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PU-CPM Publications

In press

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., 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 Questionnaire-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


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



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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