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Moritz Michels, Martin Wieser
This paper presents a historical analysis of the genesis, context, and function of "Operative Psychology," a little-known branch of applied psychology developed by employees of the Ministry of State Security in the German Democratic Republic. For 25 years, theories and practices of Operative Psychology were taught to elite agents at the Juridical Academy in Potsdam, introducing them to various "silent" psychological techniques of persuasion, interrogation, and repression. After highlighting the economic and political context that increased the need for "silent" techniques of observation and repression, an overview of the topics that were taught and researched at the chair for Operative Psychology is given...
December 15, 2017: Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241975/positive-emotion-communication-fostering-well-being-at-end-of-life
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Alexandra L Terrill, Lee Ellington, Kevin K John, Seth Latimer, Jiayun Xu, Maija Reblin, Margaret F Clayton
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about positive emotion communication (PEC) in end-of-life care. This study aims to identify types and patterns of PEC among hospice nurses, caregivers, and patients. METHODS: A coding system based on positive psychology theory was applied as a secondary analysis to audio recordings of hospice nurse home visits with cancer patients and family caregivers, collected as part of a prospective longitudinal study. Eighty recordings (4 visits from 20 triads) were coded for humor, connection, praise, positive focus, gratitude, taking joy/savoring, and perfunctory statements...
November 28, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240805/poly-victimization-in-a-norwegian-adolescent-population-prevalence-social-and-psychological-profile-and-detrimental-effects
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Svein Mossige, Lihong Huang
BACKGROUND: This study focuses on poly-victimization, with the aim of providing a realistic estimation of the prevalence of lifetime victimization in a Norwegian adolescent population (ages 18-19 years). METHODS: Based upon the concept from previous research, we applied measures of child poly-victimization on Norwegian data obtained from a national youth survey in 2015 (N = 4,531) to arrive at an estimation of its prevalence. We used variables that measure individual characteristics such as gender and educational aspiration and socio-economic factors such as parents' education level and home economic situation to derive a social and psychological profile of victimization and poly-victimization among young people...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238234/development-of-a-psychological-test-to-measure-ability-based-emotional-intelligence-in-the-indonesian-workplace-using-an-item-response-theory
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Fajrianthi, Rizqy Amelia Zein
This study aimed to develop an emotional intelligence (EI) test that is suitable to the Indonesian workplace context. Airlangga Emotional Intelligence Test (Tes Kecerdasan Emosi Airlangga [TKEA]) was designed to measure three EI domains: 1) emotional appraisal, 2) emotional recognition, and 3) emotional regulation. TKEA consisted of 120 items with 40 items for each subset. TKEA was developed based on the Situational Judgment Test (SJT) approach. To ensure its psychometric qualities, categorical confirmatory factor analysis (CCFA) and item response theory (IRT) were applied to test its validity and reliability...
2017: Psychology Research and Behavior Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236528/role-of-clinical-neuropsychology-in-deep-brain-stimulation-review-of-the-literature-and-considerations-for-clinicians
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Joseph A Mole, Simon J Prangnell
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is an effective surgical therapy for several neurological movement disorders. The clinical neuropsychologist has a well-established role in the neuropsychological evaluation and selection of surgical candidates. In this article, we argue that the clinical neuropsychologist's role is much broader, when considered in relation to applied psychologists' core competencies. We consider the role of the clinical neuropsychologist in DBS in relation to: assessment, formulation, evaluation and research, intervention or implementation, and communication...
December 13, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235387/work-life-integration-in-neuropsychology-a-review-of-the-existing-literature-and-preliminary-recommendations
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Maia Feigon, Cady Block, Leslie Guidotti Breting, Laura Boxley, Erica Dawson, Derin Cobia
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current review paper is to identify and describe challenges to work-life integration in neuropsychology, and from this review extrapolate an initial set of recommendations and present a set of scenarios in which the recommendations might apply in the hopes of improving quality of life for current and prospective neuropsychologists. Specific areas of focus include diversity, early and mid-career transitions, and potential barriers to advancement in specific practice settings...
December 13, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233398/an-evidence-based-analysis-of-learning-practices-the-need-for-pharmacy-students-to-employ-more-effective-study-strategies
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Daniel Brown
INTRODUCTION: Learning is a process of constructing neural connections between what is being learned and what has already been learned. Superficial thought processes associated with memorization produce shallow, short-term learning. Higher-order thought processing (critical thinking) produces deep, long-term learning. Pharmacy students should study in ways that enable them to retain and apply what they learn. PREDOMINANT LEARNING PRACTICES: Investigators who surveyed the learning practices of pharmacy students have reported that most students resort to cramming in preparation for an upcoming exam...
March 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230046/bullying-incidences-identification-within-an-immersive-environment-using-hd-eeg-based-analysis-a-swarm-decomposition-and-deep-learning-approach
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Vasileios Baltatzis, Kyriaki-Margarita Bintsi, Georgios K Apostolidis, Leontios J Hadjileontiadis
Bullying is an everlasting phenomenon and the first, yet difficult, step towards the solution is its detection. Conventional approaches for bullying incidence identification include questionnaires, conversations and psychological tests. Here, unlike the conventional approaches, two experiments are proposed that involve visual stimuli with cases of bullying- and non-bullying- related ones, set within a 2D (simple video preview) and a Virtual Reality (VR) (immersive video preview) context. In both experimental settings, brain activity is recorded using high density (HD) (256 channels) electroencephalogram (EEG), and analyzed to identify the bullying stimuli type (bullying/non-bullying) and context (2D/VR)...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225669/self-regulation-principles-underlying-risk-perception-and-decision-making-within-the-context-of-genomic-testing
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Linda D Cameron, Barbara Bowles Biesecker, Ellen Peters, Jennifer M Taber, William M P Klein
Advances in theory and research on self-regulation and decision-making processes have yielded important insights into how cognitive, emotional, and social processes shape risk perceptions and risk-related decisions. We examine how self-regulation theory can be applied to inform our understanding of decision-making processes within the context of genomic testing, a clinical arena in which individuals face complex risk information and potentially life-altering decisions. After presenting key principles of self-regulation, we present a genomic testing case example to illustrate how principles related to risk representations, approach and avoidance motivations, emotion regulation, defensive responses, temporal construals, and capacities such as numeric abilities can shape decisions and psychological responses during the genomic testing process...
May 2017: Social and Personality Psychology Compass
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223750/choosing-pre-conception-planning-for-women-families-counselling-and-informed-consent-part-2-pre-conception-reproductive-planning-lifestyle-immunization-and-psychosocial-issues
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REVIEW
R Douglas Wilson
OBJECTIVE: To inform reproductive and other health care providers about pre-conception evaluation, including considerations for reproductive planning, lifestyle modification, immunization status and attitudes, and psychosocial issues. OPTIONS: This counselling information can be used for patient education and planning and possible pre-conception and/or prenatal testing. OUTCOMES: This information may allow for improved risk assessment when pre-conception counselling for individual patients and their families is used...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223177/well-being-and-distress-of-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-comparative-investigation
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Francesca Vescovelli, Daniele Sarti, Chiara Ruini
BACKGROUND: Psychological resources, such as psychological well-being (PWB) and life satisfaction (LS) can aid individuals suffering from chronic illnesses to cope with their illness. The aim of this study was to investigate PWB, LS, quality of life (QoL), and distress in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and to compare them with healthy controls. METHODS: One hundred and thirteen individuals were recruited. Fifty of the participants suffered from PD, while 53 individuals reported other non-neurological diseases...
December 10, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222516/impact-of-self-esteem-and-sex-on-stress-reactions
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Lydia Kogler, Eva-Maria Seidel, Hannah Metzler, Hanna Thaler, Roland N Boubela, Jens C Pruessner, Ilse Kryspin-Exner, Ruben C Gur, Christian Windischberger, Ewald Moser, Ute Habel, Birgit Derntl
Positive self-evaluation is a major psychological resource modulating stress coping behavior. Sex differences have been reported in self-esteem as well as stress reactions, but so far their interactions have not been investigated. Therefore, we investigated sex-specific associations of self-esteem and stress reaction on behavioral, hormonal and neural levels. We applied a commonly used fMRI-stress task in 80 healthy participants. Men compared to women showed higher activation during stress in hippocampus, precuneus, superior temporal gyrus (STG) and insula...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222301/optimizing-the-care-model-for-an-uncomplicated-acute-pain-episode-in-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Paul Telfer, Banu Kaya
The pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and natural history of acute pain in sickle cell disease are unique and require a disease-centered approach that also applies general principles of acute and chronic pain management. The majority of acute pain episodes are managed at home without the need to access health care. The long-term consequences of poorly treated acute pain include chronic pain, adverse effects of chronic opioid usage, psychological maladjustment, poor quality of life, and excessive health care utilization...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221885/-design-of-a-questionnaire-on-the-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-the-population-of-madrid-spain-facing-the-end-of-life
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Belén Ortiz-Gonçalves, Andrés Santiago-Sáez, Elena Albarrán Juan, Elena Labajo González, Bernardo Perea-Pérez
OBJECTIVE: To create and validate a questionnaire about knowledge and attitudes of the general population in Madrid (Spain) about life's end stage. METHOD: A descriptive study designed as a structured self-administered questionnaire, validated by seven Madrid Health Service professional experts and assessed through a pilot study. RESULTS: The questionnaire consisted of 42 questions, divided into six modules: 1) decisions and psychological-physical care at life's end; 2) palliative care; 3) euthanasia and assisted suicide; 4) advance directives document; 5) spiritual factors; and 6) socio-demographic data...
December 5, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221501/lean-methodology-reduces-inappropriate-use-of-antipsychotics-for-agitation-at-a-psychiatric-hospital
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Joshana K Goga, Antonio Depaolo, Sunil Khushalani, J Ken Walters, Robert Roca, Marc Zisselman, Christopher Borleis
OBJECTIVE: To Evaluate the Effects of Applying Lean Methodology-Improving Quality Increasing Efficiency by Eliminating Waste and Reducing Costs-An Approach To Decrease the Prescribing Frequency of Antipsychotics for The Indication of Agitation. DESIGN: Historically Controlled Study. SETTING: Bheppard Pratt Health System is the Largest Private Provider of Psychiatric Care in Maryland With a Total Bed Capacity of 300. There Were 4 337 Patient Days From November 1 2012 to October 31 2013 on the Dementia Unit...
January 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220618/psychological-comfort-of-paramedics-with-field-death-pronouncement-a-national-asian-study-to-prepare-paramedics-for-field-termination-of-resuscitation
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Desmond R H Mao, Marcus E H Ong, Chungli Bang, Mohamed D T Salim, Yih Yng Ng, Desiree A Lie
OBJECTIVES: Paramedics' decision to terminate field resuscitation without a physician present may depend on personal and external factors. This study investigates factors associated with paramedic psychological comfort with termination of resuscitation (TOR) to inform future training. METHODS: We administered an anonymous survey to all practicing paramedics in a large urban Asian Emergency Medical Services system where formal TOR training had not yet been conducted and field TOR was not routinely applied...
December 8, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214891/core-competencies-in-clinical-neuropsychology-training-across-the-world
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Erik Hessen, Laura Hokkanen, Jennie Ponsford, Martine van Zandvoort, Ann Watts, Jonathan Evans, Kathleen Y Haaland
OBJECTIVE: This work aimed to review main competency requirements from training models in countries with well-established specialties in clinical neuropsychology and to extract core competencies that likely will apply to clinical neuropsychologists regardless of regional and cultural context. METHOD: We reviewed standards for post-graduate training in clinical neuropsychology from countries in Europe, Australia, and North America based on existing literature, presentations at international conferences, and from description of the training models from national psychological or neuropsychological associations...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214209/the-impact-of-fillers-on-lineup-performance
#18
Stacy A Wetmore, Ryan M McAdoo, Scott D Gronlund, Jeffrey S Neuschatz
Filler siphoning theory posits that the presence of fillers (known innocents) in a lineup protects an innocent suspect from being chosen by siphoning choices away from that innocent suspect. This mechanism has been proposed as an explanation for why simultaneous lineups (viewing all lineup members at once) induces better performance than showups (one-person identification procedures). We implemented filler siphoning in a computational model (WITNESS, Clark, Applied Cognitive Psychology 17:629-654, 2003), and explored the impact of the number of fillers (lineup size) and filler quality on simultaneous and sequential lineups (viewing lineups members in sequence), and compared both to showups...
2017: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214150/the-physiocam-a-novel-non-contact-sensor-to-measure-heart-rate-variability-in-clinical-and-field-applications
#19
Maria I Davila, Gregory F Lewis, Stephen W Porges
Heart rate variability (HRV) is a reliable indicator of health status and a sensitive index of autonomic stress reactivity. Stress negatively affects physical and psychological wellness by decreasing cardiovascular health and reducing quality of life. Wearable sensors have made it possible to track HRV during daily activity, and recent advances in mobile technology have reduced the cost and difficulty of applying this powerful technique. Although advances have made sensors smaller and lighter, some burden on the subject remains...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203876/the-relationship-between-personality-and-the-response-to-acute-psychological-stress
#20
Yuanyuan Xin, Jianhui Wu, Zhuxi Yao, Qing Guan, André Aleman, Yuejia Luo
The present study examined the relationship between personality traits and the response to acute psychological stress induced by a standardized laboratory stress induction procedure (the Trier Social Stress Test, TSST). The stress response was measured with a combination of cardiovascular reactivity, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis reactivity, and subjective affect (including positive affect, negative affect and subjective controllability) in healthy individuals. The Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE) approach was applied to account for the relationship between personality traits and stress responses...
December 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
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