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  1. Contextual cues play an important role in facilitating behaviour change. They not only support memory but may also help to make the new behaviour automatic through the formation of new routines. However, previ...

    Authors: Katarzyna Stawarz, Benjamin Gardner, Anna Cox and Ann Blandford

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:29

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Individuals tend to have an optimism bias, processing desirable information more frequently than undesirable information. However, people who have been diagnosed with depression often have a more pessimistic v...

    Authors: Shinpei Yoshimura and Yuma Hashimoto

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:28

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  3. This study aims to investigate effectiveness of a 6-week, transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and depression in adolescents, the Structured Material for Therapy (SMART), in naturalis...

    Authors: Veronica Lorentzen, Kenneth Fagermo, Bjørn Helge Handegård, Ingunn Skre and Simon-Peter Neumer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:25

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  4. The use of psychological testing to indicate the potential for dissatisfaction with dental treatment has many potential patient and clinician benefits but has been rarely investigated. The study aimed to explo...

    Authors: James Dudley, Lindsay Richards and Melati Mahmud

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:24

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Medical specialty is a critical choice in a physician’s life because it determines their professional future and medical practice. While some are motivated to choose a specific specialty based on the monetary ...

    Authors: Francisco José Barbosa-Camacho, Roberto Carlos Miranda-Ackerman, Itzel Vázquez-Reyna, Vania Brickelia Jimenez-Ley, Francisco Javier Barrera-López, Vianca Seleste Contreras-Cordero, Veronica Alexandra Sánchez-López, Tom Jilmer Castillo-Valverde, Claudina del Carmen Lamas-Abbadie, Brenda Alicia González-Adán, Ana Olivia Cortes-Flores, Gilberto Morgan-Villela, Guillermo Alonso Cervantes-Cardona, Gabino Cervantes-Guevara, Clotilde Fuentes-Orozco and Alejandro González-Ojeda

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:23

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Swipe-Based Dating Applications (SBDAs) function similarly to other social media and online dating platforms but have the unique feature of “swiping” the screen to either like or dislike another user’s profile...

    Authors: Nicol Holtzhausen, Keersten Fitzgerald, Ishaan Thakur, Jack Ashley, Margaret Rolfe and Sabrina Winona Pit

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:22

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Attachment and spirituality are thought to have deep evolutionary roots but are always interpreted within the framework of culture, religion and personal beliefs. While insecure attachment has been observed to...

    Authors: Michaela Hiebler-Ragger, Shanmukh V. Kamble, Elisabeth Aberer and Human Friedrich Unterrainer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:21

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Compassionate love is defined as awareness and understanding of one’s suffering, connecting with the distress, and being emotionally and cognitively moved to alleviate suffering. The Compassionate Love Scale f...

    Authors: Francesca Chiesi, Chloe Lau and Donald H. Saklofske

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:20

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Bereaved parents experience higher rates of depressive and post-traumatic stress symptoms after the stillbirth of a baby than after live-birth. Yet, these effects remain underreported in the literature and, co...

    Authors: Lynn L. Farrales, Joanne Cacciatore, Christine Jonas-Simpson, Shafik Dharamsi, Jaime Ascher and Michael C. Klein

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:18

    Content type: Research article

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  10. While there has been research on catastrophic misinterpretation of ambiguous situations and on the effects of the induction of physiological arousal, there has been no experimental research on the relationship...

    Authors: Barnabas Ohst and Brunna Tuschen-Caffier

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:17

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  11. The literature on loss and traumatic grief after disasters provides findings on the impact of losing a partner, child or close friend on partners, parents and friends. However, little attention has been given ...

    Authors: C. Joris Yzermans, Christos Baliatsas, Peter G. Van der Velden and Michel L. A. Dückers

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:16

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Personality traits can be used to predict an individual’s behaviors in different life situations, including marital life situations. Marital satisfaction that is influenced by different factors is a criterion ...

    Authors: Kourosh Sayehmiri, Karez Ibrahim Kareem, Kamel Abdi, Sahar Dalvand and Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:15

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors advised that the name of the 4th author had been submitted incorrectly; the author has the family name ‘Pouraboli’, however, their article was origin...

    Authors: Mahya Torkaman, Jamileh Farokhzadian, Sakineh Miri and Batool Pouraboli

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:14

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychology 2020 8:3

  14. Urbanization is steadily increasing worldwide. Previous research indicated a higher incidence of mental health problems in more urban areas, however, very little is known regarding potential mechanisms underly...

    Authors: B. E. Evans, J. van der Ende, K. Greaves-Lord, A. C. Huizink, R. Beijers and C. de Weerth

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:12

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  15. Our study examined the use of decision-making styles, as identified by Scott and Bruce (1995) (i.e. differentiating between a rational, intuitive, dependent, avoidant and spontaneous decision-making style), wi...

    Authors: Linda N. Douma, Ellen Uiters and Danielle R. M. Timmermans

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:11

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  16. The fear of illness progression is common amongst those with chronic illnesses including cancers, and contributes to high psychological morbidity. Research in Asia on such fears however, is limited by a paucit...

    Authors: Rathi Mahendran, Jianlin Liu, Sangita Kuparasundram and Konstadina Griva

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:10

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  17. The risk of metastases in uveal melanoma can accurately be estimated through genetic analysis of the tumor. A growing number of patients decide to receive information on their prognosis, although this can be e...

    Authors: Marietta Lieb, Sefik Tagay, Anja Breidenstein, Tobias Hepp, Claudia H. D. Le Guin, Jennifer Scheel, Dietmar R. Lohmann, Norbert Bornfeld, Martin Teufel and Yesim Erim

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:8

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  18. Intelligence is the aggregate or global capacity of the individual to act purposefully, to think rationally and to deal effectively with the environment. Previous studies have shown that individuals with intel...

    Authors: Linde Melby, Marit S. Indredavik, Gro Løhaugen, Ann Mari Brubakk, Jon Skranes and Torstein Vik

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:7

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  19. Infertility can have a powerful impact on marital quality. The Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale (RDAS) is a widely used measure of marital quality. This scale has not been validated in infertile patients. There...

    Authors: Saman Maroufizadeh, Reza Omani-Samani, Mostafa Hosseini, Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Mahdi Sepidarkish and Payam Amini

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:6

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Hope or hopefulness enhances coping and improves quality of life in persons with chronic or incurable illnesses. Lack of hope is associated with depression and anxiety, which impact negatively on quality of li...

    Authors: Hellen Siril, Mary C. Smith Fawzi, Jim Todd, Magreat Somba, Anna Kaale, Anna Minja, Japhet Killewo, Ferdinand Mugusi and Sylvia F. Kaaya

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:5

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Male height is positively associated with social dominance, and more agonistic/competitive behaviours. However, the ‘Napoleon complex’ or ‘small man syndrome’ suggests that smaller males are more assertive and...

    Authors: Dane McCarrick, Gayle Brewer, Minna Lyons, Thomas V. Pollet and Nick Neave

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:4

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The imprisoned women usually have low self-esteem and suffer from various physical and mental complaints; they may suffer from feelings of emptiness, isolation, and depression. Transactional analysis (TA) is p...

    Authors: Mahya Torkaman, Jamileh Farokhzadian, Sakineh Miri and Batool Pouraboli

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:3

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychology 2020 8:14

  23. Response inhibition can be classified into stimulus-driven inhibition and intentional inhibition based on the degree of endogenous volition involved. In the past decades, abundant research efforts to study the...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Wery P. M. van den Wildenberg, Gorka Fraga González, Davide Rigoni, Marcel Brass, Reinout W. Wiers and K. Richard Ridderinkhof

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:2

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  24. Cognitively straining conditions such as disruptions, interruptions, and information overload are related to impaired task performance and diminished well-being at work. It is therefore essential that we reduc...

    Authors: Virpi Kalakoski, Sanna Selinheimo, Teppo Valtonen, Jarno Turunen, Sari Käpykangas, Hilkka Ylisassi, Pauliina Toivio, Heli Järnefelt, Heli Hannonen and Teemu Paajanen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:1

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  25. Trust and respect may be an important component of client-provider relationships. This study aimed to develop and report preliminary psychometric analyses of a new brief measure to evaluate a patient’s level o...

    Authors: Paul Crits-Christoph, Agnes Rieger, Averi Gaines and Mary Beth Connolly Gibbons

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:91

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  26. Disturbances in bodily well-being represent one key source of suffering and impairment related to cancer. There is growing evidence that body psychotherapy (BPT) is efficacious for the treatment of various men...

    Authors: Astrid Grossert, Cornelia Meffert, Viviane Hess, Christoph Rochlitz, Miklos Pless, Sabina Hunziker, Brigitta Wössmer, Ulfried Geuter, Gunther Meinlschmidt and Rainer Schaefert

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:90

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. Information on the prevalence of adjustment disorders among cancer patients and the value of psychological interventions in this group of patients is limited. This study investigates the prevalence of adjustme...

    Authors: Florie E. van Beek, Lonneke M. A. Wijnhoven, Femke Jansen, José A. E. Custers, Eline J. Aukema, Veerle M. H. Coupé, Pim Cuijpers, Marije L. van der Lee, Birgit I. Lissenberg-Witte, Ben Wijnen, Judith B. Prins and Irma M. Verdonck-de Leeuw

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:89

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  28. Symptoms of anxiety and depression are common mental health problems in children and are often referred to as internalizing symptoms. Youth with such symptoms are at greater risk for poor academic achievement,...

    Authors: Marit Løtveit Pedersen, Solveig Holen, Stian Lydersen, Kristin Martinsen, Simon-Peter Neumer, Frode Adolfsen and Anne Mari Sund

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:88

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Using the Iowa Gambling Test (IGT), we demonstrated previously impaired decision- making process in young tattooed women. The purpose of the present study was to explore the associations among the three facets...

    Authors: Semion Kertzman, Alex Kagan, Omer Hegedish, Rina Lapidus and Abraham Weizman

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:87

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  30. Chronic pain constitutes one of the most common reasons for seeking health care services and may even lead to disability. Chronic pain has been associated with depression and deterioration of the quality of li...

    Authors: Ekaterini Rapti, Dimitrios Damigos, Paraskevi Apostolara, Vasiliki Roka, Chara Tzavara and Christos Lionis

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:86

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  31. Chronic diseases in childhood can affect the physical and mental health of patients and their families. The literature on pediatric chronic diseases has found important associations between the sociodemographi...

    Authors: Filiberto Toledano-Toledano, Rocío Rodríguez-Rey, José Moral de la Rubia and David Luna

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:85

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  32. The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi was a major traumatic event affecting nearly all Rwandans. Significant psychological sequels continue to occur in the population 25 years after, with a high prevalence of po...

    Authors: Celestin Mutuyimana, Vincent Sezibera, Epaphrodite Nsabimana, Lambert Mugabo, Cindi Cassady, Clarisse Musanabaganwa and Yvonne Kayiteshonga

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:84

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  33. Balancing Everyday Life (BEL) is a new activity-based lifestyle intervention for mental health service users. An earlier study found BEL to be effective in increasing occupational engagement, occupational bala...

    Authors: Jenny Hultqvist, Kristine Lund, Elisabeth Argentzell and Mona Eklund

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:83

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  34. Risk behaviors among young people are a major social and public health issue. This study aims to assess the impact of a life-skills-based prevention program (called Mission Papillagou) on self-esteem, well-being,...

    Authors: Virginie Moulier, Hélène Guinet, Zorica Kovacevic, Zohra Bel-Abbass, Yacine Benamara, Nadhirati Zile, Arezki Ourrad, Pilar Arcella-Giraux, Emmanuel Meunier, Fanny Thomas and Dominique Januel

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:82

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  35. Previous research has mostly focused on the hormonal, behavioral and neural correlates of maternal caregiving. We present a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled within-subject design to examine the eff...

    Authors: Annemieke M. Witte, Marleen H. M. de Moor, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn and Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:81

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. To our knowledge, no research project on alexithymia has been conducted in Lebanon. The objective of this study was to assess risk factors associated with alexithymia in a representative sample of the Lebanese...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:80

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  37. Disasters are becoming more prevalent across the world and people are frequently exposed to them as part of their occupational groups. It is important for organisations to understand how best to support employ...

    Authors: Samantha K. Brooks, Rebecca Dunn, Richard Amlôt, G. James Rubin and Neil Greenberg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:78

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  38. In South Africa, the prevalence of symptoms of common mental disorders (CMD), i.e. depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts are high. This study aimed to use a cognitive interviewing technique to validate the...

    Authors: Zulfa Abrahams, Marguerite Schneider, Sally Field and Simone Honikman

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:77

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  39. Previous studies have found that perceptions of mental health related stigma can negatively impact help-seeking, particularly in military samples. Moreover, perceptions of stigma and barriers to care can vary ...

    Authors: Victoria Williamson, Neil Greenberg and Sharon A. M. Stevelink

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:75

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  40. Prioritization of the processing of threatening stimuli induces deleterious effects on task performance. However, emotion evoked by viewing images of snakes exerts a facilitating effect upon making judgments o...

    Authors: Marine Grandgeorge, Alban Lemasson, Martine Hausberger, Hiroki Koda and Nobuo Masataka

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:74

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  41. Adolescence is a time of considerable social, cognitive, and physiological development. It reflects a period of heightened risk for the onset of mental health problems, as well as heightened opportunity for fl...

    Authors: Charlotte Booth, Annabel Songco, Sam Parsons, Lauren Charlotte Heathcote and Elaine Fox

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:73

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  42. For some young persons diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, treatment will inevitably involve phases where hospitalization is required. Inspired by the encouraging evidence-base for outpatient family-based treatme...

    Authors: Jan-Vegard Nilsen, Trine Wiig Hage, Øyvind Rø, Inger Halvorsen and Hanne Weie Oddli

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:72

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  43. Sexual harassment is a widespread problem with serious consequences for individuals and societies. It is likely that sexual harassment among peers has its main onset during the transition from late childhood t...

    Authors: Therése Skoog, Kristina Holmqvist Gattario and Carolina Lunde

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:71

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