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  1. Content type: Research article

    The Regulatory Focus Questionnaire (RFQ) assesses regulatory promotion and prevention focus, which represent orientations towards gains or losses. The main objective of this study was to examine the psychometr...

    Authors: Bjarne Schmalbach, Markus Zenger, Roy Spina, Ileana Steffens-Guerra, Sören Kliem, Michalis Michaelides and Andreas Hinz

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:40

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    Factors that influence unhealthy behaviours in adolescents may have different impacts in different sociocultural settings. There is lack of research on the association between psychosocial vulnerability and un...

    Authors: Ulrica Paulsson-Do, Birgitta Edlund, Christina Stenhammar and Ragnar Westerling

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:39

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    Poor mental health constitutes a considerable global public health burden with approximately half of all cases of poor mental health having their onset before the age of 14 years. The identification of modifia...

    Authors: Xiu Yun Wu, Sara F. L. Kirk, Arto Ohinmaa and Paul J. Veugelers

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:38

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    Breast cancer diagnosis and treatment represent stressful events that demand emotional adjustment, thus recruiting coping strategies and defense mechanisms. As parental relations were shown to influence emotio...

    Authors: Chiara Renzi, Giada Perinel, Paola Arnaboldi, Sara Gandini, Valeria Vadilonga, Nicole Rotmensz, Angela Tagini, Florence Didier and Gabriella Pravettoni

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:37

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Hope and resilience protect against inner vulnerabilities or harsh life circumstances; they explain individual differences in physical or mental health outcomes under high stress. They have been studied in com...

    Authors: Roxanna Morote, Odin Hjemdal, Karolina Krysinska, Patricia Martinez Uribe and Jozef Corveleyn

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:36

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Psychological health is vital for effective employees, especially in stressful occupations like military and public safety sectors. Yet, until recently little empirical work has made the link between requisite...

    Authors: Yu-Chu Shen, Jeremy Arkes and Paul B. Lester

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:32

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Returning to work after cancer is associated with improved physical and psychological functioning, but managing this return can be a challenging process. A workbook based intervention (WorkPlan) was developed ...

    Authors: Lauren Schumacher, Maria Armaou, Pauline Rolf, Steven Sadhra, Andrew John Sutton, Anjali Zarkar and Elizabeth A. Grunfeld

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:34

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Child maltreatment and eating disorders are significant public health problems. Yet, to date, research has focused on the role of child physical and sexual abuse in eating-related pathology. This is despite th...

    Authors: Melissa Kimber, Jill R. McTavish, Jennifer Couturier, Alison Boven, Sana Gill, Gina Dimitropoulos and Harriet L. MacMillan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:33

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Psychological interventions are widely implemented for pain management and treatment, but their reported effectiveness shows considerable variation and there is elevated likelihood for bias.

    Authors: Georgios Markozannes, Eleni Aretouli, Evangelia Rintou, Elena Dragioti, Dimitrios Damigos, Evangelia Ntzani, Evangelos Evangelou and Konstantinos K. Tsilidis

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:31

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  10. Content type: Research article

    This study is part of a longitudinal study among children and adolescents with HIV in both urban and rural Uganda: ‘Mental health among HIV infected CHildren and Adolescents in KAmpala and Masaka, Uganda (CHAKA)’...

    Authors: Birthe Loa Knizek, James Mugisha, Joseph Osafo and Eugene Kinyanda

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:30

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Most preschoolers growing up in western industrialized countries receive child care services (CCS) during the day, while their parents are at work. Meta-analytic data suggest that CCS represent a stressful exp...

    Authors: Sylvana M. Côté, Marie-Pier Larose, Marie Claude Geoffroy, Julie Laurin, Frank Vitaro, Richard E. Tremblay and Isabelle Ouellet-Morin

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:29

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Reliable cognitive assessment for Indigenous Australians is difficult given that mainstream tests typically rely on Western concepts, content and values. A test’s psychometric properties should therefore be as...

    Authors: Kylie M. Dingwall, Allison O. Gray, Annette R. McCarthy, Jennifer F. Delima and Stephen C. Bowden

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:26

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Gambling problems appear to be more prevalent in the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population than in the non-Indigenous population. Although gambling harms can be significant, treatment-see...

    Authors: Kathy S Bond, Katrina M. Dart, Anthony F. Jorm, Claire M. Kelly, Betty A. Kitchener and Nicola J. Reavley

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:27

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Chronic widespread pain (CWP) is a disabling condition associated with a decrease in health. Illness beliefs are individual and are acquired during life. Constraining beliefs may prevent patients from regainin...

    Authors: P Järemo, M Arman, B Gerdle, B Larsson and K Gottberg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:24

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Parenting interventions that focus on enhancing the quality and consistency of parenting are effective for preventing and reducing externalising problems in children. There has been a recent shift towards onli...

    Authors: Lucy A. Tully, Patrycja J. Piotrowska, Daniel A. J. Collins, Kathleen S. Mairet, David J. Hawes, Eva R. Kimonis, Rhoshel K. Lenroot, Caroline Moul, Vicki Anderson, Paul J. Frick and Mark R. Dadds

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:21

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Muscle dysmorphia (MD) is a relatively young diagnosis referring to the desire for a high degree in lean muscle mass, while simultaneously believing that one is insufficiently muscular, mostly found in men. It...

    Authors: Catharina Schneider, Maria Agthe, Takuya Yanagida, Martin Voracek and Kristina Hennig-Fast

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:19

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Tableware size may influence how much food and non-alcoholic drink is consumed. Preliminary evidence of the impact of glass size on purchasing of alcoholic drinks shows an increase in wine sales of almost 10% ...

    Authors: Z. Zupan, R. Pechey, D. L. Couturier, G. J. Hollands and T. M. Marteau

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:17

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  18. Content type: Research article

    A person’s sense of coherence (SOC) reflects their perception that the world is meaningful and predictable, and impacts their ability to deal with stressors in a health-promoting manner. A valid, reliable, and...

    Authors: Anners Lerdal, Randi Opheim, Caryl L. Gay, Bjørn Moum, May Solveig Fagermoen and Anders Kottorp

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:18

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The Ruff Figural Fluency Test (RFFT; a pencil and paper test) and the CogState (a computerized cognitive test battery) are well-validated and suitable tests to evaluate cognitive functioning in large observati...

    Authors: Jisca S. Kuiper, Richard C. Oude Voshaar, Floor E. A. Verhoeven, Sytse U. Zuidema and Nynke Smidt

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:15

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 3.8 million sport and recreational concussions occur per year, creating a need for accurate diagnosis and management of concussions. Researchers and clinicians are exploring the potential dose-re...

    Authors: Trevor Barker, Stephen A. Russo, Gaytri Barker, Mark A. Rice Jr., Mary G. Jeffrey, Gordon Broderick and Travis J. A. Craddock

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:14

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  21. Content type: Debate

    Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) was developed by Rogers in 1975, to describe how individuals are motivated to react in a self-protective way towards a perceived health threat. Rogers expected the use of PMT...

    Authors: Rachel Westcott, Kevin Ronan, Hilary Bambrick and Melanie Taylor

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:13

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  22. Content type: Research article

    High numbers of employees are coping with affective disorders. At the same time, ambitiousness, achievement striving and a strong sense of personal control and responsibility are personality characteristics th...

    Authors: Almar A. L. Kok, Inger Plaisier, Johannes H. Smit and Brenda W. J. H. Penninx

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:10

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    The Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD) has proven effective in increasing parental sensitivity. However, the mechanisms involved are largely unknown. I...

    Authors: Laura Kolijn, Saskia Euser, Bianca G. van den Bulk, Renske Huffmeijer, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn and Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:9

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  24. Content type: Research article

    There is a well-established association between migration to high income countries and health status, with some groups reporting poorer health outcomes than the host population. However, processes that influen...

    Authors: Lailah Alidu and Elizabeth A. Grunfeld

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:8

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Pathologic subjective halitosis is known as a halitosis complaint without objective confirmation of halitosis by others or by halitometer measurements; it has been reported to be associated with social anxiety...

    Authors: Miho Tsuruta, Toru Takahashi, Miki Tokunaga, Masanori Iwasaki, Shota Kataoka, Satoko Kakuta, Inho Soh, Shuji Awano, Hiromi Hirata, Masaharu Kagawa and Toshihiro Ansai

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:7

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) represents a unique clinical challenge for patients and health care providers due to unclear etiology and lack of specific treatment. Characteristic patterns of behavior and cogn...

    Authors: Johanna M. Doerr, Daniela S. Jopp, Michael Chajewski and Urs M. Nater

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:6

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) men and women represent one of the highest-risk populations for depressive symptomatology and disorders, with young LGB adults being at greatest risk. To date, there have been ...

    Authors: Christopher A. Pepping, Anthony Lyons, Ruth McNair, James N. Kirby, Nicola Petrocchi and Paul Gilbert

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:5

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Adherence to treatment homework is associated with positive outcomes in behavioral psychotherapy but compliance to assignments is still often moderate. Whether adherence can be predicted by different types of ...

    Authors: Sven Alfonsson, Karin Johansson, Jonas Uddling and Timo Hursti

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:3

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The aim was to investigate whether mild kidney dysfunction and low-grade inflammation in post-myocardial infarction patients are independently associated with markers of mental well-being (i.e. depressive and ...

    Authors: Rick H. M. Heeres, Ellen K. Hoogeveen, Johanna M. Geleijnse, Janette de Goede, Daan Kromhout and Erik J. Giltay

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:1

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Studies have linked perceived racism to psychological distress via certain coping strategies in several different racial and ethnic groups, but few of these studies included indigenous populations. Elucidating...

    Authors: Joseph Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula, Mapuana C.K. Antonio, Claire K. Townsend Ing, Andrea Hermosura, Kimberly E. Hall, Rebecca Knight and Thomas A. Wills

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2017 5:2

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  31. Content type: Research article

    With the publication of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), an alternative model for personality disorders based on personality dysfunction and pathological per...

    Authors: Jens C. Thimm, Stian Jordan and Bo Bach

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:61

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Some studies have indicated that social engagement is associated with better cognitive outcomes. This study aimed to investigate associations between life-course social engagement (civic participation) and cog...

    Authors: Ann Bowling, Jitka Pikhartova and Brian Dodgeon

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:58

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  33. Content type: Editorial

    The evidence that many of the findings in the published literature may be unreliable is compelling. There is an excess of positive results, often from studies with small sample sizes, or other methodological l...

    Authors: Katherine S. Button, Liz Bal, Anna Clark and Tim Shipley

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:59

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Mindfulness training (MT) programs represent an approach to attention training with well-validated mental health benefits. However, research supporting MT efficacy is based predominantly on weekly-meeting, fac...

    Authors: Sheffy Bhayee, Patricia Tomaszewski, Daniel H. Lee, Graeme Moffat, Lou Pino, Sylvain Moreno and Norman A. S. Farb

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:60

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    Infant mental health is a significant public health issue as early adversity and exposure to early childhood stress are significant risk factors that may have detrimental long-term developmental consequences f...

    Authors: Mette Skovgaard Væver, Johanne Smith-Nielsen and Theis Lange

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:57

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    Astronauts may have difficulty adhering to exercise regimens at vigorous intensity levels during long space missions. Vigorous exercise is important for aerobic and musculoskeletal health during space missions...

    Authors: Deborah L. Feltz, Lori Ploutz-Snyder, Brian Winn, Norbert L. Kerr, James M. Pivarnik, Alison Ede, Christopher Hill, Stephen Samendinger and William Jeffery

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:54

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The speed and precision with which objects are moved by hand or hand-tool interaction under image guidance depend on a specific type of visual and spatial sensorimotor learning. Novices have to learn to optima...

    Authors: Anil Ufuk Batmaz, Michel de Mathelin and Birgitta Dresp-Langley

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:55

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Previous research revealed high prevalence of psychological symptoms among sickle cell disease (SCD) patients in the West and Europe. In some Black SCD populations such as Nigeria and Jamaica, anxiety and depr...

    Authors: Michael Tetteh Anim, Joseph Osafo and Felix Yirdong

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:53

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Epidemiological evidence suggests the impact psychological distress has on symptomatic outcomes (pain) among cancer patients. While studies have examined distress across various medical illnesses, few have exa...

    Authors: Tamara A. Baker, Jessica L. Krok-Schoen and Susan C. McMillan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:52

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