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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  6. 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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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    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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  9. 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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    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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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    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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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    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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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Depression and anxiety disorders are increasing among the general population in the Western world. Individuals may need several kinds of treatment in order to maintain health, such as cognitive behavioural the...

    Authors: A. Birgitta Gunnarsson, Petra Wagman, Carita Håkansson and Katarina Hedin

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:40

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Very little is known about the extent to which eleven-year olds might consider a career in medicine. This exploratory study therefore asked children and their parents about medicine as a possible career, looki...

    Authors: I. C. McManus, Terry Ng-Knight, Lucy Riglin, Norah Frederickson, Katherine Shelton and Frances Rice

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:38

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Sleep problems are a major risk factor for the emergence of depression in adolescence. The aim of this study was to test whether an intervention for improving sleep habits could prevent the emergence of depres...

    Authors: Joanna M. Waloszek, Orli Schwartz, Julian G. Simmons, Matthew Blake, Laura Blake, Greg Murray, Monika Raniti, Ronald E. Dahl, Neil O’Brien-Simpson, Paul Dudgeon, John Trinder and Nicholas B. Allen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:39

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The construct of psychopathy is sparsely researched in the non-Western world, particularly in the Middle East. As such, the extent to which the psychopathy construct can be generalized to other cultures, inclu...

    Authors: Robert D. Latzman, Ahmed M. Megreya, Lisa K. Hecht, Joshua D. Miller, D. Anne Winiarski and Scott O. Lilienfeld

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:37

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Psychology 2015 3:42

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    Participation is increasingly becoming an important outcome for assessment in many fields, including development, disability and policy implementation. However, selecting specific instruments to measure partic...

    Authors: Ganesh M. Babulal, Parul Bakhshi, Sunyata Kopriva, Sarah A. Ali, Susan A. Goette and Jean-Francois Trani

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:36

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The consequences of childhood bullying victimisation are serious. Much previous research on risk factors for being bullied has used a cross-sectional design, impeding the possibility to draw conclusions on cau...

    Authors: Lars Peter Andersen, Merete Labriola, Johan Hviid Andersen, Thomas Lund and Claus D. Hansen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:35

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Tourette’s syndrome (TS) is a poorly understood neurodevelopmental disorder consistently associated with impaired peer relationships. This research aimed to investigate the relationship between TS and the abil...

    Authors: Deirdre O’Hare, Valsamma Eapen, Edward Helmes, Kerry McBain, John Reece and Rachel Grove

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:34

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Self-sufficiency is the realisation of an acceptable level of functioning either by the person him/herself or through the adequate organisation of help from informal or formal care providers. Assessment of sel...

    Authors: Rienke Bannink, Suzanne Broeren, Jurriën Heydelberg, Els van’t Klooster and Hein Raat

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:33

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  21. Content type: Debate

    The movement of evidence-based practices (EBPs) into routine clinical usage is not spontaneous, but requires focused efforts. The field of implementation science has developed to facilitate the spread of EBPs,...

    Authors: Mark S. Bauer, Laura Damschroder, Hildi Hagedorn, Jeffrey Smith and Amy M. Kilbourne

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:32

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    This paper presents the rationale and study protocol for a pragmatic controlled effectiveness trial of Truce, a prevention-based selective intervention targeting the significant mental health needs of young peopl...

    Authors: Pandora Patterson, Fiona E J McDonald, Joseph Ciarrochi, Louise Hayes, Danielle Tracey, Claire E. Wakefield and Kate White

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:31

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  23. Content type: Research article

    While ethnic discrimination emphasizes boundaries between different cultures, the concept of transculturality focuses on the fact that cultures can merge and that individuals integrate novel cultural elements ...

    Authors: Miriam A. Knauss, Kristina Günther, Sophie Belardi, Pauline Morley and Ulrike von Lersner

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:30

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Sense of belonging is recognized as an important determinant of psychological and physical well-being. Research in Canada has shown that sense of belonging has increased in recent years although important vari...

    Authors: Peter Kitchen, Allison M. Williams and Melissa Gallina

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:28

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    Mindfulness-based interventions have shown to reduce psychological distress in cancer patients. The accessibility of mindfulness-based interventions for cancer patients could be further improved by providing m...

    Authors: F. R. Compen, E. M. Bisseling, M. L. Van der Lee, E. M. M. Adang, A. R. T. Donders and A. E. M. Speckens

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:27

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Although research has shown exposure therapy to have earned its rank among empirically supported treatments (ESTs) for anxiety disorders, several US-based studies suggest it to be underused in clinical practic...

    Authors: David Sars and Agnes van Minnen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:26

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    Mindfulness has its origins in an Eastern Buddhist tradition that is over 2500 years old and can be defined as a specific form of attention that is non-judgmental, purposeful, and focused on the present moment...

    Authors: Johannes Mander, Paula Kröger, Thomas Heidenreich, Christoph Flückiger, Wolfgang Lutz, Hinrich Bents and Sven Barnow

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:25

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The primary aim of this study was to explore how metacognition, as implicated in Wells and Matthews’ metacognitive theory of emotional disorder, might relate to the concept of mindfulness, and whether metacogn...

    Authors: Stian Solem, Susanne Semb Thunes, Odin Hjemdal, Roger Hagen and Adrian Wells

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:24

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite a good prognosis for most melanoma survivors, many experience substantial fear of new or recurrent melanoma, worry and anxiety about the future, and unmet healthcare needs. In this protocol, we outline...

    Authors: Mbathio Dieng, Nadine A. Kasparian, Rachael L. Morton, Graham J. Mann, Phyllis Butow, Scott Menzies, Daniel S.J. Costa and Anne E. Cust

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:23

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Under stressful conditions such as in an emergency situation, efficient information processing is essential for reasonable responses.

    Authors: Marcel Delahaye, Patrick Lemoine, Shanique Cartwright, Gunnar Deuring, Johannes Beck, Marlon Pflueger, Marc Graf and Henning Hachtel

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:22

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  31. Content type: Study protocol

    The social integration of children with an immigrant background has become one of the most urgent social responsibilities in Germany. They are more likely to live in high-risk environments and are disadvantage...

    Authors: Judith Lebiger-Vogel, Constanze Rickmeyer, Annette Busse, Korinna Fritzemeyer, Bernhard Rüger and Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:21

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Population ageing is a global phenomenon that has characterised demographic trends during the 20th and 21st century. The rapid growth in the proportion of older adults in the population, and resultant increase...

    Authors: Caoimhe Hannigan, Robert F. Coen, Brian A. Lawlor, Ian H. Robertson and Sabina Brennan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:20

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The psychological sequelae of institutionalized abuse and its long-term consequences has not been systematically documented in existing literature in regarding social support once disclosure has been made. Rep...

    Authors: Brigitte Lueger-Schuster, Asisa Butollo, Yvonne Moy, Reinhold Jagsch, Tobias Glück, Viktoria Kantor, Matthias Knefel and Dina Weindl

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:19

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The resilience construct is of increasing interest in clinical and health psychology. The Resilience Scale for Adults (RSA) is a measure of protective factors. The evidence supporting its construct validity is...

    Authors: Odin Hjemdal, Antonio Roazzi, Maria da Graça B. B. Dias and Oddgeir Friborg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:18

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  35. Content type: Study protocol

    Obesity is public health problem associated with significant health risks and healthcare costs. Behavioral weight control programs produce clinically meaningful weight losses, however outcomes have high variab...

    Authors: Jason Lillis, Heather M Niemeier, Kathryn M Ross, J Graham Thomas, Tricia Leahey, Jessica Unick, Kathleen E Kendra and Rena R Wing

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:17

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Past research has shown links between both children’s aggressive behaviour and a lack of prosocial behaviour to later maladaptation. Both types of behaviours have also been identified as crucial in children’s ...

    Authors: Ingrid Obsuth, Manuel P Eisner, Tina Malti and Denis Ribeaud

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:16

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  37. Content type: Research article

    People living with HIV who maintain a positive outlook on their future may manage stress better than those who do not, leading to improved coping behaviors and better health outcomes.

    Authors: Carolyn M Audet, Lois J Wagner and Kenneth A Wallston

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:15

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Poor health and health behaviors are associated with divorce. This study investigates the degree to which six health indicators and health behaviors among husbands and wives are prospectively related to divorc...

    Authors: Fartein Ask Torvik, Kristin Gustavson, Espen Røysamb and Kristian Tambs

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:13

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  39. Content type: Study protocol

    Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is one of the most frequently cited problems by cancer survivors. More than one third report high FCR, which is a clinical concern due to its association with negative health ou...

    Authors: Marieke A van de Wal, Marieke FM Gielissen, Petra Servaes, Hans Knoop, Anne EM Speckens and Judith B Prins

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:12

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The role and demands of studying nursing and medicine involve specific stressors that may contribute to an increased risk for mental health problems. Stigma is a barrier to help-seeking for mental health probl...

    Authors: Kathy S Bond, Anthony F Jorm, Betty A Kitchener and Nicola J Reavley

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:11

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Traumatized refugees often report significant levels of chronic pain in addition to posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, and more information is needed to understand pain in refugees exposed to traumatic ev...

    Authors: Dinu-Stefan Teodorescu, Trond Heir, Johan Siqveland, Edvard Hauff, Tore Wentzel-Larsen and Lars Lien

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:7

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Health care providers often inaccurately perceive depression in cancer patients. The principal aim of this study was to examine oncologist-patient agreement on specific depressive symptoms, and to identify pot...

    Authors: Lucie Gouveia, Sophie Lelorain, Anne Brédart, Sylvie Dolbeault, Angélique Bonnaud-Antignac, Florence Cousson-Gélie and Serge Sultan

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2015 3:6

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