Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies

Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies is a journal focusing on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies

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Vol. 12, No. 2, September

Cognitive Errors in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Survey of Researchers and Practitioners and an Assessment of the Face Validity of the Cognitive Error Rating Scale
AbstractConstructs such as Cognitive Errors (CE) and other types of cognition are crucial to the advancement of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) theory, practice and research. However, much ambiguity remains surrounding the characterization and manifestation...
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The Development and Validation of the Freeman-Gavita Prescriptive Executive Coaching (Pec) Multi-Rater Assessment
AbstractExecutive coaching has become a usual practice in organizations as a means for enhancing motivation, self-understanding, positive affect, self-efficacy for change, and specific goal achievement. Prescriptive Executive Coaching (PEC) is based...
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Enhancing Positive Behavioral Intentions of Typical Children towards Children with Autism
AbstractThis experimental study examined the potential additive benefit of peer strategies (PS) and strengths information (SI) over descriptive and explanatory (D+E) information in enhancing typical children's behavioral intentions and cognitive attitudes...
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Stress Inoculation Training in Adolescents: Classroom Intervention Benefits
AbstractThe present study was conducted to explore the efficacy of Stress Inoculation Training (SIT) in adolescents, as compared to classroom counseling on stress related topics, and to no counseling at all. Three groups of adolescents participated in...
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Self-Enhancement Relationship to Cognitive Schemas and Psychological Distress in Young Adults
AbstractControversy still exists in the literature regarding the adaptive function of positive illusions. On the one hand, they are believed to be a key element of mental health; on the other hand they are held to reflect neurotic defenses. Whereas an...
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Cognitive Vulnerability and Adjustment to Having a Child with a Disability in Parents of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
AbstractRaising a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be associated with considerable distress, requiring continuing adjustment on the part of parents. This study examined the relationship between cognitive vulnerability factors such as negative...
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The Young Cognitive Schema Questionnaire - S2: Reliability, Validity Indicators and Norms in a Romanian Clinical and Non-Clinical Population
AbstractThis article presents data on the Young Cognitive Schema Questionnaire - S2 applied on a Romanian sample. Clinical and nonclinical subjects were included in the study (N=744). The internal consistency coefficients, test-retest reliability and...
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Sexual Abuse and Masochism in Women: Etiology and Treatment
AbstractA common manifestation and pattern of sexual masochism was observed in several female clients in psychotherapy. Three female clients who had all been sexually abused by a parent commencing in preadolescence are presented. All of these women demonstrate...
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Vol. 12, No. 1, March

A Naturalistic Study of Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Cognitive Behavioral Program for Reducing the Risk of Child Separation from Family
AbstractA naturalistic study regarding the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioral program for reducing the risk of child separation from family is described. One hundred twenty six families that undertook either a systemic or a cognitive behavioral...
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Medication, Physiotherapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Back Pain: A Clinical Trial
AbstractChronic back pain is a burdening health problem, both at an individual level (in terms of pain, disability, emotional distress associated) and at a more general, society level (important costs resulting from treatment and disability, loss of...
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The Role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Periodontal Surgical Treatment: A Randomized Clinical Trial
AbstractA randomized clinical trial was conducted to investigate the efficacy of periodontal surgery in combination with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) compared to standard surgery alone in the treatment of 52 outpatients with periodontal disease....
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Affective Reactions to Images in Anxious Children
AbstractIn a paradigm of a three-dimensioned (valence, arousal, dominance) affective space, the aim of the present study was to extend the use of picture rating methodology to primary school children and to outline the specifics of affective reactions...
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Keeping a Focus on Self-Regulation and Competence: "Find Your Own Style", a School Based Program Targeting at Risk Adolescents
AbstractSchool is a privileged setting for universal and selective prevention interventions that can help pupils increase their competence to cope with life challenges in a moderate, non violent and effective way. The aim of the present study is to evaluate...
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Effects of Direct Academic Motivation-Enhancing Intervention Programs: A Meta-Analysis
AbstractA meta-analysis was conducted to determine the effectiveness of direct academic motivation enhancement interventions (interventions with students as the primary beneficiaries). Seventeen studies were included, the total sample size being 3720...
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Metacognition in Patients with Premature Ejaculation and Erectile Dysfunction
AbstractAnxiety is the most common intrapsychic component in male sexual dysfunction. Metacognition is considered to be the way of thinking about "thinking" which could be associated with anxiety. The aim of the study was to investigate the metacognition...
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Relationship between Early Maladaptive Schemas, Couple Satisfaction and Individual Mate Value: An Evolutionary Psychological Approach
AbstractIn line with the current trend in evolutionary psychology (i.e., focus on the impact of psychological factors on individual reproductive potential), we investigated the association between early maladaptive schemas, the level of couple satisfaction...
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Cognitive Therapy and Hypnotherapy: A Cognitive-Developmental Approach
AbstractThis article describes the cognitive developmental model of psychotherapy and applies it to cognitive hypnotherapy. First I trace the development of this model from the original and relatively ahistorical cognitive therapy model. I then describe...
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Vol. 11, No. 1, March

Relationships among Social Anxiety, Self-Focused Attention, and Experiential Distress and Avoidance
AbstractSelf-focused attention is a notable feature of social anxiety, yet research has not established its function. We hypothesized that self-focused attention may reflect attempts to control or alter internal experiences (i.e., experiential avoidance)....
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The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Depressive Gait Patterns
AbstractAccording to embodiment theories, the experience of emotional states affects somatovisceral and motoric systems, whereas the experience of bodily states affects methods by which emotional information is processed. In the light of the embodiment...
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Offending, Victimization, and Double Involvement: Differences and Similarities between the Three Profiles1
AbstractBullying in schools is associated with several factors such as the individual, family, peers, school, and community. Some recent studies showed that the main social contexts (i.e., family, friends, classmates and teachers) have an indirect impact...
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The Role of Irrational Beliefs, Brooding and Reflective Pondering in Predicting Distress
AbstractThe present study investigated the relationships between two forms of ruminative thoughts, brooding, and reflective processing, in relation with irrational beliefs and their impact on distress. While significant amount of data support the role...
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Reduced Specificity of Autobiographical Memory in Anorexia Nervosa
AbstractDuring the past years many researchers have focused their attention on autobiographical memory and its deficits in clinical samples suffering of emotional disturbance. The aim of this research was to study autobiographical memory functioning...
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Measuring Psychological Flexibility: Preliminary Data on the Psychometric Properties of the Romanian Version of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (Aaq-Ii)
AbstractThe Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AAQ-II) is an instrument designed to assess individual differences in psychological flexibility, as conceptualized within Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The main purpose of the present study...
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Psychometric Properties of "Young Schema Questionnaire-Short Form 3" in a Turkish Adolescent Sample
AbstractThe aim of this study was to explore the psychometric properties of the Young Schema Questionnaire-Short Form 3 (YSQ-SF3) among Turkish adolescents. A total of 356 high school students (198 females and 158 males) whose ages ranged between 15...
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Implicit and Explicit Self-Esteem and Irrational Beliefs
AbstractThe relationship between irrational beliefs and explicit and implicit selfesteem was examined in two consecutive studies (N1 = 117; N2 = 102) conducted on undergraduate university students. Two robust findings were the negative correlation between...
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Vol. 10, No. 1, March

Sleep Beliefs, Subjective Sleep Quality and Diurnal Preference - Findings from Depressed Patients
AbstractThis study evaluated the relationship between dysfunctional sleep beliefs, circadian typology and self-reported sleep quality and insomnia. We assessed these parameters both in healthy controls and patients with depression. One hundred eighty...
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Optimism, Pessimism and Negative Mood Regulation Expectancies in Cancer Patients
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the interrelations among optimism, pessimism and negative mood regulation expectancies in predicting distress levels in a sample of women (N=64) diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer. The study...
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Brain Volumes in Autism and Developmental Delay - a MRI Study
AbstractThe objective of this paper was to study brain volumes in children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) as compared to children with a developmental delay (DD). Fifteen children with autism and ten children with developmental delay, ages between...
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Depressive Symptoms, Negative Life Events and Incidence of Lifetime Treatment of Cancer in the Hungarian Population
AbstractCancer incidence and mortality rates in Hungary are the highest in the Central-Eastern European region. Our investigative study examined associations of cancer-prone behavioral risk factors, psychosocial variables and demographic characteristics...
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Self Enhancing Believes Relationship to Psychological Distress Examined by Anxiety Related Attentional Biases
AbstractDespite robust data and influential arguments supporting the positive illusion theory, the potential benefits of self-enhancement have been a controversial research topic in social and health psychology. Some critics proposed that self-enhancement...
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An Epidemiological Study of Eating Disorders among High School Students in Romania
AbstractThe present paper is an epidemiological study of eating disorders in Romania that analyses the prevalence of eating disorders in the Transylvanian high school population. We surveyed 2396 high school adolescents (1140 male, 1256 female), of which...
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A Grounded Cognition Perspective on Irrational Beliefs in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
AbstractKnowledge has been the subject of different controversial theories in psychology; recently the idea that knowledge is grounded in the modal systems of the brain has gained considerable evidence. This paper discusses applications of the grounded...
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The Relevance of Results in Clinical Research: Statistical, Practical, and Clinical Significance
AbstractThe article addresses the problem of three types of significance of research results: statistical, practical and clinical significance. These issues are treated as chronological sequences in the evolution of how results of clinical research have...
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Cutting Edge Developments in Psychology: Virtual Reality Applications. Interview with Two Leading Experts
AbstractVirtual reality (VR) has captured the attention of professionals in the filed of psychology as a highly promising method/tool in the assessment and management of various psychological problems (e.g., anxiety, pain, ADHD). The International Institute...
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Vol. 9, No. 2, September

Maladaptive Schemas, Irrational Beliefs, and Their Relationship with the Five-Factor Personality Model
AbstractThis paper examined the relationship between the Five-Factor model of personality and some maladaptive schemas and irrational beliefs as suggested by the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) framework. Data were gathered from 154 undergraduate...
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Relating Coping, Fear of Uncertainty and Alexithymia with Psychological Distress: The Mediating Role of Experiential Avoidance
AbstractThe present study tests the mediating role of experiential avoidance (EA; Hayes, Wilson, Gifford, Follette, & Strosahl, 1996) to account for the relations of avoidant coping, fear of uncertainty, and alexithymia with negative psychological...
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Met and Unmet Needs of Patients with Schizophrenia - Brief Research Report of a Romanian Sample
AbstractThe objective of the study was to translate and adapt the Romanian version of the Camberwell Assessment of Needs, and to assess its inter-rater reliability in a sample of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Fifty-eight schizophrenic patients...
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An Evolutionary Psychological Investigation of Mating Strategies in Romania (Ii) - How Do Single versus Attached Individuals Search New Partners?
AbstractThe attention of evolutionary psychologists studying the mate-choice processes in humans has recently started to be oriented not only towards single individuals, but also towards individuals that are already involved in stable relationships....
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Motivational/solution-Focused Intervention for Reducing School Truancy among Adolescents
AbstractThe objective of this study was to assess the efficiency of a package of motivational stimulation techniques in reducing school truancy rates among adolescents. The program was carried out between March and June 2007 and it comprised 8 group...
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Thought Suppression, Depressive Rumination and Depression: A Mediation Analysis
AbstractThe present study is an investigation of the relationship between depressive rumination and thought suppression in predicting clinical depression. While there is significant amount of data supporting their role in depression, no attempts have...
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Teacher Irrational Belief Scale - Preliminary Norms for Romanian Population
AbstractThe purpose of this study is the adaptation of the Teacher Irrational Belief Scale - TIBS (Bernard, 1988). The scale was administered to a sample of 242 teachers from 4 high schools and 4 general schools. Our results are, on the whole, consistent...
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An Update on the Cognitive Behavior Therapy of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Adults
AbstractObsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic anxiety disorder with an estimated lifetime prevalence in adults of 2-3 %. Our aim is to provide an overview of the development of effective psychological treatments for OCD, together with a systematic...
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Virtual Reality in the Rehabilitation of Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder. Instrument Construction Principles
AbstractAttention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent psychiatric childhood disorders. Good clinical practices are therefore needed regarding both assessment and therapy. In which assessment is concerned, valid instruments...
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Letter to Editor
Dear Editor,We would like to inform you regarding the benefits of an educational program developed and introduced by our team to orthodontic patients. We believe that, based on our results, more complex programs can be developed, leading to the establishment...
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Vol. 9, No. 1, March

Adolescent Dose and Ratings of an Internet-Based Depression Prevention Program: A Randomized Trial of Primary Care Physician Brief Advice versus a Motivational Interview
AbstractInternet-based interventions for education and behavior change have proliferated, but most adolescents may not be sufficiently motivated to engage in Internet-based behavior change interventions. We sought to determine how two different forms...
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Verbal, Visuospatial and Face Working Memory Impairment in Multiple Episode Schizophrenia Patients
AbstractMemory impairment has been acknowledged as a core cognitive deficit in schizophrenia, and it is present irrespective of specific features related to the patient or the evolution of the disorder. It is suggested that distinct functional subsystems...
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Health-Related Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents and Associated Factors
AbstractThe main objective of this study was to propose a model, which includes personal and social factors associated to health-related quality of Life (HRQoL) in children and in adolescents.A sample of 3195 children and adolescents was randomly selected...
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The Receiver-Operating Characteristic (Roc) Analysis: Fundamentals and Applications in Clinical Psychology
AbstractThe Receiver-Operating Characteristic (ROC) analysis has been long used in Signal Detection Theory to depict the tradeoff between hit rates and false alarm rates of classifiers. In the last years, ROC analysis has become largely used in the medical...
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Treating Primary Insomnia: A Comparative Study of Self-Help Methods and Progressive Muscle Relaxation
AbstractInsomnia is one of the most prevalent psychological disorders worldwide. Some of the deficiencies of the current treatments of insomnia are: side effects in the case of sleeping pills and high costs in the case of psychotherapeutic treatment....
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Emotional Distress, Pain Catastrophizing and Expectancies in Patients with Low Back Pain
AbstractLow back pain (LBP) is an important aspect of vertebral pathology. Due to its medical, social and financial importance, acute and chronic LBP is an important concern of the medical world. Pain catastrophizing and response expectancies are among...
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The Impact of Rational Emotive Behaviour Education on Anxiety in Teenagers*
AbstractThe present study is based on the assumption that teenagers endorsing high levels of irrational cognitions are prone to higher levels of anxiety, which can be diminished by rational emotive education (REE). To test this assumption we developed...
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Author Motivation: An Interview Examining Personality Theory
Background: In late October, 2008, Dr. Mike Abrams presented a four hour lecture with questions on his text (written with Albert Ellis et al) at the Albert Ellis Institute in Manhattan. Dr. McMahon attended the lecture. At the conclusion of the lecture,...
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Liaison Psychiatry - a New Clinical Subspecialty?
AbstractThe term "liaison psychiatry" expresses, on the one hand, the act of consultation, the psychiatric intervention intended for the patient and, on the other hand, it emphasizes the assistance given to the physicians and the therapeutic team treating...
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Vol. 8, No. 2, September

Clusters of Behaviors and Beliefs Predicting Adolescent Depression: Implications for Prevention
AbstractRisk factors for various disorders are known to cluster. However, the factor structure for behaviors and beliefs predicting depressive disorder in adolescents is not known. Knowledge of this structure can facilitate prevention planning. We used...
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Anxiety, Depression and Coping Strategies: Improving the Evaluation and the Understanding of These Dimensions during Pre-Adolescence and Adolescence
AbstractThe aim of this study is to investigate and refine three different scales which measure depression, anxiety and coping strategies. The relation between these scales is also verified in a non-clinical school population of pre-adolescents and adolescents....
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A Review of the Effectiveness of Group Cognitively Enhanced Behavioral Based Parent Programs Designed for Reducing Disruptive Behavior in Children
AbstractFew studies have examined the effects of varying the level of intensity of a parenting intervention in the treatment of conduct problems in children. In particular, it is unclear whether group parenting interventions that incorporate adjunctive...
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Posthypnotic Amnesia and Autobiographical Memory in Adolescents
AbstractA group of highly-suggestible adolescents (n=25) and a group of adolescents with low suggestibility (n=25) followed a hypnotic induction procedure, during which a suggestion of posthypnotic amnesia was given, with the purpose of assessing its...
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Alexithymia, a Risk Factor in Alcohol Addiction? a Brief Research Report on Romanian Population
AbstractAlexithymia was evaluated on 30 alcoholic patients (23 male and 7 female) with ages between 20 and 55. Assessment was conducted at the time of hospital admission, 2 weeks (post-pharmacotherapy treatment), 24 weeks and 48 weeks after admission....
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The Role of Media in Anti-Stigma Campaigns. Anti-Stigma Campaign: A Brief Research Report for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Specific Phobia
AbstractAnti-stigma campaigns have received a lot of media attention. They are of interest in the field of medicine, psychology and social care. Multimedia, through its specific means, may be an extremely useful tool in an anti-stigma campaign. We made...
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The "Ghost" Concepts of Psychology
AbstractQuestions regarding the correspondence between models/constructs of reality and reality itself have been much debated in science because confusions of the two can lead to serious scientific problems. For example, a mistake occurs when a mathematical...
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The Debate on Self-Plagiarism: Inquisitional Science or High Standards of Scholarship?
AbstractReusing one's previously published work without alerting the reader of its prior publication constitutes self-plagiarism and it is a practice that is strictly forbidden by most scientific and scholarly journals. There are circumstances that may...
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Scientists as Schrodinger's Cat: Replay to Roig's "The Debate on Self-Plagiarism: Inquisitional Science or High Standards of Scholarship?"/reply to David's "Scientists as Schrödinger's Cat"
Daniel DAVID*"Babes-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca, RomaniaIn which self-plagiarism is concerned, considering the current state in the field, there are only two ways to go. The first way to go is to agree upon three minimal criteria for ethical writing...
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Vol. 8, No. 1, March

Working Memory in First-Episode Schizophrenic Patients and Their Healthy Siblings
AbstractBackground: Working memory deficits are considered endophenotypes for schizophrenia. Therefore, they are present in ill subjects prior to the onset of the disorder, during the evolution of the disorder as well as in healthy relatives.Aims: The...
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An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship between Religious Beliefs, Irrational Beliefs, and Negative Emotions
AbstractThe present studies have experimentally investigated the relationship between religious beliefs and negative emotions. We found that the mere association of a chain of negative events with the presence of a merciful and omnipotent spiritual being...
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The Implementation of a Rational-Emotive Educational Intervention for Anxiety in a 3rd Grade Classroom: An Analysis of Relevant Procedural and Developmental Constraints
AbstractWe tested the efficiency of a rational-emotive behavioral intervention to reduce the level of anxiety (emotional and behavioral) and remedy the irrational thinking in children (ages 9-10). The participants were 63 schoolchildren (3 classes),...
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Impact of Negative Life Events on Positive Health in a Population of Adolescents with Special Needs, and Protective Factors
AbstractAim. The aim of the present work is the analysis of factors associated to positive health and well being, in a population of adolescents with special needs (ASN) facing adverse environmental situationsMethodology. The sample included 494 adolescents...
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The Adaptation and the Preliminary Validation of the Cognitive Style Questionnaire on Romanian Population; a Brief Research Report
AbstractThe article presents the Romanian norms for the Cognitive Style Questionnaire. The results are, in general consistent with those reported in earlier normative studies involving English-speaking samples. The sample of this study consisted of clinical...
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Preliminary Results in a Romanian Population Screening of Erectile Dysfunction
AbstractThe lack of data and protocols in identifying, diagnosing and treating sexual disorders in general and erectile dysfunction in particular tend to favor the maintenance of myths and ignorance, with serious impact on the quality of life of all...
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A Glimpse into the Philosophical Psychology and the Pragmatics of Rebt: A Suggestion by Wessler
AbstractFrom a comment by Wessler made in 2007 that philosophy could be at the center of REBT, the article takes a trip down memory lane concerning Ellis and his philosophical machinations over the years. Thereafter, there is explication of Heidegger's...
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Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction in Elderly Patients. an Integrated Psychological and Medical Approach
AbstractThe aim of the article is to review the latest progresses in the research of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) after cardiac and noncardiac surgery in elderly patients.While it is not yet possible to provide definite answers to some...
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Rational-Emotive Behavioral Interventions for Children with Anxiety Problems
AbstractThe purpose of this article is to provide detailed descriptions of specific clinical interventions that can be used by REBT therapists working with children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety. It is worth noting that...
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Vol. 7, No. 2, September

Is Repressive Coping Associated with Suppression?
AbstractThe purpose of the current study was to investigate the relationship between repressive coping and the use of suppression as a mental control strategy. Participants completed the State and Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and the Marlow-Crown...
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The Profile of Emotional Distress; Norms for the Romanian Population
AbstractThe Profile of Emotional Distress (PED) is an instrument elaborated to assess the subjective dimension of functional and dysfunctional negative feelings (affect). To our knowledge, this is the first self-report instrument, elaborated based on...
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A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Attitudes and Belief Scale 2
AbstractThe aim of the present study was to empirically investigate the theoretical matrix on the basis of which the Attitudes and Beliefs Scale 2 (ABS2, DiGiuseppe et al., 1988) was developed. 300 undergraduates volunteered to complete the Romanian...
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Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
Daniel David (2006) Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies Iasi: PoliromSomeone defined a good book as that "which is opened with expectation and closed with profit". The Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies is definitely one of those profitable...
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Quo Vadis Cbt? Trans-Cultural Perspectives on the Past, Present, and Future of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies: Interviews with the Current Leadership in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
AbstractCognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has emerged from the work of Dr. Aaron T. Beck and Dr. Albert Ellis. However, it has been extended well beyond the borders of the research groups of these two founders, all over the world, in Asia, Europe, South...
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Editorial
This is a special issue of the Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, dedicated to the memory of Dr. Albert Ellis, who has recently passed away. Therefore, as a tribute to him, we have reduced the number of articles in this issue (e.g.,...
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: To Be or Not to Be: The "Ghosts" of Psychological Science
Dear Editor,In a previous letter to your Journal, we (OG) have already discussed the issue of the "ghost concepts of cognitive science" but now we would like to particularize it on a specific case, which was recently published in an influential journal.Thus,...
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Vol. 7, No. 1, March

An Analysis of the Relationship between Irrational Beliefs and Automatic Thoughts in Predicting Distress
AbstractThe present study examined the relationship between irrational beliefs and automatic thoughts in predicting distress (i.e., depressed mood in patients with major depressive disorder). Although both constructs have been hypothesized and found...
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Using Friends to Combat Internalizing Problems among Primary School Children in Hong Kong
AbstractThe primary objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of FRIENDS, a well-validated emotional resiliency program, to reduce internalizing problems among primary school children aged 8-10. 47 children who reached at least the cutoff...
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Choosing a Mate in Romania: A Cognitive Evolutionary Psychological Investigation of Personal Advertisements Market
AbstractEvolutionary psychologists generally combine sexual selection theory and empirical research to identify mating strategies in humans. The theory behind the current literature on human mating is the theory of parental investment (Trivers, 1972),...
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Changing Health-Risk Behaviors: A Review of Theory and Evidence-Based Interventions in Health Psychology
AbstractChanging health-risk behavior has been shown to decrease morbidity and mortality and enhance quality of life. The present review aims to describe the models and theories that underpin effective interventions and the empirical studies that warrant...
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Effectiveness of Rational-Emotive Education: A Quantitative Meta-Analytical Study
AbstractResearch on Rational Emotive Education (REE) is not as prolific as in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), on which it is based. No quantitative meta-analytic studies of REE were found in the literature; in fact, we found only 6 reviews...
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Elements of Buddhist Philosophy in Cognitive Psychotherapy: The Role of Cultural Specifics and Universals
AbstractThis article traces current and emerging themes from Buddhist philosophy and psychology that have increasingly appeared in western cognitive psychotherapeutic practices. We argue that this interest has occurred within the context of post-modernist,...
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Listening to Clinical Trials but Looking to the Real World: The Case of Distress
Randomized clinical trials are the "golden standard" in testing the efficacy of new treatments. In most of these trials the outcome is often related to emotional distress. Emotional distress is traditionally described as a unitary construct: high distress...
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Dysfunctional Attitudes, Depression and Quality of Life in a Sample of Romanian Hungarian Cancer Patients
AbstractThe main objective of this was to investigate the relationship between depression, dysfunctional attitudes (DA), and their effect on quality of life (QoL) in a sample of Romanian Hungarian cancer patients. Our sample consisted of 376 patients...
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Negative Affect and Cardiovascular Health
AbstractThis article reviews a potentially key article integrating an understanding of negative affect states and cardiovascular health. Definitions, descriptions, and physiology of five negative affect states of depression, learned helplessness, hopelessness,...
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The "Ghost" Concepts of Cognitive Science
Recently, Backman (2006) has brought to our attention the mistake that occurs when mathematical models - convenient calculation devices - are ascribed physical reality, being perforce thrust into the realm of physics. He however suggests that a mathematical...
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Vol. 6, No. 2, September

The Influence of Attributional Retraining on Career Choices
AbstractAttributional style can have an influence on the way people think about their performances, the kind of tasks people choose to perform, and as a consequence the career path people choose. Attributional styles could be more or less adaptive for...
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The Psychological Profile of Psychotherapists. Preliminary Results in Investigating the Predictors of Psychotherapists' Performance
AbstractApparently, it is neither the type nor the length of education or psychotherapists' clinical experience that are responsible for their performance. The present study is part of a larger research which aims at identifying the variables (emotions,...
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The Romanian Version of Young Schema Questionnaire - Short Form 3 (Ysq-S3)
AbstractThe Young Schema Questionnaire - Short form 3 (YSQ-S3) consists of 114 items and measures eighteen cognitive schemas. To establish the psychometric properties of the Romanian version of YSQ-S3, 160 participants were involved in the research....
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THE PHILOSOPHY AND ROLE OF DISCOMFORT ANXIETY IN A CASE OF PROMOTING FAMILY WELL BEING AND HARMONY: Theoretical Considerations-New Ideas
AbstractIn this article we explore the role of philosophy and discomfort anxiety for promoting family well-being. Various important theoretical ideas are briefly presented and integrated and then a case example is discussed, based on discomfort anxiety.Note:...
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Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale, Form a; Norms for the Romanian Population
AbstractThe results obtained following administration of the Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale, Form A (Hollon & Kendall, 1980) to a Romanian sample are, on the whole, consistent with those obtained in earlier normative studies involving American samples....
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Five Years of Excellence!
It is my pleasure to announce Journal's audience that this issue marks the fifth year anniversary of the Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies.The Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies is the direct descendent of the Romanian...
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Irrational Beliefs, Thought Suppression and Distress - a Mediation Analysis
AbstractThe present study is an investigation of the relationship between irrational beliefs and thought suppression in predicting distress in cancer patients. While there is a significant amount of data supporting their role as vulnerability factors...
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Semantic Fluency in Schizophrenia
AbstractBackground: Patients with schizophrenia exhibit various cognitive dysfunctions, most of them rendered evident by language.Objectives: The aims of the current study are: to compare the global semantic performance of schizophrenics with those of...
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WHAT CHANGES IN COGNITIVE THERAPY? THE ROLE OF TACIT KNOWLEDGE STRUCTURES: Theoretical Considerations-New Ideas
AbstractRarely has knowledge within cognitive psychology influenced the development and practice of cognitive behavior therapy. This article explores the integration of the contributions of the cognitive psychology areas of implicit learning, tacit knowledge...
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