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  1. Male height is positively associated with social dominance, and more agonistic/competitive behaviours. However, the ‘Napoleon complex’ or ‘small man syndrome’ suggests that smaller males are more assertive and...

    Authors: Dane McCarrick, Gayle Brewer, Minna Lyons, Thomas V. Pollet and Nick Neave

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:4

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  2. The imprisoned women usually have low self-esteem and suffer from various physical and mental complaints; they may suffer from feelings of emptiness, isolation, and depression. Transactional analysis (TA) is p...

    Authors: Mahya Torkaman, Jamileh Farokhzadian, Sakineh Miri and Batool Pouraboili

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:3

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  3. Response inhibition can be classified into stimulus-driven inhibition and intentional inhibition based on the degree of endogenous volition involved. In the past decades, abundant research efforts to study the...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Wery P. M. van den Wildenberg, Gorka Fraga González, Davide Rigoni, Marcel Brass, Reinout W. Wiers and K. Richard Ridderinkhof

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:2

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  4. Cognitively straining conditions such as disruptions, interruptions, and information overload are related to impaired task performance and diminished well-being at work. It is therefore essential that we reduc...

    Authors: Virpi Kalakoski, Sanna Selinheimo, Teppo Valtonen, Jarno Turunen, Sari Käpykangas, Hilkka Ylisassi, Pauliina Toivio, Heli Järnefelt, Heli Hannonen and Teemu Paajanen

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2020 8:1

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  5. Trust and respect may be an important component of client-provider relationships. This study aimed to develop and report preliminary psychometric analyses of a new brief measure to evaluate a patient’s level o...

    Authors: Paul Crits-Christoph, Agnes Rieger, Averi Gaines and Mary Beth Connolly Gibbons

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:91

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  6. Disturbances in bodily well-being represent one key source of suffering and impairment related to cancer. There is growing evidence that body psychotherapy (BPT) is efficacious for the treatment of various men...

    Authors: Astrid Grossert, Cornelia Meffert, Viviane Hess, Christoph Rochlitz, Miklos Pless, Sabina Hunziker, Brigitta Wössmer, Ulfried Geuter, Gunther Meinlschmidt and Rainer Schaefert

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:90

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  7. Information on the prevalence of adjustment disorders among cancer patients and the value of psychological interventions in this group of patients is limited. This study investigates the prevalence of adjustme...

    Authors: Florie E. van Beek, Lonneke M. A. Wijnhoven, Femke Jansen, José A. E. Custers, Eline J. Aukema, Veerle M. H. Coupé, Pim Cuijpers, Marije L. van der Lee, Birgit I. Lissenberg-Witte, Ben Wijnen, Judith B. Prins and Irma M. Verdonck-de Leeuw

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:89

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  8. Symptoms of anxiety and depression are common mental health problems in children and are often referred to as internalizing symptoms. Youth with such symptoms are at greater risk for poor academic achievement,...

    Authors: Marit Løtveit Pedersen, Solveig Holen, Stian Lydersen, Kristin Martinsen, Simon-Peter Neumer, Frode Adolfsen and Anne Mari Sund

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:88

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Using the Iowa Gambling Test (IGT), we demonstrated previously impaired decision- making process in young tattooed women. The purpose of the present study was to explore the associations among the three facets...

    Authors: Semion Kertzman, Alex Kagan, Omer Hegedish, Rina Lapidus and Abraham Weizman

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:87

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  10. Chronic pain constitutes one of the most common reasons for seeking health care services and may even lead to disability. Chronic pain has been associated with depression and deterioration of the quality of li...

    Authors: Ekaterini Rapti, Dimitrios Damigos, Paraskevi Apostolara, Vasiliki Roka, Chara Tzavara and Christos Lionis

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:86

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  11. Chronic diseases in childhood can affect the physical and mental health of patients and their families. The literature on pediatric chronic diseases has found important associations between the sociodemographi...

    Authors: Filiberto Toledano-Toledano, Rocío Rodríguez-Rey, José Moral de la Rubia and David Luna

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:85

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  12. The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi was a major traumatic event affecting nearly all Rwandans. Significant psychological sequels continue to occur in the population 25 years after, with a high prevalence of po...

    Authors: Celestin Mutuyimana, Vincent Sezibera, Epaphrodite Nsabimana, Lambert Mugabo, Cindi Cassady, Clarisse Musanabaganwa and Yvonne Kayiteshonga

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:84

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  13. Balancing Everyday Life (BEL) is a new activity-based lifestyle intervention for mental health service users. An earlier study found BEL to be effective in increasing occupational engagement, occupational bala...

    Authors: Jenny Hultqvist, Kristine Lund, Elisabeth Argentzell and Mona Eklund

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:83

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  14. Risk behaviors among young people are a major social and public health issue. This study aims to assess the impact of a life-skills-based prevention program (called Mission Papillagou) on self-esteem, well-being,...

    Authors: Virginie Moulier, Hélène Guinet, Zorica Kovacevic, Zohra Bel-Abbass, Yacine Benamara, Nadhirati Zile, Arezki Ourrad, Pilar Arcella-Giraux, Emmanuel Meunier, Fanny Thomas and Dominique Januel

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:82

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  15. Previous research has mostly focused on the hormonal, behavioral and neural correlates of maternal caregiving. We present a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled within-subject design to examine the eff...

    Authors: Annemieke M. Witte, Marleen H. M. de Moor, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn and Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:81

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  16. To our knowledge, no research project on alexithymia has been conducted in Lebanon. The objective of this study was to assess risk factors associated with alexithymia in a representative sample of the Lebanese...

    Authors: Sahar Obeid, Marwan Akel, Chadia Haddad, Kassandra Fares, Hala Sacre, Pascale Salameh and Souheil Hallit

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:80

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  17. Disasters are becoming more prevalent across the world and people are frequently exposed to them as part of their occupational groups. It is important for organisations to understand how best to support employ...

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

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:78

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  18. In South Africa, the prevalence of symptoms of common mental disorders (CMD), i.e. depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts are high. This study aimed to use a cognitive interviewing technique to validate the...

    Authors: Zulfa Abrahams, Marguerite Schneider, Sally Field and Simone Honikman

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:77

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  19. Previous studies have found that perceptions of mental health related stigma can negatively impact help-seeking, particularly in military samples. Moreover, perceptions of stigma and barriers to care can vary ...

    Authors: Victoria Williamson, Neil Greenberg and Sharon A. M. Stevelink

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:75

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  20. Prioritization of the processing of threatening stimuli induces deleterious effects on task performance. However, emotion evoked by viewing images of snakes exerts a facilitating effect upon making judgments o...

    Authors: Marine Grandgeorge, Alban Lemasson, Martine Hausberger, Hiroki Koda and Nobuo Masataka

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:74

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  21. Adolescence is a time of considerable social, cognitive, and physiological development. It reflects a period of heightened risk for the onset of mental health problems, as well as heightened opportunity for fl...

    Authors: Charlotte Booth, Annabel Songco, Sam Parsons, Lauren Charlotte Heathcote and Elaine Fox

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:73

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  22. For some young persons diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, treatment will inevitably involve phases where hospitalization is required. Inspired by the encouraging evidence-base for outpatient family-based treatme...

    Authors: Jan-Vegard Nilsen, Trine Wiig Hage, Øyvind Rø, Inger Halvorsen and Hanne Weie Oddli

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:72

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  23. Sexual harassment is a widespread problem with serious consequences for individuals and societies. It is likely that sexual harassment among peers has its main onset during the transition from late childhood t...

    Authors: Therése Skoog, Kristina Holmqvist Gattario and Carolina Lunde

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:71

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  24. The demands of daily life often cause mothers high levels of distress and other negative emotions. Anger, including harsh verbal discipline, has been linked to child maltreatment, with long-term adverse effect...

    Authors: Hiromi Tobe, Mariko Sakka and Kiyoko Kamibeppu

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:69

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  25. In the last decade academic stress and its mental health implications amongst university students has become a global topic. The use of valid and theoretically-grounded measures of academic stress in universit...

    Authors: Igor Portoghese, Maura Galletta, Fabio Porru, Alex Burdorf, Salvatore Sardo, Ernesto D’Aloja, Gabriele Finco and Marcello Campagna

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:68

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  26. To bridge the gap between symptoms and treatment, constructing case formulations is essential for clinicians. Limited scientific value has been attributed to case formulations because of problems with quality,...

    Authors: Øystein Sørbye, Hanne-Sofie J. Dahl, Tracy D. Eells, Svein Amlo, Anne Grete Hersoug, Unn K. Haukvik, Cecilie B. Hartberg, Per Andreas Høglend and Randi Ulberg

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:67

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  27. Recent Life Changes Questionnaire (RLCQ) developed by Richard Rahe has enabled quantification of stress by analyzing life events. The overall aim of the study was to create a reliable version of the Rahe’s RLC...

    Authors: Azmina Artani, Ayeesha K. Kamal, Syed Iqbal Azam, Moiz Artani, Shireen Shehzad Bhamani, Mehreen Saif, Fariha Afzal Khan and Nazir Alam

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:66

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  28. Almost 90% of cancer patients suffer from symptoms of fatigue during treatment. Supporting treatments are increasingly used to alleviate the burden of fatigue. This study examines the short-term and long-term ...

    Authors: Teresa Zetzl, Michael Schuler, Agnes Renner, Elisabeth Jentschke and Birgitt van Oorschot

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:64

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  29. There is growing evidence for the value of technology-based programs to support fathers to make positive transitions across the perinatal period. However, past research has focused on program outcomes with lit...

    Authors: Richard Fletcher, Tess Knight, Jacqui A. Macdonald and Jennifer StGeorge

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:63

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  30. In Germany, only limited data are available on attitudes towards death. Existing measurements are complex and time consuming, and data on psychometric properties are limited. The Death Attitude Profile- Revise...

    Authors: Jonas Jansen, Christian Schulz-Quach, Nikolett Eisenbeck, David F. Carreno, Andrea Schmitz, Rita Fountain, Matthias Franz, Ralf Schäfer, Paul T. P. Wong and Katharina Fetz

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:61

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  31. Mental health problems are a significant social issue that have multiple consequences, including broad social and economic impacts. However, many individuals do not seek assistance for mental health problems. ...

    Authors: Brian Moore, Dean Dudley and Stuart Woodcock

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:60

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  32. During the preschool years, children’s development of skills like language and communication, executive functions, and socioemotional comprehension undergo dramatic development. Still, our knowledge of how the...

    Authors: Tove Gerholm, Petter Kallioinen, Signe Tonér, Sofia Frankenberg, Susanne Kjällander, Anna Palmer and Hillevi Lenz-Taguchi

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:59

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  33. Indigenous people are over represented among homeless populations worldwide and the prevalence of Indigenous homelessness appears to be increasing in Canadian cities. Violence against Indigenous women in Canad...

    Authors: Brittany Bingham, Akm Moniruzzaman, Michelle Patterson, Jitinder Sareen, Jino Distasio, John O’Neil and Julian M. Somers

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:57

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  34. Parental physical punishment (e.g., spanking) of children can gradually escalate into child physical abuse (CPA). According to social-information processing (SIP) models of aggressive behaviors, distorted soci...

    Authors: Koji Shimada, Ryoko Kasaba, Akiko Yao and Akemi Tomoda

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:56

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  35. Inhibitory control, a key modulatory component of cognition guiding strategy and behaviour, can be affected by diverse contingencies. We explore here the effect of expectation of reward over behavioural adjust...

    Authors: Paula M. Herrera, Alberto Vélez Van Meerbeke, Mario Speranza, Claudia López Cabra, Mauricio Bonilla, Michaël Canu and Tristan A. Bekinschtein

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:55

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  36. Although clinical supervision is considered to be a major component of the development and maintenance of psychotherapeutic competencies, and despite an increase in supervision research, the empirical evidence...

    Authors: Franziska Kühne, Jana Maas, Sophia Wiesenthal and Florian Weck

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:54

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  37. Clinical anxiety is common during the perinatal period, and anxiety symptoms often persist after childbirth. Ten to 30 % of perinatal women are diagnosed with panic disorder (PD)—far more than the 1.5–3% rate ...

    Authors: Kazuki Matsumoto, Koichi Sato, Sayo Hamatani, Yukihiko Shirayama and Eiji Shimizu

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:53

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  38. Explicit attitudes as well as implicit attitudes have been shown to be associated with physical activity (PA). These two types of attitudes can, however, be discrepant towards the same object or behavior. This...

    Authors: Carolin Muschalik, Iman Elfeddali, Math J. J. M. Candel, Rik Crutzen and Hein de Vries

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:52

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  39. This study evaluates the psychometric properties of four models of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) in a sample of 1470 children and adolescents from Biblián, Ecuador. The instrument has been...

    Authors: Paúl Arias-Medina

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:51

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  40. Previous research has noted trends of increasing internalizing problems (e.g., symptoms of depression and anxiety), particularly amongst adolescent girls. Cross-cohort comparisons using identical assessments o...

    Authors: Natalie Durbeej, Karolina Sörman, Eva Norén Selinus, Sebastian Lundström, Paul Lichtenstein, Clara Hellner and Linda Halldner

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:50

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  41. Nowadays there is a growing interest in exploring causes of fatigue symptoms and the possible linked aspects in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) receiving hemodialysis (HD) treatment. Inflammatory pr...

    Authors: Michela Balconi, Laura Angioletti, Daniela De Filippis and Maurizio Bossola

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:49

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  42. Alopecia Areata (AA) is an autoimmune condition that is characterised by non-scarring hair loss. Its aesthetic repercussions can lead to profound changes in psychological well-being. Although physical activity...

    Authors: Y. Rajoo, J. Wong, G. Cooper, I. S. Raj, D. J. Castle, A. H. Chong, J. Green and G. A. Kennedy

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:48

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  43. Whereas meditation training has been purported to support slower cellular aging, little work has explored the association among different facets of dispositional mindfulness, self-compassion, and cellular agin...

    Authors: Shian-Ling Keng, Onn Siong Yim, Poh San Lai, Soo Hong Chew and Richard P. Ebstein

    Citation: BMC Psychology 2019 7:47

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