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  1. Scandalous incidents occurring in prominent organisations in the world have brought to limelight the role of leaders in shaping the ethical climate of their organisations. As a result, several studies across d...

    Authors: Ibeawuchi K. Enwereuzor, Ike E. Onyishi, Florence Chiji Albi-Oparaocha and Kenneth Amaeshi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:52

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Many significant others of persons with serious conditions like spinal cord injury (SCI) and acquired brain injury (ABI) report high levels of psychological distress. In line with the stress-coping model, the ...

    Authors: Eline W. M. Scholten, Julia D. H. P. Simon, Tijn van Diemen, Chantal F. Hillebregt, Marjolijn Ketelaar, Kees Hein Woldendorp, Rutger Osterthun, Johanna M. A. Visser-Meily and Marcel W. M. Post

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:51

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Functional communication is vital in many areas of daily life, and modifying dysfunctional communication has been emphasized in various social areas, including family and school. The present preliminary study ...

    Authors: Junhyung Kim, Young Hoon Jung, Yu-Bin Shin, Min-Kyeong Kim, Hyojung Eom, Eunjoo Kim, Joohan Kim and Jae-Jin Kim

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:50

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Exposure therapy is the gold standard for treating childhood anxiety, yet not all youth improve. Children do not always have insight on their distress, which can limit the utility of self-reported units of dis...

    Authors: Caitlyn C. McCormack, Rebekah J. Mennies, Jennifer S. Silk and Lindsey B. Stone

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:48

    Content type: Research article

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  5. This study aims to assess the impact of personality traits on emotional intelligence (EI) and decision-making among medical students in Lebanese Universities and to evaluate the potential mediating role-played...

    Authors: Radwan El Othman, Rola El Othman, Rabih Hallit, Sahar Obeid and Souheil Hallit

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:46

    Content type: Research article

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  6. This investigation aims to validate the psychometric properties of the modified 19-item Bengali version World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL) instrument in a typical healthy rural population in Ba...

    Authors: Mohammed Nazim Uddin and Fakir M. Amirul Islam

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:44

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Adolescence is characterized by unique, multiple physical, psychological and social development. Understanding the well-being of adolescents and the factors that contribute to it will help towards clarifying a...

    Authors: Anju Poudel, Bishnu Gurung and Gopal Prasad Khanal

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:43

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Despite the considerable success of comprehensive tobacco control efforts, tobacco use remains one of the greatest preventable causes of death and disease today. Over half of all smokers in the US make quit at...

    Authors: Ellen Carl, Amylynn Liskiewicz, Cheryl Rivard, Ronald Alberico, Ahmed Belal, Martin C. Mahoney, Amanda J. Quisenberry, Warren K. Bickel and Christine E. Sheffer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:42

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. Maternal mental well-being and social circumstances during pregnancy and early childhood impact the child’s well-being and development. Supportive and sensitive parenting is one of the strongest predictors of ...

    Authors: Anne Kristine Aarestrup, Mette Skovgaard Væver, Janne Petersen, Katrine Røhder and Michaela Schiøtz

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:41

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Metacognition has been shown as a key contributor to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as other anxiety-related disorders, yet its role in the development and maintenance of these disorders remains unclear...

    Authors: Roberto Gutierrez, Tulsi Hirani, Leo Curtis and Amanda K. Ludlow

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:40

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Preschoolers regularly display disruptive behaviors in child care settings because they have not yet developed the social skills necessary to interact prosocially with others. Disruptive behaviors interfere wi...

    Authors: Marie-Pier Larose, Isabelle Ouellet-Morin, Francis Vergunst, Frank Vitaro, Alain Girard, Richard E. Tremblay, Mara Brendgen and Sylvana M. Côté

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:39

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Medical students experience depression and anxiety at a higher rate than the general population or students from other specialties. While there is a growing literature on the high prevalence of depression and ...

    Authors: Ruyue Shao, Ping He, Bin Ling, Li Tan, Lu Xu, Yanhua Hou, Liangsheng Kong and Yongqiang Yang

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:38

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Left-handedness prevalence has been consistently reported at around 10% with heritability estimates at around 25%. Higher left-handedness prevalence has been reported in males and in twins. Lower prevalence ha...

    Authors: Mo Zheng, Catherine McBride, Connie Suk-Han Ho, Jonathan Ka-Chun Chan, Kwong Wai Choy and Silvia Paracchini

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:37

    Content type: Research article

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  14. As yet, little is known about the effects of mental health stigma on sustainable employment. This is surprising, as mental health stigma is common, and because people with severe and common mental disorders ar...

    Authors: Evelien P. M. Brouwers

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:36

    Content type: Debate

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  15. Disruption of biological rhythms has been linked to the pathophysiology of mental disorders. However, little is known regarding the rhythmicity of mood symptoms due to the lack of validated clinical questionna...

    Authors: Melissa A. B. Oliveira, Kristina Epifano, Salina Mathur, Felipe Gutiérrez Carvalho, Marina Scop, Alicia Carissimi, Ana Paula Francisco, Luciene L. S. Garay, Ana Adan, Maria Paz Hidalgo and Benicio N. Frey

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:35

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  16. Depression and obesity are significant global health concerns that commonly occur together. An integrated group cognitive behavioural therapy program was therefore developed to simultaneously address comorbid ...

    Authors: Taryn Lores, Michael Musker, Kathryn Collins, Anne Burke, Seth W. Perry, Ma-Li Wong and Julio Licinio

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:34

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The prevalence in the Lebanese general population of cigarette and waterpipe smoking, alcohol drinking and internet use seems to be increasing lately. So far, no study was done relating the above to attachment...

    Authors: Laurette Nakhoul, Sahar Obeid, Hala Sacre, Chadia Haddad, Michel Soufia, Rabih Hallit, Marwan Akel, Pascale Salameh and Souheil Hallit

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:33

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  18. Explicit and implicit attitudes have been studied extensively, but there is less attention to reducing dissonance between them. This is relevant because this dissonance (IED) results in distress and has incons...

    Authors: Carolin Muschalik, Rik Crutzen, Iman Elfeddali and Hein de Vries

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:32

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  19. Cognitive fatigue after childhood cancer is frequently overlooked despite guidelines recommending follow-up, and might be mistaken for depression due to overlapping symptoms. Our objectives were: 1) to examine...

    Authors: Elin Irestorm, Ingrid Tonning Olsson, Birgitta Johansson and Ingrid Øra

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:31

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  20. Several studies indicate the role of psychosocial factors in the management and control of chronic diseases in adolescents. In this regard, the roles of attachment and alexithymia in the management of type 1 d...

    Authors: Zeinab Shayeghian, Mina Moeineslam, Elnaz Hajati, Mehrdad Karimi, Golshan Amirshekari and Parisa Amiri

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:30

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

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  25. 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

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  26. 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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  27. 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

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  28. 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

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  29. 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

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  30. 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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  31. 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

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  32. 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

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  33. 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

  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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

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  40. 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

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  41. 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

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