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  1. Software

    VREX: an open-source toolbox for creating 3D virtual reality experiments

    We present VREX, a free open-source Unity toolbox for virtual reality research in the fields of experimental psychology and neuroscience.

    Madis Vasser, Markus Kängsepp, Murad Magomedkerimov, Kälver Kilvits, Vladislav Stafinjak, Taavi Kivisik, Raul Vicente and Jaan Aru

    BMC Psychology 2017 5:4

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  2. Research article

    Kidney dysfunction, systemic inflammation and mental well-being in elderly post-myocardial infarction patients

    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 ...

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

    BMC Psychology 2017 5:1

    Published on: 12 January 2017

  3. Research article

    The effects of perceived racism on psychological distress mediated by venting and disengagement coping in Native Hawaiians

    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...

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

    BMC Psychology 2017 5:2

    Published on: 12 January 2017

  4. Research article

    The Personality Inventory for DSM-5 Short Form (PID-5-SF): psychometric properties and association with big five traits and pathological beliefs in a Norwegian population

    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...

    Jens C. Thimm, Stian Jordan and Bo Bach

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:61

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  5. Research article

    Attentional and affective consequences of technology supported mindfulness training: a randomised, active control, efficacy trial

    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...

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

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:60

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  6. Study protocol

    Copenhagen infant mental health project: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial comparing circle of security –parenting and care as usual as interventions targeting infant mental health risks

    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...

    Mette Skovgaard Væver, Johanne Smith-Nielsen and Theis Lange

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:57

    Published on: 22 November 2016

  7. Study protocol

    Simulated Partners and Collaborative Exercise (SPACE) to boost motivation for astronauts: 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...

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

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:54

    Published on: 14 November 2016

  8. Research article

    Habituation of the startle reflex depends on attention in cannabis users

    Cannabis use is associated with an attention-dependent deficit in prepulse inhibition of the startle reflex (PPI). The aim of the current study was to investigate startle habituation in cannabis users and heal...

    Karina K. Kedzior, Eileen Wehmann and Mathew Martin-Iverson

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:50

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  9. Research article

    Effects of a job crafting intervention program on work engagement among Japanese employees: a pretest-posttest study

    Job crafting, an employee-initiated job design/redesign, has become important for employees’ well-being such as work engagement. This study examined the effectiveness of a newly developed job crafting interven...

    Asuka Sakuraya, Akihito Shimazu, Kotaro Imamura, Katsuyuki Namba and Norito Kawakami

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:49

    Published on: 24 October 2016

  10. Study protocol

    Study protocol of an RCT of EMOTION: An indicated intervention for children with symptoms of anxiety and depression

    High levels of anxiety and depression are common psychological symptoms among children and adolescents. These symptoms affect young people in multiple life domains and are possible precursors of long-term psyc...

    Joshua Patras, Kristin Dagmar Martinsen, Solveig Holen, Anne Mari Sund, Frode Adolfsen, Lene-Mari Potulski Rasmussen and Simon-Peter Neumer

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:48

    Published on: 26 September 2016

  11. Research article

    Prevalence and severity of depressive symptoms in relation to rural-to-urban migration in India: a cross-sectional study

    Migration is a major life event, which may also be a risk factor for depression. However, little is known regarding the relationship between these phenomena in low and middle income settings. This study explor...

    Hannah Maike Albers, Sanjay Kinra, K. V. Radha Krishna, Yoav Ben-Shlomo and Hannah Kuper

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:47

    Published on: 21 September 2016

  12. Research article

    Self-reported quality of life and self-esteem in sad and anxious school children

    Anxiety and depressive symptoms are common in childhood, however problems in need of intervention may not be identified. Children at risk for developing more severe problems can be identified based on elevated...

    Kristin D. Martinsen, Simon-Peter Neumer, Solveig Holen, Trine Waaktaar, Anne Mari Sund and Philip C. Kendall

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:45

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  13. Research article

    The neglect of treatment-construct validity in psychotherapy research: a systematic review of comparative RCTs of psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

    Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the best methodology for studying the efficacy of psychotherapy. Optimally an RCT design makes it possible to conclude that if one treatment has a better outc...

    Lars-Gunnar Lundh, Terese Petersson and Martin Wolgast

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:44

    Published on: 24 August 2016

  14. Study protocol

    Diabetes MILES Youth–Australia: methods and sample characteristics of a national survey of the psychological aspects of living with type 1 diabetes in Australian youth and their parents

    Type 1 diabetes is a complex and demanding condition, which places a substantial behavioural and psychological burden on young people and their families. Around one-third of adolescents with type 1 diabetes ne...

    Virginia Hagger, Steven Trawley, Christel Hendrieckx, Jessica L. Browne, Fergus Cameron, Frans Pouwer, Timothy Skinner and Jane Speight

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:42

    Published on: 12 August 2016

  15. Research article

    Providing mental health first aid in the workplace: a Delphi consensus study

    Mental health problems are common in the workplace, but workers affected by such problems are not always well supported by managers and co-workers. Guidelines exist for the public on how to provide mental heal...

    Nataly Bovopoulos, Anthony F. Jorm, Kathy S. Bond, Anthony D. LaMontagne, Nicola J. Reavley, Claire M. Kelly, Betty A. Kitchener and Angela Martin

    BMC Psychology 2016 4:41

    Published on: 2 August 2016

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