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  1. The COVID-19 pandemic considers a threat to students’ well-being and mental health. The current descriptive cross-sectional study aims to identify psychological distress among school students during the lockdo...

    Authors: Eqbal Radwan, Afnan Radwan, Walaa Radwan and Digvijay Pandey
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:187
  2. Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are remitting and relapsing diseases that mainly interest the gastrointestinal tract. IBD is associated with a condition of psycho-social discomfort that deeply compromises th...

    Authors: Guendalina Graffigna, Caterina Bosio, Francesco Pagnini, Eleonora Volpato, Enrica Previtali, Salvatore Leone, Ferdinando D’Amico, Alessandro Armuzzi and Silvio Danese
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:186
  3. Prevention is essential to reduce the development of symptomology among children and adolescents into disorders, thereby improving public health and reducing costs. Therefore, easily administered screening and...

    Authors: Marit Løtveit Pedersen, Thomas Jozefiak, Anne Mari Sund, Solveig Holen, Simon-Peter Neumer, Kristin D. Martinsen, Lene Mari P. Rasmussen, Joshua Patras and Stian Lydersen
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:185
  4. Dental anxiety is of public health importance because it leads to postponed dental treatment, which comes with health complications. The present study investigated whether there is a correlation between the de...

    Authors: Juan Valdes-Stauber and Kevin Hummel
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:184
  5. Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD) has uniquely stigmatizing aspects because children with ASD have no physical markers of their condition. Parents are usually blamed and judgment from others is often internalized...

    Authors: Aminat Y. Oduyemi, Ifeoma P. Okafor, Ugochukwu T. Eze, Babatunde A. Akodu and Alero A. Roberts
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:182
  6. Tobacco use is the largest preventable cause of diseases and deaths; reducing tobacco intake is, therefore, an urgent public health goal. In recent years, e-cigarettes have been marketed as a 'healthier' alter...

    Authors: Sabine Vollstädt-Klein, Nadja Grundinger, Tatiana Görig, Daria Szafran, Astrid Althaus, Ute Mons and Sven Schneider
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:181
  7. Multiple psychological consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak and quarantine have been described. However, there is a lack of global conceptualization. We argue that the stressful aspects of the situation, the ...

    Authors: A. Vancappel, E. Jansen, R. Bachem, A. Bray, L. Egreteau, C. Réveillère, A. Maercker and W. El-Hage
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:180
  8. Given the absence of a brief scale that reconciles and encompasses different conceptual definitions of well-being (physical, psychological, social and spiritual), the present research aimed at developing and v...

    Authors: Will W. L. Sham, Gladys T. Y. Yeung, Winnie W. S. Mak and Candice L. Y. M. Powell
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:179
  9. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only increased mortality but has also negatively affected mental health among populations across the world. Furthermore, individuals are experiencing uncertainty about their curre...

    Authors: Hacı Arif Doğanülkü, Ozan Korkmaz, Mark D. Griffiths and Amir H. Pakpour
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:178
  10. Dialysis causes many psychological and social problems, such as stress and inefficiency in patients, which should be considered in health promotion interventions. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the i...

    Authors: Zohreh Ghasemi Bahraseman, Parvin Mangolian Shahrbabaki and Esmat Nouhi
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:177
  11. Globally, promoting mental health and well-being among adolescents has become a public health priority, especially for adolescents living with a physical chronic condition (CC), as research suggests they may b...

    Authors: Zaida Orth and Brian van Wyk
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:176
  12. The parent-adolescent relationship plays a key role in adolescent development, including behaviour, physical health, and mental health outcomes. Studies on the parental factors that contribute to an adolescent...

    Authors: Tehniyat Baig, Gowrii S. Ganesan, Hania Ibrahim, Wajiha Yousuf and Ziyad R. Mahfoud
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:175
  13. Almost two decades of research produced mixed findings on the relationship between celebrity worship and cognitive skills. Several studies demonstrated that cognitive performance slightly decreases with higher...

    Authors: Lynn E. McCutcheon, Ágnes Zsila and Zsolt Demetrovics
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:174
  14. Subjective well-being (SWB) is a contributing factor for building resilience and a resource for positive outcomes, e.g. study achievement and work performance. Earlier studies have examined associations betwee...

    Authors: Regina Winzer, Marjan Vaez, Lene Lindberg and Kimmo Sorjonen
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:173
  15. Self-efficacy, individuals’ beliefs regarding their capacities to perform actions or control (potentially stressful or novel) events, is thought to be important for various life domains. Little however is know...

    Authors: Marike H. F. Deutz, Willemijn M. van Eldik, Vera T. Over de Vest, Ank Ringoot, Amaranta D. de Haan and Peter Prinzie
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:172
  16. Preoperative assessment of mental health rarely occurs within routine surgery. Any screening tool selected to form part of this process must be deemed practical, acceptable and valid by clinicians and consumer...

    Authors: Kate E. McBride, Daniel Steffens, Tim Lambert, Nick Glozier, Rachael Roberts and Michael J. Solomon
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:171
  17. Health care workers are often affected by burnout, resulting in reduced personal well-being and professional functioning. Although emotional exhaustion is considered a core component of burnout, little is know...

    Authors: Tobias R. Spiller, Sonja Weilenmann, Krithika Prakash, Ulrich Schnyder, Roland von Känel and Monique C. Pfaltz
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:170
  18. This study highlights the significant association between cyberchondria and quality of life among the Lebanese population in the time of COVID-19. The aim was to assess the association between cyberchondria an...

    Authors: Clara Rahme, Marwan Akel, Sahar Obeid and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:169
  19. There is a knowledge gap in whether psychopathology aspects can shape and mark the social representations about health and lifestyle. In this work, we investigated the association of psychopathology and shame ...

    Authors: Evangelia Briseniou, Nikolaos Skenteris, Chryssi Hatzoglou, George Tsitsas, Epaminondas Diamantopoulos, Elena Dragioti and Mary Gouva
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:168
  20. The psychological and social issues experienced by family members of missing persons are different from normal grief following the death of a loved one. The term “Ambiguous loss” describes this psychological p...

    Authors: Amila Isuru, Padmakumara Bandumithra and S. S. Williams
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:167
  21. Test anxiety is a crucial factor in determining academic outcomes, and it may lead to poor cognitive performance, academic underachievement, and psychological distress, interfering specifically with their abil...

    Authors: Daniela S. M. Pereira, Ana Mónica Pereira, Teresa Costa Castanho, Gabriela A. Silva, Filipe Falcão, Patrício Costa and José Miguel Pêgo
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:166
  22. Despite the well-established link between childhood adversity and mental health problems, there is a dearth of evidence to inform decision making about the most acceptable and feasible interventions for preven...

    Authors: Teresa Hall, Suzy Honisett, Kate Paton, Hayley Loftus, Leanne Constable and Harriet Hiscock
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:165
  23. Stigma develops during outbreaks such as the COVID-19 pandemic due to the human fear that arises from the anxiety about a disease of an unknown etiology, with the associated detrimental consequences on both th...

    Authors: Chadia Haddad, Sandrella Bou Malhab, Diana Malaeb, Hala Sacre, Danielle Saadeh, Vanessa Mourtada and Pascale Salameh
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:164
  24. The physical properties of tableware could influence selection and consumption of food and alcohol. There is considerable uncertainty, however, around the potential effects of different sizes and shapes of tab...

    Authors: Natasha Clarke, Emily Pechey, Rachel Pechey, Minna Ventsel, Eleni Mantzari, Katie De-loyde, Mark A. Pilling, Richard W. Morris, Theresa M. Marteau and Gareth J. Hollands
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:163
  25. Various agents such as psychosocial items and accident proneness can affect cognitive failures through different paths. The probable paths are the direct effects of workplace psychosocial items on cognitive fa...

    Authors: Milad Abbasi, Mohsen Falahati, Masoumeh Kaydani, Rohollah Fallah Madvari, Ahmad Mehri, Maryam Ghaljahi and Saeid Yazdanirad
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:162
  26. A link between mental health and freedom of choice has long been established, in fact, the loss of freedom of choice is one of the possible defining features of mental disorders. Freedom of choice has internal...

    Authors: Timea Mariann Helter, Ildiko Kovacs, Andor Kanka, Orsolya Varga, Janos Kalman and Judit Simon
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:161
  27. Social networking sites (SNSs) allow people to socially connect with each other, collaborate, and share information. However, problematic SNS use (PSNSU) may be associated with negative personality traits. The...

    Authors: Zaheer Hussain, Elisa Wegmann and Mark D. Griffiths
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:160
  28. Resilience is recognized as a critical component of well-being and is an essential factor in coping with stress. There are issues of using a standardized resilience scale developed for one cultural population ...

    Authors: Nicholas Edwin Handoyo, Gandes Retno Rahayu, Mora Claramita, Marselino K. P. Abdi Keraf, Karol Octrisdey, Kwartarini Wahyu Yuniarti, Julie Ash and Lambert Schuwirth
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:158
  29. The burden caused by chronic pain is significant, affecting at least 10 percent of the world´s population. While internet-based treatments based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) have been shown to be prom...

    Authors: Nils Gasslander, Sven Alfonsson, Amanda Jackalin, Cecilia Tengberg, Johanna Håkansson, Linda Huotari and Monica Buhrman
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:156
  30. People with a recent spinal cord injury (SCI) often follow intensive rehabilitation. Learning appropriate self-care, deal with their impairments and prevent secondary health conditions (SHCs), is highly import...

    Authors: Tijn van Diemen, Ilse J. W. van Nes, Charlotte C. M. van Laake-Geelen, Dorine Spijkerman, Jan H. B. Geertzen and Marcel W. M. Post
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:155
  31. Family caregivers of patients receiving hemodialysis experience physical and psychological disorders. They are unfortunately neglected. The aim of this study was to explain the psychological consequences for f...

    Authors: Abbas Ebadi, Seyedeh Azam Sajadi, Seyed Tayeb Moradian and Roghayeh Akbari
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:154
  32. Psychological interventions such as behavioral activation (BA) that focus on overt behaviors rather than complex cognitive skills may be developmentally well-suited to address youth mental health problems. The...

    Authors: Kanika Malik, Maliha Ibrahim, Adam Bernstein, Rahul Kodihalli Venkatesh, Tara Rai, Bruce Chorpita and Vikram Patel
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:150
  33. Severe mental illness is strongly associated with an impaired quality of life. This intern can affect the treatment adherence and outcomes of the illness. However, there are insufficient studies in the literat...

    Authors: Seid Shumye, Tadele Amare, Habtamu Derajew, Merdia Endris, Wondwosen Molla and Nebiyu Mengistu
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:152
  34. Anxiety is common in youth on the autism spectrum and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been adapted to address associated symptoms. The aim of the current systematic review and meta-analysis was to exam...

    Authors: Shivani Sharma, Abigail Hucker, Terry Matthews, Dominique Grohmann and Keith R. Laws
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:151
  35. Recent studies have shown that, among the general population, responses to depression-rating scales follow a common mathematical pattern. However, the mathematical pattern among responses to the items of the G...

    Authors: Shinichiro Tomitaka and Toshiaki A. Furukawa
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:149
  36. Little is known about associations of psychological and mental well-being with cognitive and socioemotional factors in low and middle-income countries, particularly among vulnerable populations born in adverse...

    Authors: María J. Ramírez-Luzuriaga, Laura Ochaeta, Manuel Ramírez-Zea, Ann DiGirolamo, Rachel Waford, Charlotte Wray, Reynaldo Martorell and Aryeh D. Stein
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:148
  37. Executive functions can be adversely affected by contextual risks in the home environment including chaos and parenting challenges. Furthermore, household chaos negatively influences parenting practices. Few s...

    Authors: Krysta Andrews, James R. Dunn, Heather Prime, Eric Duku, Leslie Atkinson, Ashwini Tiwari and Andrea Gonzalez
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:147
  38. Some individuals are no longer entering romantic relationships, others move through relationships too quickly searching for “the one” and making quick assessments of their romantic partners, while others stay ...

    Authors: Raquel Peel and Nerina Caltabiano
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:146

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  39. Cognitive ability and socioeconomic background (SEB) have been previously identified as determinants of achieved level of education. According to a “discrimination hypothesis”, higher cognitive ability is requ...

    Authors: Kimmo Sorjonen, Daniel Falkstedt, Alma Sörberg Wallin, Bo Melin and Gustav Nilsonne
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:145
  40. The model of selection, optimization, and compensation (SOC model) characterises the life management strategies that contribute to successful development. Although the SOC model is an important developmental t...

    Authors: Ludmiła Zając-Lamparska
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:144
  41. Coping depicts how people detect, appraise, deal with, and learn from stressful encounters. Applying preferred coping strategies in various situations makes the issue a persistent agenda in hospitality workpla...

    Authors: Mulugeta Dile Worke, Zewdie Birhanu Koricha and Gurmesa Tura Debelew
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:143
  42. This study aimed to investigate the impact of distance education (DE) on mental health, social cognition, and memory abilities in a sample of university students during the national COVID-19 lockdown in Italy ...

    Authors: Laura Giusti, Silvia Mammarella, Anna Salza, Sasha Del Vecchio, Donatella Ussorio, Massimo Casacchia and Rita Roncone
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:142
  43. Sleep is critical for maintaining homeostasis in bodily and neurobehavioral functions. This homeostasis can be disturbed by sleep interruption and restored to normal by subsequent recovery sleep. Most research...

    Authors: Cindy Stroemel-Scheder and Stefan Lautenbacher
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:141
  44. Attachment insecurity is a prominent risk factor for the development and course of psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders. The Experiences in Close Relationships - Revised (ECR-R) questionnaire is a widely us...

    Authors: Johannes C. Ehrenthal, Johannes Zimmermann, Katja Brenk-Franz, Ulrike Dinger, Henning Schauenburg, Elmar Brähler and Bernhard Strauß
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:140
  45. Patients with Substance use disorder have distinct personality traits, they were high score in novelty seeking (NS) and sensation seeking and lower in Self-directedness and higher in Self-transcendence, so we ...

    Authors: Najmeh Shahini, Ali Talaei, Zanireh Salimi, Moussalreza Adinepour Sarab, Shakiba Gholamzad, Ali Teimouri, Saeedeh Hajebi Khaniki and Mohammadzaman Kamkar
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:138

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