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Tracking momentary experience in the evaluation of arts on prescription services: Using mood changes during art workshops to predict global wellbeing change (2020)
Journal Article
Holt, N. (in press). Tracking momentary experience in the evaluation of arts on prescription services: Using mood changes during art workshops to predict global wellbeing change. Perspectives in Public Health,

Aims: To measure the immediate impact of participating in arts on prescription workshops on multiple dimensions of mood and to evaluate whether improvement in mood is a mechanism for change, predicting improvements in global wellbeing before and afte... Read More about Tracking momentary experience in the evaluation of arts on prescription services: Using mood changes during art workshops to predict global wellbeing change.

Reading and writing for well-being: A qualitative exploration of the therapeutic experience of older adult participants in a bibliotherapy and creative writing group (2020)
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Malyn, B. O., Thomas, Z., & Ramsey-Wade, C. E. (in press). Reading and writing for well-being: A qualitative exploration of the therapeutic experience of older adult participants in a bibliotherapy and creative writing group. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12304

This study provides a qualitative exploration of the therapeutic mechanisms occurring within three community-based reading and writing for well-being groups attended by older adults, located in a city in England. Whilst it is increasingly accepted th... Read More about Reading and writing for well-being: A qualitative exploration of the therapeutic experience of older adult participants in a bibliotherapy and creative writing group.

Sensitivity to experiencing alcohol hangovers: Reconsideration of the 0.11% Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) threshold for having a hangover (2020)
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Verster, J. C., Kruisselbrink, L. D., Slot, K. A., Anogeianaki, A., Adams, S., Alford, C., …Stock, A. (2020). Sensitivity to experiencing alcohol hangovers: Reconsideration of the 0.11% Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) threshold for having a hangover. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9010179

The 2010 Alcohol Hangover Research Group consensus paper defined a cutoff blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.11% as a toxicological threshold indicating that sufficient alcohol had been consumed to develop a hangover. The cutoff was based on prev... Read More about Sensitivity to experiencing alcohol hangovers: Reconsideration of the 0.11% Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) threshold for having a hangover.

Relationship between alcohol hangover and physical endurance performance: Walking the Samaria Gorge (2019)
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Verster, J. C., Anogeianaki, A., Kruisselbrink, D., Alford, C., & Stock, A. (2020). Relationship between alcohol hangover and physical endurance performance: Walking the Samaria Gorge. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9010114

Alcohol hangover is a potentially debilitating state. Several studies have demonstrated that it does not seem to impair strength or short-term endurance, but its effects on continuous exercise performance/long-term endurance have never been investiga... Read More about Relationship between alcohol hangover and physical endurance performance: Walking the Samaria Gorge.

Advantages and limitations of naturalistic study designs and their implementation in alcohol hangover research (2019)
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Verster, J. C., van de Loo, A. J. A. E., Adams, S., Stock, A., Benson, S., Scholey, A., …Bruce, G. (2019). Advantages and limitations of naturalistic study designs and their implementation in alcohol hangover research. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8(12), https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8122160

In alcohol hangover research, both naturalistic designs and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are successfully employed to study the causes, consequences, and treatments of hangovers. Although increasingly applied in both social sciences and medica... Read More about Advantages and limitations of naturalistic study designs and their implementation in alcohol hangover research.

Les sciences cognitives: Un cadre pour unifier aujourd’hui la théorie et la pratique en psychothérapie? (2019)
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Ward, T. (2019). Les sciences cognitives: Un cadre pour unifier aujourd’hui la théorie et la pratique en psychothérapie?. PSN, 17(3), 7-22

This article discusses the proposition that cognitive science has now developed to the point where it can serve as an overarching meta-theory for field of psychotherapy. It will begin with an overview of the main strands of thinking which have emerge... Read More about Les sciences cognitives: Un cadre pour unifier aujourd’hui la théorie et la pratique en psychothérapie?.

From social workers to socio-therapists: the transformative journey of substance abuse therapists (2019)
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Fragkiadaki, E., Triliva, S., Natsopoulou, O., & Tzanakis, E. (2020). From social workers to socio-therapists: the transformative journey of substance abuse therapists. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 20(2), 89-104. https://doi.org/10.1080/1533256X.2020.1691408

The efficiency of interventions in addiction is associated with the processes of practitioners’ professional development. Identity formation is studied extensively for clinical professions but little research focuses on social workers working in addi... Read More about From social workers to socio-therapists: the transformative journey of substance abuse therapists.

A Pilot Study of a Trauma Training for Healthcare Workers Serving Refugees in Greece: Perceptions of Feasibility of Task-Shifting Trauma Informed Care (2019)
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Fragkiadaki, E., Ghafoori, B., Triliva, S., & Sfakianaki, R. (2020). A Pilot Study of a Trauma Training for Healthcare Workers Serving Refugees in Greece: Perceptions of Feasibility of Task-Shifting Trauma Informed Care. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 29(4), 442-460. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2019.1662866

© 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis. Few studies to date have investigated trauma training programs for healthcare workers who serve refugees. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the feasibility of a Train-the Trainer (TTT) seminar desig... Read More about A Pilot Study of a Trauma Training for Healthcare Workers Serving Refugees in Greece: Perceptions of Feasibility of Task-Shifting Trauma Informed Care.

Cognitive and affective benefits of coloring: Two randomized controlled crossover studies (2019)
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Holt, N. J., Furbert, L., & Sweetingham, E. (2019). Cognitive and affective benefits of coloring: Two randomized controlled crossover studies. Art Therapy, 36(4), 200-208. https://doi.org/10.1080/07421656.2019.1645498

This research sought to replicate and extend work suggesting that coloring can reduce anxiety, asking whether coloring can improve cognitive performance. In two experiments undergraduates (N = 47; N = 52) colored and participated in a control conditi... Read More about Cognitive and affective benefits of coloring: Two randomized controlled crossover studies.

What about the Male Victims? Exploring the Impact of Gender Stereotyping on Implicit Attitudes and Behavioural Intentions Associated with Intimate Partner Violence (2019)
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Bates, E. A., Kaye, L. K., Pennington, C. R., & Hamlin, I. (2019). What about the Male Victims? Exploring the Impact of Gender Stereotyping on Implicit Attitudes and Behavioural Intentions Associated with Intimate Partner Violence. Sex Roles, 81(1-2), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-018-0949-x

© 2018, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. Although intimate partner violence (IPV) is considered stereotypically as a gendered phenomenon, empirical evidence contradicts such gender asymmetry in reported rates of victimis... Read More about What about the Male Victims? Exploring the Impact of Gender Stereotyping on Implicit Attitudes and Behavioural Intentions Associated with Intimate Partner Violence.

Beer? Over here! Examining attentional bias towards alcoholic and appetitive stimuli in a visual search eye-tracking task (2019)
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Pennington, C. R., Qureshi, A. W., Monk, R. L., & Heim, D. (2019). Beer? Over here! Examining attentional bias towards alcoholic and appetitive stimuli in a visual search eye-tracking task. Psychopharmacology, 236(12), 3465-3476. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-019-05313-0

© 2019, The Author(s). Rationale: Experimental tasks that demonstrate alcohol-related attentional bias typically expose participants to single-stimulus targets (e.g. addiction Stroop, visual probe, anti-saccade task), which may not correspond fully w... Read More about Beer? Over here! Examining attentional bias towards alcoholic and appetitive stimuli in a visual search eye-tracking task.

Time to let go? The difficulties of simple conclusions from attachment theory. (2019)
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Serning, N. (2019). Time to let go? The difficulties of simple conclusions from attachment theory

This article questions the usefulness of attachment theory in educational contexts, and also queries its scientific validity more general. It argues for a more clear stance on behaviour management and exclusions in the classroom.

Exploring attachment incoherence in bereaved families’ therapy narratives: An attachment theory-informed thematic analysis (2019)
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Willcox, R., Moller, N., & Clarke, V. (2019). Exploring attachment incoherence in bereaved families’ therapy narratives: An attachment theory-informed thematic analysis. Family Journal, 27(3), 339-347. https://doi.org/10.1177/1066480719853006

Attachment theory predicts that family bereavement leads even securely attached individuals to experience temporary attachment insecurity. This paper explores how incoherence, a narrative marker of attachment insecurity, is displayed in the talk of f... Read More about Exploring attachment incoherence in bereaved families’ therapy narratives: An attachment theory-informed thematic analysis.

Presence and personality: A factoral exploration of the relationship between facets of dispositional mindfulness and personality (2019)
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Mather, P., Ward, T., & Cheston, R. (2019). Presence and personality: A factoral exploration of the relationship between facets of dispositional mindfulness and personality. Counselling Psychology Review- British Psychological Society, 34(1),

Background / Aims / Objectives The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between the discrete facets of personality and dispositional, or trait-like, Mindfulness. Methodology / Methods The study employed a factoral quantitative de... Read More about Presence and personality: A factoral exploration of the relationship between facets of dispositional mindfulness and personality.

The predictability of a target’s motion influences gaze, head, and hand movements when trying to intercept it (2019)
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de la Malla, C., Rushton, S. K., Clark, K., Smeets, J. B. J., & Brenner, E. (2019). The predictability of a target’s motion influences gaze, head, and hand movements when trying to intercept it. Journal of Neurophysiology, 121(6), 2416-2427. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00917.2017

Does the predictability of a target’s movement and of the interception location influence how the target is intercepted? In a first experiment, we manipulated the predictability of the interception location. A target moved along a haphazardly curved... Read More about The predictability of a target’s motion influences gaze, head, and hand movements when trying to intercept it.

The inaugural women in sport & exercise conference: Consensus statement (2019)
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Roberts, C., & Forsyth, J. (2019). The inaugural women in sport & exercise conference: Consensus statement. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 27(1), 60-62. https://doi.org/10.1123/wspaj.2019-0004

The inaugural women in sport and exercise conference was held at Staffordshire University on 13th-14th June, and brought together a number of academics, clinicians, practitioners, sport leaders, policymakers and administrators, charities, current and... Read More about The inaugural women in sport & exercise conference: Consensus statement.

The impact of gendered stereotypes on perceptions of violence: A commentary (2019)
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Bates, E. A., Klement, K. R., Kaye, L. K., & Pennington, C. R. (2019). The impact of gendered stereotypes on perceptions of violence: A commentary. Sex Roles, 81(1-2), 34-43. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-019-01029-9

The present commentary explores the impact of gender role stereotypes on perceptions of both intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence. Two papers published in this issue of Sex Roles explored the influence of gender stereotypes on both IPV... Read More about The impact of gendered stereotypes on perceptions of violence: A commentary.

Visual and auditory contextual cues differentially influence alcohol-related inhibitory control (2018)
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Qureshi, A., Monk, R. L., Pennington, C. R., Li, X., Leatherbarrow, T., & Oulton, J. R. (in press). Visual and auditory contextual cues differentially influence alcohol-related inhibitory control. Adicciones -Palma de Mallorca-, https://doi.org/10.20882/adicciones.1091

Introduction: Representing a more immersive testing environment, the current study exposed individuals to both alcohol-related visual and auditory cues to assess their respective impact on alcohol-related inhibitory control. It examined further wheth... Read More about Visual and auditory contextual cues differentially influence alcohol-related inhibitory control.

Moving beyond “Us” versus “Them”: Social identities in digital gaming (2018)
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Kaye, L. K., & Pennington, C. R. (2018). Moving beyond “Us” versus “Them”: Social identities in digital gaming. Psychology of Women Section Review,

This was an invited submission for a special focus issue on gender and gaming for the Psychology of Women Section Review (British Psychological Society).

Living with alopecia areata: An online qualitative survey study (2018)
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Davey, L., Clarke, V., & Jenkinson, E. (2019). Living with alopecia areata: An online qualitative survey study. British Journal of Dermatology, 180(6), 1377-1389. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.17463

© 2018 British Association of Dermatologists Background: Living with alopecia areata (AA) totalis and universalis (collectively referred to here as AA) involves unpredictable, sometimes rapid hair loss. There is currently no effective treatment and p... Read More about Living with alopecia areata: An online qualitative survey study.



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