What Impact does Motivational Dispositions have on Mood Symptoms & Emotional Regulation?

Research Paper Title Psychopathological Correlates and Emotion Regulation as Mediators of Approach and Avoidance Motivation in a Chinese Military Sample. Background Approach and avoidance motivation have been thoroughly studied in common mental disorders, which are prevalent in the military context. Approach/avoidance motivational dispositions underlie emotion responses and are thought to influence emotion dysregulation. However, studies… Read More

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Why Fitness is Essential to Students

As a student, finding time for fitness activities is challenging. However, there are different ways you can incorporate exercise into your schedule and still manage to focus on your education. Students involved in sporting activities in school are usually in luck because they have to train and play, which contributes to fitness. Fitness has several… Read More

Combat: A Sensation of Life…

“It is a sensation of life. A human being is never so alive as he is in combat. He may feel terror, or he may not, but the prospect of losing his life makes it surge and flare within him. At no other time do his nerves fire with such spark. Never again will he… Read More

Anxiety & Sleep Quality in Military Veterans

Research Paper Title Sleep Quality and Emotion Regulation Interact to Predict Anxiety in Veterans with PTSD. Background Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating and common consequence of military service. PTSD is associated with increased incidence of mood disturbances (e.g., anxiety). Additionally, veterans with PTSD often have poor-quality sleep and poor emotion regulation ability. Methods… Read More

Physical Activity: Linking Emotion & Metabolic Heart Rate

Research Paper Title Improving Real-Life Estimates of Emotion Based on Heart Rate: A Perspective on Taking Metabolic Heart Rate Into Account. Background Extracting information about emotion from heart rate in real life is challenged by the concurrent effect of physical activity on heart rate caused by metabolic need. “Non-metabolic heart rate,” which refers to the… Read More

What is Boredom … erm …

Research Paper Title The Bored Mind is a Guiding Mind: Toward a regulatory theory of boredom. Introduction Boredom appears to be ubiquitous. It affects both healthy individuals and patient populations. It affects individuals of all genders and ages, and from all cultures. It finds us at home or at work. It finds drivers behind the wheel, students… Read More

PTSD: German Soldiers & Guilt, Shame & Compassionate Imagery in War

Research Paper Title Guilt, Shame and Compassionate Imagery in War: Traumatized German Soldiers with PTSD, a Pilot Study. Background The consideration of specific trauma-associated emotions poses a challenge for the differential treatment planning in trauma therapy. Soldiers experiencing deployment-related posttraumatic stress disorder often struggle with emotions of guilt and shame as a central component of… Read More