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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172564/meta-analysis-of-action-video-game-impact-on-perceptual-attentional-and-cognitive-skills
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Benoit Bediou, Deanne M Adams, Richard E Mayer, Elizabeth Tipton, C Shawn Green, Daphne Bavelier
The ubiquity of video games in today's society has led to significant interest in their impact on the brain and behavior and in the possibility of harnessing games for good. The present meta-analyses focus on one specific game genre that has been of particular interest to the scientific community-action video games, and cover the period 2000-2015. To assess the long-lasting impact of action video game play on various domains of cognition, we first consider cross-sectional studies that inform us about the cognitive profile of habitual action video game players, and document a positive average effect of about half a standard deviation (g = 0...
November 27, 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154556/communal-motivation-and-well-being-in-interpersonal-relationships-an-integrative-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Bonnie M Le, Emily A Impett, Edward P Lemay, Amy Muise, Konstantin O Tskhay
The motivation to care for the welfare of others, or communal motivation, is a crucial component of satisfying interpersonal relationships and personal well-being. The current meta-analysis synthesized 100 studies (Ntotal = 26,645) on communal motivation to establish its associations with subjective personal well-being (e.g., life satisfaction, positive affect, and negative affect) and relationship well-being (e.g., relationship satisfaction, partner-oriented positive affect, and partner-oriented negative affect) for both the person providing communal care and their partner...
November 20, 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144145/a-social-comparison-theory-meta-analysis-60-years-on
#3
J P Gerber, Ladd Wheeler, Jerry Suls
These meta-analyses of 60+ years of social comparison research focused on 2 issues: the choice of a comparison target (selection) and the effects of comparisons on self-evaluations, affect, and so forth (reaction). Selection studies offering 2 options (up or down) showed a strong preference (and no evidence of publication bias) for upward choices when there was no threat; there was no evidence for downward comparison as a dominant choice even when threatened. Selections became less differentiable when a lateral choice was also provided...
November 16, 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083201/a-meta-analysis-on-the-relation-between-reading-and-working-memory
#4
Peng Peng, Marcia Barnes, CuiCui Wang, Wei Wang, Shan Li, H Lee Swanson, William Dardick, Sha Tao
The purpose of this study was to determine the relation between reading and working memory (WM) in the context of 3 major theories: the domain-specificity theory (debate) of WM, the intrinsic cognitive load theory, and the dual process theory. A meta-analysis of 197 studies with 2026 effect sizes found a significant moderate correlation between reading and WM, r = .29, 95% CI [.27, .31]. Moderation analyses indicated that after controlling for publication type, bilingual status, domains of WM, and grade level, the relation between WM and reading was not affected by types of reading...
October 30, 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083200/the-paradox-of-intelligence-heritability-and-malleability-coexist-in-hidden-gene-environment-interplay
#5
Bruno Sauce, Louis D Matzel
Intelligence can have an extremely high heritability, but also be malleable; a paradox that has been the source of continuous controversy. Here we attempt to clarify the issue, and advance a frequently overlooked solution to the paradox: Intelligence is a trait with unusual properties that create a large reservoir of hidden gene-environment (GE) networks, allowing for the contribution of high genetic and environmental influences on individual differences in IQ. GE interplay is difficult to specify with current methods, and is underestimated in standard metrics of heritability (thus inflating estimates of "genetic" effects)...
October 30, 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072480/the-interpersonal-theory-of-suicide-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-a-decade-of-cross-national-research
#6
Carol Chu, Jennifer M Buchman-Schmitt, Ian H Stanley, Melanie A Hom, Raymond P Tucker, Christopher R Hagan, Megan L Rogers, Matthew C Podlogar, Bruno Chiurliza, Fallon B Ringer, Matthew S Michaels, Connor H G Patros, Thomas E Joiner
Over the past decade, the interpersonal theory of suicide has contributed to substantial advances in the scientific and clinical understanding of suicide and related conditions. The interpersonal theory of suicide posits that suicidal desire emerges when individuals experience intractable feelings of perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness and near-lethal or lethal suicidal behavior occurs in the presence of suicidal desire and capability for suicide. A growing number of studies have tested these posited pathways in various samples; however, these findings have yet to be evaluated meta-analytically...
October 26, 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048176/meta-analysis-of-the-effect-of-natural-frequencies-on-bayesian-reasoning
#7
Michelle McDowell, Perke Jacobs
The natural frequency facilitation effect describes the finding that people are better able to solve descriptive Bayesian inference tasks when represented as joint frequencies obtained through natural sampling, known as natural frequencies, than as conditional probabilities. The present meta-analysis reviews 20 years of research seeking to address when, why, and for whom natural frequency formats are most effective. We review contributions from research associated with the 2 dominant theoretical perspectives, the ecological rationality framework and nested-sets theory, and test potential moderators of the effect...
October 19, 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048175/testing-a-continuum-structure-of-self-determined-motivation-a-meta-analysis
#8
Joshua L Howard, Marylène Gagné, Julien S Bureau
Self-determination theory proposes a multidimensional representation of motivation comprised of several factors said to fall along a continuum of relative autonomy. The current meta-analysis examined the relationships between these motivation factors in order to demonstrate how reliably they conformed to a predictable continuum-like pattern. Based on data from 486 samples representing over 205,000 participants who completed 1 of 13 validated motivation scales, the results largely supported a continuum-like structure of motivation and indicate that self-determination is central in explaining human motivation...
October 19, 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022731/meta-analyses-of-cardiovascular-reactivity-to-rumination-a-possible-mechanism-linking-depression-and-hostility-to-cardiovascular-disease
#9
Lorna Y Busch, Patrick Pössel, Jeffrey C Valentine
Rumination is a way of cognitive coping associated with depression and hostility that prolongs cardiovascular responses to stress. If repeated over time, the associated autonomic dysregulation may be 1 mechanism linking depression and hostility to cardiovascular disease. The current meta-analyses investigate the magnitude of cardiovascular responses (heart rate, diastolic blood pressure, and systolic blood pressure) to induced state sadness and angry rumination which are associated with depression and hostility, respectively...
October 12, 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048180/-meta-analyses-and-p-curves-support-robust-cycle-shifts-in-women-s-mate-preferences-reply-to-wood-and-carden-2014-and-harris-pashler-and-mickes-2014-correction-to-gildersleeve-haselton-and-fales-2014
#10
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Reports an error in "Meta-analyses and p-curves support robust cycle shifts in women's mate preferences: Reply to Wood and Carden (2014) and Harris, Pashler, and Mickes (2014)" by Kelly Gildersleeve, Martie G. Haselton and Melissa R. Fales (Psychological Bulletin, 2014[Sep], Vol 140[5], 1272-1280). In the article, all p-curve analyses examining the Context Moderation Hypothesis Prediction mistakenly included the p-value from Little, Jones, Burt, & Perrett (2007) Study 2 for the simple effect of fertility on attraction to facial symmetry in a short-term relationship context (p < ...
November 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805401/the-common-sense-model-of-self-regulation-meta-analysis-and-test-of-a-process-model
#11
Martin S Hagger, Severine Koch, Nikos L D Chatzisarantis, Sheina Orbell
According to the common-sense model of self-regulation, individuals form lay representations of illnesses that guide coping procedures to manage illness threat. We meta-analyzed studies adopting the model to (a) examine the intercorrelations among illness representation dimensions, coping strategies, and illness outcomes; (b) test the sufficiency of a process model in which relations between illness representations and outcomes were mediated by coping strategies; and (c) test effects of moderators on model relations...
November 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805400/anxiety-and-depression-as-bidirectional-risk-factors-for-one-another-a-meta-analysis-of-longitudinal-studies
#12
Nicholas C Jacobson, Michelle G Newman
Not only do anxiety and depression diagnoses tend to co-occur, but their symptoms are highly correlated. Although a plethora of research has examined longitudinal associations between anxiety and depression, these data have not yet been effectively synthesized. To address this need, the current study undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of 66 studies involving 88,336 persons examining the prospective relationship between anxiety and depression at both symptom and disorder levels. Using mixed-effect models, results suggested that all types of anxiety symptoms predicted later depressive symptoms (r = ...
November 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758764/meta-analytic-review-of-the-development-of-face-discrimination-in-infancy-face-race-face-gender-infant-age-and-methodology-moderate-face-discrimination
#13
Nicole A Sugden, Alexandra R Marquis
Infants show facility for discriminating between individual faces within hours of birth. Over the first year of life, infants' face discrimination shows continued improvement with familiar face types, such as own-race faces, but not with unfamiliar face types, like other-race faces. The goal of this meta-analytic review is to provide an effect size for infants' face discrimination ability overall, with own-race faces, and with other-race faces within the first year of life, how this differs with age, and how it is influenced by task methodology...
November 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933875/-sex-differences-in-left-handedness-a-meta-analysis-of-144-studies-correction-to-papadatou-pastou-et-al-2008
#14
(no author information available yet)
Reports an error in "Sex differences in left-handedness: A meta-analysis of 144 studies" by Marietta Papadatou-Pastou, Maryanne Martin, Marcus R. Munafò and Gregory V. Jones (Psychological Bulletin, 2008[Sep], Vol 134[5], 677-699). In the article the statistical evidence is weaker than reported for the moderating effect of writing hand compared to all the other instruments (reported finding: Q(1) = 8.36, p = .02; corrected finding: Q(1) = 3.17, p = .075). While the statistical evidence is thus somewhat weaker on this particular point, the broad conclusions of the article remain unchanged...
October 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771020/the-influence-of-peer-behavior-as-a-function-of-social-and-cultural-closeness-a-meta-analysis-of-normative-influence-on-adolescent-smoking-initiation-and-continuation
#15
Jiaying Liu, Siman Zhao, Xi Chen, Emily Falk, Dolores Albarracín
Although the influence of peers on adolescent smoking should vary depending on social dynamics, there is a lack of understanding of which elements are most crucial and how this dynamic unfolds for smoking initiation and continuation across areas of the world. The present meta-analysis included 75 studies yielding 237 effect sizes that examined associations between peers' smoking and adolescents' smoking initiation and continuation with longitudinal designs across 16 countries. Mixed-effects models with robust variance estimates were used to calculate weighted-mean Odds ratios...
October 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616997/emotion-and-the-prefrontal-cortex-an-integrative-review
#16
Matthew L Dixon, Ravi Thiruchselvam, Rebecca Todd, Kalina Christoff
The prefrontal cortex (PFC) plays a critical role in the generation and regulation of emotion. However, we lack an integrative framework for understanding how different emotion-related functions are organized across the entire expanse of the PFC, as prior reviews have generally focused on specific emotional processes (e.g., decision making) or specific anatomical regions (e.g., orbitofrontal cortex). Additionally, psychological theories and neuroscientific investigations have proceeded largely independently because of the lack of a common framework...
October 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616995/the-hippocampus-and-the-regulation-of-human-food-intake
#17
Richard J Stevenson, Heather M Francis
Human and animal data suggest that the hippocampus plays certain roles in regulating food intake. However, its actual role may be far broader than currently envisaged, a claim suggested by the centrality of the hippocampus to so many aspects of human/animal cognition. Understanding these ingestion-related functions is especially significant. This is because some degree of hippocampal impairment may be quite common, resulting for example from a Western-style diet, insomnia, diabetes, and depression-among many other causes...
October 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616996/coping-emotion-regulation-and-psychopathology-in-childhood-and-adolescence-a-meta-analysis-and-narrative-review
#18
Bruce E Compas, Sarah S Jaser, Alexandra H Bettis, Kelly H Watson, Meredith A Gruhn, Jennifer P Dunbar, Ellen Williams, Jennifer C Thigpen
In this meta-analytic and narrative review, we examine several overarching issues related to the study of coping, emotion regulation, and internalizing and externalizing symptoms of psychopathology in childhood and adolescence, including the conceptualization and measurement of these constructs. We report a quantitative meta-analysis of 212 studies (N = 80,850 participants) that measured the associations between coping and emotion regulation with symptoms of internalizing and externalizing psychopathology. Within the meta-analysis we address the association of broad domains of coping and emotion regulation (e...
September 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530427/a-meta-analytic-review-of-the-association-between-pubertal-timing-and-psychopathology-in-adolescence-are-there-sex-differences-in-risk
#19
Josie M Ullsperger, Molly A Nikolas
Research examining pubertal timing effects on psychopathology has emphasized that a subset of adolescents, particularly females, who experience early pubertal maturation relative to their peers appear to be at increased risk for psychopathology. The aims of the current meta-analysis were (a) to quantify the magnitude of early pubertal timing effects on psychopathology, (b) to examine potential moderators of pubertal timing effects (sex, psychopathology domain, sample composition, measurement method, and mean sample age), and (c) to examine findings in relation to hypotheses in the extant literature explicating differential pubertal timing effects for early versus late youth and males versus females...
September 2017: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805399/mind-matters-a-meta-analysis-on-parental-mentalization-and-sensitivity-as-predictors-of-infant-parent-attachment
#20
Moniek A J Zeegers, Cristina Colonnesi, Geert-Jan J M Stams, Elizabeth Meins
Major developments in attachment research over the past 2 decades have introduced parental mentalization as a predictor of infant-parent attachment security. Parental mentalization is the degree to which parents show frequent, coherent, or appropriate appreciation of their infants' internal states. The present study examined the triangular relations between parental mentalization, parental sensitivity, and attachment security. A total of 20 effect sizes (N = 974) on the relation between parental mentalization and attachment, 82 effect sizes (N = 6,664) on the relation between sensitivity and attachment, and 24 effect sizes (N = 2,029) on the relation between mentalization and sensitivity were subjected to multilevel meta-analyses...
August 14, 2017: Psychological Bulletin
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