Advances in Psychology Research. Volume 128


Alexandra M. Columbus (Editor)

Series: Advances in Psychology Research
BISAC: PSY000000

Scholars have suggested that narcissism may be underpinned by feelings of humiliation. It is possible that grandiosity is a coping strategy aimed at avoiding the painful emotional and mental states associated with feeling inadequate. To test this hypothesis, Chapter One assesses the interactions among cognitive avoidance (measured using the Cognitive Avoidance Scale), feelings of humiliation (measured using the Humiliation Inventory) and narcissism (measured using the Narcissism Personality Inventory). Chapter Two examines the potential role of interpersonal problems in the onset and maintenance of PDA as well as the relationship between relational difficulties and cognitive behavioral therapy outcome. Chapter Three analyzes whether family stress moderated the relationship between suffering and functional incapacity and which psychological variables discriminated high versus low incapacity in chronic low back patients receiving chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments. In Chapter Four, the authors Online social networking is increasingly utilized as a means of finding sexual partners, and those who endorse the highest sexual risk behavior are more likely to seek partners online. In Chapter Five, the clinical advantages of using self-hypnosis to initiate and control imaged content that is bidirectionally generated between primary and secondary consciousness is reviewed. And in the final chapter, the authors build on the Cube Model to conceptualize professional competence at various stages of a psychologist’s career. Applying this model, we explore best practices in training and education for foundational, functional, and continuing competencies. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Cognitive Avoidance, Humiliation and Narcissism in Non-Clinical Individuals: An Experimental Study
Giovanni Maria Ruggiero, Guido Veronese, Marco Castiglioni, Rossella Procaccia and S. Sassaroli (”Studi Cognitivi” Cognitive Psychotherapy school and research center, Milano, Italy, and others)

Chapter 2. Interpersonal Problems Linked to Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia
Deacon Shoenberger, PhD and Holly Hazlett-Stevens, PhD (Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, US)

Chapter 3. Functional Incapacity in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients in Chiropractic versus Physiotherapy Treatment: The Moderator Role of Family Stress
Edite Roios, Marta Pereira, J. Cunha Machado and M. Graça Pereira (School of Psychology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 4. Psychosocial Factors Related to Antiretroviral Medication Adherence in Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) Living with HIV Who Have Sought Sexual Partners Online
Matthew C. Sullivan, Dean G. Cruess, PhD and Kaylee E. Burnham (University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut)

Chapter 5. Clinical Advantages of Self-Hypnosis
Glen A. Just (University of Minnesota Mankato, Mankato, MN, US, Winona State University, Winona, MN, US)

Chapter 6. Learning about Lifelong Learning: An Empirical Exploration of Competence across the Professional Lifespan
Jennifer M. Taylor, Alexandra Kolaski, Halleh Hashtpari, and Hannah Wright (Department of Educational Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, US)


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