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  1. Cognitive ability and socioeconomic background (SEB) have been previously identified as determinants of achieved level of education. According to a “discrimination hypothesis”, higher cognitive ability is requ...

    Authors: Kimmo Sorjonen, Daniel Falkstedt, Alma Sörberg Wallin, Bo Melin and Gustav Nilsonne

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:145

    Content type: Research

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  2. The model of selection, optimization, and compensation (SOC model) characterises the life management strategies that contribute to successful development. Although the SOC model is an important developmental t...

    Authors: Ludmiła Zając-Lamparska

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:144

    Content type: Research

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  3. Coping depicts how people detect, appraise, deal with, and learn from stressful encounters. Applying preferred coping strategies in various situations makes the issue a persistent agenda in hospitality workpla...

    Authors: Mulugeta Dile Worke, Zewdie Birhanu Koricha and Gurmesa Tura Debelew

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:143

    Content type: Research article

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  4. This study aimed to investigate the impact of distance education (DE) on mental health, social cognition, and memory abilities in a sample of university students during the national COVID-19 lockdown in Italy ...

    Authors: Laura Giusti, Silvia Mammarella, Anna Salza, Sasha Del Vecchio, Donatella Ussorio, Massimo Casacchia and Rita Roncone

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:142

    Content type: Research

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  5. Sleep is critical for maintaining homeostasis in bodily and neurobehavioral functions. This homeostasis can be disturbed by sleep interruption and restored to normal by subsequent recovery sleep. Most research...

    Authors: Cindy Stroemel-Scheder and Stefan Lautenbacher

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:141

    Content type: Technical advance

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  6. Attachment insecurity is a prominent risk factor for the development and course of psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders. The Experiences in Close Relationships - Revised (ECR-R) questionnaire is a widely us...

    Authors: Johannes C. Ehrenthal, Johannes Zimmermann, Katja Brenk-Franz, Ulrike Dinger, Henning Schauenburg, Elmar Brähler and Bernhard Strauß

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:140

    Content type: Research

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  7. Patients with Substance use disorder have distinct personality traits, they were high score in novelty seeking (NS) and sensation seeking and lower in Self-directedness and higher in Self-transcendence, so we ...

    Authors: Najmeh Shahini, Ali Talaei, Zanireh Salimi, Moussalreza Adinepour Sarab, Shakiba Gholamzad, Ali Teimouri, Saeedeh Hajebi Khaniki and Mohammadzaman Kamkar

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:138

    Content type: Research

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  8. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to prolonged exposure to stress and anxiety, raising concerns about a large spectrum of psychological side effects. The primary objective of the study was to validate the COVID-19...

    Authors: Chadia Haddad, Hala Sacre, Sandrella Bou Malhab, Diana Malaeb, Danielle Saadeh, Christine Abou Tayeh and Pascale Salameh

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:137

    Content type: Research

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  9. Adults all over the world face serious issues from problematic smartphone use (PSU). It influences them negatively on a cognitive, behavioral, and emotional level, as well as on their tendencies and well-being...

    Authors: Joanne Zeidan, Souheil Hallit, Marwan Akel, Ismail Louragli and Sahar Obeid

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:136

    Content type: Research

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  10. Offspring of the parents with mental disorders are at higher risk to have the mental diseases throughout the world. This study examined the association between psychopathology of parents and the mental health ...

    Authors: Donat Rusengamihigo, Jean Mutabaruka, Emmanuel Biracyaza, Olga Magalakaki and Mayssa El’Husseini

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:135

    Content type: Research article

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  11. College students in Generation Z are among the most stressed of our time. Previous research suggests that current interventions on university campuses are primarily for students in crises, but supportive servi...

    Authors: Theresa Van Lith, Andrea Cheshure, Scott M. Pickett, Gregg D. Stanwood and Megan Beerse

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:134

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. The ‘self-bias’—i.e., the human proneness to preferentially process self-relevant stimuli—is thought to be important for both self-related and social processing. Previous research operationalized the self-bias...

    Authors: Letizia Amodeo, Jan R. Wiersema, Marcel Brass and Annabel D. Nijhof

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:132

    Content type: Research

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  13. Academic studies place high demands on the development of learning capacities. Beyond learning techniques, knowledge about the effect of the learning environment, as well as the ability for self-regulation, se...

    Authors: Miriam Thye and Diethard Tauschel

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:131

    Content type: Research

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  14. Symptoms of depression and anxiety are common in adults with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and diabetes mellitus (DM). The literature on depression and anxiety in CVDs and DM populations is extensive; however...

    Authors: Ivana Bojanić, Erik R. Sund, Hege Sletvold and Ottar Bjerkeset

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:130

    Content type: Research

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  15. To promote health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in adolescents with pain, it is important to study factors associated with pain. This study aimed to describe selected factors and pain in 14–15-year-old adole...

    Authors: Hilde Timenes Mikkelsen, Kristin Haraldstad, Sølvi Helseth, Siv Skarstein, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen and Gudrun Rohde

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:128

    Content type: Research

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  16. Populations exposed to Armed Conflict Experiences (ACE) show different levels of impact in their mental health (i.e. clinical and positive components); however, there is limited evidence related to mental heal...

    Authors: Sandra Trujillo, Luz Stella Giraldo, José David López, Alberto Acosta and Natalia Trujillo

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:127

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Recent studies have suggested that therapeutic climbing/bouldering may have positive effects on perceived self-efficacy. Nevertheless, there is still an urgent need for high-quality studies, as many existing s...

    Authors: André Kratzer, Katharina Luttenberger, Nina Karg-Hefner, Maren Weiss and Lisa Dorscht

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:126

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Perfectionism is a risk factor for depression and anxiety and is increasing in young people. It is important to understand the information that youth are exposed to about perfectionism on the internet and what...

    Authors: Tracey D. Wade, Sarah J. Egan, Maggie Wleklinski, Amy O’Brien, Grace Fitzallen and Roz Shafran

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:119

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Mindfulness has demonstrated strong utility for enhancing self-management and health outcomes in chronic illness. However, sensation-focused mindfulness techniques may not be appropriate for clinical populatio...

    Authors: K. A. Finlay, J. H. Hearn and A. Chater

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:124

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Stress-related illnesses constitute a huge problem in society. The primary care services in Sweden form the first line of care whose role is to coordinate interventions for reducing symptoms, as well as health...

    Authors: A. Birgitta Gunnarsson, Petra Wagman, Hans T. Sternudd, Sara Holmberg, Kristina Holmgren and Ulrica Hörberg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:123

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Mental health represents an important public health issue, and mental health problems have been linked to school dropout. This study aimed to identify mental health groups of high school students using both po...

    Authors: Susan Andersen, Michael Davidsen, Line Nielsen and Janne S. Tolstrup

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:122

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Therapist-related activities and characteristics such as empathy and genuineness are factors that significantly contribute to psychotherapy outcome. As they play a role in psychotherapy more generally, it can ...

    Authors: Helene Seaward, Tenzin Wangmo, Tobias Vogel, Marc Graf, Monika Egli-Alge, Michael Liebrenz and Bernice S. Elger

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:121

    Content type: Research

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  23. Presenteeism is recognized in Iran’s hospitals, however little research has been done to understand and tackle the phenomenon because of a lack of valid tools to measure presenteeism. This study aimed to deve...

    Authors: Fatemeh Abdi, Mehdi Jahangiri, Mojtaba Kamalinia, Rosanna Cousins and Hamidreza Mokarami

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:120

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Depression has a devastating impact on young people around the world. This impact is pervasive and long-long lasting, still causing havoc as young people transition into adulthood. Prevention and timely early ...

    Authors: Joanne R. Beames, Katarina Kikas and Aliza Werner-Seidler

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:113

    Content type: Review

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  25. Anxiety in the ante- and postnatal period is prevalent, often co-occurs with depression, and can have adverse consequences for the infant. Therefore, perinatal mental health screening programs should not only ...

    Authors: Johanne Smith-Nielsen, Ida Egmose, Katrine Isabella Wendelboe, Pernille Steinmejer, Theis Lange and Mette Skovgaard Vaever

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:118

    Content type: Research

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  26. DSM-5 provided a dimensional model of personality disorders which may be more clinically informative for the assessment and management of prisoners than a categorical one, as diagnoses of personality disorders...

    Authors: Fabio Ferretti, Felice Carabellese, Roberto Catanesi, Anna Coluccia, Stefano Ferracuti, Adriano Schimmenti, Vincenzo Caretti, Lore Lorenzi, Giacomo Gualtieri, Fulvio Carabellese and Andrea Pozza

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:117

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may be particularly vulnerable to the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on disease management and psychological status. This study explored psychologica...

    Authors: Mariarosaria Savarese, Greta Castellini, Salvatore Leone, Enrica Previtali, Alessandro Armuzzi and Guendalina Graffigna

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:115

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The present study considers a measure of positive body image, the Body Appreciation Scale-2, which assesses acceptance and/or favourable opinions towards the body (BAS-2). Potential variations of the psychomet...

    Authors: Daniel Zarate, Joshua Marmara, Camilla Potoczny, Warwick Hosking and Vasileios Stavropoulos

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:114

    Content type: Research

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  29. Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are commonly comorbid with depression This study aimed to examine the relationship between ADHD symptoms and depression through perceived family supp...

    Authors: Pichaya Pojanapotha, Chiraphat Boonnag, Sirinut Siritikul, Sirikorn Chalanunt, Pimolpun Kuntawong, Nahathai Wongpakaran and Tinakon Wongpakaran

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:112

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is known to be an effective treatment for the anxiety and related disorders, with exposure therapy being a key component of this treatment package. However, research on the use...

    Authors: Karen Moses, Craig Gonsalvez and Tanya Meade

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:111

    Content type: Research

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  31. The problem of students’ gaming addiction has been related to the individual student’s characteristics and the influence of family environment. Researchers aimed to investigate if and how internet gaming disor...

    Authors: Hossein Namdar Areshtanab, Fatemeh Fathollahpour, Mohammad Arshadi Bostanabad, Hossein Ebrahimi, Mina Hosseinzadeh and Marjaneh M. Fooladi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:110

    Content type: Research

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  32. The leadership of principals is important for school, teacher and student related outcomes. To be capable of doing their work (i.e., having sufficient workability), school principals need proper organisational...

    Authors: Roger Persson, Ulf Leo, Inger Arvidsson, Kerstin Nilsson, Kai Österberg and Carita Håkansson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:109

    Content type: Research

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  33. Knowledge of the community regarding mental health problems has a remarkable impact on the attitude, the help-seeking path, and prevention of stigma and discrimination against patients with mental health probl...

    Authors: Yonas Tesfaye, Liyew Agenagnew, Susan Anand, Gudina Terefe Tucho, Zewdie Birhanu, Gutema Ahmed, Masrie Getnet and Kiddus Yitbarek

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:106

    Content type: Research

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  34. Excessive online social network sites (SNSs) use, such as Facebook or WeChat overuse, has become a severe problem and have caused negative consequences. It is especially important to examine what causes excess...

    Authors: Qiufeng Gao, Yanzhen Li, Ziwei Zhu, En Fu, Xiangyu Bu, Shan Peng and Yanhui Xiang

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:105

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Hikikomori is a phenomenon describing people who exhibit behaviors of self-secluding themselves at home for long durations of time and usually only having face-to-face social interactions with none other than ...

    Authors: Jolene Y. K. Yung, Victor Wong, Grace W. K. Ho and Alex Molassiotis

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:104

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Teacher self-efficacy and emotional stability are considered crucial resources for coping with classroom demands. We examined how class and subject teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs and emotional stability are r...

    Authors: Alexander Wettstein, Erich Ramseier and Marion Scherzinger

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:103

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Sexual minority men (SMM) often experience stressful social environments dominated by stigma and discrimination. SMM are typically more likely than heterosexual men to engage in certain risky behaviours such a...

    Authors: Rachel Bush, Alex M. T. Russell, Petra K. Staiger, Andrea Waling and Nicki A. Dowling

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:102

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can affect health and well-being across the life course. Resilience is an individual characteristic that is known to help negate the effect of adversities and potentially t...

    Authors: Kathryn Ashton, Alisha R. Davies, Karen Hughes, Kat Ford, Andrew Cotter-Roberts and Mark A. Bellis

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:101

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Undergraduate students tend to develop “evening-type” sleep patterns. Recent research has reported that evening-type and irregular sleep habits are related to physical and mental stress responses, particularly...

    Authors: Noriko Aizawa and Mika Omori

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:100

    Content type: Research

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  40. This study describes the construction and validation of a new scale for measuring belief in paranormal phenomena. The work aims to address psychometric and conceptual shortcomings associated with existing meas...

    Authors: Charlotte E. Dean, Shazia Akhtar, Tim M. Gale, Karen Irvine, Richard Wiseman and Keith R. Laws

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:98

    Content type: Research

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  41. Youth mental health problems are a major public health concern. Anxiety and depression are among the most common psychological difficulties. The aim of this study is to evaluate an optimized version of a promi...

    Authors: Simon-Peter Neumer, Joshua Patras, Solveig Holen, Carina Lisøy, Anne Liv Askeland, Ida Mari Haug, Annette Jeneson, Tore Wentzel-Larsen, Frode Adolfsen, Lene-Mari Potulski Rasmussen, Jo Magne Ingul, Kristin Ytreland, Elisabeth Valmyr Bania, Anne Mari Sund and Kristin Martinsen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:97

    Content type: Study protocol

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