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Acceptance and commitment therapy for people experiencing appearance - related distress associated with a visible difference: A rationale and review of relevant research (2018)
Journal Article
Zucchelli, F., Donnelly, O., Williamson, H., & Hooper, N. (2018). Acceptance and commitment therapy for people experiencing appearance - related distress associated with a visible difference: A rationale and review of relevant research. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 32(3), 171-183. https://doi.org/10.1891/0889-8391.32.3.171

© 2018 Springer Publishing Company. People may have a visibly different appearance due to various causes, such as congenital conditions, injury, disease, or medical treatment. Some individuals with a visible difference experience social anxiety and i... Read More about Acceptance and commitment therapy for people experiencing appearance - related distress associated with a visible difference: A rationale and review of relevant research.

Experiential Avoidance as a Common Psychological Process in European Cultures (2018)
Journal Article
Monestès, J. L., Monestes, J., Karekla, M., Jacobs, N., Michaelides, M. P., Hooper, N., …Hayes, S. C. (2018). Experiential Avoidance as a Common Psychological Process in European Cultures. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 34(4), 247-257. https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000327

© 2016 Hogrefe Publishing. Experiential avoidance, the tendency to rigidly escape or avoid private psychological experiences, represents one of the most prominent transdiagnostic psychological processes with a known role in a wide variety of psycholo... Read More about Experiential Avoidance as a Common Psychological Process in European Cultures.

Using brief cognitive restructuring and cognitive defusion techniques to cope with negative thoughts (2016)
Journal Article
Larsson, A., Hooper, N., Osborne, L., Bennett, P., & McHugh, L. (2016). Using brief cognitive restructuring and cognitive defusion techniques to cope with negative thoughts. Behavior Modification, 40(3), 452-482. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145445515621488

The current study aimed to compare cognitive restructuring and cognitive defusion as techniques for coping with a personally relevant negative thought. Over a five-day period participants were reminded, via SMS messages, to use their assigned strateg... Read More about Using brief cognitive restructuring and cognitive defusion techniques to cope with negative thoughts.

Mindfulness reduces the correspondence bias (2016)
Journal Article
Hopthrow, T., Hooper, N., Mahmood, L., Meier, B., & Weger, U. (2017). Mindfulness reduces the correspondence bias. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(3), 351-360. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2016.1149498

The Correspondence Bias (CB) refers to the idea that people sometimes give undue weight to dispositional rather than situational factors when explaining behaviors and attitudes. Three experiments examined whether mindfulness, a non-judgmental focus o... Read More about Mindfulness reduces the correspondence bias.

Theoretical underpinnings: Relational frame theory and contextual behavioral science in a higher education context (2016)
Book Chapter
McHugh, L., Sandoz, E., & Hooper, N. (2016). Theoretical underpinnings: Relational frame theory and contextual behavioral science in a higher education context. In L. Cardaciatto, & J. Block-Lerner (Eds.), The Mindfulness-Informed EducatorRoutledge

Chapter on theoretical underpinnings: Relational frame theory and contextual behavioral science in a higher education context

The Research Journey of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (2015)
Book
Hooper, N., & Larsson, A. (2015). The Research Journey of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Palgrave Macmillan

n 1986 the first research study investigating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) was published. It aimed to determine if an early conceptualization of the ACT model could be used to treat depression. Since this seminal study, further investigati... Read More about The Research Journey of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).