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    Mechanisms of the Formation and Involuntary Repetition of Trauma-Related Flashback: A Review of Major Theories of PTSD

    Ming Wang1, Jing Liu2,*, Qiwu Sun3,4, Wenzhen Zhu4
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.21, No.3, pp. 81-97, 2019, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2019.011010
    Abstract Trauma-related flashback is one of the typical symptoms of patients suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which intrudes into the body and mind of patients uncontrobaly and repeatedly. Psychodynamic theories of mechanisms of the formation and involuntary repetition of trauma-related flashback establish a foundation for most cognitive theories of PTSD. Cognitive behavioral theories of PTSD, from the initial use of behavioristic principles (e.g., conditioning, alternative learning, generalization, etc.) to explain fear conditioning to the emphasis on the roles of cognitive and behavioral factors (e.g., cognitive model or schema, completion tendency, associative network, data-driven processing, analogue… More >

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    Media and Mental Health Literacy: Do Mediated Interventions Enhance Mental Health Awareness? Implications and Policy Recommendations

    Arooj Arshad1,*, Mian Ahmad Hanan2,*, Noshina Saleem3, Saima Farzooq4, Remsha Fatima5
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.21, No.3, pp. 99-109, 2019, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2019.010834
    Abstract In the current digital era, public health campaigns using media has been very successful in giving knowledge and changes the attitudes of people. But till now scarce literature is available related to media campaigns about mental health. In this study Pre-Post Quasi Experimental Design using vignettes as a data collection measure were employed. The participants were categories in to experimental (n = 138) and control (n = 134) groups having 18–55 years of age to evaluate the efficiency of media mediated interventions using social media campaign in increasing Mental Health Literacy (MHL). The results from More >

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    The Relationship between Opportunities for Professional Development and Counterproductive Work Behaviors: The Mediating Role of Affective Well- Being and Moderating Role of Task-Contingent Conscientiousness

    Zhongze Guo1, Baoguo Xie2,*, Jingru Chen3, Fuxi Wang4
    International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, Vol.21, No.3, pp. 111-122, 2019, DOI:10.32604/IJMHP.2019.011040
    Abstract In extant literature, considerable research has focused on the provoking effect of unfavorable work situations on counterproductive work behaviors (CWB) (i.e., abusive supervision→trigger CWB). Adopting the perspective of positive organizational scholarship and drawing on affective event theory (AET), this study examined the inhibitory effect of perceptions of favorable work situation on counterproductive work behaviors (i.e., uplifts affective events→affective well-being→inhibit CWB). Hierarchical linear modeling was used to test the hypotheses in a sample of 65 middle school teachers in China who completed daily diary method surveys over 15 consecutive working days, and got within-individual observations (level More >

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