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Physical and psychosocial assessment of skin scars (2006)
Presentation / Conference
Brown, B., McKenna, S., Siddhi, K., & Moss, T. (2006, June). Physical and psychosocial assessment of skin scars. Presented at British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

Understanding the schematic representation of pain and general symptomatology: The contribution of the cognitive miser perspective (2005)
Journal Article
Moss, T. P., Moss, T., & DiCaccavo, A. (2005). Understanding the schematic representation of pain and general symptomatology: The contribution of the cognitive miser perspective. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 29(5), 511-524. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10608-005-3240-8

In this study we aimed to investigate the contribution of a model of schema use originally from social psychology, the cognitive miser perspective, to understanding pain and illness representations. Recall of pain and general symptom information was... Read More about Understanding the schematic representation of pain and general symptomatology: The contribution of the cognitive miser perspective.

The relationships between objective and subjective ratings of disfigurement severity, and psychological adjustment (2005)
Journal Article
Moss, T. P., Moss, T., & Carr, T. (2005). The relationships between objective and subjective ratings of disfigurement severity, and psychological adjustment. Body Image, 2(2), 151-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2005.03.004

Although the role of the objectively and subjectively rated severity of appearance problems is often debated, the impact of severity upon psychological adjustment has yet to be explored fully. In this study, 400 patients with a range of physical diff... Read More about The relationships between objective and subjective ratings of disfigurement severity, and psychological adjustment.

The relationships between objective and subjective ratings of disfigurement severity and psychological adjustment (2005)
Journal Article
Moss, T. (2005). The relationships between objective and subjective ratings of disfigurement severity and psychological adjustment. Body Image, 2(2), 151-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2005.03.004

The paper explores the impact of disfigurement severity on psychological adjustment, utilising the DAS24 (output 3) to rate subjective severity. Severity was rated objectively by plastic surgeons. The complex findings provide evidence supporting the... Read More about The relationships between objective and subjective ratings of disfigurement severity and psychological adjustment.

The DAS24: A short form of the Derriford Appearance Scale DAS59 to measure individual responses to living with problems of appearance (2005)
Journal Article
Carr, T., Moss, T., & Harris, D. (2005). The DAS24: A short form of the Derriford Appearance Scale DAS59 to measure individual responses to living with problems of appearance. British Journal of Health Psychology, 10(2), 285-298. https://doi.org/10.1348/135910705X27613

Objectives. To develop a psychometrically robust and widely applicable short form of the Derriford Appearance Scale, (DAS59), which (1) will reliably and validly assess the distress and difficulties experienced in living with problems of appearance,... Read More about The DAS24: A short form of the Derriford Appearance Scale DAS59 to measure individual responses to living with problems of appearance.

Understanding adjustment to disfigurement: The role of the self-concept (2004)
Journal Article
Moss, T., & Carr, T. (2004). Understanding adjustment to disfigurement: The role of the self-concept. Psychology and Health, 19(6), 737-748. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870440410001722967

The objective of this study was to determine whether variation in psychological adjustment to physically disfiguring conditions is related to organisation of the content of appearance-related information in the self-concept. A cross-sectional design... Read More about Understanding adjustment to disfigurement: The role of the self-concept.

Primary care decision making in response to psychological complaints: The influence of patient race (2000)
Journal Article
Moss, T. P., Di Caccavo, A., Fazal-Short, N., & Moss, T. (2000). Primary care decision making in response to psychological complaints: The influence of patient race. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 10(1), 63-67. https://doi.org/10.1002...-CASP533%3E3.0.CO%3B2-J

Eighteen general practitioners indicated diagnostic and treatment decisions in response to patient vignettes. Results indicated that White patients were more likely to be correctly diagnosed as having anxiety than any other complaint. Asians were jus... Read More about Primary care decision making in response to psychological complaints: The influence of patient race.

Weekly exercise consistenty reinstates positive mood (1998)
Journal Article
Steinberg, H., Nicholls, B., Sykes, E. A., LeBoutillier, N., Ramlakhan, N., Moss, T., & Dewey, A. (1998). Weekly exercise consistenty reinstates positive mood. European Psychologist, 3(4), 271-280

Exercise enhances creativity independently of mood (1997)
Journal Article
Steinberg, H., Sykes, E. A., Moss, T., Lowery, S., LeBoutillier, N., & Dewey, A. (1997). Exercise enhances creativity independently of mood. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 31(3), 240-245. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsm.31.3.240

Objectives - It has been widely accepted in the literature that various forms of physical exercise, even in a single session, enhance positive mood. It has also been shown that physical exercise may sometimes enhance creative thinking, but the eviden... Read More about Exercise enhances creativity independently of mood.

Individual variation in adjusting to visible differences (1997)
Book Chapter
Moss, T. (1997). Individual variation in adjusting to visible differences. In R. Landsdown, N. Rumsey, E. Bradbury, T. Carr, & J. Partridge (Eds.), Visibly Different: Coping with DisfigurementButterworth Heinemann