Acceptance and Action Questionnaire – II: Confirmatory Factor Analysis and measurement invariance between Non-Hispanic White and Hispanic/Latinx undergraduates
Publication date: Available online 13 May 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Karlyn A. Edwards, Kevin E. Vowles (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - May 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Testing the relationship between health values consistent living and health-related behavior
Publication date: Available online 11 May 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): A. Stapleton, M. O’Connor, E. Feerick, J. Kerr, L. McHugh (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - May 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Examining processes of change in an online acceptance and commitment therapy dismantling trial with distressed college students
Publication date: Available online 7 May 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Michael E. Levin, Jennifer Krafft, Michael P. Twohig (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - May 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A systematic and critical response to Pendrous et al. (2020) replication study
Publication date: Available online 30 April 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Francisco J. Ruiz, Carmen Luciano, Marco A. Sierra (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - May 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Evaluating the factor structure of the Multidimensional Psychological Flexibility Inventory: An independent replication and extension
Publication date: Available online 1 May 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Dustin Seidler, Bryant Stone, Bruce E. Clark, Jennifer Koran, Chad E. Drake (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - May 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Meaning in life buffers the impact of experiential avoidance on anxiety
Publication date: Available online 21 April 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Kerry C. Kelso, Todd B. Kashdan, Aslihan Imamoğlu, Ameena Ashraf (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - April 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A pragmatic sign theory of truth for the behavioral sciences
Publication date: Available online 20 April 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Kenneth W. Jacobs (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - April 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Reducing microaggressions and promoting interracial connection: The racial harmony workshop
Publication date: Available online 18 April 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Monnica T. Williams, Jonathan W. Kanter, Adriana Peña, Terence H.W. Ching, Linda Oshin (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - April 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Compassion-focused acceptance and commitment therapy for women with restrictive eating and problematic body-checking: A multiple baseline across participants study
Publication date: Available online 17 April 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Mary L. Hill, L. Ward Schaefer, Samuel D. Spencer, Akihiko Masuda (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - April 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The efficacy of group-based acceptance and commitment therapy on psychological capital and school engagement: A pilot study among Chinese adolescents
Publication date: Available online 15 April 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Shuanghu Fang, Dongyan Ding (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - April 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Examining the relationship between public speaking anxiety, distress tolerance and psychological flexibility
Publication date: Available online 13 April 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Ana Gallego, Louise McHugh, Matthieu Villatte, Raimo Lappalainen (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - April 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The relationship between three ACT core processes of change, PTSD, and depressive symptoms
Publication date: Available online 11 April 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Peter P. Grau, James E. McDonald, Michael Clark, Chad T. Wetterneck (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - April 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Out of sight, out of mind? Exploring the long-term effects of Relational Mindfulness Training (RMT)
Publication date: Available online 8 April 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Marek Vich, Martin Lukeš, Jan Burian (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - April 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Acceptance and Action Questionnaire II: Measurement invariance and associations with distress tolerance among an ethnically diverse university sample
Publication date: Available online 8 April 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Virmarie Correa-Fernández, Morgan McNeel, J. Robert Sandoval, Niloofar Tavakoli, Josee K. Kahambwe, Hanjoe Kim (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - April 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Implementing a Web-based cognitive defusion program to Target Negative Self-Referential Thoughts in College Students: A pilot study
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Clarie-Ann Henriques Wollach, LeeAnn Cardaciotto, Michael Levin, Sharon Lee Armstrong (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - April 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Retrospective cohort study of a novel acceptance and commitment therapy group intervention for adolescents implemented in integrated primary care
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Sean M. O'Dell, Shelley J. Hosterman, Cody A. Hostutler, Cara Nordberg, Tracey Klinger, Rachel A. Petts, Monica R. Whitehead, Samuel A. Faulkner, Allen Garcia, Carrie A. Massura (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - April 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A quasi-experimental, multicenter study of acceptance and commitment therapy for antisocial youth in residential care.
Publication date: Available online 31 March 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Fredrik Livheim, Anders Tengström, Gerhard Andersson, JoAnne Dahl, Caroline Björck, Ingvar Rosendahl (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - March 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Investigating the role of negative and positive emotional avoidance in the relation between generalized anxiety disorder and depression symptom severity
Publication date: Available online 28 March 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Alex H. Buhk, Mary J. Schadegg, Laura J. Dixon, Matthew T. Tull (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - March 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

On the failure to replicate past findings regarding positive affirmations and self-esteem
Publication date: Available online 18 March 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Maureen K. Flynn, Michael J. Bordieri (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - March 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Further validation of the cognitive fusion questionnaire – chronic illness (CFQ-CI) in different health condition samples
Publication date: Available online 17 March 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Inês A. Trindade, Rosa Barbosa, Cláudia Ferreira, José Pinto-Gouveia (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - March 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The roles of emotion regulation difficulties and impulsivity in the associations between borderline personality disorder symptoms and frequency of nonprescription sedative use and prescription sedative/opioid misuse
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Julia R. Richmond, Matthew T. Tull, Kim L. Gratz (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - March 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Individuals perspectives related to acceptance, values and mindfulness following participation in an acceptance-based pain management programme
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Máire-Bríd Casey, David Murphy, Rachel Neary, Ciaran Wade, Conor Hearty, Catherine Doody (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - March 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Acceptance and commitment therapy as a school-based group intervention for adolescents: An open-label trial
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Fumito Takahashi, Kenichiro Ishizu, Kohei Matsubara, Tomu Ohtsuki, Yoshiyuki Shimoda (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - March 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Moderating effect of IBS acceptance on psychosocial mediators of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Publication date: Available online 29 February 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Hester Bowers, David Gillanders, Nuno Ferreira (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - March 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Appetitive augmental functions and common physical properties in a pain-tolerance metaphor: An extended replication
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Rosina Pendrous, Lee Hulbert-Williams, Kevin D. Hochard, Nicholas J. Hulbert-WilliamsAbstractRelational frame theory claims that the tacit understanding of metaphorical language rests upon our ability to derive relations based on relevant contextual cues; with metaphor aptness being a function of learning history and the number and nature of contextual cues presented. Recent experimental research has explored whether metaphor aptness plays a role in changing behaviour. Sierra, Ruiz, Flórez, Riaño Hern...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - February 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A pilot study of acceptance and commitment therapy for sexual minorities experiencing work stress
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): R. Sonia Singh, Tanya S. Watford, Riley E. Cotterman, William H. O'BrienAbstractApproximately ten million individuals in the United States self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or queer, and comprise 4% of the work force. There are currently no global protections against discrimination based on sexual identify in the workplace. Therefore, several people who identify as sexual minorities may experience discrimination, incivility, and hostility in the work place leading to burnout, as well as poor mental and p...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Using acceptance and commitment training to enhance the effectiveness of behavioral skills training
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Alexandra Little, Jonathan Tarbox, Khaled AlzaabiAbstractThe purpose of this study is to investigate the use of acceptance and commitment training (ACT) to enhance the effectiveness of behavioral skills training (BST) used within a train-the-trainer model, in the context of an autism clinic. The study utilized an ABC design embedded within a multiple baseline across staff trainer participants, who were working in applied behavior analysis staff trainer jobs. Each participant received an initial BST training on how ...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Measuring occurrences of self and other discriminations in relation to mental health in adolescent textual responses
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Orla Moran, Louise McHughAbstractThe importance of a healthy sense of self for adolescent mental health is well documented. According to Relational Frame Theory there are three distinct self-discriminations, as well as three corresponding senses of other. Recent evidence suggests that in naturally occurring speech these discriminations are predictive of lower distress, as well as increased well-being, and psychological flexibility. The present study investigates these self and other discriminations in a sample of 76...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - February 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A multicultural examination of experiential avoidance: AAQ – II measurement comparisons across Asian American, Black, Latinx, Middle Eastern, and White college students
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Nicholas C. Borgogna, Ryon C. McDermott, April Berry, Emma C. Lathan, Jose GonzalesAbstractExperiential avoidance is a common psychological process, a core component of third-wave behavioral therapies, and a robust predictor of general psychopathology. The Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AAQ version II [AAQ – II]; Bond et al. 2011) is a popular and widely used measure of experiential avoidance. However, studies examining the measurement and function of the AAQ-II across cultures are largely relegated to t...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - February 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

An exploratory analysis of Relational Density Theory: Relational resistance and gravity
Publication date: Available online 30 January 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Jordan Belisle, Mark R. DixonAbstractWe conducted an initial exploration of several model assumptions in Relational Density Theory (Belisle & Dixon, in press) across two experiments with 18 college student participants. The first experiment showed that relational density (response accuracy/response time) may be influenced by relative rates of reinforcement or training exposure, and that denser classes were more resistant to counterconditioning (i.e., relational resistance). In the second experiment, two classes ...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - January 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The nomological network of cognitive fusion among people living with HIV: Associations with rumination, shame, and depressive symptoms
Publication date: Available online 28 January 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Caitlin M. O'Loughlin, David S. Bennett, C. Virginia O'HayerAbstractThere is little research examining the interrelationships between cognitive fusion and the conceptually related constructs of shame, rumination, and self-compassion, especially among people living with HIV (PLWH). Given that PLWH are at risk for depression and anxiety, it is important to understand the nomological network of cognitive fusion and related risk factors for these internalizing symptoms among PLWH. The purpose of this study is to examine...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - January 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A meta-analysis of the efficacy of acceptance and commitment therapy for children
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Shuanghu Fang, Dongyan DingAbstractCompared to the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in the treatment of adult psychopathology, there are fewer empirical studies on children, which makes it difficult to summarize the use of ACT in children. The current study presented the results of a meta-analysis of 14 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the efficacy of ACT for 1189 children. Compared with treatment as usual (TAU) and waitlist, ACT significantly improved the symptoms of primary outcome measures suc...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - January 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Mindfulness profiles in a sample of self-reported sleep disturbance individuals
Publication date: Available online 20 January 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Daniel Ruivo Marques, Ana Allen Gomes, Anabela Sousa PereiraAbstractThere is some evidence that insomnia seems to constitute a heterogeneous sleep disorder in which different psychological and neurophysiological variables may have differential roles. Mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches suggest new constructs for psychopathology and health sciences which can be useful to investigate in insomnia. In this paper, our aim was to explore eventual homogenous subgroups pertaining to mindfulness within a selected sam...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - January 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

How much is enough in brief acceptance and Commitment Therapy? A randomized trial.
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Emily B. Kroska, Anne I. Roche, Michael W. O'Hara (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - January 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Psychedelics and psychological flexibility – Results of a prospective web-survey using the Acceptance in Action Questionnaire II
Publication date: Available online 10 January 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): James B. Close, Eline C. Hajien, Rosalind Watts, Leor Roseman, Robin L. Carhart-Harris (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - January 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Integrating Contextual Behavioral Science with Research on Psychedelic Assisted Therapy: Introduction to the Special Section
Publication date: Available online 10 January 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Jason B. Luoma, Alan K. Davis, Rosalind Watts, Lance M. McCrackenAbstractScientific research on the therapeutic use of psychedelics has rapidly expanded over the past decade and, over the next decade, they may be approved for clinical use. Psychedelics have been used for centuries in ritual, community, and spiritual contexts and yet the potential for a scientific approach to these drugs has possibly never been greater than it is now. Modern well controlled trials show preliminary efficacy in relation to a range of d...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - January 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Confirmatory factor analysis of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire for Weight-Related Difficulties-Revised (AAQW-R) in a United States sample of adults with overweight and obesity
DiscussionFindings suggest that the English language version of the AAQW-R can be used to assess weight-related experiential avoidance in U.S. adult samples with OW/OB as a three-factor construct (food as control, weight as a barrier to living, weight stigma), with or without a total score. Additional research should confirm measurement invariance among various sociodemographic groups. (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - January 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Values, acceptance, and belongingess in graduate school: Perspectives from underrepresented minority students
Conclusions: Although systemic changes are needed to address the inequities that URM graduate students face, helping students to cultivate an accepting stance and live consistently with personal values could buffer against the effects of these stressors on psychological functioning. (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - January 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Theoretical grounds of Pain Tracker Self Manager: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy digital intervention for patients with chronic pain
ConclusionPTSM is a novel digital ACT intervention for patients with chronic pain with features directly linked to ACT processes and theory. (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - January 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Becoming flexible: Increase in parent psychological flexibility uniquely predicts better well-being following participation in a pediatric interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation program
ConclusionsInterventions that help parents of youth with chronic pain learn to accept uncomfortable emotions and engage in valued action may help support better parent mental health. (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - January 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Bon Voyage: Developing a scale for measuring value among younger populations and examining its reliability and validity
Publication date: Available online 31 December 2019Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Kenichiro Ishizu, Tomu Otsuki, Yoshiyuki Shimoda, Fumito TakahashiAbstractThe present study aimed to develop a scale for assessing value among younger populations, and to examine its reliability and validity. The 15-item “Values of Younger Ages” (VOYAGE) scale was developed through a review of previous literature and preliminary examinations of junior high school, high school, and university students. A total of 3085 respondents, comprising 1054 junior high school students (489 boys and 565 girls; mean ...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - January 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Chinese international student stress and coping: A pilot study of acceptance and commitment therapy
Publication date: Available online 28 December 2019Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Huanzhen Xu, William H. O'Brien, Yiwei ChenAbstractChina has become a leading source of international college students for Western countries. Given Chinese students’ increasingly large contribution to the college population in host countries, their specific needs in mental health should be addressed. Studies across different countries indicate that international college students face higher levels of psychological distress compared to domestic students. However, there is little research investigating the effe...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - December 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Acceptability and preliminary test of efficacy of the mind programme in women with breast cancer: An acceptance, mindfulness, and compassion-based intervention
Publication date: Available online 25 December 2019Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Inês A. Trindade, Cláudia Ferreira, José Pinto-GouveiaAbstractAlthough there is some evidence on the efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions in improving health and psychological outcomes in women with breast cancer, further research is needed to understand these findings’ clinical significance. Furthermore, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) intervention studies on breast cancer are scarce, and no compassion-based intervention has been tested for cancer patients. Given the comple...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - December 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Exploring the relationship between implicit and explicit gender-STEM bias and behavior among STEM students using the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Lynn Farrell, Louise McHughAbstractThe current study aimed to explore the relationship between implicit and explicit gender bias in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, and selection behavior among seventy STEM students. The selection behavior focused on gendered beliefs about STEM ability by assessing via a selection task how often participants chose a male or a female as the better performer on a number of STEM-related tasks. Participants then completed an Implicit Relational Assessment...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - December 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Adolescent correlates of the Generalized Pliance Questionnaire – Children
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): A. Stapleton, L. McHugh (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - December 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Investigating the psychometric properties of the Values Wheel with a clinical cohort: A preliminary validation study
This study reports on the psychometric properties of the VW with a clinical cohort. Fifty-one adult clients who were engaged with the mental health services attended an assessment session comprising a battery of questionnaires measuring mental health, well-being, life satisfaction, ACT processes, as well as a values card sort task and the VW. The VW demonstrated partial evidence for its construct validity, such that scores on the VW were positively related to outcomes on measures of well-being and life satisfaction, though no significant negative correlations were found for anxiety, stress or depression. Adequate evidence ...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - December 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Norwegian Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (NAAQ): A psychometric evaluation.
Publication date: Available online 14 December 2019Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Tom Østergaard, Tobias Lundgren, Robert D. Zettle, Nils Inge Landrø, Vegard Øksendal HaalandAbstractThe Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AAQ-II) aims to measure psychological flexibility (PF), described as the ability to act according to chosen values while consciously being in contact with present moment experiences that might function as obstacles. To date, the psychometric properties of a Norwegian translated version of the AAQ-II (NAAQ) have not been published, thus limiting the confide...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - December 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The use of the psychological flexibility model to support psychedelic assisted therapy
Publication date: Available online 15 December 2019Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Rosalind Watts, Jason LuomaAbstractPsychedelic assisted therapy comprises three stages: Preparation, Psychedelic Session, and Integration. Preparation is key for maximising the potential of a beneficial psychedelic experience and integration is important for prolonging improvements. The psychological flexibility model (PFM) appears to be a promising one to guide psychedelic preparation and integration. This paper proposes a model that utilises the PFM as informed by a previously published qualitative study of patie...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - December 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Changes in psychological inflexibility as a potential mediator of longitudinal links between college students’ sleep problems and depressive symptoms
ConclusionsUndergraduates' sleep disturbance was a significant predictor of their depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation via changes in their levels of psychological inflexibility. In addition to addressing students' sleep problems directly, it appears to be advantageous to decrease students’ levels of psychological inflexibility to attenuate the potential association between mental health problems and sleep disturbances typically experienced during college. (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - December 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The moderating effect of psychological flexibility on the link between learned helplessness and depression symptomatology: A preliminary study
Publication date: Available online 3 December 2019Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Inês A. Trindade, Ana Laura Mendes, Nuno B. FerreiraAbstractObjectiveIn accordance to ACT theory, psychological inflexibility may influence the well-known link between learned helplessness and depression symptomatology. This exploratory preliminary study aims to analyse whether psychological flexibility moderates the relationship between these variables.MethodsA community sample of 84 Portuguese participants (30 men and 54 women), with a mean age of 33.98 (SD = 11.05), completed the LHS, CompACT, and DASS-...
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - December 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research