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Language Impairment (LI) is a developmental disorder that mainly manifests impaired language learning and processing. Evidence, largely from English-speaking population studies, has shown that children with LI compared to typically developing (TD) children have...

["Cognitive Disorders","Neurology","Pediatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1675v1
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Background. In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has become an important issue, in which, how to make computers understand the thinking of human being is one of critical topics. If computer could perceive and respond to person's non-verbal language such...

["Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1650v1
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The heritability of schizophrenia and most personality traits has been well established, but the role of personality in susceptibility to schizophrenia remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to test for an association between personality traits and Neurological...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1647v1
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Previous studies provided mixed findings on pecularities in p-value distributions in psychology. This paper examined 258,050 test results across 30,710 articles from eight high impact journals to investigate the existence of a peculiar prevalence of p-values just...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1642v2
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Background: A “balanced” time perspective has been suggested to have a positive influence on well-being: a sentimental and positive view of the past (high Past Positive), a less pessimistic attitude toward the past (low Past Negative), the desire of experiencing...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1630v1
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Background. Research on sports has revealed that behavioral responses and event-related brain potentials (ERP) are better in expert than in novice athletes for sport-related tasks. Focused attention is essential for optimal athletic performance across different...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1622v1
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The use of the Family Service Coordinator is still a relative newcomer to the organ procurement/transplantation field. Since no comprehensive training and recognition program exists, Lifesharing, A Donate Life Organization, decided to develop a Certified Family...

["Emergency and Critical Care","Psychiatry and Psychology","Ethical Issues","Palliative Care"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1617v1
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Background: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive neuromodulatory technique that has shown encouraging results regarding performance improvement of normal subjects in tests of executive functions. Moreover, when applied repeatedly in...

["Clinical Trials","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1610v1
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Background: Research addressing distinctions and similarities between people’s malevolent character traits (i.e., the Dark Triad: Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy) has detected mixed and inconsistent linear associations to temperament traits. On this...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1611v1
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Background: The dark side of human character has been conceptualized in the Dark Triad Model: Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and narcissism. These three dark traits are often measured using single long instruments for each one of the traits. Nevertheless, there...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1605v1
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Studying the effects of experimentally induced anxiety in healthy volunteers may increase our understanding of the mechanisms underpinning anxiety disorders. Prior work has shown that experimentally induced anxiety (via threat of unpredictable shock) improves accuracy...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1542v1
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In their article reporting the results of two experiments, Thorstenson, Pazda, & Elliot (2015a) found evidence that perception of colors on the blue-yellow axis was impaired if the participants had watched a sad movie clip, relative to participants who watched...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1536v1
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Introduction: Despite growing concerns over pathological use of the Internet, studies based on validated psychometric instruments are still lacking in Pakistan. The present study aimed to examine the psychometric properties of Young’s Internet Addiction Test (IAT)...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1531v1
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Background: Type-D personality was suggested as a marker of poorer prognosis for patients of cardiovascular disease. It is defined by having a score of 10 or more on both sub-scales of the DS14 questionnaire, Social Inhibition (SI) and Negative Affect (NA). As...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1499v1
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Background. Self-regulation tools are not always used optimally, and implementation intention plans often lack quality. Therefore, this study explored participants’ use and feasibility evaluation of self-regulation techniques and their impact on goal attainment.Methods....

["Global Health","Nutrition","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1493v1
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