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  1. Content type: Research article

    The I-Change Model for explaining motivational and behavioral change postulates that an awareness phase precedes the motivation phase of a person, and that effects of pre-motivational factors on behavior are p...

    Authors: Stefanie Kasten, Liesbeth van Osch, Math Candel and Hein de Vries

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:7

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  2. Content type: Results-Free Research Article

    This study investigated the long-term effects (12 months post-rehabilitation) of a standard inpatient multidisciplinary rehabilitation program for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP), in which a control...

    Authors: P. Hampel, A. Köpnick and S. Roch

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:6

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Accumulating evidence shows that a cognitive factor associated with a worsening of depressive symptoms amongst people with and without diagnoses of depression – reduced Autobiographical Memory (rAMS) – can be ...

    Authors: Kris Martens, Tom J. Barry, Keisuke Takano and Filip Raes

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:5

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Not being able to recognize a person’s face is a highly debilitating condition from which people with developmental prosopagnosia (DP) suffer their entire life. Here we describe the case of J, a 30 year old wo...

    Authors: Martin Wegrzyn, Annika Garlichs, Richard W. K. Heß, Friedrich G. Woermann and Kirsten Labudda

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:4

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  5. Content type: Results-Free Research Article

    Children develop in the context of the family. Family functioning prominently shapes the psychosocial adaptation and mental health of the child. Several family psychosocial risk factors have been shown to incr...

    Authors: Arwa Nasir, Andrea Zimmer, David Taylor and Jonathan Santo

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:3

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Incidence of end stage kidney disease (ESKD) for Indigenous Australians is especially high in remote and very remote areas of Australia (18 and 20 times the rate of comparable non-Indigenous people). Relocatin...

    Authors: Kylie M. Dingwall, Tricia Nagel, Jaquelyne T. Hughes, David J. Kavanagh, Alan Cass, Kirsten Howard, Michelle Sweet, Sarah Brown, Cherian Sajiv and Sandawana W. Majoni

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:2

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  7. Content type: Original research

    Engagement in productive activities is an important determinant of mental health and quality of life (QoL). Persons with physical disabilities are often confronted with constraints to engage in productive acti...

    Authors: Christine Fekete, Johannes Siegrist, Marcel W. M. Post and Martin W. G. Brinkhof

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:1

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Habits (learned automatic responses to contextual cues) are considered important in sustaining health behaviour change. While habit formation is promoted by repeating behaviour in a stable context, little is k...

    Authors: Gaby Judah, Benjamin Gardner, Michael G. Kenward, Bianca DeStavola and Robert Aunger

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:62

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Illness-related stigma has been identified as an important public health concern. Past research suggests there is a disproportionate risk of mental-health stigma in the military, but this same finding has not ...

    Authors: Christine Frank, Mark A. Zamorski and Ian Colman

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:61

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common sequelae of severe combat-related emotional trauma that is often associated with significantly reduced quality of life in afflicted veterans. To date, no publi...

    Authors: L. E. Pezzin, E. R. Larson, W. Lorber, E. L. McGinley and Timothy R. Dillingham

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:60

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Predisposing factors for metacognitive dysfunctions are common in university students. However, there is currently no valid questionnaire instrument designed to assess metacognitive aspects including meta-memo...

    Authors: Md. Dilshad Manzar, Abdulrhman Albougami, Mohammed Salahuddin, Peter Sony, David Warren Spence and Seithikurippu R. Pandi-Perumal

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:59

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Disorders-of-consciousness (DOC) are rare conditions leading to very severe physical and mental disabilities. Providing care for DOC patients has been described as a stressful experience, eroding the physical ...

    Authors: Inga Steppacher and Johanna Kissler

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:58

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Mothers of preterm infants often have symptoms of anxiety and depression, recognized as risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases and associated with low rates of heart rate variability (HRV)...

    Authors: Mayara K. A. Ribeiro, Tereza R. M. Alcântara-Silva, Jordana C. M. Oliveira, Tamara C. Paula, João B. R. Dutra, Gustavo R. Pedrino, Karina Simões, Romes B. Sousa and Ana C. S. Rebelo

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:57

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Human trafficking is a pervasive global crime with important public health implications that entail fundamental human rights violations in the form of severe exploitation, violence and coercion. Sex-specific a...

    Authors: Lisbeth Iglesias-Rios, Siobán D. Harlow, Sarah A. Burgard, Ligia Kiss and Cathy Zimmerman

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:56

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to explore changes in the Compulsive Exercise Test (CET) following a family-based intervention in adolescents with restrictive eating disorders (ED). It was hypothesized that compulsi...

    Authors: Ingemar Swenne

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:55

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  16. Content type: Results-Free Research Article

    Developmental Language disorders (DLD) are developmental disorders that can affect both expressive and receptive language. When severe and persistent, they are often associated with psychiatric comorbidities a...

    Authors: Adele Assous, Ayala Borghini, Maryse Levi-Rueff, Guy Rittori, Bérangère Rousselot-Pailley, Christelle Gosme, Franck Zigante, Bernard Golse, Bruno Falissard and Laurence Robel

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:54

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Tobacco use is the largest preventable cause of death. Smoking cessation interventions that use implementation intentions show promising results. Implementation intentions are if-then plans that specify a cert...

    Authors: Anne H. Buitenhuis, Marrit A. Tuinman and Mariët Hagedoorn

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:53

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  18. Content type: Research article

    With ever increasing educational expectations and demands, burnout has emerged as a major problem negatively affecting the wellbeing of different student populations. Even though the validity of the Maslach Bu...

    Authors: Nuwan Darshana Wickramasinghe, Devani Sakunthala Dissanayake and Gihan Sajiwa Abeywardena

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:52

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Obtaining accurate and valid measurements of disruptive behavior disorders remains a challenge in non-Western settings due to variability in societal norms for child behavior and a lack of tools developed outs...

    Authors: Matthew D. Burkey, Ramesh P. Adhikari, Lajina Ghimire, Brandon A. Kohrt, Lawrence S. Wissow, Nagendra P. Luitel, Emily E. Haroz and Mark J. D. Jordans

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:51

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Worldwide, sickle cell disease is recognized as one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality. Caregivers and patients with such chronic illnesses experience economic, physical, social and psychological d...

    Authors: Connie Olwit, Maureen Mugaba, Charles Peter Osingada and Rose Chalo Nabirye

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:50

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Media multitasking (MMT)—using and switching between unrelated forms of media—has been implicated in altered processing of extraneous stimuli, resulting in performance deficits. Here, we sought to extend our p...

    Authors: Richard B. Lopez, Julia M. Salinger, Todd F. Heatherton and Dylan D. Wagner

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:44

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Interventions for adolescents with externalizing behavior problems are generally found to be only moderately effective, and treatment responsiveness is variable. Therefore, this study aims to increase interven...

    Authors: L W te Brinke, H D Schuiringa, A T A Menting, M Deković and B O de Castro

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:49

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  23. Content type: Research article

    There is no generic psychotherapy outcome measure validated for Kenyan populations. The objective of this study was to test the acceptability and factor structure of the Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation...

    Authors: Fredrik Falkenström, Manasi Kumar, Aiysha Zahid, Mary Kuria and Caleb Othieno

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:48

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  24. Content type: Research article

    A broad range of psychopathological sequelae was found in adult survivors of institutional childhood maltreatment (IM). Childhood maltreatment is also associated with lower self–esteem (SE). In previous qualit...

    Authors: Dina Weindl and Brigitte Lueger-Schuster

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:47

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Psychological distress with symptoms of depression and anxiety is common and unrecognized in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Efforts have been made to treat psychological distress in CAD with both...

    Authors: Oskar Lundgren, Peter Garvin, Margareta Kristenson, Lena Jonasson and Ingela Thylén

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:46

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Lack of formal education is an important social determinant of health inequality and represents a public health problem. School dropout is particularly common in vocational education; however few prevention pr...

    Authors: Susan Andersen, Morten Hulvej Rod, Teresa Holmberg, Liselotte Ingholt, Annette Kjær Ersbøll and Janne Schurmann Tolstrup

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:45

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    This protocol describes a study that will test the effectiveness of a 10-week non-clinical psychological coaching intervention for intentional personality change using a smartphone application. The goal of the...

    Authors: Mirjam Stieger, Marcia Nißen, Dominik Rüegger, Tobias Kowatsch, Christoph Flückiger and Mathias Allemand

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:43

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Symptoms of anxiety and depression are prevalent and highly comorbid in children, contributing to considerable impairment even at a subclinical level. Difficulties with emotion regulation are potentially relat...

    Authors: M. E. S. Loevaas, A. M. Sund, J. Patras, K. Martinsen, O. Hjemdal, S.-P. Neumer, S. Holen and T. Reinfjell

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:42

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has demonstrated that making music can enhance positive emotions as well as support positive psychological functioning. However, studies tend to be limited by lack of comparison with other ps...

    Authors: Rosie Perkins, Sarah Yorke and Daisy Fancourt

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:41

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Many childhood risk factors are known to be associated with children’s future antisocial and criminal behaviour, including children’s conduct disorders and family difficulties such as parental substance abuse....

    Authors: Madeleine Stevens

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:40

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  31. Content type: Study protocol

    Foster children are at higher risk of the development of behavior and emotional problems, which can contribute to the development of insecure attachment bonds with their foster parents and (subsequently) to pl...

    Authors: Nikita K. Schoemaker, Gabrine Jagersma, Marije Stoltenborgh, Athanasios Maras, Harriet J. Vermeer, Femmie Juffer and Lenneke R. A. Alink

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:38

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Individuals who have lived with childhood parental mental illness are at increased risk of developing mental health concerns. Yet there is limited knowledge about how a person’s childhood experiences of parent...

    Authors: Gillian Murphy, Kath Peters, Lesley Wilkes and Debra Jackson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:37

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  33. Content type: Study protocol

    Students following a low education track have an increased risk for developing problem behaviors. Rock and Water is a widespread, but still poorly evaluated, intervention that aims to improve students’ socio-e...

    Authors: E. C. A. Mertens, M. Deković, M. van Londen and E. Reitz

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:36

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Child maltreatment is becoming predominantly multi-type in nature. Studies report that multi-type child maltreatment is associated with low self-esteem in adolescence and adulthood. There is a lack of publishe...

    Authors: Adela A. Mwakanyamale, Dickson P. Wande and Yu Yizhen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:35

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Due to an increase in migration and globalization, cross-cultural encounters in health care are also becoming more frequent. As psychotherapy is grounded in a cultural context and must be congruent with the pa...

    Authors: Judith Reichardt, Amrollah Ebrahimi, Hamid Nasiri Dehsorkhi, Ricarda Mewes, Cornelia Weise, Hamid Afshar, Peyman Adibi, Said Moshref Dehkordy, Gholamreza Yeganeh, Hanna Reich and Winfried Rief

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:33

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The effect of cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis (CBTp) on the core symptoms of schizophrenia has proven contentious, with current meta-analyses finding at most only small effects. However, it has bee...

    Authors: Keith R. Laws, Nicole Darlington, Tejinder K. Kondel, Peter J. McKenna and Sameer Jauhar

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:32

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The objectives of the study were to generate normative data for the Oslo Social Support Scale (OSSS-3) for different age groups for men and women and to further investigate the factor structure in the general ...

    Authors: Rüya-Daniela Kocalevent, Lorenz Berg, Manfred E. Beutel, Andreas Hinz, Markus Zenger, Martin Härter, Urs Nater and Elmar Brähler

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:31

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Wellbeing and resilience are essential in preventing and reducing the severity of mental health problems. Equipping children with coping skills and protective behavior can help them react positively to change ...

    Authors: Amanda Fenwick-Smith, Emma E. Dahlberg and Sandra C. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:30

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  39. Content type: Study protocol

    During the preschool years, children develop abilities and skills in areas crucial for later success in life. These abilities include language, executive functions, attention, and socioemotional skills. The pe...

    Authors: Tove Gerholm, Thomas Hörberg, Signe Tonér, Petter Kallioinen, Sofia Frankenberg, Susanne Kjällander, Anna Palmer and Hillevi Lenz Taguchi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:29

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  40. Content type: Review

    Post-natal Depression (PND) is a depressive disorder that causes significant distress or impairment on different levels in the individual’s life and their families. There is already evidence of the efficacy of...

    Authors: George Stamou, Azucena García-Palacios and Cristina Botella

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:28

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Depression and anxiety disorders are a major concern in western countries, and because these often have a negative affect on everyday life interventions based on activities in everyday life are needed. The Tre...

    Authors: A. Birgitta Gunnarsson, Petra Wagman, Katarina Hedin and Carita Håkansson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:25

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  42. Content type: Study protocol

    Developmental language disorder (DLD, also called specific language impairment, SLI) is a common developmental disorder comprising the largest disability group in pre-school-aged children. Approximately 7% of ...

    Authors: Marja Laasonen, Sini Smolander, Pekka Lahti-Nuuttila, Miika Leminen, Hanna-Reetta Lajunen, Kati Heinonen, Anu-Katriina Pesonen, Todd M. Bailey, Emmanuel M. Pothos, Teija Kujala, Paavo H. T. Leppänen, Christopher W. Bartlett, Ahmed Geneid, Leena Lauronen, Elisabet Service, Sari Kunnari…

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:24

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Subjectively perceived memory problems (memory-related Subjective Cognitive Symptoms/SCS) can be an indicator of a pre-prodromal or prodromal stage of a neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s disease. W...

    Authors: Tobias Luck, Susanne Roehr, Francisca S. Rodriguez, Matthias L. Schroeter, A. Veronica Witte, Andreas Hinz, Anja Mehnert, Christoph Engel, Markus Loeffler, Joachim Thiery, Arno Villringer and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:23

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The extensive keeping of companion animals and the substantial monetary amount we spend on these animals indicate that they are highly valued. Although the benefits humans derive from keeping cats and dogs hav...

    Authors: Ruben Hoffmann, Carl Johan Lagerkvist, Malin Hagberg Gustavsson and Bodil S. Holst

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:15

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  45. Content type: Study protocol

    Healthy aging is associated with a decline in multiple functional domains including perception, attention, short and long-term memory, reasoning, decision-making, as well as cognitive and motor control functio...

    Authors: Thomas VanVleet, Michelle Voss, Sawsan Dabit, Alex Mitko and Joseph DeGutis

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2018 6:22

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