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  • Avi Besser, Sapir Academic College
  • Johanna Kissler, University of Bielefeld
  • Keith R Laws, University of Hertfordshire

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  • Irismar Reis de Oliveira, Federal University of Bahia
  • Rosemary Tannock, The Hospital for Sick Children

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    Social support aids coping following abuse disclosure

    Individuals that perceive high levels of social support exhibit improved long-term mental health following disclosure of institutionalized child abuse, suggesting that social support is an important factor in coping with psychological effects of disclosure and abuse

    BMC Psychology 2015, 3:19


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Editors' profile

Scott Barry Kaufman

Scott Barry Kaufman

Scott Barry Kaufman is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at New York University. Dr. Kaufman is one of the world's foremost experts on the development of intelligence, creativity, and personality in education, business, and society. He applies a variety of perspectives to come to a richer understanding and appreciation of all kinds of minds and ways of achieving greatness. He holds a doctorate from Yale University and a Masters degree from Cambridge University, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. In addition to co-editing the well-regarded The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Dr. Kaufman is author of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, forthcoming from Basic Books. He is also co-founder of The Creativity Post, a non-profit web platform that features quality content on creativity, innovation and imagination, and author of the blog Beautiful Minds for Psychology Today.

"BMC Psychology is an important new outlet for high quality research studies across a broad range of sub disciplines within psychology. The combination of high standards and open access make this journal part of the wave of the future. I expect this journal will be a valuable resource for psychologists and will stimulate new interdisciplinary collaborations and theories."

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