Meinrad Perrez

Meinrad Perrez
Université de Fribourg · Département de psychologie

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January 1981 - July 2011
Université de Fribourg
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The current article introduces a method of data collection that is of particular importance for research and individual case analysis of the experience and behavior of patients with mental disorders. Numerous questions cannot be adequately answered by conventional methods. In particular, the validity of diagnoses and the testing of hypotheses about...
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We present an example of current legal regulation of education and training programs for psychotherapists on the example of legislation in Switzerland. It dwells upon the criteria for training professional psychotherapists. The paper also discusses the procedure for admission into the workforce (accreditation) and describes the experience of the fi...
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The stress and coping process questionnaire (a French version of the "UBV Fragebogen zum Umgang mit Belastungen im Verlauf", Reicherts & Perrez, 1993) is a situation-reaction instrument aiming at the multidimensional assessment of components and processes of stress and coping behavior. The subject evaluates on different scales his/her situation app...
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Given the powerful implications of relationship quality for health and well-being, a central mission of relationship science is explaining why some romantic relationships thrive more than others. This large-scale project used machine learning (i.e., Random Forests) to 1) quantify the extent to which relationship quality is predictable and 2) identi...
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Die klinisch-psychologische Familienforschung ist eine Domäne der klinischen Psychologie. Die klinische Psychologie umfasst nach heutigem Verständnis die Klassifikation, Diagnostik, Epidemiologie, Ätiologie, Prävention, Therapie und Rehabilitation psychischer Störungen auf der individuellen Ebene (Funktions- und Muster/Syndrom-Ebene) und auf der in...
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The aim of this study was to investigate daily positive humor in couples as an interpersonal emotion regulation strategy. Associated changes in psychological intimacy were tested as a possible socio-affective pathway of emotion regulation that mediates the effects of couple humor on changes in individual momentary affect. Within a dyadic ambulatory...
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Objectives: Description of developmental trends and topics in clinical psychological research on comorbidity between 1980 and 2014. Methods: Scientometric analyses of the databases PsycINFO and PSYNDEX were performed to determine the publication frequency of contributions on comorbidity in the Anglo-American versus German-speaking clinical psycholo...
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The Ambulatory Assessment (AA) was devised for assessing human behavior and experience under daily life conditions. The article gives an overview on the historical development and variants of AA, on event-sampling and time-sampling, on psychometric particularities. What are favourite research questions which ask for AA as assessing strategy? Why AA...
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Objectives: Description of developmental trends and topics in clinical psychological research on comorbidity between 1980 and 2014. Methods: Scientometric analyses of the databases PsycINFO and PSYNDEX were performed to determine the publication frequency of contributions on comorbidity in the Anglo-American versus German-speaking clinical psycholo...
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Emotion regulation is important for daily well-being and health. Emotions are regulated through intrapersonal (i.e., regulating one's own emotions) and interpersonal (i.e., regulating emotions in interaction with others) processes. The current study examines the interplay of an unfavorable intrapersonal emotion regulation strategy “thought suppress...
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Interpersonal touch seems to promote physical health through its effects on stress-sensitive parameters. However, less is known about the psychological effects of touch. The present study investigates associations between touch and romantic partners' affective state in daily life. We hypothesized that this association is established by promoting th...
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This is an extended and updated version of a historical review on research conducted in daily life (Wilhelm, Perrez, & Pawlik, 2012), that we wrote for the Handbook of Research Methods in Daily Life (Mehl & Conner, 2012). It contains additional chapters on ambulatory blood pressure assessment (chapter 3.6) and location tracking (chapter 5), that we...
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Zusammenfassung. Die elterliche Sensitivität gegenüber Kleinkindern ist eine zentrale Erziehungsfertigkeit und trägt wesentlich zur gesunden Entwicklung des Kindes bei. In der bisherigen Forschung wurden einige Risiko-und Schutzfaktoren der elterlichen Sensitivität ermittelt. Ergänzend zu bestehenden Studien wurden die Determinanten der Sensitivitä...
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Positive expectancies might enhance partners' interaction quality, but these effects may not be equally accessible to all individuals and, if violated, might even increase negative affect. To address this possibility, diary data from 103 couples, collected at three time points per day over 10 workdays, were used to examine whether end-of-workday ex...
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Perceived responsiveness is a fundamental ingredient of satisfying romantic relationships, especially insofar as it facilitates the development of intimacy. This study investigates how partner's concrete responsive acts-named here enacted responsiveness-affect the perception of responsiveness in the daily life of dating couples. Additionally, the s...
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The article inquires into the standpoints from which the family can legitimately be seen as a subject for clinical psychology. The attempt at an answer to this question is undertaken against the background of the «traditional» system of tasks normally allotted to clinical psychology. This sector of psychology centres largely on individual disorders...
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The article gives an overview on possibilities accessible by the new Medias, which are relevant for psychological prevention in the family. How to improve mental and behavioral disorders by children through improving parenting? The overview discusses tools with regard to DVD-based program, Internet-based program, and mobile-phone based programs. It...
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Although women’s relationship satisfaction is known to covary with satisfaction regarding couples’ division of housework and child care, the factors mediating these associations are rarely examined. To test the hypothesis that relationship conflict mediates the link between housework and relationship satisfaction, 207 dual-earner couples with young...
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Although women's relationship satisfaction is known to covary with satisfaction regarding couples' division of housework and child care, the factors mediating these associations are rarely examined. To test the hypothesis that relationship conflict mediates the link between housework and relationship satisfaction, 207 dual-earner couples with young...
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Dans le chapitre suivant nous donnons un aperçu de la situation de la formation des parents en Suisse. Nous décrirons les différentes approches théoriques qui sont à la base d'une bonne partie des programmes offerts dans ce pays. Plusieurs approches didactiques seront présentées, en mettant l'accent sur des approches plus innovantes, promises à un...
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Research using the concept of familial cohesion has revealed the importance of familial experiences for individual well-being and mental health, yet deeper knowledge of this linkage is required including which specific affective and social experiences of an individual go along with familial cohesion. We aimed to investigate whether higher familial...
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This chapter examines the support experiences of romantic partners across four different cultural contexts by looking not only at cultural differences based in country of origin, but at individual differences in culturally relevant variables, such as familism, conservatism, and individualism. The authors provide data from a large daily diary study,...
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The experience of anger in close relationships can be detrimental. Existing research suggests cultural differences in how people deal with negative emotions. In particular, anger seems to play a more disruptive interpersonal role in cultures where collectivistic cultural values are strongly endorsed. Our goal was to examine whether differences in t...
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The current article aims to understand how culture affects couple's allocation of domestic chores in China and Europe. First, we review previous studies on Chinese couple's family work organization in comparison to data from European societies. Second, we examine the applicability of major theoretical models about the division of family work on the...
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Die elterliche Sensitivität gegenüber Kleinkindern als zentrale Erziehungsfertigkeit wurde bisher vorwiegend durch Fremdbeobachtungsverfahren ermittelt. Für die Forschung und klinische Praxis werden jedoch zeitökonomische Paper-Pencil-Verfahren gefordert. Der Situations-Reaktions-Fragebogen zur Messung elterlicher Sensitivität (PS-SRQ) ist ein Selb...
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The present paper investigated whether highercohesion and satisfaction with family bondswere associated with the daily experience of emotional well-being in varying social circumstances. Using a sample of school-age adolescents (N = 95) and both their parents, data were gathered daily over 1 week using a diary approach in addition to self-report in...
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Die klinisch-psychologische Familienforschung ist eine Domäne der klinischen Psychologie. Die klinische Psychologie umfasst nach heutigem Verständnis (Perrez u. Baumann 2005) die Klassifikation, Diagnostik, Epidemiologie, Ätiologie, Prävention, Therapie und Rehabilitation psychischer Störungen auf der individuellen Ebene (Funktions- und Muster/Synd...
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Most research in health psychology is based on retrospective self reports, which are distorted by recall biases and have low ecological validity. To overcome such limitations we developed Computer assisted diary approaches to assess health related behaviours in individuals'. couples' and families' daily life. The event- and time-sampling-based inst...
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Das "COMputergestützte Erfassungs-System", COMES (engl.: "COMputer-assisted REcording System", COMRES) ist ein systematisches Selbstbeobachtungssystem für das ambulante Assessment von Stress und Coping. Es umfasst eine Reihe von Items zur trainierten Selbstbeobachtung von Episoden der Belastungsverarbeitung im Alltag, die möglichst zeit- und ereign...
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The Family Life Scale (FLS), which includes the dimensions of Cohesion, Adaptability, Communication and Satisfaction, and two measures of emotion were applied to a German-speaking sample of adolescents and their parents in Switzerland. The main goal of the study was to assess the associations between the measures in order to increase our understand...
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Eine vergleichende Analyse des Bestrafungsverhaltens von Erziehungsbe-rechtigten 1990 und 2004 im Auftrag des Bundesamts für Sozialversicherung unter der Leitung von Meinrad Perrez Zusammenfassung mit dem Focus auf dem frühen Kindesalter dass Kinder umso wahrschein- • licher Körperstrafe erhalten, je jünger sie sind dass Knaben eher mit Körper- • s...
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Ambulatory assessment - Capturing behavior in daily life. A behavioral science approach to psychology Abstract. Ambulatory Assessment refers to the use of computer-assisted methodology for self-reports, behavior records or physiological measurements, while the participant undergoes normal daily activities. For this, since the nineteeneighties porta...
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Ambulatory assessment refers to the use of computer-assisted methodology for self-reports, behavior records, or physiological measurements, while the participant undergoes normal daily activities. Since the 1980s, portable microcomputer systems and physiolog- ical recorders/analyzers have been developed for this purpose. In contrast to their use in...
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Introduction: Studies which compare patterns of emotion between adolescents and their parents and which assess the impact of family functioning processes on these emotions across different age-groups are still scarce. Aim: The main goal of the present study was to determine whether optimal Cohesion, Adaptability, Communication and Satisfaction with...
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Die Wissenschaft Psychologie hat unterschiedlichste Behandlungsmethoden entwickelt, die charakterisiert sind durch den Einsatz psychologischer Mittel, d.h. Methoden, die im Erleben und Verhalten ihren Ansatzpunkt haben. Innerhalb der Psychologie unterscheiden wir heute vielfach in Anlehnung an die drei großen Anwendungsbereiche die arbeits- und org...
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This study investigates psychological mechanisms behind the corporal punishment of children, considered as universal in two samples with different cultural backgrounds. The assumed mechanisms include factors such as stressful circumstances, norms of relative intolerance toward children's non compliant behavior as well as a repressive cognitive styl...
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Family is the preferred place for the regulation of individual and relational affectivity, for the heating and tuning of emotions. Larson and Richard (1994) call it an ‘arena of emotions’. The project ‘Regulation of Emotions in Families with Adolescents’ explored the processing of emotional and somatic states, the perception of other’s emotional st...
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Since the ninety-sixties numerous preventive programs for parenting have been developed and evaluated. In recent years we have seen new approaches to prevention in this field. The innovative aspect consists in the use of new media technology, particularly film, CD-ROM and internet. Their specific advantages and disadvantages depend on the particula...
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Frequency estimates of emotions in everyday Frequency estimates of emotions in everyday life from a diary method's perspective: life from a diary method's perspective: a comment on Scherer et al.'s survey-study a comment on Scherer et al.'s survey-study ''Emotions in everyday life'' ''Emotions in everyday life'' Although there have been decades of...
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A study of parents in 40 two-parent families (St. Petersburg) included observation in both experimental and real life conditions. The findings reveal the relation of family life to professional activity, satisfaction with the way both are performed, nature of family problems and attempts to correct them,the spouses' individual characteristics and d...
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How accurately do spouses know their partner's feelings when the partner is not physically present, but in a specific setting (at work, or at home)? This question addresses a special kind of empathic inference that relies mainly on content knowledge and projection rather than perception. We answered this question using a computer assisted diary app...
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This article focuses upon a new preventive approach designed to improve personal stress management skills. The Coping Enhancement Training (CET) is derived from the Couples Coping Enhancement Training (CCET) and encompasses both an individual and a dyadic aspect. In this study, only the individual element is described. The training is based upon th...
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This article focuses upon a new preventive approach designed to improve personal stress management skills. The Coping Enhancement Training (CET) is derived from the Couples Coping Enhancement Training (CCET) and encompasses both an individual and a dyadic aspect. In this study, only the individual element is described. The training is based upon th...
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Zusammenfassung. In dem vorliegenden Uberblicksartikel werden Programme zur universellen, selektiven und indizierten Pravention psychischer Storungen bei Vor- und Grundschulkindern beschrieben und hinsichtlich ihrer Effektivitat bewertet. Wenn man strenge Kriterien zur Beurteilung der empirischen Effizienz anlegt, dann gibt es international sieben...
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Computer-based psychodiagnostics gained an increasing number of users - not only regarding the time won, but also the improvement in validity using psychodiagnostic methods. In the field of family and educational psychology some of these methods are available for diagnostics, therefore, a further increase would be expected by using these new techno...
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Zusammenfassung. In diesem Artikel wird ein neues Training (Freiburger Stresspraventionstraining) vorgestellt, welches auf dem transaktionalen Stressansatz von Lazarus und MitarbeiterInnen und dessen Weiterentwicklung durch Perrez und Reicherts beruht. Das Training zielt wahrend der Dauer von 6 Stunden darauf ab, die personlichen Bewaltigungsressou...
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There is no single definition of psychology, but the definitions given by various authors tend to make use of similar terms. Gray (1994, p. 3), for example, defines psychology as “the science of behavior and the mind.” “Behavior” here refers to observable actions, while “mind” subsumes perception, memory, motivation, emotion, and so forth. Among Ge...
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A major problem for scientific and practical work in many branches of psychology is the reliable access to phenomena under study. Traditional assessment procedures are often reliant on retrospective recall, self report measures and/or laboratory simulations. All these have their strengths and weaknesses. Ideally observations of people's behaviour a...
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A major problem for scientific and practical work in many branches of psychology is the reliable access to phenomena under study. Traditional assessment procedures are often reliant on retrospective recall, self report measures and/or laboratory simulations. All these have their strengths and weaknesses. Ideally observations of people's behaviour a...
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Eine einheitliche Definition von Psychologie liegt nicht vor, doch finden sich in unterschiedlichen Umschreibungen ähnliche Bestimmungsstücke. So definiert z. B. Gray (1994, S. 3) Psychologie als „the science of behavior and the mind“. Unter „behavior“ werden beobachtbare Handlungen, unter „mind“ Wahrnehmung, Gedächtnis, Motive, Emotionen etc. subs...
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Investigated the efficacy of self-monitored computer programs vs traditional questionnaire methods of assessing stress and coping strategies. Human Ss: 14 Swiss families (26 adults and 14 children aged over 13 yrs) (mean age 52.6 yrs for adults, 19 yrs for children). 34 normal single Swiss adults (mean age 31.7 yrs). Ss used a palmtop computer to r...
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The following contribution gives a short introduction to Chinese psychology, history, psychological research and teaching institutions and student selection for universities. After a brief overview of the theoretical traditions and contemporary trends in general and experimental psychology it focuses in more detail on the recent developments in cli...
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La présente étude, qui utilise le paradigme de l´assignation expérimentale du sexe, montre que les attributions de caractéristiques décrivant la personnalité sont influencées significativement dans les sens des stéréotypes liés au sexe. L´analyse multivariée prenant en compte l´ensemble des caractéristiques donne un résultat significatif dans la di...
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Obwohl wir als Familienmenschen alle eine intuitive Vorstellung darüber besitzen, was „Familienstreß“ bedeutet, existiert für dieses Phänomen bis heute keine allgemein anerkannte Definition. Innerhalb verschiedener Forschungsansätze gibt es indes einheitlichere Bedeutungsbestimmungen.
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Innerhalb einer humanökologischen Betrachtung nimmt die Untersuchung von Paaren und Familien einen wichtigen Stellenwert ein. Ziel dieses Artikels ist es, einige konzeptuelle und empirische Möglichkeiten aufzuzeigen, wie komplexe Prozesse bei diesen Gruppen quantitativ analysiert werden können. Auf der Grundlage eines systemisch-transaktionalen Kon...
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[discuss] the COMPRES method (COMputer-assisted REcording System) for monitoring stress-related behavior under real life conditions / general self descriptions or retrospective reports are replaced by a systematic self-monitoring procedure by trained self-observers / it permits an ambulatory self-observation under naturalistic conditions / the foll...
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A large body of research in the field of marital interaction has focused on communication and interaction patterns in problem-solving situations or conflict discussions. On the other hand, the influence of stress on marital interaction was mainly neglected. However, stress and coping are assumed to be important variables in the context of marriage...
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A large body of research in the field of marital interaction has focused on communication and interaction patterns in problem-solving situations or conflict discussions. On the other hand, the influence of stress on marital interaction was mainly neglected. However, stress and coping are assumed to be important variables in the context of marriage...
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The stress and coping process questionnaire ("UBV") is a new situation-reaction instrument aiming at the multidimensional assessment of components and processes of stress and coping behavior. The subject evaluates on different scales his/her situation appraisals, emotional reactions, coping objectives and coping behaviors in relation to prototypica...
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How is the influence of the sex of the stimulus-person and of cultural and educational variables of the subjects on causal attributions towards children in situations of success and failure? The influence of sex stereotypes, cultural background and academic education on causal attributions is analysed by an experimental design. The subjects had to...
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In our study we investigated the relationship between anger variables, which are supposed to be stable, and situational variables measured in an experimental setting (EISI-experiment: Experimentally induced stress in dyadic interactions). The correlations of questionnaire data (STAXI: State-trait-anger expression inventory) with self-reported and o...
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Der Fragebogen zum Umgang mit Belastungen im Verlauf ist ein von der Konzeption her neuartiges Instrument (S-R-Prozess-Fragebogen) zur Erfassung von psychologischen Merkmalen der Belastungsverarbeitung. Vorgegeben werden verschiedene alltagsnahe Problemsituationen, jeweils in einer Sequenz von drei Phasen: dem Beginn, dem Fortbestehen und dem (posi...