Advances in Psychology Research. Volume 149


Alexandra M. Columbus (Editor)

Series: Advances in Psychology Research
BISAC: PSY000000

In Chapter One, a synthesis of the available theoretical and empirical data on the role of self-compassion in eating related concerns is addressed, while proposing a framework which might help researchers and practitioners to understand the possible paths explaining the buffer role so often hypothesized for self-compassion. Chapter Two analyzes the psychometric properties of the Academic Uncertainty Questionnaire (AUQ) in Argentinian university students during COVID-19. It addresses the impact of academic uncertainties on psychological well-being in Argentinian University students during social isolation. Chapter 3 examines recent data indicating the trend of socio-cultural changes exerted by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to an increasing use of new information and communication technologies (NICTs), which is associated with problems in people’s physical and psychological health, especially in the younger age group. Chapter 4 looks at basic theories on why false memories occur, the cross-race effect, schema’s various effects, the weapon focus effect, and the innocent bystander effect. Chapter 5 is a literature review to better understand the usage and misuse of morphine (MOR). The chapter looked into the various models of use/misuse of MOR substances, as well as its diagnostic challenges, screening techniques, and treatment options for MOR, heroine, and MOR sulfate abuse. Chapter 6 is a psychological prediction of injuries in high-performance baseball pitchers through a Bayesian network. New confirmatory studies are required to support and guide the psychological prevention of injuries in high-performance baseball pitchers. Chapter 7 is primarily focused on the elements linking depression and inflammation. Inflammation, being a defensive reaction of the organism, is common. In addition, it can have varied intensity and manifestation. There is an increasing amount of data indicating that inflammation may underlie depressive episodes. This chapter provides a detailed analysis of the factors that may affect mood, based primarily on the analysis of the functioning of the immune system and markers of inflammation. In Chapter 8, the appearance of injuries suffered by high-performance Cuban athletes, as well as the manifestation of resilience capacity to overcome adversity, is explored in detail.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Self-Compassion in Relation with Body Image and Eating Concerns: A Theoretical and Empirical Synthesis
Adela Anănuță¹, MA, Ioana Meșterelu¹, MA, and Diana Nechita², PhD
¹Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
²Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Chapter 2. COVID-19 Pandemic: Addressing the Impact of Academic Uncertainties on Psychological Well-Being in Argentinian University Students during Social Isolation
A. R. Miranda¹,², PhD, A. V. Scotta¹,², MD, and S. V. Serra¹, PhD
¹Faculty of Medical Sciences, National University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina
²Health Sciences Research Institute, National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Córdoba, Argentina

Chapter 3. Problematic Use of New Technologies: Advances in Psychological Underpinnings
Macarena Mota Molina¹ and Juan José Carballo Belloso²
¹Hospital Universitario Juan Ramón Jiménez
²Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón

Chapter 4. False Memories and the Legal System’s Role in Disarming Them
Katherine E. Ferrell and F. Richard Ferraro
Dept. Psychology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA

Chapter 5. Use and Abuse of Morphine
Mozhgan Ghobadi Pour, PhD
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Chapter 6. Psychological Prediction of Injuries in High Performance Baseball Pitchers through a Bayesian Network
Jesús Ríos¹,²,³, PhD, Yanet Pérez³, PhD and María C. Chávez³,4, PhD
¹Provincial Center of Sports Medicine of Villa Clara, Cuba
²Medical Sciences University of Villa Clara, Cuba
³Central University “Marta Abreu” of Las Villas, Cuba
4Metropolitan University of Ecuador, Ecuador

Chapter 7. Depression and Inflammation
Grzegorz Opielak, Zofia Pietrzak and Teresa Małecka – Massalska
Department of Human Physiology, Medical University School, Lublin, Poland

Chapter 8. Injuries and Psychological Resilience in Elite Cuban Athletes
Marta Cañizares Hernández and Mónica Huie Martínez
Universidad de Ciencias de la Cultura Física y el Deporte Manuel Fajardo, La Habana, Cuba