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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The prevalence of mental distress among university students in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is increasing; however, the majority do not receive evidence-based psychological intervention. This call...

    Authors: Assegid Negash, Matloob Ahmed Khan, Girmay Medhin, Dawit Wondimagegn, Clare Pain and Mesfin Araya
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:64
  10. 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
  11. The aim of this study was to illuminate participants’ experiences with transfer in (1) Illness Management and Recovery (IMR); and (2) two programs based on peer support: Turning Points, and Learn to Tackle Anx...

    Authors: Siv Therese Bogevik Bjørkedal, Lene Falgaard Eplov and Tom Møller
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:62
  12. In social neuroscience, the linkage between the endocrinological system and the etiology and symptomatology of mental health problems has received increasing attention. A particular focus is given to the neuro...

    Authors: Leonie Goetz, Irina Jarvers, Daniel Schleicher, Kathrin Mikan, Romuald Brunner and Stephanie Kandsperger
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:61
  13. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to dramatic social and economic changes in daily life. First studies report an impact on mental health of the general population showing increased levels of anxiety, stress and de...

    Authors: Franziska Knolle, Lisa Ronan and Graham K. Murray
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:60
  14. Three out of ten children in Germany have immigrant backgrounds and this proportion is expected to further increase in subsequent years. While immigrant youth have been found more vulnerable to developing symp...

    Authors: J. Busch, C. Claus, S. Schneider and R. G. Siefen
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:59
  15. Happiness has multiple levels and determinants in different communities, cultures, and social groups. The current study aimed to investigate happiness and its main determinants in slums in south central Iran.

    Authors: Maryam Kazemi, Behnam Honarvar, S. Taghi Heydari, Hassan Joulaei, Mohammad Reza Rahmanian Haghighi and Kamran Bagheri Lankarani
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:58
  16. Gulf War Illness (GWI) is a chronic, multi-symptomatic disorder affecting an estimated 25–32% of the returning military veterans of the 1990–1991 Persian Gulf War. GWI presents with a wide range of symptoms in...

    Authors: Mary Jeffrey, Fanny Collado, Jeffrey Kibler, Christian DeLucia, Steven Messer, Nancy Klimas and Travis J. A. Craddock
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:57
  17. The childhood phenotype of myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) involves impaired cognitive functioning starting in infancy, which may compromise later on their ability to carry out instrumental activities of daily...

    Authors: Marjolaine Tremblay, Samar Muslemani, Isabelle Côté, Cynthia Gagnon, Julie Fortin and Benjamin Gallais
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:56
  18. Poor mental health status and associated risk factors of public health workers have been overlooked during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study used the effort–reward imbalance model to investigate the associatio...

    Authors: Jing Zhang, Yijing Wang, Jingdong Xu, Hua You, Yan Li, Yuan Liang, Shan Li, Lina Ma, Joseph Tak-fai Lau, Yuantao Hao, Shilin Chen, Jing Zeng, Jinghua Li and Jing Gu
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:55
  19. Sickle cell disease (SCD) as other chronic medical conditions is commonly complicated by depression or other psychiatric symptoms. Results reported in studies present a large variation. Thus, synthetic data ar...

    Authors: Damien Oudin Doglioni, Vincent Chabasseur, Frédéric Barbot, Frédéric Galactéros and Marie-Claire Gay
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:54
  20. In the case of people who carry an increased number of anxiety traits and maladaptive coping strategies, psychosocial stressors may further increase the level of perceived stress they experience. In our resear...

    Authors: Szabolcs Garbóczy, Anita Szemán-Nagy, Mohamed S. Ahmad, Szilvia Harsányi, Dorottya Ocsenás, Viktor Rekenyi, Ala’a B. Al-Tammemi and László Róbert Kolozsvári
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:53
  21. Motivational Interviewing (MI) has a robust evidence base in facilitating behavior change for several health conditions. MI focuses on the individual and assumes patient autonomy. Cross-cultural adaptation can...

    Authors: Pragya Rimal, Sonu Khadka, Bhawana Bogati, Jamuna Chaudhury, Laxmi Kumari Rawat, Kumari Chhaya Bhat, Pramita Manandhar, David Citrin, Duncan Maru, Maria L. Ekstrand, Sikhar Bahadur Swar, Anu Aryal, Brandon Kohrt, Srijana Shrestha and Bibhav Acharya
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:52
  22. Coping strategies play a key role in modulating the physical and psychological burden on caregivers of stroke patients. The present study aimed to determine the relationship between the severity of burden of c...

    Authors: Azar Kazemi, Jalil Azimian, Maryam Mafi, Kelly-Ann Allen and Seyedeh Ameneh Motalebi
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:51
  23. Typical development of socio-communicative skills relies on keen observation of others. It thus follows that decreased social attention negatively impacts the subsequent development of socio-communicative abil...

    Authors: F. Robain, N. Kojovic, S. Solazzo, B. Glaser, M. Franchini and M. Schaer
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:50
  24. The upsurge of COVID-19 has caused numerous psycho-social challenges for healthcare professionals because of its ability to spread rapidly in the community and high mortality rate. The seriousness of the disea...

    Authors: Bilesha Perera, Bimba Wickramarachchi, Champika Samanmalie and Manjula Hettiarachchi
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:49
  25. Many people exercise because they know it is good for their health. Although this is true, it can make us feel deserving of a reward and lead us to eat more indulgent, less healthy food than if we had not done...

    Authors: Isabelle Schlegel, Sharon A. Carstairs and Gozde Ozakinci
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:48
  26. Recent views posited that negative parenting and attachment insecurity can be considered as general environmental factors of vulnerability for psychosis, specifically for individuals diagnosed with psychosis (...

    Authors: Linda A. Antonucci, Alessandra Raio, Giulio Pergola, Barbara Gelao, Marco Papalino, Antonio Rampino, Ileana Andriola, Giuseppe Blasi and Alessandro Bertolino
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:47
  27. Primary aim of the current randomized controlled trial was to test the effectiveness of the parenting intervention ‘Video-feedback to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline’ (VIPP-SD) in a sample ...

    Authors: Saskia Euser, Claudia I. Vrijhof, Bianca G. Van den Bulk, Rachel Vermeulen, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:46
  28. Disability is a vital public health issue for health care programs. Affluent countries usually prioritize disability-related research, while often it remains neglected in resource-poor countries like Nepal. Th...

    Authors: Ajay Risal, Dipak Kunwar, Eliza Karki, Shambhu Prasad Adhikari, Inosha Bimali, Barsha Shrestha, Subekshya Khadka and Are Holen
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:45
  29. Individuals suffering from an anxiety disorder are characterized by chronically low heart rate variability (HRV) compared to healthy individuals during resting state conditions. However, when examining HRV and...

    Authors: Judith Held, Andreea Vîslă, Christine Wolfer, Nadine Messerli-Bürgy and Christoph Flückiger
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:44
  30. Thalassemia have a negative impact on the patients' psychological health and sleep quality. This study aimed to determine the effects of a positive thinking training program on hope and sleep quality of patien...

    Authors: Somayeh Makaremnia, Marieh Dehghan Manshadi and Zahra Khademian
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:43
  31. Recently, extensive research has been reported the higher rate of depression and anxiety among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) as compared to the general population. However, no single study has been carr...

    Authors: Zahra Bagheri, Pegah Noorshargh, Zahra Shahsavar and Peyman Jafari
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:42
  32. The ‘doorway effect’, or ‘location updating effect’, claims that we tend to forget items of recent significance immediately after crossing a boundary. Previous research suggests that such a forgetting effect o...

    Authors: Jessica McFadyen, Christopher Nolan, Ellen Pinocy, David Buteri and Oliver Baumann
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:41
  33. US Latinos report high levels of emotional distress. Having positive familial and friend social support buffers emotional distress among US Latinos, but thus far no research has been done on social support and...

    Authors: Shir Lerman Ginzburg, Stephenie C. Lemon, Eric Romo and Milagros Rosal
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:40
  34. Schizophrenia is the most severe mental chronic disabling disease that the majority of the patients need constant care in a variety of aspects. Regarding the role of family caregivers in taking care of these p...

    Authors: Maryam Behrouian, Tahereh Ramezani, Mahlagha Dehghan, Abdoreza Sabahi and Batool Ebrahimnejad Zarandi
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:39
  35. Mental health problems (MHP) in children and adolescents (CA) are common. This longitudinal study analyzed the prevalence, course, and persistence of MHP over 10 years from childhood into adolescence based on ...

    Authors: Max Supke, Caterina Ferling, Kurt Hahlweg and Wolfgang Schulz
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:38
  36. Maths anxiety is defined as a feeling of tension and apprehension that interferes with maths performance ability, the manipulation of numbers and the solving of mathematical problems in a wide variety of ordin...

    Authors: Eihab Khasawneh, Cameron Gosling and Brett Williams
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:37
  37. Medical students have a worse perception of Quality of Life (QoL) and a high prevalence of psychosocial suffering when compared to the general population. The objective of this study was to investigate associa...

    Authors: Alice de Queiroz Constantino Miguel, Patricia Tempski, Renata Kobayasi, Fernanda B. Mayer and Milton A. Martins
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:36
  38. Work engagement is one of the most important outcomes for both employees and employers. Although the findings to date, integrated 40 intervention studies aiming to improve work engagement, consistent results h...

    Authors: Yu Komase, Kazuhiro Watanabe and Norito Kawakami
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:35
  39. Pain is one of the most common and unpleasant symptoms of patients with cancer. The Short Form Brief Pain Inventory (SF-BPI), has been psychometrically validated in several languages and widely used globally. ...

    Authors: Nirosha Priyadarshani Edirisinghe, Thamasi Rekha Makuloluwa, Thamara Dilhani Amarasekara and Christine Sampatha Evangeline Goonewardena
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:34
  40. Childbirth is one of the invaluable human experiences and is associated with parental happiness. However, when a child is born with congenital heart disease, it creates emotional and mental distress. As a resu...

    Authors: Nahid Dehghan Nayeri, Zahra Roddehghan, Farzad Mahmoodi and Parvin Mahmoodi
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:33
  41. Strict adherence to masculine norms has been associated with deleterious consequences for the physical and mental health of men. However, population-based research is lacking, and it remains unclear whether ag...

    Authors: Danielle Herreen, Simon Rice, Dianne Currier, Marisa Schlichthorst and Ian Zajac
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:32
  42. There is a call for sustainable, evidence-based interventions in schools to promote mental health in schoolchildren. Our primary aim of this trial is to evaluate the effectiveness in vulnerable pupils of a sch...

    Authors: Lise Juul, Morten Frydenberg, Michelle Sand Beck and Lone Overby Fjorback
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:31
  43. Studies in Western cultures have shown that perfectionism is conceptualized by two-factor higher-order model including perfectionistic strivings and perfectionistic concerns. However, little is known about the...

    Authors: Reza Moloodi, Abbas Pourshahbaz, Parvaneh Mohammadkhani, Ladan Fata and Ata Ghaderi
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:30
  44. Psychotic illnesses can have a major impact on those who experience them. Timely treatment for psychosis is important and friends, family members and the public can be a facilitating factor in social support a...

    Authors: Fairlie A. Cottrill, Kathy S. Bond, Fiona L. Blee, Claire M. Kelly, Betty A. Kitchener, Anthony F. Jorm and Nicola J. Reavley
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:29
  45. People with an intellectual disability experience higher rates of mental health problems, but experience significant barriers to receiving professional help. Increasing the knowledge and skills of those who su...

    Authors: Kathy S. Bond, Fairlie A. Cottrill, Louise Kelly, Joan Broughan, Kimberley Davies, Anna M. Ross and Claire M. Kelly
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:28
  46. This study aimed to culturally translate the Attribution Questionnaire (AQ) to the Swedish language and examine the reliability and validity of the new Swedish version to measure stigma towards disability pens...

    Authors: Ashley McAllister, Bo Burström and Patrick Corrigan
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:27
  47. Breast cancer is a common tumor in China and has become a public health problem in modern society. Stress plays an important role in the occurrence and progression of cancer. At present, the current situation ...

    Authors: Ruo-Yu Hu, Jing-Ya Wang, Wan-Li Chen, Jie Zhao, Chun-Hai Shao, Ji-Wei Wang, Xiao-Min Wei and Jin-Ming Yu
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:26
  48. Numerous studies have reported that the repeated presentation of a stimulus leads to an increase in positive affect towards the stimulus itself (the so-called mere exposure effect). Here, we evaluate whether chan...

    Authors: Rocco Palumbo, Alberto Di Domenico, Beth Fairfield and Nicola Mammarella
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:25

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