Reichrath Benedict, Department of Clinical Psychology, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Universitätsstraße 1,40225 Düsseldorf, Germany.
Pietrowsky Reinhard Department of Clinical Psychology, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Universitätsstraße 1,40225 Düsseldorf, Germany.
International Journal of Psychology and Counselling, Journal Year: 2022, Volume and Issue: Vol.14(2), P. 17 - 25

Published: May 31, 2022

In this study, the usability and applicability of a mindfulness based online administered gamified short-term intervention for people suffering from internet gaming disorder is investigated in a subclinical sample (N = 49). Within a four-week intervention program (Room2Respawn) participants were randomly allocated to a gamified condition (experimental) or a neutral condition (control). Participants were provided with three intervention sessions per week consisting of psychoeducation on internet gaming disorder and mindfulness-exercises. Most of the intervention content has been adopted from a group-therapy intervention to an online platform. The 39 participants who participated over the course of the whole intervention rated the …

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Olusegun Emmanuel Afolabi Department of Educational Foundation, Faculty of Education, University of Botswana, Botswana.
International Journal of Psychology and Counselling, Journal Year: 2014, Volume and Issue: Vol.6(8), P. 107 - 118

Published: Sept. 30, 2014

Though a large body of research has investigated the impacts of domestic violence on adult’s victims, only few studies has been devoted to the exposure of children’s to probable inter-spousal trauma that disrupts their neurological and biochemical pathways in development. The aim of this paper is to analyze the current empirical research that discusses the biological and psychological inference of domestic violence and risky family environment on children’s health. In realizing this objective, the paper used the ecological framework to explain the interaction effects of bio- psychological processes on emotional regulation and social competence skills of children living in a …

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Maya Berger, Department of Psychology, Medical School Hamburg, University of Applied Sciences, Am Kaiserkai 1, D-20457 Hamburg, Germany.
Aglaja Stirn, Department of Psychosomatics & Psychotherapy, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, University of Applied Sciences, Niemannsweg 147, D-24105 Kiel, Germany.
Erich Kasten Department of Psychology, Medical School Hamburg, University of Applied Sciences, Am Kaiserkai 1, D-20457 Hamburg, Germany.
International Journal of Psychology and Counselling, Journal Year: 2021, Volume and Issue: Vol. 13(4), P. 75 - 80

Created: Aug. 19, 2022

The term body integrity dysphoria (BID) describes a discrepancy between the actual anatomical body constitution and the mentally represented body of a physically impaired person, which is often experienced as chronically dysphoric as well as the resulting desire of the affected person to have a (permanent) physical impairment (amputation, paralysis, etc.) in order to complement their own “true” identity. In the present study, potentially relevant factors influencing the quality of life of BID sufferers in the context of their coming-out process were examined. A questionnaire survey was used to ask BID sufferers (N = 50) about the reactions of their …

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Abdullah Aktas, School of Graduate Studies, Ibn Haldun University, Turkey.
Sefa Bulut Department of Counseling and Guidance Psychology, School of Educational Sciences, Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul, Turkey.
International Journal of Psychology and Counselling, Journal Year: 2021, Volume and Issue: Vol. 13(4), P. 92 - 99

Published: Oct. 1, 2021

Various studies claim that war has devastating effects on the psychological well-being of its victims. Such conflicts destroy not only cities and their infrastructure but also the established systems; such as the schooling system. In the wake of such destruction, millions of children are displaced and find themselves apart from their homes and their schools. Their attempts at accommodating themselves with the host communities are not easy, given the immense trauma they experienced. The resulting psychological and social problems make it more difficult for these children to fit in. The disruption to their education is yet another factor that affects …

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