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  1. Stress-related situations play a significant role in children’s lives and result in different reaction in children. Among various methods of evaluating the stressful environment of children, 54-item Children’s...

    Authors: Zobeydeh Dehghan Manshadi, Hamid Taher Neshat Doost, Hooshang Talebi and Panos Vostanis
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:92
  2. The ability to understand another’s emotions and act appropriately, empathy, is an important mediator of relationship function and health intervention fidelity. We adapted the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (I...

    Authors: Daniel E. Sack, Michael B. Frisby, Matthew A. Diemer, Caroline De Schacht, Erin Graves, Aaron M. Kipp, Almiro Emílio, Ariano Matino, Ezequiel Barreto, Sara Van Rompaey, Kenneth A. Wallston and Carolyn M. Audet
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:90
  3. Certain factors, such as depressive symptoms and binge drinking, may be linked to young adults’ ability to attain an acceptable level of functioning on specific life-domains (i.e. self-sufficiency). We studied...

    Authors: Suzanne J. van den Toren, Amy van Grieken, Marlou L. A. de Kroon, Wico C. Mulder, Yvonne T. M. Vanneste and Hein Raat
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:89
  4. General Self-efficacy is a key variable in clinical, educational, social, developmental, health and personality psychology that can affect the outcomes of people’s lives. The present study aimed to investigate...

    Authors: Ali Zakiei, Hosna Vafapoor, Mostafa Alikhani, Vahid Farnia and Farnaz Radmehr
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:88
  5. Although many musicians perceive music performance anxiety (MPA) as a significant problem, studies about the psychobiological and performance-related concomitants of MPA are limited. Using the biopsychosocial ...

    Authors: Amélie J. A. A. Guyon, Regina K. Studer, Horst Hildebrandt, Antje Horsch, Urs M. Nater and Patrick Gomez
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:87
  6. Instruments for monitoring the clinical status of adolescents with emotional problems are needed. The Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measure (CORE-OM) according to theory measures problems/sym...

    Authors: Veronica Lorentzen, Bjørn Helge Handegård, Connie Malén Moen, Kenth Solem, Kjersti Lillevoll and Ingunn Skre
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:86
  7. This study aimed to investigate the association between time preference (i.e., time discounting and hyperbolic time discounting) and personal values (the areas of priority values and commitment to value) in a ...

    Authors: Norito Kawakami, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Daisuke Nishi, Daisuke Takagi, Hideki Hashimoto and Saori C. Tanaka
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:85
  8. The Needs Assessment of Family Caregivers- Cancer (NAFC-C) scale is shown to have adequate psychometric properties in assessing family caregiver needs during the cancer journey and its psychometric properties ...

    Authors: Winson Fu Zun Yang, Jianlin Liu, Yiong Huak Chan, Konstadina Griva, Sangita Kuparasundram and Rathi Mahendran
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:84
  9. Evidence-based interventions are needed to reduce depression among adolescents in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). One approach could be cultural adaptation of psychological therapies developed in hig...

    Authors: Kelly Rose-Clarke, Indira Pradhan, Pragya Shrestha, Prakash B.K., Jananee Magar, Nagendra P. Luitel, Delan Devakumar, Alexandra Klein Rafaeli, Kathleen Clougherty, Brandon A. Kohrt, Mark J. D. Jordans and Helen Verdeli
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:83
  10. The fear of hypoglycemia leads to psychological symptoms in patients with diabetes type 2. In this research, the effects of EDMR on the fear of hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes type 2 were examined.

    Authors: Mohammadreza Sheikhi, Mohamad Moradi, Saeed Shahsavary, Zainab Alimoradi and Hamid Reza Salimi
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:82
  11. Mental training intends to support athletes in mastering challenges in sport. The aim of our study was to investigate the differential and shared effects of psychological skills training and mindfulness traini...

    Authors: Philipp Röthlin, Stephan Horvath, Severin Trösch, Martin grosse Holtforth and Daniel Birrer
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:80
  12. Psychological resilience and coping strategies have been found to be related to various psychological and mental health problems. Evaluations of the relationship between resilience and coping style among unive...

    Authors: Yu Wu, Wenzhou Yu, Xiuyun Wu, Huihui Wan, Ying Wang and Guohua Lu
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:79
  13. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the world. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is among the treatment options for coronary artery disease. However, it is associated with signi...

    Authors: Mohsen Adib-Hajbaghery, Sedigheh Miranzadeh, Mahsa Tahmouresi and Ismail Azizi-Fini
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:78
  14. This study describes the psychometric testing of the Mental Health Continuum (MHC) model the Canadian Department of National Defense developed initially, among undergraduates of three Canadian universities. Th...

    Authors: Shu-Ping Chen, Wen-Pin Chang and Heather Stuart
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:76
  15. The aim of this study was to examine the internal consistency, structural validity, and convergent/known-group validity of the Japanese version of the 42-item Psychological Well-Being Scale (PWBS-42).

    Authors: Natsu Sasaki, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Kotaro Imamura, Daisuke Nishi, Mayumi Karasawa, Chiemi Kan, Carol Diane Ryff and Norito Kawakami
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:75
  16. The capacity to evaluate beauty plays a crucial role in social behaviour and social relationships. It is known that some characteristics of beauty are important social cues that can induce stereotypes or promo...

    Authors: Monica Mazza, Maria Chiara Pino, Roberto Vagnetti, Sara Peretti, Marco Valenti, Antonella Marchetti and Cinzia Di Dio
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:74
  17. Internet addiction is one of the fast-growing addictive behaviors and is a significant public health problem affecting a large number of people worldwide. Excessive use of the internet among university student...

    Authors: Innocent B. Mboya, Beatrice John Leyaro, Alberto Kongo, Charles Mkombe, Eliah Kyando and Johnston George
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:73
  18. Mindfulness programmes as a potential avenue of enhancing pupil wellbeing are beginning to show great promise. However, research concerning the effectiveness of mindfulness training for primary aged school chi...

    Authors: R. Amundsen, L. M. Riby, C. Hamilton, M. Hope and D. McGann
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:71
  19. Fatigue can affect the behavior of drivers. While the driver must be able to respond and cope appropriately to the critical situations, which is known as the ability to cope with a crisis. It is likely that th...

    Authors: Siamak Pourabdian, Saeid Lotfi, Saeid Yazdanirad, Parastoo Golshiri and Akbar Hassanzadeh
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:70
  20. The physical and psychological health impacts on victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE) have lasted for a long time. Some cross-sectional studies have reported a relationship between social networks...

    Authors: Yumi Sugawara, Yasutake Tomata, Takuya Sekiguchi, Yutaka Yabe, Yoshihiro Hagiwara and Ichiro Tsuji
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:69
  21. Obesity is a multi-dimensional condition with causal factors beyond the physiological into the behavioural, dietetic and psychological. Understanding the lived experience of those who are overweight and obese ...

    Authors: Kathryn Ogden, Jenny Barr, Georgia Rossetto and John Mercer
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:67
  22. Sexting has recently emerged as a public health and social issue. The present study had two aims: a) to preliminarily test adolescent gender differences on parental practices regarding adolescent online life, ...

    Authors: E. Confalonieri, G. Cuccì, M. G. Olivari, M. Parise, E. Borroni and D. Villani
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:63
  23. Death rattle is a frequently occurring symptom in the last phase of life. The experience of death rattle of relatives has been found to vary. It is unclear if treatment with medication is useful. The most fitt...

    Authors: Harriëtte J. van Esch, Martine E. Lokker, Judith Rietjens, Lia van Zuylen, Carin C. D. van der Rijt and Agnes van der Heide
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:62
  24. Technological advances provide an opportunity to refine tools that assess central nervous system performance. This study aimed to assess the test-retest reliability and convergent and ecological validity of a ...

    Authors: Ben Horan, Rachael Heckenberg, Paul Maruff and Bradley Wright
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:61
  25. Interventions designed to support children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) can be time consuming, needing involvement of outside experts. Social Stories™ are a highly personalised interven...

    Authors: B. Wright, C. Teige, J. Watson, R. Hodkinson, D. Marshall, D. Varley, V. Allgar, L. Mandefield, S. Parrott, E. Kingsley, R. Hargate, N. Mitchell, S. Ali, D. McMillan, H. Wang and C. Hewitt
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:60
  26. The quality of maternal-infant bonding is related to important child outcomes. The literature has assumed that the ability to form relationships is a relatively stable trait, and research studies have suggeste...

    Authors: Dag Nordahl, Kamilla Rognmo, Agnes Bohne, Inger Pauline Landsem, Vibeke Moe, Catharina Elisabeth Arfwedson Wang and Ragnhild Sørensen Høifødt
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:58
  27. The aim of this randomized wait-list controlled trial was to explore the effects of Mindfulness–Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on risk and protective factors for depressive relapse within the domains of cognit...

    Authors: Elisabeth Schanche, Jon Vøllestad, Endre Visted, Julie Lillebostad Svendsen, Berge Osnes, Per Einar Binder, Petter Franer and Lin Sørensen
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:57
  28. In view of heightened rates of suicide and evidence of poor mental health among healthcare occupational groups, such as veterinarians, doctors, pharmacists and dentists, there has been increasing focus on the ...

    Authors: Elisa G. Lewis and Jacqueline M. Cardwell
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:54
  29. In Lebanon, it is already established that mental disorders are prevalent among the population. Lebanese people are active users of social media platforms. To date, no study has previously explored the relatio...

    Authors: Lara Youssef, Rabih Hallit, Nelly Kheir, Sahar Obeid and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:56

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  30. Need-oriented family support programs are examples of voluntary-based interventions increasingly recognized by the public sector as an important contribution to health and social care provision. Voluntary inte...

    Authors: Maiken Pontoppidan, Mette Thorsager, Arendse Tange Larsen and Mette Friis-Hansen
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:55
  31. Scandalous incidents occurring in prominent organisations in the world have brought to limelight the role of leaders in shaping the ethical climate of their organisations. As a result, several studies across d...

    Authors: Ibeawuchi K. Enwereuzor, Ike E. Onyishi, Florence Chiji Albi-Oparaocha and Kenneth Amaeshi
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:52
  32. Many significant others of persons with serious conditions like spinal cord injury (SCI) and acquired brain injury (ABI) report high levels of psychological distress. In line with the stress-coping model, the ...

    Authors: Eline W. M. Scholten, Julia D. H. P. Simon, Tijn van Diemen, Chantal F. Hillebregt, Marjolijn Ketelaar, Kees Hein Woldendorp, Rutger Osterthun, Johanna M. A. Visser-Meily and Marcel W. M. Post
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:51
  33. Functional communication is vital in many areas of daily life, and modifying dysfunctional communication has been emphasized in various social areas, including family and school. The present preliminary study ...

    Authors: Junhyung Kim, Young Hoon Jung, Yu-Bin Shin, Min-Kyeong Kim, Hyojung Eom, Eunjoo Kim, Joohan Kim and Jae-Jin Kim
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:50
  34. Exposure therapy is the gold standard for treating childhood anxiety, yet not all youth improve. Children do not always have insight on their distress, which can limit the utility of self-reported units of dis...

    Authors: Caitlyn C. McCormack, Rebekah J. Mennies, Jennifer S. Silk and Lindsey B. Stone
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:48
  35. This study aims to assess the impact of personality traits on emotional intelligence (EI) and decision-making among medical students in Lebanese Universities and to evaluate the potential mediating role-played...

    Authors: Radwan El Othman, Rola El Othman, Rabih Hallit, Sahar Obeid and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:46
  36. This investigation aims to validate the psychometric properties of the modified 19-item Bengali version World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL) instrument in a typical healthy rural population in Ba...

    Authors: Mohammed Nazim Uddin and Fakir M. Amirul Islam
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:44
  37. Adolescence is characterized by unique, multiple physical, psychological and social development. Understanding the well-being of adolescents and the factors that contribute to it will help towards clarifying a...

    Authors: Anju Poudel, Bishnu Gurung and Gopal Prasad Khanal
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:43
  38. Despite the considerable success of comprehensive tobacco control efforts, tobacco use remains one of the greatest preventable causes of death and disease today. Over half of all smokers in the US make quit at...

    Authors: Ellen Carl, Amylynn Liskiewicz, Cheryl Rivard, Ronald Alberico, Ahmed Belal, Martin C. Mahoney, Amanda J. Quisenberry, Warren K. Bickel and Christine E. Sheffer
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:42

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