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  1. Repeated exposure to thin beauty ideals is part of the daily routine. Exposure to thin ideals via mass media plays an important role in the development and maintenance of eating disorders (EDs), low self-estee...

    Authors: Simone Munsch
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:37
  2. This longitudinal study classified groups of children experiencing different trajectories of student-teacher relationship quality over the transition from preschool into school, and determined the strength of ...

    Authors: Lauren R Miller-Lewis, Alyssa CP Sawyer, Amelia K Searle, Murthy N Mittinty, Michael G Sawyer and John W Lynch
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:27
  3. The Common Mental Disorders Questionnaire (CMDQ) is used to assess patients’ mental health. It has previously been shown to provide a sensitive and specific instrument for general practitioner setting but has ...

    Authors: Randi Bilberg, Birgitte Nørgaard, Kirsten Kaya Roessler and Søren Overgaard
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:32
  4. Despite a diverse literature, the association between stress and various cardiovascular conditions remains controversial. Moreover, a direct association between stressful life events (SLEs) and heart rate (HR)...

    Authors: Ju-Mi Lee, Hyeon Chang Kim, Jee In Kang and Il Suh
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:29
  5. For over 50 years, methadone has been prescribed to opioid-dependent individuals as a pharmacological approach for alleviating the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. However, individuals prescribed methadone somet...

    Authors: Lois A Jackson, Jane A Buxton, Julie Dingwell, Margaret Dykeman, Jacqueline Gahagan, Karen Gallant, Jeff Karabanow, Susan Kirkland, Dolores LeVangie, Ingrid Sketris, Michael Gossop and Carolyn Davison
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:26
  6. 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
  7. The prevalence of mental strain and stress has increased in modern societies, resulting in increased public health problems. Stress can be measured either by biomarkers or by self-reports. A new biomarker that...

    Authors: Åshild Faresjö, Miriam Jullander, Sara Götmalm and Elvar Theodorsson
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2014 2:30
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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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  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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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