Recent publications

Tomoiagă, C., Gheorghiu, R., & David, O. A. (2024). USABILITY OF AN ECOLOGICAL MOMENTARY ASSESSMENT APP FOR MOOD EVALUATION IN YOUNG ADULTS – THE MOODWHEEL APP. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies24(1), 135-143. View full text here

Bischops, A.C., Sieper, L., Dukart, J. et al. Resilience strengthening in youth with a chronic medical condition: a randomized controlled feasibility trial of a combined app and coaching program. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-024-02395-w View full article here:

Leijten, P., Rienks, K., Groenman, A., Anand, M., Kömürcü Akik, B., David, O., Kızıltepe, R., Thongseiratch, T., & Catarina Canário, A. (2024). Online parenting Support: Meta-Analyses of Non-Inferiority and additional value to In-Person support. Children and Youth Services Review, 107497. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2024.107497  View full text here

Pei, J., Amanvermez, Y., Vigo, D., Puyat, J., Kessler, R. C., Mortier, P., Bruffaerts, R., Rankin, O., Chua, S. N., Martínez, V., Rapsey, C., Fodor, L. A., David, O. A., Garcia, C., & Cuijpers, P. (2024). Sociodemographic correlates of mental health treatment seeking among college students: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychiatric Serviceshttps://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.20230414 View full text here

David, O. A., Tomoiagă, C., & Fodor, L. A. (2024). Gamified assessment of the emotion-regulation abilities in youths: Validation of the rethink online game-based assessment system. Games for Health Journalhttps://doi.org/10.1089/g4h.2023.0011 View full text here

David, D., Iuga, I. A., & Miron, I. S. (2023). Parenting: there is an app for that. A systematic review of parenting interventions apps. Children and Youth Services Review, 156, 107385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2023.107385 View full text here

David, D., & Fodor, L. A. (2023). Are gains in emotional symptoms and emotion-regulation competencies after the REThink therapeutic game maintained in the long run? A 6-month follow-up. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 32(10), 1853–1862. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-022-02002-w View full text here

Roșca, G. M., Iuga, I. A., & David, D. (2023). “Inside-out mechanisms of parental practices and children’s externalizing problems: the role of authoritarian parenting style, parental irrational beliefs, emotion regulation, and distress“. Current Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-023-04539-8 View full text here
Terjesen, M. D., Artıran, M., Claffey, J., David, O., Jordana, A., Outar, L., Palmer, S., Goldman, S., & Turner, M. J. (2023). The Science of REBT as it Relates to Performance: Are We in the Starting Blocks or Near the Finish Line? Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 41(2), 272–289. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-023-00500-7 View the full text here
David, O., & Fodor, L. A. (2023). Preventing mental illness in children that experienced maltreatment the efficacy of REThink online therapeutic game. Npj Digital Medicine, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41746-023-00849-0 View full text here
Iuga, I. A., David, D., & David, O. (2023). The REThink Online Therapeutic Game: A Usability Study. Children (Basel), 10(8), 1276. https://doi.org/10.3390/children10081276 View full text here
Iuga, I. A., David, O., & Danet, M. (2023). Student Burnout in Children and Adolescents: The role of attachment and Emotion Regulation. Children (Basel), 10(9), 1443. https://doi.org/10.3390/children10091443. View full text here
Cotet, C. (2023, April 7). RE-THINKING CBT: PROVIDING STRATEGIES FOR A NEW WAY OF LIVING - Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies. https://jebp.psychotherapy.ro/vol-xxii-no-1-2023-special-issue/re-thinking-cbt-providing-strategies-for-a-new-way-of-living/
David, O. A., Fodor, L. A., Dascăl, M. D., & Miron, I. S. (2023). The efficacy of online parenting interventions in addressing emotional problems in children and adolescents: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 00207640231156034. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/00207640231156034View full text here
Tomoiagă, C., & David, O. (2022). The Efficacy of Guided and Unguided Game-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Distress in College Students. Games for Health Journal, 11(6), 403-413. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1089/g4h.2021.0195View full text here
David, O. A., Magurean, S., & Tomoiagă, C. (2022). Do Improvements in Therapeutic Game-Based Skills Transfer to Real Life Improvements in Children's Emotion-Regulation Abilities and Mental Health? A Pilot Study That Offers Preliminary Validity of the REThink In-game Performance Scoring. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 325. Doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2022.828481View full text here
David, O. A., & Fodor, L. A. (2022). Are gains in emotional symptoms and emotion-regulation competencies after the REThink therapeutic game maintained in the long run? A 6-month follow-up. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 1-10. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-022-02002-wView full text here
David, O. A., Stroian, P. I., Predatu, R., & Maffei, A. (2022). State anxiety and frontal alpha asymmetry effects of the REThink online video game for children and adolescents: A six-month follow-up. Personality and Individual Differences, 196, 111725. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2022.111725View full text here
David, O. A., & David, D. O. (2022). How can we Best Use Technology to Teach Children to Regulate Emotions? Efficacy of the Cognitive Reappraisal Strategy Based on Robot Versus Cartoons Versus Written Statements in Regulating Test Anxiety. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-021-00440-0View full text here
David, O. A., Predatu, R., & Cardoș, R. A. I. (2021). Effectiveness of the REThink therapeutic online video game in promoting mental health in children and adolescents. Internet Interventions, 25, 100391. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2021.100391View full text here
Burkova, V.,...David, O.A. et al. (2021). Predictors of Anxiety in the COVID-19 Pandemic from a Global Perspective: Data from 23 Countries. Sustainability, 13(7), 4017. Doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/su13074017View full text here
Predatu, R., David, O. A., David, D. O., & Maffei, A. (2021). Emotion regulation abilities as a predictor of emotional response experienced by children and adolescents in the face of stress. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 15(1), 1061-5806. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2020.1867717View full text here
David, O. A., Costescu, C., Cardos, R. & Mogoase, C. (2020). How Effective are Serious Games for Promoting Mental Health and Health Behavioral Change in Children and Adolescents? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Child Youth Care Forum. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-020-09566-1View full text here
David, O. A., Predatu, R., & Maffei, A. (2020). REThink online video game for Children and Adolescents: Effects on State Anxiety and Frontal Alpha Asymmetry. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41811-020-00077-4View full text here
David, O. A. (2020). Rational Emotive Parent Education. In M. Bernard & M. Terjesen (Eds). Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Theory, Practice, Research, Applications. New York: Springer Publishing House. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-53901-6
David, O. A., Cardos, R. A. I., & Oltean, H-R. (2019). REBT and Parenting Intervention. In M. Bernard and W. Dryden (Eds.), Advances in REBT: Theory, Practice, Research, Measurement, Prevention and Promotion. New York: Springer Publishing House. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-93118-0_15 View full text here
Ko, A., Pick, C. M., Kwon, J. Y., Barlev, M., Krems, J. A., Varnum, M. E. W., … David, O. A., ...Kenrick, D. T. (2019). Family Matters: Rethinking the Psychology of Human Social Motivation. Perspectives on Psychological Science. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691619872986View full text here
David, O. A. (2019). The Rational Parenting Coach App: Rethink Parenting! A Mobile Parenting Program for Offering Evidence-Based Personalized Support in the Prevention of Child Externalizing and Internalizing Disorders. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 19(2), 97-108. Doi: 10.24193/jebp.2019.2.15. View full text here
David, O. A., Cardos, R. A. I., & Matu, S. A. (2019). Is REThink therapeutic game effective in preventing emotional disorders in children and adolescents? Outcomes of a randomized clinical trial. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-018-1192-2. View full text here
David, O. A., Cardos, R. A. I., & Matu, S. A. (2019). Changes in irrational beliefs are responsible for the efficacy of the REThink therapeutic game in preventing emotional disorders in children and adolescents: mechanisms of change analysis of a randomized clinical trial. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 28(3), 307-318. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-018-1195-z. View full text here
David, O. A. & Predatu, R. & Cardos, R. (2018). A pilot study of the REThink online video game applied for coaching emotional understanding in children and adolescents in the therapeutic video game environment: The Feeling Better resources game. Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies, 18. 57-68. Doi: 10.24193/jebp.2018.1.5. View full text here
David, O. A., & David, D. (2019). Managing distress using mobile prescriptions of psychological pills: A first 6-month effectiveness study of the PsyPills app. Frontiers in psychiatry10, 201. Doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00201. View full text here
David, Oana. (2019). "The Rational Parenting Coach app: REThink parenting! A mobile parenting program for offering evidence-based personalized support in the prevention of child externalizing and internalizing disorders". Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.24193/jebp.2019.2.15. View full text here
David, O. A., Capris, D., & Jarda, A. (2017). Online coaching of emotion-regulation strategies for parents: Efficacy of the online rational positive parenting program and attention bias modification procedures. Frontiers in psychology8, 500. Doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00500. View full text here