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  1. Refugees and asylum seekers are frequently exposed to violence, human rights violations and unstable living conditions before, during, and after their displacement. Elevated prevalence rates of psychiatric dis...

    Authors: Julia Spaaij, Matthis Schick, Richard A. Bryant, Ulrich Schnyder, Hansjörg Znoj, Angela Nickerson and Naser Morina

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:96

    Content type: Research

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  2. In the beginning of 2020, the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, became a public health emergency in the U.S. and rapidly escalated into a global pandemic. Because the SARS-Co...

    Authors: Jenny Lee, Matthew Solomon, Tej Stead, Bryan Kwon and Latha Ganti

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:95

    Content type: Research

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  3. This study tested the efficacy of AFFIRM, a brief affirmative cognitive-behavioural group intervention tailored to reduce psychosocial distress and improve coping among sexual and gender minority adolescents a...

    Authors: Shelley L. Craig, Andrew D. Eaton, Vivian W. Y. Leung, Gio Iacono, Nelson Pang, Frank Dillon, Ashley Austin, Rachael Pascoe and Cheryl Dobinson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:94

    Content type: Research

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  4. The study explored the role of emotional intelligence (EI) on employees’ perceived wellbeing and empowerment, as well as their performance, by measuring their quality of care.

    Authors: Leila Karimi, Sandra G. Leggat, Timothy Bartram, Leila Afshari, Sarah Sarkeshik and Tengiz Verulava

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:93

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Plastic waste management is one of the most challenging problems of our time. Until now, only 9% of the produced plastics has been recycled. In order to increase recycling, a behavior change towards sorting of...

    Authors: Valérie J. V. Broers, Melina Van Scharrenburg, Lily Fredrix, Johan Lataster, Ansje J. Löhr and Nele Jacobs

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:92

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. The WHO has raised concerns about the psychological consequences of the current COVID-19 pandemic, negatively affecting health across societies, cultures and age-groups.

    Authors: Cornelia Herbert, Alia El Bolock and Slim Abdennadher

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:90

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Several studies have assessed the Quality of Life (QoL) in Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children and adolescents. The findings from these studies, however, vary from DHH children reporting lower QoL than the...

    Authors: Chris Margaret Aanondsen, Thomas Jozefiak, Kerstin Heiling, Stian Lydersen and Tormod Rimehaug

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:89

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The rapid increasing rate of mobile and internet users in Lebanon, predisposes us to a high dependency on smartphones, leading to more phubbing. Phubbing has been found associated with many psychological facto...

    Authors: Zeinab Bitar, Souheil Hallit, Wael Khansa and Sahar Obeid

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:87

    Content type: Research

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  9. Healthcare professionals can be a source of stigma and discrimination for people with mental illness, and anti-stigma programs are needed for this target group. However, there is no validated German language s...

    Authors: Gianfranco Zuaboni, Timon Elmer, Franziska Rabenschlag, Kolja Heumann, Susanne Jaeger, Bernd Kozel, Candelaria I. Mahlke, Anastasia Theodoridou, Matthias Jaeger and Nicolas Rüsch

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:86

    Content type: Research

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  10. The development of cultural competence is central to the therapeutic alliance with clients from diverse backgrounds. Given that the majority of Australia’s population growth is due to migration, mental health ...

    Authors: Tinashe Dune, Peter Caputi, Beverly M. Walker, Katarzyna Olcon, Catherine MacPhail, Rubab Firdaus and Jack Thepsourinthone

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:85

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Stress-related exhaustion is associated with cognitive impairment as measured by both subjective cognitive complaints (SCCs) and objective cognitive test performance. This study aimed to examine how patients d...

    Authors: Andreas Nelson, Hanna Malmberg Gavelin, Carl-Johan Boraxbekk, Therese Eskilsson, Maria Josefsson, Lisbeth Slunga Järvholm and Anna Stigsdotter Neely

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:84

    Content type: Research

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  12. The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis unprecedented in its size and scope. Yet studies of resilience suggest most individuals will successfully negotiate this challenge and some may even experience growth and posi...

    Authors: Maria E. Bleil, Bradley M. Appelhans, Alexis S. Thomas, Steven E. Gregorich, Neal Marquez, Glenn I. Roisman, Cathryn Booth-LaForce and Kyle Crowder

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:83

    Content type: Research

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  13. As the older population aged 65 and over worldwide, is estimated to increase from 9% in 2019 to 16% in 2050, rapid aging will transform the aspects such as economic security, employment status, and family stru...

    Authors: T. Muhammad, Shobhit Srivastava and T. V. Sekher

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:82

    Content type: Research

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  14. In addition to physical problems, the COVID-19 crisis continues to impose serious psychological adverse effects on people's mental health, which plays a major role in the efficiency of every community. Student...

    Authors: Reza Ghafari, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Mahsa Rouhi and Shirin Osouli Tabrizi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:81

    Content type: Research

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  15. While there is a growing body of empirical studies focusing on the social and behavioral predictors of psychological health, the mechanisms that may underlie the reported associations have not been adequately ...

    Authors: Md. Nazmul Huda, Masum Billah, Sonia Sharmin, A. S. M. Amanullah and Muhammad Zakir Hossin

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:80

    Content type: Research

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  16. The mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantining on children and young people (CYP) living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has yet to be fully comprehended. CYP in LMICs are at ut...

    Authors: Darren Sharpe, Mohsen Rajabi, Clement Chileshe, Sitali Mayamba Joseph, Ibrahim Sesay, James Williams and Siraj Sait

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:79

    Content type: Research

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  17. During the last decade, social media has permeated most parts of society. Adolescents are particularly active users of social media, and their use has been suggested as a contributing factor to mental health i...

    Authors: Gunnhild Johnsen Hjetland, Viktor Schønning, Randi Træland Hella, Marius Veseth and Jens Christoffer Skogen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:78

    Content type: Research

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  18. There is an urgent need for efficacious interventions to combat the global mental health crisis, and mental health promotion and primary prevention approaches are paramount. The aim of this study is to examine...

    Authors: Geraldine Przybylko, Darren Morton, Lillian Kent, Jason Morton, Jason Hinze, Peter Beamish and Mel Renfrew

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:77

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors flagged that the article had published with incorrect affiliation details and with the name of the fifth author misspelled as ‘Asama K. al-Attiyah...

    Authors: Kashef N. Zayed, Ehab N. Omara, Nasser Y. al-Rawahi, Ali K. al-Shamli, Asama A. al-Atiyah, Ahmad A. al-Haramleh, Mahmoud S. Azab, Ghada M. al-Khasawneh and Mohammed A. Hassan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:76

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychology 2021 9:15

  20. Parental anxiety and depression have been associated with changes to parent–child interactions. Although play constitutes an important part of parent–child interactions and affords critical developmental oppor...

    Authors: Zhen Rao, Beth Barker, Christine O’Farrelly and Paul Ramchandani

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:70

    Content type: Research

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  21. Therapist’s emotional reactions toward patients in clinical facilities are a key concept in the treatment of personality disorders. Considering only clinical settings specialized in treatment of personality pa...

    Authors: Cesare Cavalera, Annalisa Boldrini, Alessia Antonella Merelli, Edoardo Squillari, Pierluigi Politi, Francesco Pagnini and Osmano Oasi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:74

    Content type: Research

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  22. Experiences of potentially morally injurious events (PMIEs) have been found to negatively impact the mental health of US personnel/veterans, yet little is known about the effect of PMIEs on the mental health o...

    Authors: Victoria Williamson, Dominic Murphy, Sharon A. M. Stevelink, Shannon Allen, Edgar Jones and Neil Greenberg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:73

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Williams syndrome (WS) is neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by executive deficits of attention and inhibitory processing. The current study examined the neural mechanisms during resting states in adult...

    Authors: Joanna M. H. Greer, Deborah M. Riby, Mhairi E. G. McMullon, Colin Hamilton and Leigh M. Riby

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:72

    Content type: Research article

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  24. In response to the rising concern with promoting the wellbeing of university students and relative lack of domain-specific wellbeing measurement instruments in China, the current study aimed to validate a Chin...

    Authors: Yan Zhang and Richard Carciofo

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:69

    Content type: Research Article

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  25. The main goal of this research was to explore whether migraineurs had a higher level of perceived stress than healthy controls during the times of the coronavirus and related restrictive measures, and to exami...

    Authors: Lilla Nóra Kovács, Dániel Baksa, Dóra Dobos, Nóra Eszlári, Kinga Gecse, Natália Kocsel, Gabriella Juhász and Gyöngyi Kökönyei

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:68

    Content type: Research Article

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  26. Despite peer involvement having a positive impact on help-seeking behavior, there is a lack of a scale quantifying the possibility of an individual intervening upon noticing peers who show signs of depression....

    Authors: Wei Jie Ong, Jue Hua Lau, Edimansyah Abdin, Shazana Shahwan, Janrius Chong Min Goh, Gregory Tee Hng Tan, Ellaisha Samari, Kian Woon Kwok, Mythily Subramaniam and Siow Ann Chong

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:67

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Psychological distress in vision impairments and blindness is a complex issue and a major public health concern. Sudden adjustments in routine lifestyle and career aspirations in such persons culminate in and/...

    Authors: Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, Ronel Sewpaul, Samson Darrah, Natisha Dukhi, David Ben Kumah, Eldad Agyei-Manu, Emmanuel Kofi Addo, Akosua Kesewah Asare, Isaiah Osei Duah Jr and Priscilla Reddy

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:66

    Content type: Research Article

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  28. The prevalence of mental distress among university students in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is increasing; however, the majority do not receive evidence-based psychological intervention. This call...

    Authors: Assegid Negash, Matloob Ahmed Khan, Girmay Medhin, Dawit Wondimagegn, Clare Pain and Mesfin Araya

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:64

    Content type: Research

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  29. Mental ill-health can impact an individual’s capacity to interact with others, make decisions, and cope with social challenges. This is of particular importance for many Culturally and linguistically diverse (...

    Authors: Stephane Shepherd, Cieran Harries, Benjamin Spivak, Anne-Sophie Pichler and Rosemary Purcell

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:63

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The aim of this study was to illuminate participants’ experiences with transfer in (1) Illness Management and Recovery (IMR); and (2) two programs based on peer support: Turning Points, and Learn to Tackle Anx...

    Authors: Siv Therese Bogevik Bjørkedal, Lene Falgaard Eplov and Tom Møller

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:62

    Content type: Research article

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  31. In social neuroscience, the linkage between the endocrinological system and the etiology and symptomatology of mental health problems has received increasing attention. A particular focus is given to the neuro...

    Authors: Leonie Goetz, Irina Jarvers, Daniel Schleicher, Kathrin Mikan, Romuald Brunner and Stephanie Kandsperger

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:61

    Content type: Study protocol

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  32. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to dramatic social and economic changes in daily life. First studies report an impact on mental health of the general population showing increased levels of anxiety, stress and de...

    Authors: Franziska Knolle, Lisa Ronan and Graham K. Murray

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:60

    Content type: Research

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  33. Three out of ten children in Germany have immigrant backgrounds and this proportion is expected to further increase in subsequent years. While immigrant youth have been found more vulnerable to developing symp...

    Authors: J. Busch, C. Claus, S. Schneider and R. G. Siefen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:59

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Happiness has multiple levels and determinants in different communities, cultures, and social groups. The current study aimed to investigate happiness and its main determinants in slums in south central Iran.

    Authors: Maryam Kazemi, Behnam Honarvar, S. Taghi Heydari, Hassan Joulaei, Mohammad Reza Rahmanian Haghighi and Kamran Bagheri Lankarani

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:58

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Gulf War Illness (GWI) is a chronic, multi-symptomatic disorder affecting an estimated 25–32% of the returning military veterans of the 1990–1991 Persian Gulf War. GWI presents with a wide range of symptoms in...

    Authors: Mary Jeffrey, Fanny Collado, Jeffrey Kibler, Christian DeLucia, Steven Messer, Nancy Klimas and Travis J. A. Craddock

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:57

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The childhood phenotype of myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) involves impaired cognitive functioning starting in infancy, which may compromise later on their ability to carry out instrumental activities of daily...

    Authors: Marjolaine Tremblay, Samar Muslemani, Isabelle Côté, Cynthia Gagnon, Julie Fortin and Benjamin Gallais

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:56

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Poor mental health status and associated risk factors of public health workers have been overlooked during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study used the effort–reward imbalance model to investigate the associatio...

    Authors: Jing Zhang, Yijing Wang, Jingdong Xu, Hua You, Yan Li, Yuan Liang, Shan Li, Lina Ma, Joseph Tak-fai Lau, Yuantao Hao, Shilin Chen, Jing Zeng, Jinghua Li and Jing Gu

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:55

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Sickle cell disease (SCD) as other chronic medical conditions is commonly complicated by depression or other psychiatric symptoms. Results reported in studies present a large variation. Thus, synthetic data ar...

    Authors: Damien Oudin Doglioni, Vincent Chabasseur, Frédéric Barbot, Frédéric Galactéros and Marie-Claire Gay

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:54

    Content type: Research article

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  39. In the case of people who carry an increased number of anxiety traits and maladaptive coping strategies, psychosocial stressors may further increase the level of perceived stress they experience. In our resear...

    Authors: Szabolcs Garbóczy, Anita Szemán-Nagy, Mohamed S. Ahmad, Szilvia Harsányi, Dorottya Ocsenás, Viktor Rekenyi, Ala’a B. Al-Tammemi and László Róbert Kolozsvári

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:53

    Content type: Research Article

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  40. Motivational Interviewing (MI) has a robust evidence base in facilitating behavior change for several health conditions. MI focuses on the individual and assumes patient autonomy. Cross-cultural adaptation can...

    Authors: Pragya Rimal, Sonu Khadka, Bhawana Bogati, Jamuna Chaudhury, Laxmi Kumari Rawat, Kumari Chhaya Bhat, Pramita Manandhar, David Citrin, Duncan Maru, Maria L. Ekstrand, Sikhar Bahadur Swar, Anu Aryal, Brandon Kohrt, Srijana Shrestha and Bibhav Acharya

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:52

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Coping strategies play a key role in modulating the physical and psychological burden on caregivers of stroke patients. The present study aimed to determine the relationship between the severity of burden of c...

    Authors: Azar Kazemi, Jalil Azimian, Maryam Mafi, Kelly-Ann Allen and Seyedeh Ameneh Motalebi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:51

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  42. Typical development of socio-communicative skills relies on keen observation of others. It thus follows that decreased social attention negatively impacts the subsequent development of socio-communicative abil...

    Authors: F. Robain, N. Kojovic, S. Solazzo, B. Glaser, M. Franchini and M. Schaer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:50

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  43. The upsurge of COVID-19 has caused numerous psycho-social challenges for healthcare professionals because of its ability to spread rapidly in the community and high mortality rate. The seriousness of the disea...

    Authors: Bilesha Perera, Bimba Wickramarachchi, Champika Samanmalie and Manjula Hettiarachchi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:49

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  44. Many people exercise because they know it is good for their health. Although this is true, it can make us feel deserving of a reward and lead us to eat more indulgent, less healthy food than if we had not done...

    Authors: Isabelle Schlegel, Sharon A. Carstairs and Gozde Ozakinci

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:48

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Recent views posited that negative parenting and attachment insecurity can be considered as general environmental factors of vulnerability for psychosis, specifically for individuals diagnosed with psychosis (...

    Authors: Linda A. Antonucci, Alessandra Raio, Giulio Pergola, Barbara Gelao, Marco Papalino, Antonio Rampino, Ileana Andriola, Giuseppe Blasi and Alessandro Bertolino

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:47

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