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DIFFERENTIAL EFFECTS OF SELF-STATEMENTS FOLLOWING A SELF-ESTEEM THREATENING SITUATION

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Ioana A. CRISTEA*1,2, Aurora SZENTAGOTAI TĂTAR1, Raluca LUCACEL3 1Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy,  Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2Department of Medical, Molecular and Critical Pathology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy 3Department of Psychology, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Positive psychology amplified the emphasis found in cognitive-behavioral therapy on the efficacy of self-statements to improve self-esteem and […]

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SLEEP DISTURBANCE IN RELATION TO ALCOHOL MISUSE

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Bogdan I. Voinescu1,2* & Remus ORASAN2 1Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2Department of Physiology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Our study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and severity of sleep disturbance in a population that included people suffering from alcohol use disorder. A questionnaire that assessed alcohol […]

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THE RATIONAL POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM FOR CHILD EXTERNALIZING BEHAVIOR: MECHANISMS OF CHANGE ANALYSIS

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Oana Alexandra DAVID* Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Cognitive-behavioral parenting programs are recommended treatments for child externalizing disorders, their efficacy being well established. Currently efforts are directed towards overcoming the barriers of medium/small effect sizes after the programs, low effects in terms of gain maintenance and high attrition rates reported […]

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THE CHRONIC PAIN ACCEPTANCE QUESTIONNAIRE: PRELIMINARY EVIDENCE FOR THE PREDICTIVE VALIDITY OF PATIENTS’ SUBGROUPS

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Olivia BERNINI*1, Teresa RIVAS2, Carmen BERROCAL1 1 Department of Surgical, Medical, Molecular, and Critical Area Pathology,  University of Pisa, Italy 2 Department of Psychology, University of Málaga, Spain Abstract This study explored whether Activity Engagement (AE) and Pain Willingness (PW) – as measured by the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (CPAQ) – are useful to identify, […]

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“WHAT IS THIS, WHICH I SEE?” A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF VISUAL–SPATIAL PROCESSING IN ROMANIAN CHILDREN WITH LOW IQ, LEARNING AND READING DISORDERS

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Monica-Dumitriţa MIRON*1 & Anca DOBREAN 2 1The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences The University of Edinburgh, Scotland 2Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy,  Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Learning Disorder (LD) and Reading Disorders (RD) are characterized by difficulties in operating with written symbols. The aim of this research was to investigate the role […]

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ONE SESSION TREATMENT OF COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL THERAPY AND VIRTUAL REALITY FOR SOCIAL AND SPECIFIC PHOBIAS. PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL

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Ramona MOLDOVAN*1 & Daniel DAVID1, 2 1 Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2 Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA Abstract This randomized clinical trial aimed to investigate the efficacy of one session treatment of VRCBT (cognitive behavioral therapy combined with virtual reality) for patients […]

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BEING SOCIALLY ANXIOUS IS NOT ENOUGH: RESPONSE EXPECTANCY MEDIATES THE EFFECT OF SOCIAL ANXIETY ON STATE ANXIETY IN RESPONSE TO A SOCIAL-EVALUATIVE THREAT

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Ioana R. PODINĂ*1 & Andreea VÎSLĂ1,2 1 Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2 Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland Abstract A core assumption of the cognitive-behavioral models of social anxiety is that cognitions mediate the relationship between trait social anxiety and the amount of anxiety experienced in a […]

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