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Integrating Virtual Realities and Psychotherapy: SWOT Analysis on VR and MR Based Treatments of Anxiety and Stress-Related Disorders

The rapid advancement in technology has opened up exciting opportunities for psychological treatments. The combination of virtual technologies and evidenced-based psychotherapies can achieve excellent results, as evidenced by the increasingly widespread use of virtual reality-based exposure therapy. As virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) technology further mature, more complex …

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The Impact of Internet-Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Perfectionism on Different Measures of Perfectionism: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Despite being a popular target for research in psychology, perfectionism has been difficult to define. However, researchers generally agree that self-imposed perfectionism involves setting yourself overly high, and often unrealistic, standards for what you want to achieve, along with making huge efforts to reach these standards, being self-critical when you …

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Difficulties with emotion regulation and drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic among undergraduates: the serial mediation of COVID-related distress and drinking to cope with the pandemic

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread rapidly across the U.S., the impact of the pandemic on behavioral and mental health remain unclear. Although it is normative to experience anxiety and fear in the face of an on-going health threat such as the COVID-19 pandemic, some individuals may …

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Worry about COVID-19 in relation to cognitive-affective smoking processes among daily adult combustible cigarette smokers

The global Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is colliding with mental and physical health comorbidities. Tobacco use persists as the global leading cause of preventable death and disability and is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases, lung disorders, cancers, diabetes, and hypertension – conditions thought to exacerbate COVID-19 symptom …

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Disgust sensitivity mediates the link between homophobia and sexual orientation obsessive-compulsive symptoms

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an impairing psychological disorder characterized by the existence of persistent, intrusive obsessions and compulsions (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). A considerably understudied subtype of OCD is sexual orientation OCD (SO-OCD) which consists of obsessions relating to an individual’s sexual orientation. Individuals with sexual orientation obsessive-compulsive (SO-OC) symptoms …

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