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PU-CPM Publications

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Swami, V. (in press). Body image benefits of allotment gardening. Ecopsychology. (Accepted 16 September 2019)

Swami, V. (in press). German and Tagalog happiness scales: Update. In F. Maggino (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research (2nd ed.). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Swami, V., Barron, D., Hari, R., Grover, S., Smith, L., & Furnham, A. (in press). The nature of positive body image: Examining associations between nature exposure, self-compassion, functionality appreciation, and body appreciation. Ecopsychology.

Swami, V. (in press). Is CrossFit associated with more positive body image? A prospective investigation in novice CrossFitters. International Journal of Sport Psychology.

Horsburgh, H., & Barron, D. (in press). Who are the experts? Examining the online promotion of misleading and harmful nutrition information. In Medical Misinformation and Social harm in Non-Science Based Health Practices: A Multidisciplinary Perspective. US: Routledge.

Swami, V., Zahari, H. S., & Barron, D. (in press). Conspiracy theories in Southeast Asia. In P. Knight & M. Butter (Eds.), Handbook of Conspiracy Theories. London: Routledge.

da Silva, W. R., Swami, V., Neves, A. N., Marôco, J., Ochner, C. N., Campos, J. A. D. B. (in press). The Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ) is not invariant across sex: Evidence from Portuguese-speaking university students. Perceptual and Motor Skills.

Swami, V., & Barron, D. (in press). Translation and Validation of Body Image Instruments: Challenges and Good-Practice Recommendations. Body Image. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.08.014

Lacanna, G., Wagenaar, C., Avermaete, T., & Swami, V. (in press). Evaluating the Psychosocial Impact of Indoor Public Spaces in Complex Healthcare Settings. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal. doi:10.1177/1937586718812439

da Silva, W. R., Neves, A. N., Ferreira, L., Campos, A. D. B., & Swami, V. (in press). A psychometric investigation of Brazilian Portuguese versions of the Caregiver Eating Messages Scale and Intuitive Eating Scale-2. Eating and Weight Disorders. doi:10.1007/s40519-018-0557-3

Swami, V., Barron, D., Smith, L. & Furnham, A. (in press). Mental Health Literacy of Maternal and Paternal Postnatal (Postpartum) Depression in British Adults. Journal of Mental Health.


Swami, V, Mohd. Khatib, N. A., Vidal-Mollon, J., Vintilla, M., Barron, D., Goain, C., Mayoral, O., Toh, E, K, L., Tudorel, O., Vazirani, S., & Zahari, H.S. (2019). Visit to Natural Environments  Improve State Body Appreciation: Evidence from Malaysia, Romania, and Spain. Ecopsychology. IF = 0.66. [Accepted 30 November 2019]

McCreary, D., Barron, D., & Swami, V. (2019). Evaluating the Factor Structure and Construct Validity of the Intensions Health-Related Masculine Values Scale: Is It Really a Measure of Health-Related Masculine Values?. International Journal of Mens Social and Community Health, 2(1), e55-e68. doi: 10.22374/ijmsch.v2i1.24. IF = TBC, new journal [Accepted 6 November 2019]

Wood, C. J., Barron, D., & Smyth, N. (2019). The Current and Retrospective Intentional Nature Exposure Scales: Development and Factorial Validity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 4443. doi:10.3390/ijerph16224443. IF = 2.468. [Accepted 6 November 2019]

Todd, J., Aspell, J. E., Barron, D., & Swami, V. (2019). An exploration of the associations between facets of interoceptive awareness and body image in adolescents. Body image, 31, 171-180. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.10.004. [Accepted 6 October 2019]

Junqueira, A. C. P., Laus, M. F., Almeida, S. S., Costa, T. M. B., Todd, J., & Swami, V. (2019). Translation and validation of a Brazilian Portuguese version of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 in Brazilian adults. Body image, 31, 160-170. [Accepted 1 October 2019]

Swami, V., Laughton, R., Grover, S., & Furnham, A. (2019). Asexuality is inversely associated with positive body image in British adults. Heliyon, 5(9), e02452. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02452. [Accepted 5 September 2019]

Swami, V., Todd, J., Aspell, J., Mohd. Khatib, N. A., Toh, E., Zahari, H. S., & Barron, D. (2019). Translation and Validation of a Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) Version of the Functionality Appreciation Scale. Body Image, 30, 114-120. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.06.001

Lombardo, C., Panasiti, M. S., Vacca, M. C., Grano, C., & Swami, V. (2019). Motherhood status moderates the relationship between perfectionistic self-presentation and breast size dissatisfaction. Body Image, 30, 75-80. doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.05.005

Junqueira, A. C. P., Laus, M. F., Almeida, S. S., Costa, T. M., da Cunha, M. C. F., & Swami, V. (2019). Psychometric properties of the Breast Size Rating Scale (BSRS) in Brazilian university women. Body Image, 28, 34-38. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.11.004

Swami, V., Todd, J., Mohd. Khatib, N. A., Toh, E., Zahari, H. S., & Barron, D. (2019). Dimensional Structure, Psychometric Properties, and Sex Invariance of a Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) Translation of the Multidimensional Body-Self relations Queastionnaire-Appearance Scales (MBSRQ-AS) in Malaysian Malay Adults. Body Image. 28, 81-92. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.12.007

Swami, V., Mohd. Khatib, N. A., Toh, E., Zahari, H. S., Todd, J., & Barron, D. (2019). Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of a Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) Translation of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2). Body Image. 28, 66-75. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.12.006

Todd, J., Aspell, J., Barron, D. & Swami, V. (2019). Multiple Dimensions of Interoceptive Awareness are Associated with Facets of Body Image in British Adults. Body Image. 29, 6-16. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.02.003


Swami, V. (2018, Nov 19). Dads get sad, too. The Psychologist. Retrieved from

Fonseca-Pedrero, E., Ortuño-Sierra, J., Molina, B. L., Debanné, M., Chan, R. C. K., Cicero, D., Zhang, L. C., Brenner, C., Barkus, E., Linscott, R. J., Kwapil, T., Barrantes-Vidal, N., Cohen, A., Compton, M. T., Tone, E. B., Suhr, J., Bobes, J., Fumero, A., Giakoumaki, S., Tsaousis, I., Preti, A., Chmielewski, M., Laloyaux, J., Mechri, A., Lahmar, M. A., Wuthrich, B., Larøi, F., Badcock, J. C., Jablensky, A., Barron, D., Swami, V., Tran, U. S., & Voracek, M. (2018). Brief assessment of schizotypal traits: A multinational study. Schizophrenia Research, 197, 182-191.  doi:10.1016/j.schres.2017.10.043

Barron, D., Voracek, M., Tran, U. S., Ong, H. S., Morgan, K. D., Towell, T., & Swami, V. (2018). A Reassessment of the Higher-Order Factor Structure of the German Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ-G) in German-Speaking Adults. Psychiatry Research, 269, 328-336. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2018.08.070

Swami, V., & Shaw, L. (2018). “It stops your brain from making assumptions about what a body should look like”: The prospective impact of life drawing on adolescents, with recommendations for practitioners. Empirical Studies of the Arts. 37(1), 60-81.doi:10.1177/0276237418777978

Swami, V., Weis, L., Barron, D., & Furnham, A. (2018). Positive Body Image is Positively Associated with Hedonic (Emotional) and Eudaimonic (Psychological and Social) Well-Being in British Adults. The Journal of Social Psychology. 158(5), 541-552.doi:10.1080/00224545.2017.1392278

Swami, V., Barron, D., & Furnham, A. (2018). Exposure to Natural Environments, and Photographs of Natural Environments, Promotes More Positive Body Image. Body Image, 24, 82-94. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2017.12.006

Swami, V. & Furnham, A. (2018). Breast size dissatisfaction, but not body dissatisfaction, is associated with breast self-examination frequency and breast change detection in British women. Body Image, 24, 76-81. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2017.12.004

Swami, V., Barron, D., Weis, L., & Furnham, A. (2018). To Brexit or Not to Brexit: Exploring the roles of integrated threat, Islamophobia, and conspiracist beliefs in voting Intentions for the United Kingdom European Union Membership Referendum. British Journal of Psychology, 109(1), 156-179. doi:10.1111/bjop.12252

Barron, D., Furnham, A., Weis, L., Morgan, K. D., Towell, T, & Swami, V. (2018). The Relationship Between Schizotypal Facets and Conspiracist Beliefs via Cognitive Processes. Psychiatry Research, 259, 12-20. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2017.10.001

Furnham, A., & Swami, V. (2018). Mental health literacy: A review of what it is and why it matters. International Perspectives in Psychology, 7(4), 240-257. doi:10.1037/ipp0000094

Swami, V., Pickering, M., Barron, D., & Patel, S. (2018). The Impact of Exposure to Films of Natural and Built Environments on State Body Appreciation. Body Image, 26, 70-73. doi:10.1016/.bodyim.2018.06.002

Swami, V., Vintila, M., Tudorel, O., Goian, C., & Barron, D. (2018). Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of a Romanian Translation of the Drive for Muscularity Scale. Body Image. 23, 61-68. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2017.08.001


Swami, V., & Barron, D. (2017). Recommendations to Improve Body Image Research in an Increasingly Globalised World. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 23(3), iii – x.

Barron, D., Morgan, K. D., Towell, T, Jaafar, J. L., & Swami, V. (2017). Psychometric Properties of the Malay Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire: Measurement Invariance and Latent Mean Comparisons in Malaysian Adults. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, 10(1), 1-7.doi:10.1111/appy.12293

Swami, V., Tudorel, O., Goian, C., Barron, D., & Vintila, M. (2017). Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of a Romanian Translation of the Body Appreciation Scale-2. Body Image, 23, 61-68. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2017.08.001

Swami, V., Arthey, E., & Furnham, A. (2017). Perceptions of plagiarisers: The influence of target physical attractiveness, transgression severity, and sex on attributions of guilt and punishment. Body Image, 22, 144-147. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2017.06.009

Swami, V., García, A. A., & Barron, D. (2017). Factor structure and psychometric properties of a Spanish translation of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2). Body Image, 22, 13-17. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2017.05.002


Edited Books

Jaafar, J. L. & Swami, V. (Eds.) (in press). Psychology in Asia: Selected Proceedings of The Sixth Asian Psychological Association Conference. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Books Chapters

Swami, V. (2018). The Earth is flat! Or is it? How thinking analytically might just convince you the Earth isn’t flat. In G. Pennycook (Ed.), The new reflectionism in cognitive psychology: Why reason matters. London: Psychology Press.

Swami, V. (2018). Considering positive body image through the lens of culture and minority social identities. In C. Markey, E. Daniels, & M. Gillen (Eds.), The body positive: Understanding and improving body image in science and practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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