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Two randomised controlled crossover studies to evaluate the effect of colouring on both self-report and performance measures of well-being (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Holt, N. J., Stankova, K., Simmons, K., Bailey, K., Furbert, L., & Sweetingham, E. (2018, May). Two randomised controlled crossover studies to evaluate the effect of colouring on both self-report and performance measures of well-being. Poster presented at British Psychological Society Annual Conference

Objectives: Previous research has reported that colouring can significantly reduce stress. Two studies sought to improve upon previous methodology by introducing an active control condition, and testing the impact of colouring upon cognitive factors:... Read More about Two randomised controlled crossover studies to evaluate the effect of colouring on both self-report and performance measures of well-being.

A qualitative analysis of patient-identified adaptive behaviour changes following interdisciplinary Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for chronic pain (2018)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Vowles, K. E., Sowden, G., Ashworth, J., & Levell, J. (2018). A qualitative analysis of patient-identified adaptive behaviour changes following interdisciplinary Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for chronic pain. European Journal of Pain, 22(5), 989-1001. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1184

© 2018 European Pain Federation - EFIC® Background: Interdisciplinary treatment programmes for chronic pain have strong evidence of treatment effect both immediately after treatment and at follow-up. However, despite strong outcome evidence, it is le... Read More about A qualitative analysis of patient-identified adaptive behaviour changes following interdisciplinary Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for chronic pain.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Applications for Educational Psychologists within Schools (2018)
Journal Article
Gillard, D., Flaxman, P., & Hooper, N. (2018). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Applications for Educational Psychologists within Schools. Educational Psychology in Practice, 34(3), 272-281. https://doi.org/10.1080/02667363.2018.1446911

© 2018, © 2018 Association of Educational Psychologists. Guidance for schools regarding the promotion and enhancement of psychological wellbeing represents an invitation to intervene to promote effective, evidence-informed, whole-school approaches fo... Read More about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Applications for Educational Psychologists within Schools.

The Greek Referendum Vote of 2015 as a Paradoxical Communicative Practice: A Narrative, Future-Making Approach (2018)
Journal Article
Sools, A., Triliva, S., Fragkiadaki, E., Tzanakis, M., & Gkinopoulos, T. (2018). The Greek Referendum Vote of 2015 as a Paradoxical Communicative Practice: A Narrative, Future-Making Approach. Political Psychology, 39(5), 1141-1156. https://doi.org/10.1111/pops.12474

© 2018 International Society of Political Psychology This article adopts a pragmatic-communicative approach, derived from Gregory Bateson's cybernetic theory, to the Greek Referendum Vote of 2015. Applying this approach, we interpret the Referendum a... Read More about The Greek Referendum Vote of 2015 as a Paradoxical Communicative Practice: A Narrative, Future-Making Approach.

Controlling for Prior Attainment Reduces the Positive Influence that Single-Gender Classroom Initiatives Exert on High School Students’ Scholastic Achievements (2018)
Journal Article
Pennington, C. R., Pennington, C., Kaye, L. K., Qureshi, A. W., & Heim, D. (2018). Controlling for Prior Attainment Reduces the Positive Influence that Single-Gender Classroom Initiatives Exert on High School Students’ Scholastic Achievements. Sex Roles, 78(5-6), 385-393. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-017-0799-y

© 2017, The Author(s). Research points to the positive impact that gender-segregated schooling and classroom initiatives exert on academic attainment. An evaluation of these studies which reveal positive effects highlights, however, that students are... Read More about Controlling for Prior Attainment Reduces the Positive Influence that Single-Gender Classroom Initiatives Exert on High School Students’ Scholastic Achievements.

Alcohol mixed with energy drink (AMED): A critical review and meta-analysis (2018)
Journal Article
Verster, J. C., Benson, S., Johnson, S. J., Alford, C., Godefroy, S. B., & Scholey, A. (2018). Alcohol mixed with energy drink (AMED): A critical review and meta-analysis. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 33(2), e2650. https://doi.org/10.1002/hup.2650

© 2018 The Authors Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to critically review the (1) prevalence of alcohol mixed with energy drink (AMED)... Read More about Alcohol mixed with energy drink (AMED): A critical review and meta-analysis.

Visual search alpha: A novel window into lateralized visual attentional processes (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Bachman, M. D., van den Berg, B., Wang, L., Gamble, M. L., Clark, K., & Woldorff, M. G. (2018, March). Visual search alpha: A novel window into lateralized visual attentional processes. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Visual search paradigms evoke the attentional processes used in the identification and processing of a target stimulus in an array of distracting items. A widely studied ERP component elicited in visual search is the N2pc, which is thought to reflect... Read More about Visual search alpha: A novel window into lateralized visual attentional processes.

A systematic review of the traits and cognitions associated with use of and belief in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) (2018)
Journal Article
Galbraith, N., Moss, T., Galbraith, V., & Purewal, S. (2018). A systematic review of the traits and cognitions associated with use of and belief in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Psychology, Health and Medicine, 23(7), 854-869. https://doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2018.1442010

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is widespread despite the controversy over its effectiveness. Although previous reviews have examined the demographics and attitu... Read More about A systematic review of the traits and cognitions associated with use of and belief in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

Processes of Biographization in Substance Abuse Treatment: The Experience and “Professional Transformations” of 15 Social Workers working in Drug Treatment Center (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Fragkiadaki, E. (2018, February). Processes of Biographization in Substance Abuse Treatment: The Experience and “Professional Transformations” of 15 Social Workers working in Drug Treatment Center. Paper presented at 2nd European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry

The results of this study raised specific areas of concern regarding the therapists’ well– being in substance abuse treatment organizations. The significance of care for one’s professional as well as personal self is highlighted in the participants’... Read More about Processes of Biographization in Substance Abuse Treatment: The Experience and “Professional Transformations” of 15 Social Workers working in Drug Treatment Center.

Applying the multi-Threat framework of stereotype threat in the context of digital gaming (2018)
Journal Article
Pennington, C., Kaye, L. K., & McCann, J. J. (2018). Applying the multi-Threat framework of stereotype threat in the context of digital gaming. PLoS ONE, 13(2), e0192137. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0192137

© 2018 Pennington et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are... Read More about Applying the multi-Threat framework of stereotype threat in the context of digital gaming.

What are the barriers to accessing psychological therapy in Qatar: A concept mapping study (2018)
Thesis
Brown, E. What are the barriers to accessing psychological therapy in Qatar: A concept mapping study. (Thesis). University of the West of England

Background: Mental health problems are highly prevalent throughout the world; however, all too frequently individuals do not receive treatment. Psychological therapy is a potentially successful intervention but barriers to its access, which are like... Read More about What are the barriers to accessing psychological therapy in Qatar: A concept mapping study.

Are energy drinks unique mixers in terms of their effects on alcohol consumption and negative alcohol-related consequences? (2018)
Journal Article
Johnson, S. J., Alford, C., Stewart, K., & Verster, J. C. (2018). Are energy drinks unique mixers in terms of their effects on alcohol consumption and negative alcohol-related consequences?. International Journal of General Medicine, 11(11), 15-23. https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S143476

© 2018 Johnson et al. Introduction: Previous research has suggested that consuming alcohol mixed with energy drinks (AMED) increases overall alcohol consumption. However, there is limited research examining whether energy drinks are unique in their e... Read More about Are energy drinks unique mixers in terms of their effects on alcohol consumption and negative alcohol-related consequences?.

Investigating older adults’ preferences for functions within a human-machine interface designed for fully autonomous vehicles (2018)
Journal Article
Voinescu, A., Morgan, P. L., Alford, C., & Caleb-Solly, P. (2018). Investigating older adults’ preferences for functions within a human-machine interface designed for fully autonomous vehicles. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 10927 LNCS, 445-462. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92037-5_32

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018. Compared to traditional cars, where the driver has most of their attention allocated on the road and on driving tasks, in fully autonomous vehicles it is likely that the user would... Read More about Investigating older adults’ preferences for functions within a human-machine interface designed for fully autonomous vehicles.

Neuropsychotherapy as an integrative framework in counselling psychology: The example of trauma (2017)
Journal Article
Ward, T., Plagnol, A., & Delrue, N. (2017). Neuropsychotherapy as an integrative framework in counselling psychology: The example of trauma. Clinical Psychology Forum, 32(4), 18-28

This article describes how principles from neuroscience can be used to inform, guide and develop psychotherapy. Such a "neuropsychotherapeutic approach" has been put forward by various authors. In this papers, the current authors develop the notion o... Read More about Neuropsychotherapy as an integrative framework in counselling psychology: The example of trauma.

Fatigue in developmental coordination disorder: An exploratory study in adults (2017)
Journal Article
Thomas, M., & Christopher, G. (2018). Fatigue in developmental coordination disorder: An exploratory study in adults. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health and Behavior, 6(1), 41-51. https://doi.org/10.1080/21641846.2018.1419564

Background: Fatigue in adult Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is increasingly being acknowledged by clinicians. However, no research to date has explored the nature of fatigue experienced by adults with this disorder. Purpose: This paper... Read More about Fatigue in developmental coordination disorder: An exploratory study in adults.

Using conceptual developments in RFT to direct case formulation and clinical intervention: Two case summaries (2017)
Journal Article
Barnes-Holmes, Y., Boorman, J., Oliver, J. E., Thompson, M., McEnteggart, C., & Coulter, C. (2018). Using conceptual developments in RFT to direct case formulation and clinical intervention: Two case summaries. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 7, 89-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2017.11.005

The current paper is part of an ongoing effort to better connect RFT with the complexities of clinical phenomena. The paper outlines two broad areas, referred to as ‘verbal functional analysis’ and the ‘drill-down’, in which we believe the basic theo... Read More about Using conceptual developments in RFT to direct case formulation and clinical intervention: Two case summaries.

Taking snapshots of immediate experience in the evaluation of arts for health interventions: Challenges and possibilities (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Holt, N. (2017, November). Taking snapshots of immediate experience in the evaluation of arts for health interventions: Challenges and possibilities. Paper presented at Arts and Health South West Annual Conference

Methods used in health and social sciences that assess momentary changes in immediate experience, such as experience sampling and ecological momentary assessment may be usefully applied to the arts and health. This provocation will explore the advant... Read More about Taking snapshots of immediate experience in the evaluation of arts for health interventions: Challenges and possibilities.

Using the experience-sampling method to examine the psychological mechanisms by which participatory art improves wellbeing (2017)
Journal Article
Holt, N. J. (2018). Using the experience-sampling method to examine the psychological mechanisms by which participatory art improves wellbeing. Perspectives in Public Health, 138(1), 55-65. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757913917739041

© 2017, © Royal Society for Public Health 2017. Aims: To measure the immediate impact of art-making in everyday life on diverse indices of wellbeing (‘in the moment’ and longer term) in order to improve understanding of the psychological mechanisms b... Read More about Using the experience-sampling method to examine the psychological mechanisms by which participatory art improves wellbeing.

Time contracts and temporal precision declines when the mind wanders (2017)
Journal Article
Terhune, D., Croucher, M., Marcusson-Clavertz, D., & Macdonald, J. (2017). Time contracts and temporal precision declines when the mind wanders. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(11), 1864-1871. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000461

© 2017 American Psychological Association. Our perception of time varies considerably from moment to moment, but how this variability relates to endogenous fluctuations in attentional states has been neglected. Here, we tested the hypothesis that per... Read More about Time contracts and temporal precision declines when the mind wanders.

An exploration of shifts in visual fixation prior to the execution of baseball batting: Evidence for oculomotor warm up, attentional processes or pre-performance routines? (2017)
Journal Article
Roberts, C. (2017). An exploration of shifts in visual fixation prior to the execution of baseball batting: Evidence for oculomotor warm up, attentional processes or pre-performance routines?. https://doi.org/10.5923/j.sports.20170706.02

The visual performance of athletes should be considered high on the list of variables fundamental to elite sport performance. One particular aspect of visual performance that has gained dominance over the last 25 years is the quiet eye. Quiet eye is... Read More about An exploration of shifts in visual fixation prior to the execution of baseball batting: Evidence for oculomotor warm up, attentional processes or pre-performance routines?.



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