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  1. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to prolonged exposure to stress and anxiety, raising concerns about a large spectrum of psychological side effects. The primary objective of the study was to validate the COVID-19...

    Authors: Chadia Haddad, Hala Sacre, Sandrella Bou Malhab, Diana Malaeb, Danielle Saadeh, Christine Abou Tayeh and Pascale Salameh
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:137
  2. Adults all over the world face serious issues from problematic smartphone use (PSU). It influences them negatively on a cognitive, behavioral, and emotional level, as well as on their tendencies and well-being...

    Authors: Joanne Zeidan, Souheil Hallit, Marwan Akel, Ismail Louragli and Sahar Obeid
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:136
  3. Offspring of the parents with mental disorders are at higher risk to have the mental diseases throughout the world. This study examined the association between psychopathology of parents and the mental health ...

    Authors: Donat Rusengamihigo, Jean Mutabaruka, Emmanuel Biracyaza, Olga Magalakaki and Mayssa El’Husseini
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:135
  4. College students in Generation Z are among the most stressed of our time. Previous research suggests that current interventions on university campuses are primarily for students in crises, but supportive servi...

    Authors: Theresa Van Lith, Andrea Cheshure, Scott M. Pickett, Gregg D. Stanwood and Megan Beerse
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:134
  5. The ‘self-bias’—i.e., the human proneness to preferentially process self-relevant stimuli—is thought to be important for both self-related and social processing. Previous research operationalized the self-bias...

    Authors: Letizia Amodeo, Jan R. Wiersema, Marcel Brass and Annabel D. Nijhof
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:132
  6. Academic studies place high demands on the development of learning capacities. Beyond learning techniques, knowledge about the effect of the learning environment, as well as the ability for self-regulation, se...

    Authors: Miriam Thye and Diethard Tauschel
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:131
  7. Symptoms of depression and anxiety are common in adults with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and diabetes mellitus (DM). The literature on depression and anxiety in CVDs and DM populations is extensive; however...

    Authors: Ivana Bojanić, Erik R. Sund, Hege Sletvold and Ottar Bjerkeset
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:130
  8. To promote health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in adolescents with pain, it is important to study factors associated with pain. This study aimed to describe selected factors and pain in 14–15-year-old adole...

    Authors: Hilde Timenes Mikkelsen, Kristin Haraldstad, Sølvi Helseth, Siv Skarstein, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen and Gudrun Rohde
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:128
  9. Populations exposed to Armed Conflict Experiences (ACE) show different levels of impact in their mental health (i.e. clinical and positive components); however, there is limited evidence related to mental heal...

    Authors: Sandra Trujillo, Luz Stella Giraldo, José David López, Alberto Acosta and Natalia Trujillo
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:127
  10. Recent studies have suggested that therapeutic climbing/bouldering may have positive effects on perceived self-efficacy. Nevertheless, there is still an urgent need for high-quality studies, as many existing s...

    Authors: André Kratzer, Katharina Luttenberger, Nina Karg-Hefner, Maren Weiss and Lisa Dorscht
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:126
  11. Perfectionism is a risk factor for depression and anxiety and is increasing in young people. It is important to understand the information that youth are exposed to about perfectionism on the internet and what...

    Authors: Tracey D. Wade, Sarah J. Egan, Maggie Wleklinski, Amy O’Brien, Grace Fitzallen and Roz Shafran
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:119
  12. Mindfulness has demonstrated strong utility for enhancing self-management and health outcomes in chronic illness. However, sensation-focused mindfulness techniques may not be appropriate for clinical populatio...

    Authors: K. A. Finlay, J. H. Hearn and A. Chater
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:124
  13. Stress-related illnesses constitute a huge problem in society. The primary care services in Sweden form the first line of care whose role is to coordinate interventions for reducing symptoms, as well as health...

    Authors: A. Birgitta Gunnarsson, Petra Wagman, Hans T. Sternudd, Sara Holmberg, Kristina Holmgren and Ulrica Hörberg
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:123
  14. Mental health represents an important public health issue, and mental health problems have been linked to school dropout. This study aimed to identify mental health groups of high school students using both po...

    Authors: Susan Andersen, Michael Davidsen, Line Nielsen and Janne S. Tolstrup
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:122
  15. Therapist-related activities and characteristics such as empathy and genuineness are factors that significantly contribute to psychotherapy outcome. As they play a role in psychotherapy more generally, it can ...

    Authors: Helene Seaward, Tenzin Wangmo, Tobias Vogel, Marc Graf, Monika Egli-Alge, Michael Liebrenz and Bernice S. Elger
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:121
  16. Presenteeism is recognized in Iran’s hospitals, however little research has been done to understand and tackle the phenomenon because of a lack of valid tools to measure presenteeism. This study aimed to deve...

    Authors: Fatemeh Abdi, Mehdi Jahangiri, Mojtaba Kamalinia, Rosanna Cousins and Hamidreza Mokarami
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:120
  17. Depression has a devastating impact on young people around the world. This impact is pervasive and long-long lasting, still causing havoc as young people transition into adulthood. Prevention and timely early ...

    Authors: Joanne R. Beames, Katarina Kikas and Aliza Werner-Seidler
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:113
  18. Anxiety in the ante- and postnatal period is prevalent, often co-occurs with depression, and can have adverse consequences for the infant. Therefore, perinatal mental health screening programs should not only ...

    Authors: Johanne Smith-Nielsen, Ida Egmose, Katrine Isabella Wendelboe, Pernille Steinmejer, Theis Lange and Mette Skovgaard Vaever
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:118
  19. DSM-5 provided a dimensional model of personality disorders which may be more clinically informative for the assessment and management of prisoners than a categorical one, as diagnoses of personality disorders...

    Authors: Fabio Ferretti, Felice Carabellese, Roberto Catanesi, Anna Coluccia, Stefano Ferracuti, Adriano Schimmenti, Vincenzo Caretti, Lore Lorenzi, Giacomo Gualtieri, Fulvio Carabellese and Andrea Pozza
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:117
  20. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may be particularly vulnerable to the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on disease management and psychological status. This study explored psychologica...

    Authors: Mariarosaria Savarese, Greta Castellini, Salvatore Leone, Enrica Previtali, Alessandro Armuzzi and Guendalina Graffigna
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:115
  21. The present study considers a measure of positive body image, the Body Appreciation Scale-2, which assesses acceptance and/or favourable opinions towards the body (BAS-2). Potential variations of the psychomet...

    Authors: Daniel Zarate, Joshua Marmara, Camilla Potoczny, Warwick Hosking and Vasileios Stavropoulos
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:114
  22. Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are commonly comorbid with depression This study aimed to examine the relationship between ADHD symptoms and depression through perceived family supp...

    Authors: Pichaya Pojanapotha, Chiraphat Boonnag, Sirinut Siritikul, Sirikorn Chalanunt, Pimolpun Kuntawong, Nahathai Wongpakaran and Tinakon Wongpakaran
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:112
  23. Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is known to be an effective treatment for the anxiety and related disorders, with exposure therapy being a key component of this treatment package. However, research on the use...

    Authors: Karen Moses, Craig Gonsalvez and Tanya Meade
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:111
  24. The problem of students’ gaming addiction has been related to the individual student’s characteristics and the influence of family environment. Researchers aimed to investigate if and how internet gaming disor...

    Authors: Hossein Namdar Areshtanab, Fatemeh Fathollahpour, Mohammad Arshadi Bostanabad, Hossein Ebrahimi, Mina Hosseinzadeh and Marjaneh M. Fooladi
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:110
  25. The leadership of principals is important for school, teacher and student related outcomes. To be capable of doing their work (i.e., having sufficient workability), school principals need proper organisational...

    Authors: Roger Persson, Ulf Leo, Inger Arvidsson, Kerstin Nilsson, Kai Österberg and Carita Håkansson
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:109
  26. Knowledge of the community regarding mental health problems has a remarkable impact on the attitude, the help-seeking path, and prevention of stigma and discrimination against patients with mental health probl...

    Authors: Yonas Tesfaye, Liyew Agenagnew, Susan Anand, Gudina Terefe Tucho, Zewdie Birhanu, Gutema Ahmed, Masrie Getnet and Kiddus Yitbarek
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:106
  27. Excessive online social network sites (SNSs) use, such as Facebook or WeChat overuse, has become a severe problem and have caused negative consequences. It is especially important to examine what causes excess...

    Authors: Qiufeng Gao, Yanzhen Li, Ziwei Zhu, En Fu, Xiangyu Bu, Shan Peng and Yanhui Xiang
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:105
  28. Hikikomori is a phenomenon describing people who exhibit behaviors of self-secluding themselves at home for long durations of time and usually only having face-to-face social interactions with none other than ...

    Authors: Jolene Y. K. Yung, Victor Wong, Grace W. K. Ho and Alex Molassiotis
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:104
  29. Teacher self-efficacy and emotional stability are considered crucial resources for coping with classroom demands. We examined how class and subject teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs and emotional stability are r...

    Authors: Alexander Wettstein, Erich Ramseier and Marion Scherzinger
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:103
  30. Sexual minority men (SMM) often experience stressful social environments dominated by stigma and discrimination. SMM are typically more likely than heterosexual men to engage in certain risky behaviours such a...

    Authors: Rachel Bush, Alex M. T. Russell, Petra K. Staiger, Andrea Waling and Nicki A. Dowling
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:102
  31. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can affect health and well-being across the life course. Resilience is an individual characteristic that is known to help negate the effect of adversities and potentially t...

    Authors: Kathryn Ashton, Alisha R. Davies, Karen Hughes, Kat Ford, Andrew Cotter-Roberts and Mark A. Bellis
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:101
  32. Undergraduate students tend to develop “evening-type” sleep patterns. Recent research has reported that evening-type and irregular sleep habits are related to physical and mental stress responses, particularly...

    Authors: Noriko Aizawa and Mika Omori
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:100
  33. This study describes the construction and validation of a new scale for measuring belief in paranormal phenomena. The work aims to address psychometric and conceptual shortcomings associated with existing meas...

    Authors: Charlotte E. Dean, Shazia Akhtar, Tim M. Gale, Karen Irvine, Richard Wiseman and Keith R. Laws
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:98
  34. Youth mental health problems are a major public health concern. Anxiety and depression are among the most common psychological difficulties. The aim of this study is to evaluate an optimized version of a promi...

    Authors: Simon-Peter Neumer, Joshua Patras, Solveig Holen, Carina Lisøy, Anne Liv Askeland, Ida Mari Haug, Annette Jeneson, Tore Wentzel-Larsen, Frode Adolfsen, Lene-Mari Potulski Rasmussen, Jo Magne Ingul, Kristin Ytreland, Elisabeth Valmyr Bania, Anne Mari Sund and Kristin Martinsen
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:97
  35. Refugees and asylum seekers are frequently exposed to violence, human rights violations and unstable living conditions before, during, and after their displacement. Elevated prevalence rates of psychiatric dis...

    Authors: Julia Spaaij, Matthis Schick, Richard A. Bryant, Ulrich Schnyder, Hansjörg Znoj, Angela Nickerson and Naser Morina
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:96
  36. In the beginning of 2020, the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, became a public health emergency in the U.S. and rapidly escalated into a global pandemic. Because the SARS-Co...

    Authors: Jenny Lee, Matthew Solomon, Tej Stead, Bryan Kwon and Latha Ganti
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:95
  37. This study tested the efficacy of AFFIRM, a brief affirmative cognitive-behavioural group intervention tailored to reduce psychosocial distress and improve coping among sexual and gender minority adolescents a...

    Authors: Shelley L. Craig, Andrew D. Eaton, Vivian W. Y. Leung, Gio Iacono, Nelson Pang, Frank Dillon, Ashley Austin, Rachael Pascoe and Cheryl Dobinson
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:94
  38. The study explored the role of emotional intelligence (EI) on employees’ perceived wellbeing and empowerment, as well as their performance, by measuring their quality of care.

    Authors: Leila Karimi, Sandra G. Leggat, Timothy Bartram, Leila Afshari, Sarah Sarkeshik and Tengiz Verulava
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:93
  39. Plastic waste management is one of the most challenging problems of our time. Until now, only 9% of the produced plastics has been recycled. In order to increase recycling, a behavior change towards sorting of...

    Authors: Valérie J. V. Broers, Melina Van Scharrenburg, Lily Fredrix, Johan Lataster, Ansje J. Löhr and Nele Jacobs
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:92
  40. The WHO has raised concerns about the psychological consequences of the current COVID-19 pandemic, negatively affecting health across societies, cultures and age-groups.

    Authors: Cornelia Herbert, Alia El Bolock and Slim Abdennadher
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:90
  41. Several studies have assessed the Quality of Life (QoL) in Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children and adolescents. The findings from these studies, however, vary from DHH children reporting lower QoL than the...

    Authors: Chris Margaret Aanondsen, Thomas Jozefiak, Kerstin Heiling, Stian Lydersen and Tormod Rimehaug
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:89
  42. The rapid increasing rate of mobile and internet users in Lebanon, predisposes us to a high dependency on smartphones, leading to more phubbing. Phubbing has been found associated with many psychological facto...

    Authors: Zeinab Bitar, Souheil Hallit, Wael Khansa and Sahar Obeid
    Citation: BMC Psychology 2021 9:87

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