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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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  11. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  17. 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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    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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  19. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  25. 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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    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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  27. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, it has been increasingly recognized that the absence of mental disorder is not the same as the presence of positive mental health (PMH). With the PMH-scale we propose a short, unidimensional s...

    Authors: Justina Lukat, Jürgen Margraf, Rainer Lutz, William M. van der Veld and Eni S. Becker

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:8

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Low income postpartum mothers with little to no social support have increased maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, especially those with limited English proficiency and limited accesses to resources. H...

    Authors: Jean Hannan, Marise Alce and Adrian Astros

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:7

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Gambling is an enjoyable recreational pursuit for many people. However, for some it can lead to significant harms. The Delphi expert consensus method was used to develop guidelines for how a concerned family m...

    Authors: Kathy S. Bond, Anthony F. Jorm, Helen E. Miller, Simone N. Rodda, Nicola J. Reavley, Claire M. Kelly and Betty A. Kitchener

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:6

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMSKP) is attentionally demanding, complex and multi-factorial; neuroimaging research in the population seen in pain clinics is sparse. A better understanding of the neural activi...

    Authors: Ann M. Taylor, Ashley D. Harris, Alice Varnava, Rhiannon Phillips, Owen Hughes, Antony R. Wilkes, Judith E. Hall and Richard G. Wise

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:5

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Self-regulatory behaviour refers to both controlled and automatic processes. When people are distracted, automatic over controlled processes prevail. This was analysed with regard to nutritional behaviour (foo...

    Authors: Heike Eschenbeck, Uwe Heim-Dreger, Amina Steinhilber and Carl-Walter Kohlmann

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:4

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Levels of cortisol, the end product of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, display a sharp increase immediately upon awakening, known as the cortisol awakening response (CAR). The daily stability of...

    Authors: Greg J. Elder, Jason G. Ellis, Nicola L. Barclay and Mark A. Wetherell

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:3

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    Recent research has documented the association between attachment and cortisol rhythms. During pregnancy, when attachment patterns are likely to be activated, elevated levels of cortisol are associated with ne...

    Authors: José Manuel Costa-Martins, Mariana Moura-Ramos, Maria João Cascais, Carlos Fernandes da Silva, Henriqueta Costa-Martins, Marco Pereira, Rui Coelho and Jorge Tavares

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2016 4:1

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    In the Netherlands, 15 % of all families with children under the age of 13 years deal with significant parenting problems. Severe parenting problems may lead to adverse physical, cognitive, and psychosocial ou...

    Authors: E. M. B. Horrevorts, A. van Grieken, S. M. L. Broeren, R. Bannink, M. B. R. Bouwmeester-Landweer, E. Hafkamp-de Groen and Hein Raat

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:47

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of sexual violence on the odds of different psychosocial outcomes (depression, psychotic symptoms, somatic complaints, conduct problems, daily function...

    Authors: Kennedy Amone-P’Olak, Emilio Ovuga and Peter Brian Jones

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:46

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the contribution of personality traits in explaining the relationship between workplace stressors and variations in salivary cortisol concentrations.

    Authors: Annick Parent-Lamarche and Alain Marchand

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:45

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    Research suggests that chemotherapy can cause deficits in both patients’ objectively measured and self-reported cognitive abilities which can in turn affect their quality of life (QoL). The majority of researc...

    Authors: Marie-Rose Dwek, Lorna Rixon, Alice Simon, Catherine Hurt and Stanton Newman

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:43

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    Most patients with chest pain have nothing wrong with their cardiac function. Psychological forms of treatment for this condition are more likely to be successful than others.

    Authors: Peter Tyrer, Helen Tyrer, Sylvia Cooper, Barbara Barrett, Stephanie Kings, Valentina Lazarevic, Kate Bransby-Adams, Katherine Whittamore, Gemma Walker, Antoinette McNulty, Emma Donaldson, Luke Midgley, Shani McCoy, Rachel Evered, Min Yang, Boliang Guo…

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:41

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