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  1. 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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  2. 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

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Refugees and asylum seekers are frequently exposed to violence, human rights violations and unstable living conditions before, during, and after their displacement. Elevated prevalence rates of psychiatric dis...

    Authors: Julia Spaaij, Matthis Schick, Richard A. Bryant, Ulrich Schnyder, Hansjörg Znoj, Angela Nickerson and Naser Morina

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:96

    Content type: Research

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  16. In the beginning of 2020, the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, became a public health emergency in the U.S. and rapidly escalated into a global pandemic. Because the SARS-Co...

    Authors: Jenny Lee, Matthew Solomon, Tej Stead, Bryan Kwon and Latha Ganti

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:95

    Content type: Research

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  17. This study tested the efficacy of AFFIRM, a brief affirmative cognitive-behavioural group intervention tailored to reduce psychosocial distress and improve coping among sexual and gender minority adolescents a...

    Authors: Shelley L. Craig, Andrew D. Eaton, Vivian W. Y. Leung, Gio Iacono, Nelson Pang, Frank Dillon, Ashley Austin, Rachael Pascoe and Cheryl Dobinson

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:94

    Content type: Research

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  18. The study explored the role of emotional intelligence (EI) on employees’ perceived wellbeing and empowerment, as well as their performance, by measuring their quality of care.

    Authors: Leila Karimi, Sandra G. Leggat, Timothy Bartram, Leila Afshari, Sarah Sarkeshik and Tengiz Verulava

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:93

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Plastic waste management is one of the most challenging problems of our time. Until now, only 9% of the produced plastics has been recycled. In order to increase recycling, a behavior change towards sorting of...

    Authors: Valérie J. V. Broers, Melina Van Scharrenburg, Lily Fredrix, Johan Lataster, Ansje J. Löhr and Nele Jacobs

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:92

    Content type: Study protocol

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  20. The WHO has raised concerns about the psychological consequences of the current COVID-19 pandemic, negatively affecting health across societies, cultures and age-groups.

    Authors: Cornelia Herbert, Alia El Bolock and Slim Abdennadher

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:90

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Several studies have assessed the Quality of Life (QoL) in Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children and adolescents. The findings from these studies, however, vary from DHH children reporting lower QoL than the...

    Authors: Chris Margaret Aanondsen, Thomas Jozefiak, Kerstin Heiling, Stian Lydersen and Tormod Rimehaug

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:89

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  22. The rapid increasing rate of mobile and internet users in Lebanon, predisposes us to a high dependency on smartphones, leading to more phubbing. Phubbing has been found associated with many psychological facto...

    Authors: Zeinab Bitar, Souheil Hallit, Wael Khansa and Sahar Obeid

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:87

    Content type: Research

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  23. Healthcare professionals can be a source of stigma and discrimination for people with mental illness, and anti-stigma programs are needed for this target group. However, there is no validated German language s...

    Authors: Gianfranco Zuaboni, Timon Elmer, Franziska Rabenschlag, Kolja Heumann, Susanne Jaeger, Bernd Kozel, Candelaria I. Mahlke, Anastasia Theodoridou, Matthias Jaeger and Nicolas Rüsch

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:86

    Content type: Research

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  24. The development of cultural competence is central to the therapeutic alliance with clients from diverse backgrounds. Given that the majority of Australia’s population growth is due to migration, mental health ...

    Authors: Tinashe Dune, Peter Caputi, Beverly M. Walker, Katarzyna Olcon, Catherine MacPhail, Rubab Firdaus and Jack Thepsourinthone

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:85

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Stress-related exhaustion is associated with cognitive impairment as measured by both subjective cognitive complaints (SCCs) and objective cognitive test performance. This study aimed to examine how patients d...

    Authors: Andreas Nelson, Hanna Malmberg Gavelin, Carl-Johan Boraxbekk, Therese Eskilsson, Maria Josefsson, Lisbeth Slunga Järvholm and Anna Stigsdotter Neely

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:84

    Content type: Research

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  26. The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis unprecedented in its size and scope. Yet studies of resilience suggest most individuals will successfully negotiate this challenge and some may even experience growth and posi...

    Authors: Maria E. Bleil, Bradley M. Appelhans, Alexis S. Thomas, Steven E. Gregorich, Neal Marquez, Glenn I. Roisman, Cathryn Booth-LaForce and Kyle Crowder

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:83

    Content type: Research

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  27. As the older population aged 65 and over worldwide, is estimated to increase from 9% in 2019 to 16% in 2050, rapid aging will transform the aspects such as economic security, employment status, and family stru...

    Authors: T. Muhammad, Shobhit Srivastava and T. V. Sekher

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:82

    Content type: Research

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  28. In addition to physical problems, the COVID-19 crisis continues to impose serious psychological adverse effects on people's mental health, which plays a major role in the efficiency of every community. Student...

    Authors: Reza Ghafari, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Mahsa Rouhi and Shirin Osouli Tabrizi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:81

    Content type: Research

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  29. While there is a growing body of empirical studies focusing on the social and behavioral predictors of psychological health, the mechanisms that may underlie the reported associations have not been adequately ...

    Authors: Md. Nazmul Huda, Masum Billah, Sonia Sharmin, A. S. M. Amanullah and Muhammad Zakir Hossin

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:80

    Content type: Research

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  30. The mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantining on children and young people (CYP) living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has yet to be fully comprehended. CYP in LMICs are at ut...

    Authors: Darren Sharpe, Mohsen Rajabi, Clement Chileshe, Sitali Mayamba Joseph, Ibrahim Sesay, James Williams and Siraj Sait

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:79

    Content type: Research

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  31. During the last decade, social media has permeated most parts of society. Adolescents are particularly active users of social media, and their use has been suggested as a contributing factor to mental health i...

    Authors: Gunnhild Johnsen Hjetland, Viktor Schønning, Randi Træland Hella, Marius Veseth and Jens Christoffer Skogen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:78

    Content type: Research

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  32. There is an urgent need for efficacious interventions to combat the global mental health crisis, and mental health promotion and primary prevention approaches are paramount. The aim of this study is to examine...

    Authors: Geraldine Przybylko, Darren Morton, Lillian Kent, Jason Morton, Jason Hinze, Peter Beamish and Mel Renfrew

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:77

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors flagged that the article had published with incorrect affiliation details and with the name of the fifth author misspelled as ‘Asama K. al-Attiyah...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:76

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Psychology 2021 9:15

  34. Parental anxiety and depression have been associated with changes to parent–child interactions. Although play constitutes an important part of parent–child interactions and affords critical developmental oppor...

    Authors: Zhen Rao, Beth Barker, Christine O’Farrelly and Paul Ramchandani

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:70

    Content type: Research

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  35. Therapist’s emotional reactions toward patients in clinical facilities are a key concept in the treatment of personality disorders. Considering only clinical settings specialized in treatment of personality pa...

    Authors: Cesare Cavalera, Annalisa Boldrini, Alessia Antonella Merelli, Edoardo Squillari, Pierluigi Politi, Francesco Pagnini and Osmano Oasi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:74

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  36. Experiences of potentially morally injurious events (PMIEs) have been found to negatively impact the mental health of US personnel/veterans, yet little is known about the effect of PMIEs on the mental health o...

    Authors: Victoria Williamson, Dominic Murphy, Sharon A. M. Stevelink, Shannon Allen, Edgar Jones and Neil Greenberg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:73

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Williams syndrome (WS) is neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by executive deficits of attention and inhibitory processing. The current study examined the neural mechanisms during resting states in adult...

    Authors: Joanna M. H. Greer, Deborah M. Riby, Mhairi E. G. McMullon, Colin Hamilton and Leigh M. Riby

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:72

    Content type: Research article

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  38. In response to the rising concern with promoting the wellbeing of university students and relative lack of domain-specific wellbeing measurement instruments in China, the current study aimed to validate a Chin...

    Authors: Yan Zhang and Richard Carciofo

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:69

    Content type: Research Article

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  39. The main goal of this research was to explore whether migraineurs had a higher level of perceived stress than healthy controls during the times of the coronavirus and related restrictive measures, and to exami...

    Authors: Lilla Nóra Kovács, Dániel Baksa, Dóra Dobos, Nóra Eszlári, Kinga Gecse, Natália Kocsel, Gabriella Juhász and Gyöngyi Kökönyei

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:68

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  40. Despite peer involvement having a positive impact on help-seeking behavior, there is a lack of a scale quantifying the possibility of an individual intervening upon noticing peers who show signs of depression....

    Authors: Wei Jie Ong, Jue Hua Lau, Edimansyah Abdin, Shazana Shahwan, Janrius Chong Min Goh, Gregory Tee Hng Tan, Ellaisha Samari, Kian Woon Kwok, Mythily Subramaniam and Siow Ann Chong

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:67

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  41. Psychological distress in vision impairments and blindness is a complex issue and a major public health concern. Sudden adjustments in routine lifestyle and career aspirations in such persons culminate in and/...

    Authors: Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, Ronel Sewpaul, Samson Darrah, Natisha Dukhi, David Ben Kumah, Eldad Agyei-Manu, Emmanuel Kofi Addo, Akosua Kesewah Asare, Isaiah Osei Duah Jr and Priscilla Reddy

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:66

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  42. Mental ill-health can impact an individual’s capacity to interact with others, make decisions, and cope with social challenges. This is of particular importance for many Culturally and linguistically diverse (...

    Authors: Stephane Shepherd, Cieran Harries, Benjamin Spivak, Anne-Sophie Pichler and Rosemary Purcell

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:63

    Content type: Research article

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