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  1. The purpose of this study was to develop valid and reliable instruments to assess priority psychosocial problems and functioning among adult survivors of systematic violence from Burma living in Thailand.

    Authors: Emily E Haroz, Judith K Bass, Catherine Lee, Laura K Murray, Courtland Robinson and Paul Bolton

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:31

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Previous research has found that language and motor skills are closely interrelated developmental areas. This observation has led to questions about the specificity of these domains, and the nature of the asso...

    Authors: Mari V Wang, Ratib Lekhal, Leif E Aaro, Arne Holte and Synnve Schjolberg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:34

    Content type: Research article

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  3. In 2011/12 about 6% of pupils in England who were in the last two years of compulsory education (Years 10 and 11) experienced one or more fixed period school exclusionsa for disciplinary reasons and there are rou...

    Authors: Ingrid Obsuth, Alex Sutherland, Liv Pilbeam, Sarah Scott, Sara Valdebenito, Rosanna Carr and Manuel Eisner

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:24

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. The Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicidal Behavior (IPT) is supported by recent epidemiological data. Unique risk factors for the IPT constructs have been identified in community epidemiological studi...

    Authors: Tara Donker, Philip J Batterham, Kimberly A Van Orden and Helen Christensen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:20

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The experimental methods currently used for assessing motivational processes in humans have two major limitations. Some of them rely on global subjective assessments while others evaluate these processes using...

    Authors: Bruno Aouizerate, Camille Gouzien, Olivier Doumy, Pierre Philip, Catherine Semal, Laurent Demany, Pier Vincenzo Piazza and Daniela Cota

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:23

    Content type: Technical advance

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  6. Psychological distress is frequently used as an indicator of the mental health of a population. Overall, the mean level of distress is higher in women than in men and tends to decrease in both genders during a...

    Authors: Aline Drapeau, Alain Marchand and Charlotte Forest

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:25

    Content type: Research article

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  7. There is evidence that both breast cancer patients and their partners are affected emotionally, when facing a breast cancer diagnosis. Several couple interventions have been evaluated, but there is a need for ...

    Authors: Anne Nicolaisen, Dorte G Hansen, Mariët Hagedoorn, Henrik E Flyger, Nina Rottmann, Per Nielsen, Katrine Søe, Anne E Pedersen and Christoffer Johansen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:19

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Mindfulness and decentering are closely related processes both assumed to promote well-being. While some researchers claim that mindfulness and decentering can be clearly differentiated others suggest to use t...

    Authors: Judith Gecht, Ramona Kessel, Thomas Forkmann, Siegfried Gauggel, Barbara Drueke, Anne Scherer and Verena Mainz

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:18

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Offspring of patients with anxiety or depression are at high risk for developing anxiety or depression. Despite the positive findings regarding effectiveness of prevention programs, recruitment for prevention ...

    Authors: Helma Festen, Karen Schipper, Sybolt O de Vries, Catrien G Reichart, Tineke A Abma and Maaike H Nauta

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:17

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Symptoms of anxiety and depression are common in childhood, as are risk factors that undermine wellbeing: low self-esteem and limited participation in daily occupations. Current treatments focus primarily on m...

    Authors: Ema Tokolahi, Clare Hocking, Paula Kersten and Alain C Vandal

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:16

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. Reliable cognitive assessment for non-western cultures is difficult given that mainstream tests typically rely on western concepts, content and values. Despite recognition of the scarcity of appropriate tests ...

    Authors: Kylie M Dingwall, Melissa A Lindeman and Sheree Cairney

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:13

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Smoking prevalence rates among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population are significantly higher than the general population. However, there is limited research on smoking cessation treatm...

    Authors: Alicia K Matthews, Elizabeth A McConnell, Chien-Ching Li, Maria C Vargas and Andrea King

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:12

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. The study aim was to determine if state and trait intra-individual measures of everyday affect predict cognitive functioning in healthy older community dwelling European adults (n = 387), aged 55-87 years.

    Authors: Ellen EA Simpson, Elizabeth A Maylor, Christopher McConville, Barbara Stewart-Knox, Natalie Meunier, Maud Andriollo-Sanchez, Angela Polito, Federica Intorre, Jacqueline M McCormack and Charles Coudray

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:11

    Content type: Research article

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  14. New Perspectives (NP) is a prevention program aiming to prevent that youth at onset of a criminal career will develop a persistent criminal behaviour pattern. The effects of NP on juvenile delinquency and othe...

    Authors: Sanne LA de Vries, Machteld Hoeve, Jessica J Asscher and Geert Jan JM Stams

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:10

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. Recent studies have noted differences in social acquiescence and interpersonal relations among adults born preterm or with very low birth weight compared to full term adults. In addition, birth weight has been...

    Authors: Trine Flensborg-Madsen, Rasmus Revsbech, Holger Jelling Sørensen and Erik Lykke Mortensen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:8

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Mental health is an important component of overall health and wellbeing and crucial for a happy and meaningful life. The prevalence of mental health problems amongst children and adolescent is high; with estim...

    Authors: Kerri E McPherson, Susan Kerr, Elizabeth McGee, Antony Morgan, Francine M Cheater, Jennifer McLean and James Egan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:7

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Sleep restriction is a prevalent issue for adolescents and has been associated with negative cognitive, emotional, and physical health (e.g., poor attention, depressed mood, obesity). Existing sleep promotion ...

    Authors: Jamie Cassoff, Florida Rushani, Reut Gruber and Bärbel Knäuper

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:6

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. Families of children living with chronic illness are more vulnerable to mental health problems, however this can be ameliorated by a family’s resilience. The Child Illness and Resilience Program (CHiRP) will d...

    Authors: Katrina M Hamall, Todd R Heard, Kerry J Inder, Katherine M McGill and Frances Kay-Lambkin

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:5

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. The editors of BMC Psychology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 1 (2013).

    Authors: Alice K Murray

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:2

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  20. Extensive studies have documented the complex and comprehensive psychosocial consequences of stroke. Psychosocial difficulties significantly affect long-term functioning and quality of life. Many studies have ...

    Authors: Marit Kirkevold, Randi Martinsen, Berit Arnesveen Bronken and Kari Kvigne

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:4

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Cognitive functioning is important for managing work and life in general. Some experience problems with cognitive functioning, often referred to as subjective cognitive complaints (SCC). These problems are rat...

    Authors: Cecilia UD Stenfors, Petter Marklund, Linda L Magnusson Hanson, Töres Theorell and Lars-Göran Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:3

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The prevalence of morbid obesity is an increasing health problem in most parts of the world and is related to lower quality of life. Sense of coherence, or the perception that the world is meaningful and predi...

    Authors: Anners Lerdal, May Solveig Fagermoen, Tore Bonsaksen, Caryl L Gay and Anders Kottorp

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:1

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Previous studies have demonstrated the utility and sensitivity of the CogState Brief Battery (CBB) in detecting cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and in asses...

    Authors: Paul Maruff, Yen Ying Lim, David Darby, Kathryn A Ellis, Robert H Pietrzak, Peter J Snyder, Ashley I Bush, Cassandra Szoeke, Adrian Schembri, David Ames and Colin L Masters

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:30

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Physical activity is a key component of exploration and development. Poor motor proficiency, by limiting participation in physical and social activities, can therefore contribute to poor psychological and soci...

    Authors: Patricia K Kitsao-Wekulo, Penny A Holding, Hudson Gerry Taylor, Jane D Kvalsvig and Kevin J Connolly

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:29

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Perceived stress, immature defense style, depression and anxiety and negative life events all are known to be associated with eating disorders. The present study aimed to investigate the relationships between ...

    Authors: Phillipa Hay and Sarah Elizabeth Williams

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:27

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Listen Protect Connect (LPC), a school-based program of Psychological First Aid delivered by non-mental health professionals, is intended to support trauma-exposed children. Our objective was to implement LPC ...

    Authors: Marizen Ramirez, Karisa Harland, Maisha Frederick, Rhoda Shepherd, Marleen Wong and Joseph E Cavanaugh

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:26

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Psychology 2014 2:45

  27. The aim of this study was to assess reliability and validity of the Resilience Scale 11 (RS-11) and develop a shorter scale in a population-based study.

    Authors: Alexander von Eisenhart Rothe, Markus Zenger, Maria Elena Lacruz, Rebecca Emeny, Jens Baumert, Sibylle Haefner and Karl-Heinz Ladwig

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:25

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Alcohol use disorder is a widespread problem in Denmark and has severe impacts on health and quality of life of each individual. The clinical treatment of alcohol use disorder involves evidence-based knowledge...

    Authors: Sengül Sari, Randi Bilberg, Kurt Jensen, Anette Søgaard-Nielsen, Bent Nielsen and Kirsten K Roessler

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:23

    Content type: Study protocol

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  29. The size and emotion effect is the tendency for children to draw people and other objects with a positive emotional charge larger than those with a negative or neutral charge. Here we explored the novel idea t...

    Authors: Andrew K Dunn, Nicola Taylor and Thom Baguley

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:21

    Content type: Research article

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  30. There is increased focus on early diagnosis of dementia, and subjective awareness of memory impairment is often assumed to be an early symptom of dementia. Subjective memory impairment (SMI) is used to describ...

    Authors: Jostein Holmen, Ellen Melbye Langballe, Kristian Midthjell, Turid Lingaas Holmen, Arvid Fikseaunet, Ingvild Saltvedt and Kristian Tambs

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:19

    Content type: Research article

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  31. There seems to be a common belief that women are better in multi-tasking than men, but there is practically no scientific research on this topic. Here, we tested whether women have better multi-tasking skills ...

    Authors: Gijsbert Stoet, Daryl B O’Connor, Mark Conner and Keith R Laws

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:18

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Depressive symptoms are a common problem in patients with diabetes, laying an additional burden on both the patients and the health care system. Patients suffering from these symptoms rarely receive adequate e...

    Authors: K Annika Tovote, Joke Fleer, Evelien Snippe, Irina V Bas, Thera P Links, Paul MG Emmelkamp, Robbert Sanderman and Maya J Schroevers

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:17

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. Previous studies have shown that adverse conditions during fetal and early life are associated with lower performance on neurocognitive tests in childhood, adolescence and adult life. There is, however, a pauc...

    Authors: Jens Christoffer Skogen, Simon Øverland, A David Smith, Arnstein Mykletun and Robert Stewart

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:16

    Content type: Research article

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  34. African American smokers experience disproportionately higher rates of tobacco-related illnesses compared to Caucasians. It has been suggested that interventions targeted to specific racial/ethnic groups (i.e....

    Authors: Monica Webb Hooper, Ramona Larry, Kolawole Okuyemi, Ken Resnicow, Noella A Dietz, Robert G Robinson and Michael H Antoni

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:15

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  35. Detection of feigned neurocognitive deficits is a challenge for neuropsychological assessment. We conducted two studies to examine whether memory malingering is characterized by an elevated proportion of false...

    Authors: Sebastian Schindler, Johanna Kissler, Klaus-Peter Kühl, Rainer Hellweg and Thomas Bengner

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:12

    Content type: Research article

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  36. There is a need for further investigation of sense of coherence (SOC), the central concept of salutogenesis, and its relationship with long-term illnesses such as psoriasis. The aim of this study is to investi...

    Authors: Eva Langeland, Hilde S Robinson, Torbjørn Moum, Marie H Larsen, Anne-Lene Krogstad and Astrid K Wahl

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:11

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Almost every interpersonal interaction is mediated by the sex of the individuals involved. Visual, auditory, and olfactory cues provide individuals with the opportunity to discriminate the sex of others from a...

    Authors: Graeme Hacker, Anna Brooks and Rick van der Zwan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2013 1:10

    Content type: Research article

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