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Sex Differences in Jealousy: Evolution, Physiology, and Psychology
In species with internal female fertilization, males risk both lowered paternity probability and investment in rival gametes if their mates have sexual contact with other males. Females of such
A multidimensional meta-analysis of psychotherapy for PTSD.
TLDR
The majority of patients treated with psychotherapy for PTSD in randomized trials recover or improve, rendering these approaches some of the most effective psychosocial treatments devised to date.
The empirical status of empirically supported psychotherapies: assumptions, findings, and reporting in controlled clinical trials.
TLDR
A critical review of the assumptions and findings of studies used to establish psychotherapies as empirically supported suggests a shift from validating treatment packages to testing intervention strategies and theories of change that clinicians can integrate into empirically informed therapies.
Revising and assessing axis II, Part I: developing a clinically and empirically valid assessment method.
TLDR
The SWAP-200 represents an approach to the measurement and classification of personality disorders that has potential for refining axis II categories and criteria empirically in ways that are both psychometrically and clinically sound.
Revising and assessing axis II, Part II: toward an empirically based and clinically useful classification of personality disorders.
TLDR
The findings suggest that axis II falls short in its attempt to "carve nature at the joints": in some cases it puts patients who are psychologically dissimilar in the same diagnostic category, and in others it makes diagnostic distinctions where none likely exist.
Quantifying construct validity: two simple measures.
Construct validity is one of the most central concepts in psychology. Researchers generally establish the construct validity of a measure by correlating it with a number of other measures and arguing
A multidimensional meta-analysis of treatments for depression, panic, and generalized anxiety disorder: an empirical examination of the status of empirically supported therapies.
  • D. Westen, K. Morrison
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
  • 1 December 2001
TLDR
A meta-analysis of high-quality studies published from 1990-1998 on the efficacy of manualized psychotherapies for depression, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder suggests that a substantial proportion of patients with panic improve and remain improved.
Countertransference phenomena and personality pathology in clinical practice: an empirical investigation.
TLDR
Countertransference patterns are systematically related to patients' personality pathology across therapeutic approaches, suggesting that clinicians, regardless of therapeutic orientation, can make diagnostic and therapeutic use of their own responses to the patient.
Social cognition and object relations.
Social cognition research and psychoanalytic object relations theory both address the cognitive and affective processes that mediate interpersonal functioning. Each approach faces a number of
Personality profiles in eating disorders: rethinking the distinction between axis I and axis II.
TLDR
Axis I symptoms are a useful component, but only one component, in the accurate diagnosis of eating disorders, and substantial incremental validity beyond axis I diagnosis is demonstrated.
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