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  1. The capacity to evaluate beauty plays a crucial role in social behaviour and social relationships. It is known that some characteristics of beauty are important social cues that can induce stereotypes or promo...

    Authors: Monica Mazza, Maria Chiara Pino, Roberto Vagnetti, Sara Peretti, Marco Valenti, Antonella Marchetti and Cinzia Di Dio

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:74

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Internet addiction is one of the fast-growing addictive behaviors and is a significant public health problem affecting a large number of people worldwide. Excessive use of the internet among university student...

    Authors: Innocent B. Mboya, Beatrice John Leyaro, Alberto Kongo, Charles Mkombe, Eliah Kyando and Johnston George

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:73

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Mindfulness programmes as a potential avenue of enhancing pupil wellbeing are beginning to show great promise. However, research concerning the effectiveness of mindfulness training for primary aged school chi...

    Authors: R. Amundsen, L. M. Riby, C. Hamilton, M. Hope and D. McGann

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:71

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Fatigue can affect the behavior of drivers. While the driver must be able to respond and cope appropriately to the critical situations, which is known as the ability to cope with a crisis. It is likely that th...

    Authors: Siamak Pourabdian, Saeid Lotfi, Saeid Yazdanirad, Parastoo Golshiri and Akbar Hassanzadeh

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:70

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The physical and psychological health impacts on victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE) have lasted for a long time. Some cross-sectional studies have reported a relationship between social networks...

    Authors: Yumi Sugawara, Yasutake Tomata, Takuya Sekiguchi, Yutaka Yabe, Yoshihiro Hagiwara and Ichiro Tsuji

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:69

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Obesity is a multi-dimensional condition with causal factors beyond the physiological into the behavioural, dietetic and psychological. Understanding the lived experience of those who are overweight and obese ...

    Authors: Kathryn Ogden, Jenny Barr, Georgia Rossetto and John Mercer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:67

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Sexting has recently emerged as a public health and social issue. The present study had two aims: a) to preliminarily test adolescent gender differences on parental practices regarding adolescent online life, ...

    Authors: E. Confalonieri, G. Cuccì, M. G. Olivari, M. Parise, E. Borroni and D. Villani

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:63

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Death rattle is a frequently occurring symptom in the last phase of life. The experience of death rattle of relatives has been found to vary. It is unclear if treatment with medication is useful. The most fitt...

    Authors: Harriëtte J. van Esch, Martine E. Lokker, Judith Rietjens, Lia van Zuylen, Carin C. D. van der Rijt and Agnes van der Heide

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:62

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Technological advances provide an opportunity to refine tools that assess central nervous system performance. This study aimed to assess the test-retest reliability and convergent and ecological validity of a ...

    Authors: Ben Horan, Rachael Heckenberg, Paul Maruff and Bradley Wright

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:61

    Content type: Technical advance

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  10. Interventions designed to support children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) can be time consuming, needing involvement of outside experts. Social Stories™ are a highly personalised interven...

    Authors: B. Wright, C. Teige, J. Watson, R. Hodkinson, D. Marshall, D. Varley, V. Allgar, L. Mandefield, S. Parrott, E. Kingsley, R. Hargate, N. Mitchell, S. Ali, D. McMillan, H. Wang and C. Hewitt

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:60

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. The quality of maternal-infant bonding is related to important child outcomes. The literature has assumed that the ability to form relationships is a relatively stable trait, and research studies have suggeste...

    Authors: Dag Nordahl, Kamilla Rognmo, Agnes Bohne, Inger Pauline Landsem, Vibeke Moe, Catharina Elisabeth Arfwedson Wang and Ragnhild Sørensen Høifødt

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:58

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The aim of this randomized wait-list controlled trial was to explore the effects of Mindfulness–Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on risk and protective factors for depressive relapse within the domains of cognit...

    Authors: Elisabeth Schanche, Jon Vøllestad, Endre Visted, Julie Lillebostad Svendsen, Berge Osnes, Per Einar Binder, Petter Franer and Lin Sørensen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:57

    Content type: Research article

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  13. In view of heightened rates of suicide and evidence of poor mental health among healthcare occupational groups, such as veterinarians, doctors, pharmacists and dentists, there has been increasing focus on the ...

    Authors: Elisa G. Lewis and Jacqueline M. Cardwell

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:54

    Content type: Research article

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  14. In Lebanon, it is already established that mental disorders are prevalent among the population. Lebanese people are active users of social media platforms. To date, no study has previously explored the relatio...

    Authors: Lara Youssef, Rabih Hallit, Nelly Kheir, Sahar Obeid and Souheil Hallit

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:56

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychology 2020 8:72

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:327

  15. Need-oriented family support programs are examples of voluntary-based interventions increasingly recognized by the public sector as an important contribution to health and social care provision. Voluntary inte...

    Authors: Maiken Pontoppidan, Mette Thorsager, Arendse Tange Larsen and Mette Friis-Hansen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:55

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. Scandalous incidents occurring in prominent organisations in the world have brought to limelight the role of leaders in shaping the ethical climate of their organisations. As a result, several studies across d...

    Authors: Ibeawuchi K. Enwereuzor, Ike E. Onyishi, Florence Chiji Albi-Oparaocha and Kenneth Amaeshi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:52

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Many significant others of persons with serious conditions like spinal cord injury (SCI) and acquired brain injury (ABI) report high levels of psychological distress. In line with the stress-coping model, the ...

    Authors: Eline W. M. Scholten, Julia D. H. P. Simon, Tijn van Diemen, Chantal F. Hillebregt, Marjolijn Ketelaar, Kees Hein Woldendorp, Rutger Osterthun, Johanna M. A. Visser-Meily and Marcel W. M. Post

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:51

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Functional communication is vital in many areas of daily life, and modifying dysfunctional communication has been emphasized in various social areas, including family and school. The present preliminary study ...

    Authors: Junhyung Kim, Young Hoon Jung, Yu-Bin Shin, Min-Kyeong Kim, Hyojung Eom, Eunjoo Kim, Joohan Kim and Jae-Jin Kim

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:50

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Exposure therapy is the gold standard for treating childhood anxiety, yet not all youth improve. Children do not always have insight on their distress, which can limit the utility of self-reported units of dis...

    Authors: Caitlyn C. McCormack, Rebekah J. Mennies, Jennifer S. Silk and Lindsey B. Stone

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:48

    Content type: Research article

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  20. This study aims to assess the impact of personality traits on emotional intelligence (EI) and decision-making among medical students in Lebanese Universities and to evaluate the potential mediating role-played...

    Authors: Radwan El Othman, Rola El Othman, Rabih Hallit, Sahar Obeid and Souheil Hallit

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:46

    Content type: Research article

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  21. This investigation aims to validate the psychometric properties of the modified 19-item Bengali version World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL) instrument in a typical healthy rural population in Ba...

    Authors: Mohammed Nazim Uddin and Fakir M. Amirul Islam

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:44

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Adolescence is characterized by unique, multiple physical, psychological and social development. Understanding the well-being of adolescents and the factors that contribute to it will help towards clarifying a...

    Authors: Anju Poudel, Bishnu Gurung and Gopal Prasad Khanal

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:43

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Despite the considerable success of comprehensive tobacco control efforts, tobacco use remains one of the greatest preventable causes of death and disease today. Over half of all smokers in the US make quit at...

    Authors: Ellen Carl, Amylynn Liskiewicz, Cheryl Rivard, Ronald Alberico, Ahmed Belal, Martin C. Mahoney, Amanda J. Quisenberry, Warren K. Bickel and Christine E. Sheffer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:42

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. Maternal mental well-being and social circumstances during pregnancy and early childhood impact the child’s well-being and development. Supportive and sensitive parenting is one of the strongest predictors of ...

    Authors: Anne Kristine Aarestrup, Mette Skovgaard Væver, Janne Petersen, Katrine Røhder and Michaela Schiøtz

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:41

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. Metacognition has been shown as a key contributor to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as other anxiety-related disorders, yet its role in the development and maintenance of these disorders remains unclear...

    Authors: Roberto Gutierrez, Tulsi Hirani, Leo Curtis and Amanda K. Ludlow

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:40

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Preschoolers regularly display disruptive behaviors in child care settings because they have not yet developed the social skills necessary to interact prosocially with others. Disruptive behaviors interfere wi...

    Authors: Marie-Pier Larose, Isabelle Ouellet-Morin, Francis Vergunst, Frank Vitaro, Alain Girard, Richard E. Tremblay, Mara Brendgen and Sylvana M. Côté

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:39

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Medical students experience depression and anxiety at a higher rate than the general population or students from other specialties. While there is a growing literature on the high prevalence of depression and ...

    Authors: Ruyue Shao, Ping He, Bin Ling, Li Tan, Lu Xu, Yanhua Hou, Liangsheng Kong and Yongqiang Yang

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:38

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Left-handedness prevalence has been consistently reported at around 10% with heritability estimates at around 25%. Higher left-handedness prevalence has been reported in males and in twins. Lower prevalence ha...

    Authors: Mo Zheng, Catherine McBride, Connie Suk-Han Ho, Jonathan Ka-Chun Chan, Kwong Wai Choy and Silvia Paracchini

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:37

    Content type: Research article

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  29. As yet, little is known about the effects of mental health stigma on sustainable employment. This is surprising, as mental health stigma is common, and because people with severe and common mental disorders ar...

    Authors: Evelien P. M. Brouwers

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:36

    Content type: Debate

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  30. Disruption of biological rhythms has been linked to the pathophysiology of mental disorders. However, little is known regarding the rhythmicity of mood symptoms due to the lack of validated clinical questionna...

    Authors: Melissa A. B. Oliveira, Kristina Epifano, Salina Mathur, Felipe Gutiérrez Carvalho, Marina Scop, Alicia Carissimi, Ana Paula Francisco, Luciene L. S. Garay, Ana Adan, Maria Paz Hidalgo and Benicio N. Frey

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:35

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Depression and obesity are significant global health concerns that commonly occur together. An integrated group cognitive behavioural therapy program was therefore developed to simultaneously address comorbid ...

    Authors: Taryn Lores, Michael Musker, Kathryn Collins, Anne Burke, Seth W. Perry, Ma-Li Wong and Julio Licinio

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:34

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The prevalence in the Lebanese general population of cigarette and waterpipe smoking, alcohol drinking and internet use seems to be increasing lately. So far, no study was done relating the above to attachment...

    Authors: Laurette Nakhoul, Sahar Obeid, Hala Sacre, Chadia Haddad, Michel Soufia, Rabih Hallit, Marwan Akel, Pascale Salameh and Souheil Hallit

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:33

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Explicit and implicit attitudes have been studied extensively, but there is less attention to reducing dissonance between them. This is relevant because this dissonance (IED) results in distress and has incons...

    Authors: Carolin Muschalik, Rik Crutzen, Iman Elfeddali and Hein de Vries

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:32

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Cognitive fatigue after childhood cancer is frequently overlooked despite guidelines recommending follow-up, and might be mistaken for depression due to overlapping symptoms. Our objectives were: 1) to examine...

    Authors: Elin Irestorm, Ingrid Tonning Olsson, Birgitta Johansson and Ingrid Øra

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:31

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Several studies indicate the role of psychosocial factors in the management and control of chronic diseases in adolescents. In this regard, the roles of attachment and alexithymia in the management of type 1 d...

    Authors: Zeinab Shayeghian, Mina Moeineslam, Elnaz Hajati, Mehrdad Karimi, Golshan Amirshekari and Parisa Amiri

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:30

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Contextual cues play an important role in facilitating behaviour change. They not only support memory but may also help to make the new behaviour automatic through the formation of new routines. However, previ...

    Authors: Katarzyna Stawarz, Benjamin Gardner, Anna Cox and Ann Blandford

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:29

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Individuals tend to have an optimism bias, processing desirable information more frequently than undesirable information. However, people who have been diagnosed with depression often have a more pessimistic v...

    Authors: Shinpei Yoshimura and Yuma Hashimoto

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:28

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The use of psychological testing to indicate the potential for dissatisfaction with dental treatment has many potential patient and clinician benefits but has been rarely investigated. The study aimed to explo...

    Authors: James Dudley, Lindsay Richards and Melati Mahmud

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:24

    Content type: Research article

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