé-Ortiz, Germán F. Alvarado and J. Jaime Miranda

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:22

    Published on: 4 May 2016

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