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Emotion Regulation Scale and Mindfulness Scale in School Aged Children: Construction and Validation of French Versions.

Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 2021 May 8. Epub 2021 May 8.

Psychology Laboratory: Relational dynamics and Identity Processes (Psy-DREPI EA 7458), Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Esplanade Erasme, BP 27877-21078, Dijon Cedex, France.

Few measuring scales seem to evaluate Mindfulness and emotion regulation in school aged children. This article aims to present four studies describing the construction and validation of two French measuring scales for children: French Emotion Regulation Scale for Children (FERS-C) and Mindfulness Scale for Children French version (MSC-F). We discuss the elaboration and choice of the items for each measure, examine their phrasing and comprehensibility from the children's standpoint. Read More

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Grieving in silence: Experiences of bereaved Taiwanese family members whose loved ones died from cancer.

Eur J Oncol Nurs 2021 Apr 28;52:101967. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Department of Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.

Purpose: To explore the experience of grief in bereaved Taiwanese family members whose loved ones died from cancer.

Method: A qualitative study was used in this interview-based investigation. A purposive sampling technique and maximum variability were used to obtain a comprehensive overview. Read More

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Sharing Reflections on Multisource Feedback in a Peer Group Setting: Stimulating Physicians' Professional Performance and Development.

Acad Med 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

E. Bindels was a PhD candidate, Amsterdam Center for Professional Performance and Compassionate Care, Department of Medical Psychology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Department of Educational Development and Research, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands, at the time of the study. The author is now a lecturer, Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6096-4950. M. van den Goor is CEO, Q3 Company for Physician Development, Den Bosch, the Netherlands; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6361-0178. A. Scherpbier is professor, Department of Educational Development and Research, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9652-0163. K. Lombarts is professor, Amsterdam Center for Professional Performance and Compassionate Care, Department of Medical Psychology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6167-0620. S. Heeneman is professor, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, School of Health Professions Education, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6103-8075.

Purpose: Reflecting on and using feedback is important for physicians' continuous professional development (CPD). A common format is the discussion of multisource feedback (MSF) in a one-on-one session with a trusted peer or coach. A new approach is to discuss MSF during a peer group session moderated by a professional facilitator. Read More

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Empathy and Hormonal Changes as Predictors of Sensitive Responsiveness towards Infant Crying: A Study Protocol.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Apr 30;18(9). Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Psychology, Education and Child Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 3062 Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Sensitive responsiveness refers to parents' ability to recognize and respond to infants' cues and has been linked to parental empathy. Additionally, oxytocin (OT) and vasopressin (AVP) are hormones important for sensitivity and empathy. The aim of this study is to test the links between dispositional empathy along with changing OT and AVP levels and responsiveness to a life-like doll in couples and to verify whether these factors are predictors of responsiveness to a child's cues. Read More

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Mental health ecologies and urban wellbeing.

Health Place 2021 Apr 29;69:102577. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Professor of Animal Behaviour and Cognition, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru, 560 012, Karnataka, India. Electronic address:

How might urban mental health be understood when animals reconfigure human wellbeing in the lived city? Drawing upon ethnographic fieldwork on people and macaques in New Delhi and forging novel conversations between urban studies, ecology and psychiatry, our ontology of urban mental health moves from lived experience of the built environment to those configured by dwelling with various interlocutors: animals, astral bodies and supernatural currents. These relations create microspaces of wellbeing, keeping forces of urban precarity at bay. This paper discusses mental health ecologies in different registers: subjectivity being environmental, its scale being relational rather than binary, enmeshed in the dynamics of other-than-human life, and involving conversations between medical and vernacular practices rather than hierarchies of knowledge. Read More

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Confronting the Complexities of "Co-Production" in Participatory Health Research: A Critical, Reflexive Approach to Power Dynamics in a Collaborative Project on Parkinson's Dance.

Qual Health Res 2021 Apr 24:10497323211003863. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark.

The literature on participatory health research describes various ways of overcoming obstacles to the co-production of knowledge by redressing power imbalances. In this article, we propose an approach to understanding and analyzing co-production which conceptualizes power, not as an obstacle but as an intrinsic, productive force in bringing "co-production" into being. In the approach, "co-production" is understood and analyzed as a tensional, complex, unstable entity that emerges in power-imbued negotiations of meanings throughout the research process. Read More

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Introducing Social Breathing: A Model of Engaging in Relational Systems.

Front Psychol 2021 8;12:571298. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States.

We address what it means to "engage in a relationship" and suggest Social Breathing as a model of immersing ourselves in the metaphorical social air around us, which is necessary for shared intention and joint action. We emphasize how emergent properties of social systems arise, such as the shared culture of groups, which cannot be reduced to the individuals involved. We argue that the processes involved in Social Breathing are: (1) automatic, (2) implicit, (3) temporal, (4) in the form of mutual bi-directional interwoven exchanges between social partners and (5) embodied in the coordination of the brains and behaviors of social partners. Read More

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What is the message of the robot medium? Considering media ecology and mobilities in critical robotics research.

AI Soc 2021 Apr 20:1-11. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Eckerd College, 4200 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33711 USA.

This article makes the case for including frameworks of media ecology and mobilities research in the shaping of critical robotics research for a human-centered and holistic lens onto robot technologies. The two meta-disciplines, which align in their attention to relational processes of communication and movement, provide useful tools for critically exploring emerging human-robot dimensions and dynamics. Media ecology approaches human-made technologies as media that can shape the way we think, feel, and act. Read More

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Clone-structured graph representations enable flexible learning and vicarious evaluation of cognitive maps.

Nat Commun 2021 04 22;12(1):2392. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Vicarious AI, Union City, CA, USA.

Cognitive maps are mental representations of spatial and conceptual relationships in an environment, and are critical for flexible behavior. To form these abstract maps, the hippocampus has to learn to separate or merge aliased observations appropriately in different contexts in a manner that enables generalization and efficient planning. Here we propose a specific higher-order graph structure, clone-structured cognitive graph (CSCG), which forms clones of an observation for different contexts as a representation that addresses these problems. Read More

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Do ask, do tell? Observations of mothers' solicitation and adolescents' disclosure.

J Fam Psychol 2021 Mar;35(2):160-171

Department of Psychology.

This investigation used sequential analysis to examine patterns of maternal solicitation and adolescent disclosure that occur in adolescents' and mothers' conversations about peer relationships. An ethnically diverse sample of 68 early adolescents (M = 12.39; 51% girls) and their mothers from the United States participated in the investigation. Read More

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After Coal: Affective-Temporal Processes of Belonging and Alienation in the Deindustrializing Nottinghamshire Coalfield, UK.

Jay Emery

Front Sociol 2020 28;5:38. Epub 2020 May 28.

Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

This article advances conceptualizations of belonging and alienation among deindustrializing people toward (i) pluralistic temporal and (ii) affective processes. The focus is on belonging and alienation among a deindustrialized generation in the Nottinghamshire coalfield, UK, exploring how various affective-temporal processes mediate capacities, claims, and senses of belonging and alienation. Extant studies suggest that multiple temporal processes constitute deindustrialized places, particularly intergenerational transmissions, declarative memory, and place-histories. Read More

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International Migration and Development: A Dyadic Analysis of the Americas, 1970-2010.

Front Sociol 2020 4;5:15. Epub 2020 Mar 4.

Department of Sociology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, United States.

This paper assesses the migration-development nexus from a new, relational perspective, providing a closer test of existing theories of cross-national dynamics, including migration and development. Using bilateral data, we assess the relationship between migration (im)balances and wage differentials between pairs of countries in the Americas, from 1970 to 2010. The analysis reveals a positive feedback between international migration and cross-national inequalities. Read More

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Women service users' experiences of inpatient mental health services and staff experiences of providing care to women within inpatient mental health services: A systematic review of qualitative evidence.

Int J Nurs Stud 2021 Mar 3;118:103920. Epub 2021 Mar 3.

School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester, 2(nd) Floor Zochonis Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK. Electronic address:

Background: With austerity measures and cuts to community mental health services, more women are accessing UK inpatient mental health services. Inpatient services have been found to lead to further retraumatisation for women, exacerbating mental health conditions. However, recent reviews of service user experiences of inpatient services have neglected the unique perspectives of women and have omitted important dynamics in attitudes and experience between staff and women service users. Read More

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Cultivating mutuality: A qualitative study of community end-of-life care in Hong Kong.

Health Soc Care Community 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

In Hong Kong, death and dying are identified as a crucial public health issue, and as the healthcare system has developed, there has been a shift of some care for dying people and their families to cross-disciplinary collaboration in community settings. This shift enhances the salience of social relationships in non-medical forms of community-based end-of-life (EOL) care. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to knowledge about relational development in this regard. Read More

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"Oh, My God! My Season Is Over!" COVID-19 and Regulation of the Psychological Response in Spanish High-Performance Athletes.

Front Psychol 2021 24;12:622529. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Biomedical Group (BIO277), Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.

In an unprecedented situation of interruption of the sporting dynamics, the world of sport is going through a series of adaptations necessary to continue functioning despite coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). More than ever, athletes are facing a different challenge, a source of discomfort and uncertainty, and one that absolutely alters not only sports calendars, but also trajectories, progressions, and approaches to sports life. Therefore, it is necessary to identify the levels of psychological vulnerability that may have been generated in the athletes, because of the coexistence with dysfunctional responses during the COVID-19 experience, and which directly influence the decrease of their mental health. Read More

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The Aesthetics of Encounter: A Relational-Performative Design Approach to Human-Robot Interaction.

Front Robot AI 2020 16;7:577900. Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Department of Media Theory, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

This article lays out the framework for relational-performative aesthetics in human-robot interaction, comprising a theoretical lens and design approach for critical practice-based inquiries into embodied meaning-making in human-robot interaction. I explore the centrality of aesthetics as a practice of embodied meaning-making by drawing on my arts-led, performance-based approach to human-robot encounters, as well as other artistic practices. Understanding social agency and meaning as being enacted through the situated dynamics of the interaction, I bring into focus a process of entangling and transforming subjects and objects in the encounter and rendering elastic boundaries in-between. Read More

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The Role of Relational Entitlement, Self-Disclosure and Perceived Partner Responsiveness in Predicting Couple Satisfaction: A Daily-Diary Study.

Front Psychol 2021 23;12:609232. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Iasi, Romania.

Recent research has investigated how the sense of relational entitlement (SRE, the extent to which a person expects that his/her needs and wishes will be fulfilled by the romantic partner) diminishes couple satisfaction, but little is known about how SRE affects the daily quality of close, romantic relationships. Moreover, the evidence on how SRE interacts with other features of a satisfying relationship (such as the variables of the interpersonal process model of relationships-self-disclosure, perceived partner disclosure, and perceived partner responsiveness) is scarce. Using an electronic daily diary, we examined 99 couples (198 participants) for 7 days, with two daily measurements for each partner. Read More

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The Quebec Diabetes Empowerment Group Program: Program Description and Considerations Regarding Feasibility and Acceptability of Implementation in Primary Health Care Settings.

Front Nutr 2021 12;8:621238. Epub 2021 Mar 12.

Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Diabetes is a highly prevalent chronic disease that frequently coexists with other medical conditions and implies a high burden for patients and the healthcare system. Clinicians currently are challenged to provide effective interventions that are both multidisciplinary and empower patient self-care. The Diabetes Empowerment Group Program (DEGP) was developed with the aims of fostering patient engagement in diabetes self-care through the lens of empowerment and to support the empowerment of patients with diabetes by providing multidisciplinary group-based care. Read More

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Understanding Social Behaviour in a Health-Care Facility from Localization Data: A Case Study.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Mar 18;21(6). Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy.

The most frequent form of dementia is Alzheimer's Disease (AD), a severe progressive neurological pathology in which the main cognitive functions of an individual are compromised. Recent studies have found that loneliness and living in isolation are likely to cause an acceleration in the cognitive decline associated with AD. Therefore, understanding social behaviours of AD patients is crucial to promote sociability, thus delaying cognitive decline, preserving independence, and providing a good quality of life. Read More

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Young adults' dynamic relationships with their families in early psychosis: Identifying relational strengths and supporting relational agency.

Psychol Psychother 2021 Mar 27. Epub 2021 Mar 27.

West London NHS Trust, UK.

Objectives: Most existing research on the family context of psychosis focuses on the 'burden' of caring for people experiencing psychosis. This research is the first to ask young people experiencing early psychosis to 'map' and describe their experiences and understandings of their family relationships, and how they have related to their psychosis and recovery.

Design: The research took an inductive, multimodal hermeneutic-phenomenological approach (Boden, Larkin & Iyer, 2019, Qual. Read More

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Systemic teletherapists' meaningful experiences during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic.

Christie Eppler

J Marital Fam Ther 2021 Apr 28;47(2):244-258. Epub 2021 Mar 28.

Couples and Family Therapy, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, USA.

Fifty-five clinicians who provided teletherapy to couples, partnerships, families, and kin networks during the first two months of the coronavirus pandemic responded to a survey about their most and least meaningful experiences. Reflexive thematic analysis indicated that the participants experienced adjustments to their schedule or routines, they used technology glitches to promote client growth, and they altered how they engaged clients. Participants noted shifts in their personal and relational dynamics. Read More

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End-stage renal disease is not yours, is not mine, is OURS: Exploring couples lived experiences through dyadic interviews.

Hemodial Int 2021 Mar 24. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Center for Health Technology and Services Research (CINTESIS.UA), School of Health Sciences, University of Aveiro (Campus Universitário de Santiago), Aveiro, Portugal.

Introduction: As a psychosocial dyad, couples are greatly challenged by end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Renal replacement therapies are highly demanding and involve lifelong restrictions and readjustments that sometimes translate into profound changes in couples' routines. However, little is known about the experiences of these couples with this condition. Read More

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The importance of nurturing trusting relationships to embed shared decision-making during pregnancy and childbirth.

Midwifery 2021 Mar 11;98:102987. Epub 2021 Mar 11.

School of Nursing and Midwifery and Health Systems, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Objective: To generate greater awareness of the contextual and relational factors that influence women's capacity to participate in shared decision-making during childbirth.

Methods: A three-phase participatory action research approach involving in-depth interviews and co-operative inquiry meetings.

Setting: Dublin, Ireland in a large maternity hospital. Read More

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Family Violence, PTSD, and Parent-Child Interactions: Dyadic Data Analysis with Mexican Families.

Child Youth Care Forum 2020 Dec 22;49(6):915-940. Epub 2020 Jul 22.

Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Background: Family violence has been shown to have a dramatic impact on individual and family life in the United States and other countries. Numerous studies have assessed the influence that exposure to violence can have on family dynamics and parent-child relationships. However, less is known about the association between family violence and parent-child relationships with Mexican families. Read More

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December 2020

Beyond command and control: A rapid review of meaningful community-engaged responses to COVID-19.

Glob Public Health 2021 Mar 18:1-15. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Department of Philosophy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA.

Responses to COVID-19 have included top-down, command-and-control measures, laissez-faire approaches, and bottom-up, community-driven solidarity and support, reflecting long-standing contradictions around how people and populations are imagined in public health-as a 'problem' to be managed, as 'free agents' who make their own choices, or as a potential 'solution' to be engaged and empowered for comprehensive public health. In this rapid review, we examine community-engaged responses that move beyond risk communication and instead meaningfully integrate communities into decision-making and multi-sectoral action on various dimensions of the response to COVID-19. Based on a rapid, global review of 42 case studies of diverse forms of substantive community engagement in response to COVID-19, this paper identifies promising models of effective community-engaged responses and highlights the factors enabling or disabling these responses. Read More

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Effects of 5 Dynamics on student perception of team performance.

Curr Pharm Teach Learn 2021 Apr 17;13(4):438-442. Epub 2020 Dec 17.

Clinical Pharmacist, ARUP Laboratories, 500 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, United States.

Introduction And Leadership Framework: Leadership development has emerged as an essential component of pharmacy school curricula. Recognizing the need for curricular integration of leadership and teaming throughout each year, the University of Utah implemented a longitudinal leadership framework called Relational Leadership. 5 Dynamics was used as a tool to teach concepts of effective teamwork and leadership in different courses within this framework. Read More

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Big Data and the Little Big Bang: An Epistemological (R)evolution.

Front Big Data 2020 18;3:31. Epub 2020 Sep 18.

Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States.

Starting from an analysis of frequently employed definitions of big data, it will be argued that, to overcome the intrinsic weaknesses of big data, it is more appropriate to define the object in relational terms. The excessive emphasis on volume and technological aspects of big data, derived from their current definitions, combined with neglected epistemological issues gave birth to an objectivistic rhetoric surrounding big data as implicitly neutral, omni-comprehensive, and theory-free. This rhetoric contradicts the empirical reality that embraces big data: (1) data collection is not neutral nor objective; (2) exhaustivity is a mathematical limit; and (3) interpretation and knowledge production remain both theoretically informed and subjective. Read More

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September 2020

'Every medicine is part poison': a qualitative inquiry into the perceptions and experiences of choosing contraceptive methods of migrant Chinese women living in Australia.

BMC Womens Health 2021 Mar 8;21(1):100. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Room 125, Edward Ford Building, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia.

Background: In Australia, ethnic Chinese people are one of the largest, youngest and fastest growing overseas-born groups. Yet, little is known about their perceptions of contraceptive methods and their experiences with choosing one. Decisions about contraceptive methods are preference sensitive. Read More

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"I Can't Blame Mum": A Qualitative Exploration of Relational Dynamics in Women With Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the United Kingdom.

Violence Against Women 2021 Mar 8:1077801221994913. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Coventry University, UK.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is conceptualized as an interpersonal act, commonly initiated by mothers. This study investigates relational dynamics among adult women who experienced FGM in childhood and have since migrated to the United Kingdom. A qualitative research design was employed, using semi-structured interviews and interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) with nine women. Read More

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