International Journal of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 1, August 2016

  • Meta-cognition, Decision Making and Working Memory as Mediators Between Coping with Stress Styles and Major Depressive Disorder

    Ghazal Zandkarimi, Seyedeh Monavar Yazdi, Zohreh Khosravi

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, August 2016
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: 15 May 2016
    Accepted: 27 May 2016
    Published: 14 June 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijpbs.20160101.11
    Abstract: This study aimed to investigate the mediator roles of meta-cognition, decision making and working memory between coping with stress styles and major depressive disorder (MDD). The sample size was 250 participants that filled in five scales to assess MDD, coping with stress styles and executive functions. The model representing the mediation role of... Show More
  • The Personality of Juvenile Offenders: Psychodynamic Aspects in Children’s Apperception Test – Human Figures

    Leila Salomão de la Plata Cury Tardivo, Maria Cecília de Vilhena Moraes

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, August 2016
    Pages: 9-12
    Received: 26 May 2016
    Accepted: 12 June 2016
    Published: 23 June 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijpbs.20160101.12
    Abstract: Adolescence and preadolescence can be understood by identifying impulses and defense mechanisms, as well as identification processes involved in the construction of identity. Many issues faced by youngsters derive from a devaluation of identification images: those assigned by the adolescent himself, and those offered by the family and the society. ... Show More
  • Evidence Based Practice: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Major Depression

    Moawia Eid, Yousef Qan'ir

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, August 2016
    Pages: 13-20
    Received: 11 June 2016
    Accepted: 21 June 2016
    Published: 4 July 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijpbs.20160101.13
    Abstract: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is defined as induction of an electrical current within the brain using fluctuating magnetic fields that are generated outside the brain close to scalp. In General, health care providers are interested in providing best health interventions to achieve effective outcomes and reduce unexpected results. This art... Show More