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  1. 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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  2. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  7. Content type: Research article

    Adult emotion regulation is not only occurring within the person but includes strategies that happen in social interactions and that are framed as co-regulating. The current study investigates the role of the ...

    Authors: Andrea B. Horn and Andreas Maercker

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:51

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:49

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:48

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:47

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:45

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Lars-Gunnar Lundh, Terese Petersson and Martin Wolgast

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:44

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:42

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:41

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Over 12,000 individuals suffer a spinal cord injury (SCI) annually in the United States, necessitating long-term, complex adjustments and responsibilities for patients and their caregivers. Despite growing evi...

    Authors: Dennis G. Dyck, Douglas L. Weeks, Sarah Gross, Crystal Lederhos Smith, Hilary A. Lott, Aimee J. Wallace and Sonya M. Wood

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:40

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Struggling to deliver performance in competitions is one of the main reasons why athletes seek the advice of sport psychologists. Psychologists apply a variety of intervention techniques, many of which are not...

    Authors: Philipp Röthlin, Daniel Birrer, Stephan Horvath and Martin grosse Holtforth

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:39

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Huntington’s disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease with autosomal dominant inheritance, characterized by motor disturbances, cognitive decline and behavioral and psychological symptoms. Since the...

    Authors: Monique van Bruggen-Rufi, Annemieke Vink, Wilco Achterberg and Raymund Roos

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:38

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Depression is a major health problem worldwide, especially among women. The condition has been related to a number of factors, such as alcohol consumption, economic situation and, more recently, to social capi...

    Authors: Sara Ferlander, Andrew Stickley, Olga Kislitsyna, Tanya Jukkala, Per Carlson and Ilkka Henrik Mäkinen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:37

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Psychology 2017 5:20

  19. Content type: Research article

    The importance of supportive social relationships for psychological well-being has been previously recognized, but the direction of associations between both dimensions and how they evolve when adolescents ent...

    Authors: Alexander Miething, Ylva B. Almquist, Viveca Östberg, Mikael Rostila, Christofer Edling and Jens Rydgren

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:34

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Mindfulness has shown positive effects on mental health, mental capacity and well-being among adult population. Among children and adolescents, previous research on the effectiveness of mindfulness interventio...

    Authors: Salla-maarit Volanen, Maarit Lassander, Nelli Hankonen, Päivi Santalahti, Mirka Hintsanen, Nina Simonsen, Anu Raevuori, Sari Mullola, Tero Vahlberg, Anna But and Sakari Suominen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:35

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Intervention programs with the aim of enhancing parenting quality have been found to be differentially effective in decreasing negative child outcomes such as externalizing behavioral problems, resulting in mo...

    Authors: Saskia Euser, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Bianca G. van den Bulk, Mariëlle Linting, Rani C. Damsteegt, Claudia I. Vrijhof, Ilse C. van Wijk, Eveline A. Crone and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:33

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Individuals with anxiety disorders display reduced resting-state heart rate variability (HRV), although findings have been contradictory and the role of specific symptoms has been less clear. It is possible th...

    Authors: John A. Chalmers, James A. J. Heathers, Maree J. Abbott, Andrew H. Kemp and Daniel S. Quintana

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:32

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  23. Content type: Editorial

    Modern psychology is apparently in crisis and the prevailing view is that this partly reflects an inability to replicate past findings. If a crisis does exists, then it is some kind of ‘chronic’ crisis, as psy...

    Authors: Keith R. Laws

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:30

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Tai Chi practice has some fitness, wellness, and general cognitive effects in older adults. However, benefits of Tai Chi on specific mental-attentional executive processes have not been investigated previously. W...

    Authors: Theresa H. M. Kim, Juan Pascual-Leone, Janice Johnson and Hala Tamim

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:29

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The testing effect is the finding that information that is retrieved during learning is more often correctly retrieved on a final test than information that is restudied. According to the semantic mediator hyp...

    Authors: Leonora C. Coppens, Peter P. J. L. Verkoeijen, Samantha Bouwmeester and Remy M. J. P. Rikers

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:25

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Together at School is a universal intervention program designed to promote socio-emotional skills among primary-school children. It is based on a whole school approach, and implemented in school classes by tea...

    Authors: Olli Kiviruusu, Katja Björklund, Hanna-Leena Koskinen, Antti Liski, Jallu Lindblom, Heini Kuoppamäki, Paula Alasuvanto, Tiina Ojala, Hanna Samposalo, Nina Harmes, Elina Hemminki, Raija-Leena Punamäki, Reijo Sund and Päivi Santalahti

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:27

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Web-based interventions provide a possibility to enhance well-being in large groups of people. Only a few studies have studied the effectiveness of the interventions and there is no information on the sustaina...

    Authors: Minna Torniainen-Holm, Maiju Pankakoski, Tuomas Lehto, Osmo Saarelma, Pekka Mustonen, Kaisla Joutsenniemi and Jaana Suvisaari

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:21

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Positive mental health (PMH) is much more than the absence of mental illnesses. For example, PMH explains that to be happy or resilient can drive us to live a full life, giving us a perception of well-being an...

    Authors: Juan Carlos Bazo-Alvarez, Frank Peralta-Alvarez, Antonio Bernabé-Ortiz, Germán F. Alvarado and J. Jaime Miranda

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:22

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  29. Content type: Research article

    When disasters occur, there are many different occupational groups involved in rescue, recovery and support efforts. This study aimed to conduct a systematic literature review to identify social and occupation...

    Authors: Samantha K. Brooks, Rebecca Dunn, Richard Amlôt, Neil Greenberg and G. James Rubin

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:18

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The great majority of mental disorders begin during adolescence or early adulthood, although they are often detected and treated later in life. To compare mental health status of college students and their non...

    Authors: Viviane Kovess-Masfety, Emmanuelle Leray, Laure Denis, Mathilde Husky, Isabelle Pitrou and Florence Bodeau-Livinec

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:20

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Despite widespread evidence that gender stereotypes influence human parental behavior, their potential effects on adults’ perception of babies’ cries have been overlooked. In particular, whether adult listener...

    Authors: David Reby, Florence Levréro, Erik Gustafsson and Nicolas Mathevon

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:19

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    While most modern research focuses on the clinical benefits of mindfulness, an emerging body of work suggests that mindfulness can facilitate self-regulation of everyday thinking in typically developing indivi...

    Authors: Chris Noone and Michael J. Hogan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:17

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Fostering the development of community groups can be an important part of boosting community participation and improving health and well-being outcomes in rural communities. In this article, we examine whether...

    Authors: Anthony Lyons, Gillian Fletcher, Jane Farmer, Amanda Kenny, Lisa Bourke, Kylie Carra and Emily Bariola

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:16

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Second generation antipsychotics (SGAs) are increasingly utilized in Bipolar Disorder (BD) but are potentially associated with cognitive side effects. Also linked to cognitive deficits associated with SGA-trea...

    Authors: Stephanie A. Flowers, Kelly A. Ryan, Zongshan Lai, Melvin G. McInnis and Vicki L. Ellingrod

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:14

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    Individuals who are not engaged in treatment are commonly overlooked in the design of intervention trials targeting suicidal populations as a result of recruitment methodology that requires individuals to be r...

    Authors: Erin F. Ward-Ciesielski, Connor B. Jones, Madeline D. Wielgus, Chelsey R. Wilks and Marsha M. Linehan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:13

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  36. Content type: Research article

    There is growing interest in measuring the eudaimonic perspective of mental well-being (social and psychological well-being) alongside existing measures of the hedonic perspective of mental well-being (subject...

    Authors: Marijke Schotanus-Dijkstra, Peter M. ten Klooster, Constance H. C. Drossaert, Marcel E. Pieterse, Linda Bolier, Jan A. Walburg and Ernst T. Bohlmeijer

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:12

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Decentering, a central change strategy of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, is a process of stepping outside of one’s own mental events leading to an objective and non-judging stance towards the self. The s...

    Authors: Ramona Kessel, Judith Gecht, Thomas Forkmann, Barbara Drueke, Siegfried Gauggel and Verena Mainz

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:11

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    The concept of attachment is relevant for the onset and development of chronic pain. Insecure attachment styles negatively affect therapeutic outcome. Insecurely attached patients seem to be less able to susta...

    Authors: Ann-Christin Pfeifer, Dorothee Amelung, Carina Gerigk, Corinna Schroeter, Johannes Ehrenthal, Eva Neubauer and Marcus Schiltenwolf

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:10

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