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  1. Schizophrenia is the most severe mental chronic disabling disease that the majority of the patients need constant care in a variety of aspects. Regarding the role of family caregivers in taking care of these p...

    Authors: Maryam Behrouian, Tahereh Ramezani, Mahlagha Dehghan, Abdoreza Sabahi and Batool Ebrahimnejad Zarandi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:39

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Mental health problems (MHP) in children and adolescents (CA) are common. This longitudinal study analyzed the prevalence, course, and persistence of MHP over 10 years from childhood into adolescence based on ...

    Authors: Max Supke, Caterina Ferling, Kurt Hahlweg and Wolfgang Schulz

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:38

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Maths anxiety is defined as a feeling of tension and apprehension that interferes with maths performance ability, the manipulation of numbers and the solving of mathematical problems in a wide variety of ordin...

    Authors: Eihab Khasawneh, Cameron Gosling and Brett Williams

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:37

    Content type: Review

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  4. Medical students have a worse perception of Quality of Life (QoL) and a high prevalence of psychosocial suffering when compared to the general population. The objective of this study was to investigate associa...

    Authors: Alice de Queiroz Constantino Miguel, Patricia Tempski, Renata Kobayasi, Fernanda B. Mayer and Milton A. Martins

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:36

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Work engagement is one of the most important outcomes for both employees and employers. Although the findings to date, integrated 40 intervention studies aiming to improve work engagement, consistent results h...

    Authors: Yu Komase, Kazuhiro Watanabe and Norito Kawakami

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:35

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Pain is one of the most common and unpleasant symptoms of patients with cancer. The Short Form Brief Pain Inventory (SF-BPI), has been psychometrically validated in several languages and widely used globally. ...

    Authors: Nirosha Priyadarshani Edirisinghe, Thamasi Rekha Makuloluwa, Thamara Dilhani Amarasekara and Christine Sampatha Evangeline Goonewardena

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:34

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Childbirth is one of the invaluable human experiences and is associated with parental happiness. However, when a child is born with congenital heart disease, it creates emotional and mental distress. As a resu...

    Authors: Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, Zahra Roddehghan, Farzad Mahmoodi and Parvin Mahmoodi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:33

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Strict adherence to masculine norms has been associated with deleterious consequences for the physical and mental health of men. However, population-based research is lacking, and it remains unclear whether ag...

    Authors: Danielle Herreen, Simon Rice, Dianne Currier, Marisa Schlichthorst and Ian Zajac

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:32

    Content type: Research article

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  9. There is a call for sustainable, evidence-based interventions in schools to promote mental health in schoolchildren. Our primary aim of this trial is to evaluate the effectiveness in vulnerable pupils of a sch...

    Authors: Lise Juul, Morten Frydenberg, Michelle Sand Beck and Lone Overby Fjorback

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:31

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Studies in Western cultures have shown that perfectionism is conceptualized by two-factor higher-order model including perfectionistic strivings and perfectionistic concerns. However, little is known about the...

    Authors: Reza Moloodi, Abbas Pourshahbaz, Parvaneh Mohammadkhani, Ladan Fata and Ata Ghaderi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:30

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Psychotic illnesses can have a major impact on those who experience them. Timely treatment for psychosis is important and friends, family members and the public can be a facilitating factor in social support a...

    Authors: Fairlie A. Cottrill, Kathy S. Bond, Fiona L. Blee, Claire M. Kelly, Betty A. Kitchener, Anthony F. Jorm and Nicola J. Reavley

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:29

    Content type: Research article

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  12. People with an intellectual disability experience higher rates of mental health problems, but experience significant barriers to receiving professional help. Increasing the knowledge and skills of those who su...

    Authors: Kathy S. Bond, Fairlie A. Cottrill, Louise Kelly, Joan Broughan, Kimberley Davies, Anna M. Ross and Claire M. Kelly

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:28

    Content type: Research article

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  13. This study aimed to culturally translate the Attribution Questionnaire (AQ) to the Swedish language and examine the reliability and validity of the new Swedish version to measure stigma towards disability pens...

    Authors: Ashley McAllister, Bo Burström and Patrick Corrigan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:27

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Breast cancer is a common tumor in China and has become a public health problem in modern society. Stress plays an important role in the occurrence and progression of cancer. At present, the current situation ...

    Authors: Ruo-Yu Hu, Jing-Ya Wang, Wan-Li Chen, Jie Zhao, Chun-Hai Shao, Ji-Wei Wang, Xiao-Min Wei and Jin-Ming Yu

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:26

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Numerous studies have reported that the repeated presentation of a stimulus leads to an increase in positive affect towards the stimulus itself (the so-called mere exposure effect). Here, we evaluate whether chan...

    Authors: Rocco Palumbo, Alberto Di Domenico, Beth Fairfield and Nicola Mammarella

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:25

    Content type: Research article

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  16. A 2017 terrorist attack in Manchester, UK, affected large numbers of adults and young people. During the response phase (first seven weeks), a multi-sector collaborative co-ordinated a decentralised response. ...

    Authors: Daniel Hind, Kate Allsopp, Prathiba Chitsabesan and Paul French

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:22

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Psychological distress in University settings has grown and became a public health concern. In this context, contemplative practices such as mindfulness have been proposed as a strategy to help students on str...

    Authors: Geovan Menezes de Sousa, Geissy Lainny de Lima-Araújo, Dráulio Barros de Araújo and Maria Bernardete Cordeiro de Sousa

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:21

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Recently, we showed that 4-week mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) followed by 4-week existential approach (EXMIND) was as effective for developing self-compassion as 8-week MBI. This study aims to identify ...

    Authors: Nobuko Kawano, Takeshi Terao, Akari Sakai, Mari Akase, Koji Hatano, Masanao Shirahama, Hirofumi Hirakawa, Kentaro Kohno and Nobuyoshi Ishii

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:20

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Over the last decade, international research has produced a large number of studies that have stressed the importance of temporal focus in various aspects of the lives of individuals, groups and organizations....

    Authors: Pierluigi Diotaiuti, Giuseppe Valente and Stefania Mancone

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:19

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Relationship between emotional intelligence and emotional variables such as stress, depression, anxiety and mental health has been well documented in child and adult samples. New insights into the association ...

    Authors: Sahar Obeid, Chadia Haddad, Kassandra Fares, Diana Malaeb, Hala Sacre, Marwan Akel, Pascale Salameh and Souheil Hallit

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:18

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors flagged that the article had published with the Acknowledgements erroneously excluded from the declarations at the end of the article.

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:17

    Content type: Publisher Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychology 2020 8:125

  22. This study aims to design and validate ten projective images of Young’s Early Maladaptive Schema (EMS) domains. For this purpose, two questions are to be addressed. (1) How is the factorial structure of the proje...

    Authors: Javad Siahmoshtei, Ali Delavar and Ahmad Borjali

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:16

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The aim of this study is to validate the Arabic version of the Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction and Frustration Scale (BPNSFS), and to investigate the extent of its invariance across five Arab countries a...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:15

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Active ageing has been a rapidly developing field of study in light of the growing population of older people. Acknowledgement of the lack of a counselling program to promote active ageing for the older people...

    Authors: Jantana Juthavantana, Nanchatsan Sakunpong, Ujsara Prasertsin, Monthira Charupheng and Sheibon Hassakama Lau

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:14

    Content type: Research article

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  25. People with HIV have always faced stigma and discrimination. Given the numerous papers that have addressed the psychological and social risk factors in spreading HIV, a pressing question is whether individuals...

    Authors: Morteza Mehraeen, Mohammadreza Heydari, Kamran B. Lankarani, Hassan Joulaei and Marjan Faghih

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:13

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Drawing on Eccles’ expectancy-value model, we investigated the associations between parents’ sports-related socialization behaviors in the family context, youth’s sports’ values, and youth’s involvement in org...

    Authors: Darun Jaf, Metin Özdemir and Therése Skoog

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:12

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a prevalent psychiatric condition associated with significant disability, mortality and economic burden. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy (P...

    Authors: J. I. Røssberg, J. Evensen, T. Dammen, T. Wilberg, O. Klungsøyr, M. Jones, E. Bøen, R. Egeland, R. Breivik, A. Løvgren and R. Ulberg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:11

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. Individuals tend to avoid effortful tasks, regardless of whether they are physical or mental in nature. Recent experimental evidence is suggestive of individual differences in the dispositional willingness to ...

    Authors: Corinna Kührt, Sebastian Pannasch, Stefan J. Kiebel and Alexander Strobel

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:10

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Social media can play a detrimental role during a global health emergency. In this study, we aimed at assessing the impact social media has on the anxiety level of dental healthcare workers (DHCWs) whilst livi...

    Authors: Suhail H. Al-Amad and Amal Hussein

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:9

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Quality of life and self-esteem are functional domains that may suffer when having mental problems. In this study, we examined the change in quality of life and self-esteem when targeting anxious and depressiv...

    Authors: Kristin D. Martinsen, Lene-Mari P. Rasmussen, Tore Wentzel-Larsen, Solveig Holen, Anne Mari Sund, Marit Løtveit Pedersen, Mona Elisabeth S. Løvaas, Joshua Patras, Frode Adolfsen and Simon-Peter Neumer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:8

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Harms of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening include psychosocial consequences. We have not identified studies using a participant-relevant questionnaire with adequate measurement properties to investigate these...

    Authors: Jessica Malmqvist, Volkert Siersma, Christine Winther Bang and John Brodersen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:7

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Social support is a well-known protective factor against depressive symptoms and substance use problems, but very few studies have examined its protective effects among residents of permanent supportive housin...

    Authors: Zhengqi Tan, Eun-Young Mun, Uyen-Sa D. T. Nguyen and Scott T. Walters

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:6

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Workplace stress carries considerable costs for the employees’ wellbeing and for the organization’s performance. Recent studies demonstrate that perceptions of psychological contract breach are a source of str...

    Authors: Safâa Achnak, Arjen Schippers and Tim Vantilborgh

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:5

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Internet addiction is a common problem in university students and negatively affects cognitive functioning, leads to poor academic performance and engagement in hazardous activities, and may lead to anxiety an...

    Authors: Yosef Zenebe, Kunuya Kunno, Meseret Mekonnen, Ajebush Bewuket, Mengesha Birkie, Mogesie Necho, Muhammed Seid, Million Tsegaw and Baye Akele

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:4

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Severe asthma affects a small population but carries a high psychopathological risk. Therefore, the psychodemographic profile of these patients is of interest. A substantial prevalence of anxiety, depression, ...

    Authors: Lucía Dafauce, David Romero, Carlos Carpio, Paula Barga, Santiago Quirce, Carlos Villasante, María Fe Bravo and Rodolfo Álvarez-Sala

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:3

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Development of the maternal antenatal attachment (MAA) constitutes an important aspect of the transition into motherhood. Early identification of women at risk of developing a poor MAA provides possibilities f...

    Authors: Ruth K. Ertmann, Christine W. Bang, Margit Kriegbaum, Mette S. Væver, Jakob Kragstrup, Volkert Siersma, Philip Wilson, Melissa C. Lutterodt and Johanne Smith-Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:2

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Adapting and translating already developed tools to different cultures is a complex process, but once done, it increases the validity of the construct to be measured. This study aimed to assess the 12 items WH...

    Authors: Zewditu Abdissa Denu, Mensur Osman Yassin, Telake Azale Bisetegn, Gashaw Andargie Biks and Kassahun Alemu Gelaye

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:1

    Content type: Research article

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  38. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-020-00487-1.

    Authors: Paúl Arias-Medina

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:135

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychology 2019 7:51

  39. Rapid increases in the number of COVID-19 cases have led to the closure of academic institutions including elementary and high schools. The absence from the educational environment can affect the students’ emo...

    Authors: Alireza Mirahmadizadeh, Keivan Ranjbar, Reza Shahriarirad, Amirhossein Erfani, Haleh Ghaem, Khoubyar Jafari and Tayebeh Rahimi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:134

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Emotion regulation alters the trajectories of emotional responses and, when effective, transforms the emotional responses to help individuals adapt to their environment. Previous research has mainly focused on...

    Authors: Simon Thuillard and Elise S. Dan-Glauser

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:133

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Alopecia Areata (AA) is an autoimmune disease that is characterised by hair loss. Individuals diagnosed with it often describe feelings of trauma and social rejection due to cosmetic repercussions and are at h...

    Authors: Yamuna Rajoo, J. Wong, I. S. Raj and G. A. Kennedy

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:132

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Research on the relationship between resilience and loneliness is sparse. The construct of resilience has been conceptualized in multiple ways, including the measurement of resilience. The Resilience Scale for...

    Authors: Ida Skytte Jakobsen, Lykke Mie Riis Madsen, Martin Mau, Odin Hjemdal and Oddgeir Friborg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:131

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Prenatal posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a significant complication of pregnancy linked to increased risk of adverse perinatal outcomes. Although 1 in 5 pregnant trauma-exposed individuals have PTSD, m...

    Authors: Natalie R. Stevens, Michelle L. Miller, Christina Soibatian, Caitlin Otwell, Anne K. Rufa, Danie J. Meyer and Madeleine U. Shalowitz

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:130

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Evidence of the relationship between serious physical injury and poor mental health among university students from low- and middle-income countries is limited. The aim of the study is to assess the association...

    Authors: Supa Pengpid and Karl Peltzer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:129

    Content type: Research article

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  45. After the new definition of adjustment disorder (AjD) by the International Classification of Diseases-11(ICD-11), AjD has attracted more and more attention. Adjustment disorder new module-20 (ADNM-20), which i...

    Authors: Haiyan Tang, Huihua Xiong, Lingchao Deng, Andreas Maercker, Jun Zhang and Heng Meng

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:128

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  46. A lower respiratory tract infection caused by novel coronavirus termed as Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) was first identified in China and subsequently took the form of pandemic. Studies on disease outbreak i...

    Authors: Kamal Gautam, Ramesh P. Adhikari, Aman Sen Gupta, Rajan Kumar Shrestha, Pitambar Koirala and Suraj Koirala

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:127

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  47. 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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  48. 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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    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychology 2021 9:17