Birgit Mayer

Summary

Affiliation: Erasmus University Rotterdam
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Fear-relevant change detection in spider-fearful and non-fearful participants
    Birgit Mayer
    Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Anxiety Disord 20:510-9. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Covariation bias for food-related control is associated with eating disorders symptoms in normal adolescents
    Birgit Mayer
    Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 43:1008-13. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Fear- and disgust-related covariation bias and eating disorders symptoms in healthy young women
    Birgit Mayer
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 42:19-25. 2011
  4. doi request reprint A disgust mood state causes a negative interpretation bias, but not in the specific domain of body-related concerns
    Birgit Mayer
    Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Ther 47:876-81. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Brief report: Direct and indirect relations of risk factors with eating behavior problems in late adolescent females
    Birgit Mayer
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, DR Rotterdam 3000, The Netherlands
    J Adolesc 32:741-5. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Disgust sensitivity and eating disorder symptoms in a non-clinical population
    Birgit Mayer
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 39:504-14. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Does 'Yuck' mean 'Eek'? Fear responses in children after a disgust manipulation
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 43:765-9. 2012
  8. doi request reprint The effects of verbal disgust- and threat-related information about novel animals on disgust and fear beliefs and avoidance in children
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University RotterdamRotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 38:551-63. 2009
  9. pmc The assessment of an inhibited, anxiety-prone temperament in a Dutch multi-ethnic population of preschool children
    Leonie J Vreeke
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Dr, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 21:623-33. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Mom told me scary things about this animal: parents installing fear beliefs in their children via the verbal information pathway
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Ther 48:341-6. 2010

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Fear-relevant change detection in spider-fearful and non-fearful participants
    Birgit Mayer
    Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Anxiety Disord 20:510-9. 2006
    ..Further, it was found that high-trait anxious participants did not detect more changes than low-trait anxious participants...
  2. doi request reprint Covariation bias for food-related control is associated with eating disorders symptoms in normal adolescents
    Birgit Mayer
    Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 43:1008-13. 2012
    ..In the present study, covariation bias was investigated within the context of eating pathology...
  3. doi request reprint Fear- and disgust-related covariation bias and eating disorders symptoms in healthy young women
    Birgit Mayer
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 42:19-25. 2011
    ..All in all, these findings suggest that covariation bias plays a role in eating pathology...
  4. doi request reprint A disgust mood state causes a negative interpretation bias, but not in the specific domain of body-related concerns
    Birgit Mayer
    Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Ther 47:876-81. 2009
    ..Altogether, these findings suggest that disgust does not play a role in eating pathology by inducing a negative interpretation bias in the specific domain of body and weight concerns...
  5. doi request reprint Brief report: Direct and indirect relations of risk factors with eating behavior problems in late adolescent females
    Birgit Mayer
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, DR Rotterdam 3000, The Netherlands
    J Adolesc 32:741-5. 2009
    ..The links between these general risk variables and eating behavior problems were independent from the specific eating problem correlates of BMI and body dissatisfaction...
  6. doi request reprint Disgust sensitivity and eating disorder symptoms in a non-clinical population
    Birgit Mayer
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 39:504-14. 2008
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Does 'Yuck' mean 'Eek'? Fear responses in children after a disgust manipulation
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 43:765-9. 2012
    ..Disgust is a basic emotion that is thought to play a role in the development of animal phobias. This study was conducted to test whether experimentally induced disgust also results in higher levels of fear and interpretation bias...
  8. doi request reprint The effects of verbal disgust- and threat-related information about novel animals on disgust and fear beliefs and avoidance in children
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University RotterdamRotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 38:551-63. 2009
    ..Repercussions of these findings for the role of disgust in the development and maintenance of anxiety pathology are discussed...
  9. pmc The assessment of an inhibited, anxiety-prone temperament in a Dutch multi-ethnic population of preschool children
    Leonie J Vreeke
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Dr, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 21:623-33. 2012
    ..Altogether, these results provide support for the reliability and validity of the BIQ-SF as an economical method for assessing behavioral inhibition and anxiety proneness in young children...
  10. doi request reprint Mom told me scary things about this animal: parents installing fear beliefs in their children via the verbal information pathway
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Ther 48:341-6. 2010
    ..More precisely, high trait anxious parents told more negative stories about the unknown animal, which produced higher fear levels in children...
  11. ncbi request reprint A dirty animal is a scary animal! Effects of disgust-related information on fear beliefs in children
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Ther 46:137-44. 2008
    ..The other way around, cleanliness-related information decreased levels of disgust and resulted in lower levels of fear. The implications for the role of disgust in the development of animal fear are briefly discussed...
  12. pmc "You might belong in Gryffindor": children's courage and its relationships to anxiety symptoms, big five personality traits, and sex roles
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 41:204-13. 2010
    ..The implications of these findings and potential directions for future research are briefly discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effects of verbal information on fear-related reasoning biases in children
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Ther 47:206-14. 2009
    ..Altogether, these results support the idea that learning via negatively tinted information plays a role in the development of fear-related cognitive distortions in youths...
  14. doi request reprint "Will a Cuscus bite you, if he shows his teeth?" Inducing a fear-related confirmation bias in children by providing verbal threat information to their mothers
    Danielle Remmerswaal
    Erasmus University Rotterdam, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Anxiety Disord 24:540-6. 2010
    ..More precisely, after the vignettes task, children of mothers who had received threat information also sought less information to invalidate the dangerousness of the animal than children of mothers who had received positive information...
  15. doi request reprint To look or not to look: an eye movement study of hypervigilance during change detection in high and low spider fearful students
    Jorg Huijding
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Emotion 11:666-74. 2011
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  16. ncbi request reprint Listen to your heart beat and shiver! An experimental study of anxiety-related emotional reasoning in children
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Anxiety Disord 24:612-7. 2010
    ..These results are in keeping with the idea that children may partially rely on internal physical sensations when evaluating the dangerousness of ambiguous events...
  17. pmc Predictors of change following cognitive-behavioral treatment of children with anxiety problems: a preliminary investigation on negative automatic thoughts and anxiety control
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Suite T13 37, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 40:139-51. 2009
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  18. doi request reprint Does disgust enhance eating disorder symptoms?
    Birgit Mayer
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The
    Eat Behav 9:124-7. 2008
    ..Furthermore, they did not display a decreased explicit or implicit preference for high-caloric food. Thus, in the present study no indication for a causal relation between disgust and eating disorder symptoms in young females was found...
  19. ncbi request reprint Skittish, shielded, and scared: relations among behavioral inhibition, overprotective parenting, and anxiety in native and non-native Dutch preschool children
    Leonie J Vreeke
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    J Anxiety Disord 27:703-10. 2013
    ..Finally, it was found that children who exhibited stable high levels of behavioral inhibition throughout the study ran the greatest risk for developing an anxiety disorder. ..
  20. pmc Children's internal attributions of anxiety-related physical symptoms: age-related patterns and the role of cognitive development and anxiety sensitivity
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 41:535-48. 2010
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  21. pmc Person-related protective and vulnerability factors of psychopathology symptoms in non-clinical adolescents
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Community Ment Health J 47:47-60. 2011
    ..Although these results should be interpreted with caution because of the cross-sectional nature of the study, they may nevertheless guide future research exploring multifactorial models of psychopathology in youths...
  22. ncbi request reprint Spider fear and covariation bias in children and adolescents
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Suite T13 37, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Ther 45:2604-15. 2007
    ..Further developmental analyses indicated that this type of cognitive bias seems to be more consistently present among adolescents than among children...
  23. ncbi request reprint Biological, psychological, and sociocultural correlates of body change strategies and eating problems in adolescent boys and girls
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Eat Behav 6:11-22. 2005
    ..e., the tendency to compare one's body with that of others), partially or fully mediated the influence of some predictor variables...
  24. pmc A space odyssey: experimental manipulation of threat perception and anxiety-related interpretation bias in children
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Suite T13 37, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 39:469-80. 2008
    ..Interestingly, the effects of training were most pronounced in high anxious children. Directions for future research with this paradigm are briefly discussed...
  25. doi request reprint Reduction of verbally learned fear in children: a comparison between positive information, imagery, and a control condition
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 42:139-44. 2011
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Mental illness stigma and disclosure: consequences of coming out of the closet
    Arjan E R Bos
    Institute of Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Issues Ment Health Nurs 30:509-13. 2009
    ..Results suggest that selective disclosure optimizes social support and limits stigmatization. Perceived stigmatization has a detrimental impact on self-esteem, especially for those who are relatively open about their mental disorder...
  27. ncbi request reprint Theory-of-mind, cognitive development, and children's interpretation of anxiety-related physical symptoms
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, P O Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Ther 45:2121-32. 2007
    ..e., emotional reasoning) was already prominent in 4-6-year-olds. The implications for physical symptom-based theories of childhood anxiety are briefly discussed...
  28. ncbi request reprint Children's perception and interpretation of anxiety-related physical symptoms
    Peter Muris
    Department of Medical, Clinical, and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 35:233-44. 2004
    ..Finally, children reported to experience anxiety-related physical symptoms in daily life, although frequently not in relation to fearful situations and circumstances...
  29. ncbi request reprint Ground control to Major Tom: experimental manipulation of anxiety-related interpretation bias by means of the "space odyssey" paradigm and effects on avoidance tendencies in children
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Anxiety Disord 23:333-40. 2009
    ..Further, no support was found for the idea that high-anxious children were more affected by the experimental manipulation than low-anxious children...
  30. pmc Symptoms of anxiety, depression, and aggression in non-clinical children: relationships with self-report and performance-based measures of attention and effortful control
    Peter Muris
    Institute of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Suite T13 37, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 39:455-67. 2008
    ..Finally, the performance-based measure of attention/effortful control was not convincingly related to psychopathological symptoms...
  31. ncbi request reprint The Koala Fear Questionnaire: a standardized self-report scale for assessing fears and fearfulness in pre-school and primary school children
    Peter Muris
    Department of Medical, Clinical and Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Ther 41:597-617. 2003
    ..Altogether, the KFQ seems to be a valuable addition to the instrumentarium of clinicians and researchers who are working with fearful and anxious children...