Marius Drugas

Marius Drugas
University of Oradea · Psychology

Doctor of Psychology

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Video games psychology Statistics applied to Psychology Work motivation Publication and review procedures

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Publications (23)
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Background: Improving the existent effective treatments of depression is a promising way to optimise the effects of psychological treatments. Here we examine the effects of adding a rehabilitation type of imagery based on exergames and dynamic simulations to a short behavioural activation treatment of depression. We investigate the acceptability an...
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People love to talk about generations, especially when the feeling is that the world is rapidly changing. Terms such as millennials or Generation Z are already used worldwide, even if the sociological origins of the generation theory are less known by the general public. Although Generation Z was defined as digital natives, there are voices trying...
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Background: Until recent times, healthcare specialists lagged behind other fields in terms of computer networks and software usage, partly because they were uncomfortable with information and communication technologies. The rapid development of personal wearables, their easier connections with smartphones and other similar devices, and the possibi...
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This study investigates travel behavior and psychosocial factors that influence it during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a cross-sectional study, using an online survey, we examined changes in travel behavior and preferences after lifting travel restrictions, and how these changes were influenced by exposure to COVID-19, COVID-19 travel-related risk and...
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Although the topic of the profile of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is important for those involved in therapy or teaching, we found very few studies focusing on Romanian populations, and those targeting the NorthWestern region (Bihor County) are even fewer. ADHD is the most common childhood disorder (Aman et al., 1998)...
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Is it possible for people from different countries to register similar scores for their motivational orientations? Or maybe there is a common ground in motivation for people living in similar social and economic conditions, for example in SouthEastern Europe? The general causality theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985) describes individual differences in self-...
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The forced transition to online teaching and learning, caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, was sudden and difficult for many teachers and students who had to adapt to new ways of interacting. Our purpose is to describe some specific challenges and recommendations for online teaching and learning in the field of Psychology, especially for those who nev...
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Background: Recommendations of the European Association for Palliative Care have been proposed to strengthen the provision of palliative care and it is clear that people with dementia can benefit from palliative care, but no research so far addresses the beliefs of university students and professionals in the social, medical and other science fiel...
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The tripartite model of militant extremist mind-set proposed by Stankov et al. (2010b) includes three components: War (justification of violent acts as war); God (violence is seeing extremist acts as moral because they are done in the name of God or Allah); and West (violence against Western countries is justified because they are perceived as evil...
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Extremist acts and the process of radicalizations got into researchers’ attention worldwide since 2001. The aim of this paper is to offer a broad image on radicalization and extremist acts and to bring a new perspective for the conceptualization of radicalization. Radicalization is a process of developing extremist beliefs, emotions, and behaviors....
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Following the investigation of the specialized literature on the positive traits of character and optimism, we aim to verify the relationship of five values, such as: gratitude, spirituality, forgiveness, perspective, and appreciation of beauty/excellence with optimism and school engagement. We verified the extent of which the five values predict t...
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The scientific community apparently fails to offer a definitive answer to the questions on the effects of video game playing on children, and many studies are biased by the personal experiences of their authors. So, we shouldn't wonder that parents are also confused about the possible effects of video games. Our research aims to investigate the dif...
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The nature of the Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) represented a source of controversy over the years. The traditional, biological perspective was challenged recently by the followers of the social construct theory. Critics targeted the hidden interests of the pharmaceutical companies and discouraged the application of the medical mo...
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Implementing equitable education requires accepting the need for inclusive education, and changing schools to make them more responsive to the needs of all children. Nevertheless, working with children with ADHD can be a challenging experience, mostly because of their executive functions impairment. Also, teachers are frequently expected to impleme...
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This Editorial article discusses the publishing strategies of some journals, the authors' reactions to them and the quality of publishing.
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The main purpose of educational video games is education through entertainment. Nevertheless, they are surrounded by negative and positive stereotypes related to video games in general, including addiction, social isolation, health problems, but also getting smarter, gaining IT skills or becoming a keen observer. Our paper aims to identify whether...
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The investigation of the unemployment consequences is a challenging theme in current psychological research, but there is a surprising lack of data regarding the relationship between unemployment and well-being in Romania. We used the conceptual frame of the "Hierarchical Model of Well-Being" (Diener et al., 2003) and we aimed to investigate the ev...
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In the context of recent developments in higher education in Romania and the fierce competition between graduates to work in their field of expertize, the investment in personal and professional development could prove to be a winning strategy. The objective of the study was to perform a training needs analysis for Psychology students in the case o...
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The aim of this study was to point out some of the key issues that emerging new scientific journals encounter within the first years of publication. We focused our study on the case of The Romanian Journal of School Psychology (RJSP), a semi-annual peer-reviewed journal that published its first issue in 2008. The journal is supported by The Nationa...
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The scientific quality of a scholarly journal is largely based on the way the editorial team faces challenges regarding peer review management. Although not flawless and sometimes massively biased, regardless of its type, the peer review system is considered nowadays a guarantee for the scientific value of a manuscript. Our article emphasizes some...
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The investigation of the unemployment consequences is a challenging theme in current psychological research. The recent controversy on the nature of general causality orientations (GCO’s) as personality traits stood as a reason for this study. Considering that prolonged unemployment is a significant life event, we investigated the stability in time...
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The race for human resources and also for state funding has motivated several university study programs to resort to employing loose admission criteria for candidate selection. Even dough the economic rationale is easy to understand, several warning signs, such as low employability rate of graduates and criticism from employers, have emerged. Based...

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