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AFFECTIVE FORECASTING IN A NEGATIVE FEEDBACK TASK

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Carmen D. COTEȚ* & Emilia A. VEREȘEZAN Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Affective forecasts refer to individual predictions regarding future emotions. In this study, we aimed to examine relative and absolute accuracy of affective forecasts, as well as possible predictors of absolute accuracy in affective forecasting. A number of 95 participants (M age = 20.33, […]

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EDITOR’S CHOICE: IN THIS NUMBER

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Ioana Alina CRISTEA Editor Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania In this number of JEBP, two randomized controlled trials focus on pregnancy and test two types of interventions based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Randomized controlled trials are considered the gold standard in assessing the efficiency of psychological and pharmacological interventions alike, and evidence resulting from them is viewed as the […]

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A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL OF A NEW PREVENTIVE RATIONAL EMOTIVE AND BEHAVIORAL THERAPEUTICAL PROGRAM OF PREPARTUM AND POSTPARTUM EMOTIONAL DISTRESS

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Raluca ANTON* & Daniel DAVID Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract A randomized clinical trial was undertaken to investigate the efficacy of rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT) in the prevention of emotional distress during pregnancy and the immediate period after giving birth. The participants were randomly assigned to either 9 weeks of REBT preventive program or community […]

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THE EMOTION AWARENESS QUESTIONNAIRE (EAQ30): A CALL FOR REVISION

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Andreea Mihaela MIHALCA* Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland Abstract The Emotion Awareness Questionnaire (EAQ30) is a self-reporting tool measuring emotion awareness in children. Previous studies provided only marginally compelling evidence for the coherency and validity of the construct. This present study aims to enhance the understanding of the construct measured by further […]

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THE PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY: STOICISM, BUDDHISM, TAOISM, AND EXISTENTIALISM

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Edward MURGUIA1 & Kim DÍAZ2* 1Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, USA 2Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at El Paso, USA Abstract In this study, we examine the philosophical bases of one of the leading clinical psychological methods of therapy for anxiety, anger, and depression, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). We trace this method back […]

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THE DEVELOPMENT AND PILOTING OF A CBT GROUP PROGRAM FOR POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

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Anda MUREŞAN-MADAR* & Adriana BĂBAN Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract Cognitive Behavioural interventions for postpartum depression are characterised by great variability across studies and none is based in standard Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-Cognitive Therapy or CBT-Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy). Therefore, the aim of the present study was to develop and a test a CBT-CT group […]

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SCREENING PROGRAM IN DYSLEXIA FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

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Carolina Anamaria BODEA HAŢEGAN*1, Dorina Anca TALAŞ2 & Florentina MOŞNEAG3 1,2Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 3Centrul Şcolar pentru Educaţie Incluzivă, Şimleu-Silvaniei, Romania Abstract The researchers in the professional literature offer little information regarding the screening and the diagnosing process for dyslexia in the context of learning disabilities for high-school students. Due to the fact that lately, […]

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CALLOUS-UNEMOTIONAL TRAITS AND ANXIETY IN A SAMPLE OF DETAINED ADOLESCENTS IN ROMANIA

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Adrian ROŞAN*1, Paul J. FRICK2, Katherine A. GOTTLIEB2, & Loredana FAŞICARU1 1Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2University of New Orleans, USA Abstract In the current study, the cross-cultural generalizability of theories about different variants of psychopathy was tested in 125 detained male adolescents between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. Participants were recruited from […]

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SELF-COMPASSION: A BUFFER IN THE PATHWAY FROM MALADAPTIVE BELIEFS TO DEPRESSION. AN EXPLORATORY STUDY

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Ioana PODINA*1, Andrada JUCAN1, & Daniel DAVID1,2 1Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA Abstract Research indicates that maladaptive or irrational beliefs underlie the development of depression. However, there are a limited number of studies on what boosts the “cognitive immunity” of irrational individuals against psychopathology. The present […]

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COPING STRATEGIES AND DYSFUNCTIONAL COGNITIONS AS PREDICTORS OF IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME DIAGNOSIS

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Mihaela FADGYAS-STANCULETE*1, Dan Lucian DUMITRASCU2, Cristina POJOGA3,4, Laurentiu NEDELCU5 1Department of Neurosciences, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 22nd Department of Medicine, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 3Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 4Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Octavian Fodor, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 5Department […]

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