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  1. Maternal sub-threshold and non-clinical depression and its possible outcomes on offspring internalizing/externalizing symptoms has received growing attention in recent years because of its significant worldwid...

    Authors: L. Cerniglia, F. Dentale, R. Tambelli, L. Murray, P. Cooper and S. Cimino

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:126

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) admissions have an incidence of 385 per 100,000 of the population in the UK, and as brain injury often involves the frontal networks, cognitive domains affected are likely to be exe...

    Authors: Sara Assecondi, Rong Hu, Gail Eskes, Michelle Read, Chris Griffiths and Kim Shapiro

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:125

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Marital separation is associated with mental health problems, but little is known about how this translates into healthcare use. In this study, we examine the relationship between marital separation and primar...

    Authors: Anne Reneflot, Carine Øien-Ødegaard and Lars Johan Hauge

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:124

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  4. Little is known about the impact of sex on lung cancer patients from the psychological, economic and social perspectives. This study was designed to explore the psychosocial and economic impact according to se...

    Authors: N. Nuria Viñolas, Rosario Garcia-Campelo, Margarita Majem, Enric Carcereny, Dolores Isla, José Luis Gonzalez-Larriba, Juan Coves, Javier De-Castro, Manuel Domine, Piar Lianes, Angel Artal, Jordi Remon, Enriqueta Felip and Pilar Garrido

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:123

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  5. Being bullied in adolescence is linked to mental health problems like anxiety, depressive- and somatic symptoms and can have negative consequences on both an individual and a societal level. However, evidence ...

    Authors: Trine Nøhr Winding, Lisbeth Astrid Skouenborg, Vibeke Lie Mortensen and Johan Hviid Andersen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:122

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Adolescents who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) are often described as a heterogeneous population, but different offender-, offense-, or victim-based typologies have been proposed. Two common typ...

    Authors: Monica Jensen, Sanne C. Smid and Tormod Bøe

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:121

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Decisions made by individuals with disordered gambling are markedly inflexible. However, whether anomalies in learning from feedback are gambling-specific, or extend beyond gambling contexts, remains an open q...

    Authors: María F. Jara-Rizzo, Juan F. Navas, Jose A. Rodas and José C. Perales

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:120

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  8. The perception of the affective quality of stimuli with regard to valence and arousal has mostly been studied in laboratory experiments. Population-based research may complement such studies by accessing large...

    Authors: Henning Teismann, Johanna Kissler and Klaus Berger

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:118

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Adolescents’ self-defined concerns about their mental health are understudied. Yet gaining insight into the individual concerns of this group could be helpful in providing better services to the adolescent pop...

    Authors: Thomas Kristian Tollefsen, Sabrina Michelle Darrow, Simon-Peter Neumer and Turid Suzanne Berg-Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:117

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Choosing the most useful and versatile way to solve one's personal and social problems is one of the most important choices in individual life. The aim of this study was to compare the coping styles of people ...

    Authors: Mohammadreza Heydari, Yasaman Karimzadeh, Marjan Faghih, Zahra Heydari, Elhamsadat Hosseini and Morteza Mehraeen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:116

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The current study examined the predictors of the onset of alcohol use as well as predictors of remission and relapse, both from heavy drinking and from alcohol dependence. Similarities and differences in both ...

    Authors: Laura B. Koenig, Jon Randolph Haber and Theodore Jacob

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:115

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system. MS is significantly associated with a high rate of psychological, behavioral, and emotional consequences. Despite the frequ...

    Authors: Nabi Nazari, Masood Sadeghi, Ezatolah Ghadampour and Davod Mirzaeefar

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:114

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between executive function (EF), stuttering, and comorbidity by examining children who stutter (CWS) and children who do not stutter (CWNS) with and wi...

    Authors: Ai Leen Choo, Sara Ashley Smith and Hongli Li

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:113

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Being bullied and socially excluded interferes with the fundamental need for humans to belong to a social group, which is necessary for well-being. This might underpin pain and the use of non-prescription anal...

    Authors: Siv Skarstein, Sølvi Helseth and Lisbeth Gravdal Kvarme

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:112

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  15. Pierce’s (The Black seventies: an extending horizon book, 1970) conception of “subtle and stunning” daily racial offenses, or microaggressions, remains salient even 50 years after it was introduced. Microaggre...

    Authors: Monnica T. Williams, Matthew D. Skinta, Jonathan W. Kanter, Renée Martin-Willett, Judy Mier-Chairez, Marlena Debreaux and Daniel C. Rosen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:111

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  16. The aim of this metasynthesis was to explore adult anorexia nervosa (AN) treatment experiences, including facilitators and barriers to treatment engagement and ways that questions of identity and personal agen...

    Authors: Janet E. Conti, Caroline Joyce, Phillipa Hay and Tanya Meade

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:110

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  17. This study explored the psychometric properties and dimensionality of the Stress of Conscience Questionnaire (SCQ) in a sample of health professionals from a tertiary-level Australian hospital. The SCQ, a meas...

    Authors: Yangama Jokwiro, Elizabeth Pascoe, Kristina Edvardsson, Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Ewan McDonald, Qarin Lood and David Edvardsson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:109

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  18. Self-efficacy is an important determinant of adjustment following spinal cord injury. Self-efficacy is defined as the belief that one can successfully execute behavior required to produce the desired outcomes....

    Authors: Tijn van Diemen, Ashley Craig, Ilse J. W. van Nes, Janneke M. Stolwijk-Swuste, Jan H. B. Geertzen, James Middleton and Marcel W. M. Post

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:108

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  19. Professional support to enhance the early parent-infant relationship in the first months after birth is recommended, but little is known about the effect of universal interventions. The objective was to invest...

    Authors: Ingeborg Hedegaard Kristensen, Svend Juul and Hanne Kronborg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:107

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Depression, stress, and anxiety are common psychological conditions among dental students in many countries around the world. A number of researchers have found life coaching to be effective at reducing psycho...

    Authors: Khalid Aboalshamat, Duha Al-Zaidi, Duha Jawa, Hanouf Al-Harbi, Raghad Alharbi and Shahad Al-Otaibi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:106

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  21. Trauma has a major impact on the mental health and wellbeing of people globally. Friends, family and members of the public are often well positioned to provide initial assistance if someone is experiencing ext...

    Authors: Kathryn J. Chalmers, Anthony F. Jorm, Claire M. Kelly, Nicola J. Reavley, Kathy S. Bond, Fairlie A. Cottrill and Judith Wright

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:105

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Forgiveness is a concept of growing interest within psychology and of potential relevance to public health. While there has been increasing evidence suggesting positive associations between forgiveness of othe...

    Authors: Katelyn N. G. Long, Everett L. Worthington Jr, Tyler J. VanderWeele and Ying Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:104

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  23. The age of onset for most mental disorders is typically young adulthood, and the university setting is an important one for addressing mental health. The University Personality Inventory (UPI), which was devel...

    Authors: Norio Sugawara, Norio Yasui-Furukori, Masayuki Sayama and Kazutaka Shimoda

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:103

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  24. Psychological well-being (PWB) refers to inter- and intra-individual levels of positive functioning that include one’s relatedness with others and self-referent attitudes that include one’s sense of mastery an...

    Authors: Emmanuel Biracyaza and Samuel Habimana

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:102

    Content type: Research article

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  25. ‘Diabulimia’ is the term given to the deliberate administration of insufficient insulin for the purpose of weight loss. Although Diabulimia can be life-threatening and prevalence rates in diabetes are high, th...

    Authors: Sophie Elizabeth Coleman and Noreen Caswell

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:101

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  26. Being parents of children who display disruptive behavior problems (DBP) can pose several challenges. Interventions for children with DBP are primarily outpatient group parent training (PT) programs. The purpo...

    Authors: Britt-Marie Ljungström, Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm and Ulf Axberg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:100

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  27. Pregnancy as a sensitive period of a woman’s life can be affected by various psychological factors that can have adverse effects on the woman, her fetus and future baby. Since COVID-19 is a new phenomenon with...

    Authors: Fatemeh Effati-Daryani, Somayeh Zarei, Azam Mohammadi, Elnaz Hemmati, Sakineh Ghasemi Yngyknd and Mojgan Mirghafourvand

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:99

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  28. Bonding disorders happen as parents cannot build an affective relationship with children and are associated with their psychological and social conditions. Personal values impact well-being and psychological o...

    Authors: Erika Obikane, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Daisuke Nishi and Norito Kawakami

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:98

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  29. Smartphone plays a vital role in higher education as it serves as a device with multiple functions. Smartphone addiction was reported on the rise among college and university students. The addiction may result...

    Authors: Leonard Yik-Chuan Lei, Muhd Al-Aarifin Ismail, Jamilah Al-Muhammady Mohammad and Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:97

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  30. The prognosis of patients with brain tumors is widely varying. Psychooncologic need and depression are high among these patients and their family caregivers. However, the need for counselling and need for refe...

    Authors: Christiane Reinert, Michael Gerken, Katharina Rathberger, Katharina Krueger, Monika Klinkhammer-Schalke, Patricia Lindberg-Scharf, Oliver Koelbl, Martin A. Proescholdt, Markus J. Riemenschneider, Tobias Pukrop, Elisabeth Bumes, Markus Hutterer and Peter Hau

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:96

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  31. Although electronic monitoring is the “gold standard” for adherence monitoring, the range of inhaler devices on the market exceeds the availability of appropriate monitoring devices. Simple tools, applicable a...

    Authors: Brett G. Toelle, Guy B. Marks and Stewart M. Dunn

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:95

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  32. The Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measure (CORE-OM) is a pan-theoretical and pan-diagnostic measure of mental health designed to cover issues that people wish to change in psychotherapy. The ...

    Authors: Clara Paz, Guido Mascialino and Chris Evans

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:94

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  33. It is common for toddlers to display disruptive behaviors (e.g., tantrums, aggression, irritability) but when these become severe and persistent they can be the start of a trajectory towards poor outcomes in c...

    Authors: Jane Kohlhoff, Sara Cibralic, Nancy Wallace, Susan Morgan, Cathy McMahon, Erinn Hawkins, Valsamma Eapen, Nancy Briggs, Anna Huber and Cheryl McNeil

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:93

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. Stress-related situations play a significant role in children’s lives and result in different reaction in children. Among various methods of evaluating the stressful environment of children, 54-item Children’s...

    Authors: Zobeydeh Dehghan Manshadi, Hamid Taher Neshat Doost, Hooshang Talebi and Panos Vostanis

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:92

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  35. The practice of mindfulness at home is a core component of standard eight-week mindfulness-based programmes (MBP). Teachers of mindfulness courses require an understanding of the factors that need to be addres...

    Authors: Jiva Masheder, Lone Fjorback and Christine E. Parsons

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:91

    Content type: Review

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  36. The ability to understand another’s emotions and act appropriately, empathy, is an important mediator of relationship function and health intervention fidelity. We adapted the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (I...

    Authors: Daniel E. Sack, Michael B. Frisby, Matthew A. Diemer, Caroline De Schacht, Erin Graves, Aaron M. Kipp, Almiro Emílio, Ariano Matino, Ezequiel Barreto, Sara Van Rompaey, Kenneth A. Wallston and Carolyn M. Audet

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:90

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  37. Certain factors, such as depressive symptoms and binge drinking, may be linked to young adults’ ability to attain an acceptable level of functioning on specific life-domains (i.e. self-sufficiency). We studied...

    Authors: Suzanne J. van den Toren, Amy van Grieken, Marlou L. A. de Kroon, Wico C. Mulder, Yvonne T. M. Vanneste and Hein Raat

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:89

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  38. General Self-efficacy is a key variable in clinical, educational, social, developmental, health and personality psychology that can affect the outcomes of people’s lives. The present study aimed to investigate...

    Authors: Ali Zakiei, Hosna Vafapoor, Mostafa Alikhani, Vahid Farnia and Farnaz Radmehr

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:88

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  39. Although many musicians perceive music performance anxiety (MPA) as a significant problem, studies about the psychobiological and performance-related concomitants of MPA are limited. Using the biopsychosocial ...

    Authors: Amélie J. A. A. Guyon, Regina K. Studer, Horst Hildebrandt, Antje Horsch, Urs M. Nater and Patrick Gomez

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:87

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  40. Instruments for monitoring the clinical status of adolescents with emotional problems are needed. The Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measure (CORE-OM) according to theory measures problems/sym...

    Authors: Veronica Lorentzen, Bjørn Helge Handegård, Connie Malén Moen, Kenth Solem, Kjersti Lillevoll and Ingunn Skre

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:86

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  41. This study aimed to investigate the association between time preference (i.e., time discounting and hyperbolic time discounting) and personal values (the areas of priority values and commitment to value) in a ...

    Authors: Norito Kawakami, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Daisuke Nishi, Daisuke Takagi, Hideki Hashimoto and Saori C. Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:85

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  42. The Needs Assessment of Family Caregivers- Cancer (NAFC-C) scale is shown to have adequate psychometric properties in assessing family caregiver needs during the cancer journey and its psychometric properties ...

    Authors: Winson Fu Zun Yang, Jianlin Liu, Yiong Huak Chan, Konstadina Griva, Sangita Kuparasundram and Rathi Mahendran

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:84

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  43. Evidence-based interventions are needed to reduce depression among adolescents in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). One approach could be cultural adaptation of psychological therapies developed in hig...

    Authors: Kelly Rose-Clarke, Indira Pradhan, Pragya Shrestha, Prakash B.K., Jananee Magar, Nagendra P. Luitel, Delan Devakumar, Alexandra Klein Rafaeli, Kathleen Clougherty, Brandon A. Kohrt, Mark J. D. Jordans and Helen Verdeli

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:83

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  44. The fear of hypoglycemia leads to psychological symptoms in patients with diabetes type 2. In this research, the effects of EDMR on the fear of hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes type 2 were examined.

    Authors: Mohammadreza Sheikhi, Mohamad Moradi, Saeed Shahsavary, Zainab Alimoradi and Hamid Reza Salimi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:82

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  45. Mental training intends to support athletes in mastering challenges in sport. The aim of our study was to investigate the differential and shared effects of psychological skills training and mindfulness traini...

    Authors: Philipp Röthlin, Stephan Horvath, Severin Trösch, Martin grosse Holtforth and Daniel Birrer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:80

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  46. Psychological resilience and coping strategies have been found to be related to various psychological and mental health problems. Evaluations of the relationship between resilience and coping style among unive...

    Authors: Yu Wu, Wenzhou Yu, Xiuyun Wu, Huihui Wan, Ying Wang and Guohua Lu

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:79

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  47. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the world. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is among the treatment options for coronary artery disease. However, it is associated with signi...

    Authors: Mohsen Adib-Hajbaghery, Sedigheh Miranzadeh, Mahsa Tahmouresi and Ismail Azizi-Fini

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:78

    Content type: Research article

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