David Sheffield


NameDavid Sheffield
Job titleDirector of Prof Psychology Programmes
Research instituteCollege of Health, Psychology and Social Care
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9121-1783

Research outputs

Improving Nature Connectedness in Adults: A Meta-Analysis, Review and Agenda

David Sheffield, Carly W. Butler and Miles Richardson 2022. Improving Nature Connectedness in Adults: A Meta-Analysis, Review and Agenda. Sustainability. 14 (19), pp. 1-23. https://doi.org/10.3390/su141912494

Metarepresentations of Supernatural Belief and the Effect of Context on Cognition

Schofield, M., Sheffield, D. and Baker, I. 2022. Metarepresentations of Supernatural Belief and the Effect of Context on Cognition. Journal of Scientific Exploration. 36 (2), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.31275/20222501

Examining the effectiveness of mindfulness practice in simulated and actual natural environments: Secondary data analysis

Choe, E. Y., Jorgensen, A. and Sheffield, D. 2021. Examining the effectiveness of mindfulness practice in simulated and actual natural environments: Secondary data analysis. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. 66, p. 127414. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127414

Facilitating the planning and evaluation of narrative intervention reviews: Systematic Transparency in All Intervention Reviews (STAIR)

Gonot-Schoupinsky, Freda, Garip, Gulcan and Sheffield, David 2021. Facilitating the planning and evaluation of narrative intervention reviews: Systematic Transparency in All Intervention Reviews (STAIR). Evaluation and Program Planning. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2021.102043

Three good things in nature: a nature-based positive psychological intervention to improve mood and well-being for depression and anxiety

Keenan, Rosaline, Lumber, Ryan, Richardson, Miles and Sheffield, David 2021. Three good things in nature: a nature-based positive psychological intervention to improve mood and well-being for depression and anxiety. Journal of Public Mental Health. 20 (4), pp. 243-250. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPMH-02-2021-0029

Songs for health education and promotion: a systematic review with recommendations

Sheffield, David and Irons, J. Yoon 2021. Songs for health education and promotion: a systematic review with recommendations. Public Health. 198 (Sep 2021), pp. 280-289. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2021.07.020

The Engage-Disengage Model as an Inclusive Model for the Promotion of Healthy and Successful Aging in the Oldest-old

Gonot-Schoupinsky, Freda, Garip, Gulcan and Sheffield, David 2021. The Engage-Disengage Model as an Inclusive Model for the Promotion of Healthy and Successful Aging in the Oldest-old. Activities, Adaptation & Aging. https://doi.org/10.1080/01924788.2021.1970892

Cross-Cultural Comparison of Mental Health Shame: Negative Attitudes and External, Internal, and Reflected Shame About Mental Health in Japanese and UK Workers

Kotera, Y., Sheffield, David, Green, Pauline and Asano, Kenichi 2021. Cross-Cultural Comparison of Mental Health Shame: Negative Attitudes and External, Internal, and Reflected Shame About Mental Health in Japanese and UK Workers. in: Shame 4.0 Springer International Publishing.

Systematic Review of Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Chircop, J., Sheffield, D. and Kotera, Y. 2021. Systematic Review of Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Nursing Research. 70 (6), pp. 487-497. https://doi.org/10.1097/nnr.0000000000000542

Exploring Buddhism as a ‘Tool’ to Support Well-Being: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Western Adopters’ Experiences

Laurent, N., Holland, F. and Sheffield, D. 2021. Exploring Buddhism as a ‘Tool’ to Support Well-Being: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Western Adopters’ Experiences. Pastoral Psychology. 20 (471), p. 485. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11089-021-00962-5

Definitions of biodiversity from urban gardeners

Norton, Briony, A., Shang, Bowen, Sheffield, David and Ramsey, Andrew 2021. Definitions of biodiversity from urban gardeners. Journal of Urban Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jue/juab005

Assessing the feasibility of public engagement in a smartphone app to improve well-being through nature connection ( Evaluation of the feasibility of citizen engagement through a smartphone app to improve well-being through connection with nature )

McEwan, Kirsten, Richardson, Miles, Sheffield, David, Ferguson, Fiona and Brindley, Paul 2021. Assessing the feasibility of public engagement in a smartphone app to improve well-being through nature connection ( Evaluation of the feasibility of citizen engagement through a smartphone app to improve well-being through connection with nature ). PsyEcology. https://doi.org/10.1080/21711976.2020.1851878

An integrative systematic review of creative arts interventions for older informal caregivers of people with neurological conditions

Irons, J Yoon, Garip, Gulcan, Cross, Ainslea J, Sheffield, David and Bird, Jamie 2020. An integrative systematic review of creative arts interventions for older informal caregivers of people with neurological conditions. PLos ONE. 15 (12), p. e0243461. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0243461

"I don’t want to hold your hand": Can Covid-19 public health messages delivered through songs?

Sheffield, David and Irons, J Yoon 2020. "I don’t want to hold your hand": Can Covid-19 public health messages delivered through songs? Health Psychology Update.

Within these hyperporous walls: An examination of a rebundled online learning model of higher education

Rhodes, Christine, Shaw, Paula, Gration, Marlies, stone, Julie, Green, Pauline and Sheffield, David 2020. Within these hyperporous walls: An examination of a rebundled online learning model of higher education. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.6061

What is the role of stress cardiovascular reactivity in health behaviour change? a systematic review, meta-analysis, and research agenda

Cross, Ainslea, Naughton, Felix and Sheffield, David 2020. What is the role of stress cardiovascular reactivity in health behaviour change? a systematic review, meta-analysis, and research agenda. psychology and health. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2020.1825714

Exploring the problem of establishing horizon emergent technologies within a higher education institution’s operational framework

Shaw, Paula, Sheffield, David and Rawlinson, S. 2020. Exploring the problem of establishing horizon emergent technologies within a higher education institution’s operational framework. European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning. 23 (1), pp. 18-31. https://doi.org/10.2478/eurodl-2020-0002

Brief compassion-focused imagery dampens physiological pain responses

Maratos, Frances A. and Sheffield, David 2020. Brief compassion-focused imagery dampens physiological pain responses. Mindfulness. 11, p. 2730–2740. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-020-01485-5

‘Trying to bring attention to your body when you’re not sure where it is’: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of drivers and barriers to mindfulness for people with spinal cord injury

Hearn, Jasmine Heath, Finlay, Katherine Anne and Sheffield, David 2020. ‘Trying to bring attention to your body when you’re not sure where it is’: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of drivers and barriers to mindfulness for people with spinal cord injury. British Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12462

Effects of shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) and nature therapy on mental health: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Kotera, Y., Richardson, Miles and Sheffield, David 2020. Effects of shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) and nature therapy on mental health: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-020-00363-4

Modelling Supernatural Belief: Cognition and Personality

Schofield, M., Baker, I., Staples, P. and Sheffield, D. 2020. Modelling Supernatural Belief: Cognition and Personality. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research. 84 (3), pp. 129-156.

Exposure to contact sports results in maintained performance during experimental pain

Thornton, C, Sheffield, D and Baird, A 2020. Exposure to contact sports results in maintained performance during experimental pain. The Journal of Pain. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2020.03.008

Does a natural environment enhance the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)? Examining the mental health and wellbeing, and nature connectedness benefits

Jorgensen, Anna, Sheffield, David and Choe, Eun Yeong 2020. Does a natural environment enhance the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)? Examining the mental health and wellbeing, and nature connectedness benefits. Landscape and Urban Planning. 202, p. 103886. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2020.103886

The neurophysiological relationship between number anxiety and the EEG gamma-band

Batashvili, Michael, Staples, Paul, Baker, Ian and Sheffield, David 2020. The neurophysiological relationship between number anxiety and the EEG gamma-band. Journal of Cognitive Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2020.1778006

Digital-based self-management interventions for people with osteoarthritis: Systematic review with meta-analysis

Safari, Reza, Jackson, Jessica and Sheffield, David 2020. Digital-based self-management interventions for people with osteoarthritis: Systematic review with meta-analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research. https://doi.org/10.2196/preprints.15365

Social ecological interventions to increase physical activity in children and young people living with and beyond cancer: a systematic review

Cross, Ainslea, Howlett, Neil and Sheffield, David 2020. Social ecological interventions to increase physical activity in children and young people living with and beyond cancer: a systematic review. psychology and health. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2020.1759601

The visual search strategies underpinning effective observational analysis in the coaching of climbing movement

Mitchell, James, Maratos, Frances, A, Giles, David, Taylor, Nicola, Butterworth, Andrew and Sheffield, David 2020. The visual search strategies underpinning effective observational analysis in the coaching of climbing movement. Frontiers. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01025

Revisiting the self-compassion scale-short form: Stronger associations with self-inadequacy and resilience

Kotera, Y. and Sheffield, David 2020. Revisiting the self-compassion scale-short form: Stronger associations with self-inadequacy and resilience. SN Comprehensive Clinical Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42399-020-00309-w

Laughter and humour for personal development: A systematic scoping review of the evidence

Gonot-Schoupinsky, Freda N., Garip, Gulcan and Sheffield, David 2020. Laughter and humour for personal development: A systematic scoping review of the evidence. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2020.101144

Pain and athletes: Contact sport participation and performance in pain

Sheffield, David, Thornton, C and Jones, M.V. 2020. Pain and athletes: Contact sport participation and performance in pain. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 49, p. 101700. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101700

A theory of challenge and threat states in athletes: a revised conceptualization

Meijen, Carla, Turner, Martin, Jones, Marc V, Sheffield, David and McCarthy, Paul 2020. A theory of challenge and threat states in athletes: a revised conceptualization. Frontiers in Psychology. 11, p. 126. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00126

Mental health of UK hospitality Workers: Shame, self-criticism and self-reassurance

Kotera, Y., Adhikari, Prateek and Sheffield, David 2020. Mental health of UK hospitality Workers: Shame, self-criticism and self-reassurance. The Service Industries Journal. https://doi.org/10.1080/02642069.2020.1713111

Group singing improves quality of life for people with Parkinson’s: an international study

Irons, J. Yoon, Hancox, Grenville, Vella-Burrows, Trish, Han, E-Y, Chong, H-J, Sheffield, David and Stewart, Donald E 2020. Group singing improves quality of life for people with Parkinson’s: an international study. Aging and Mental Health. 25 (4), pp. 650-656. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2020.1720599

Where the wild things are! Do urban green spaces with greater avian biodiversity promote more positive emotions in humans?

Cameron, Ross, Brindley, Paul, Mears, Meagan, McEwan, Kirsten, Ferguson, Fiona, Sheffield, David, Jorgensen, Anna, Riley, J, Goodwick, J, Ballard, L and Richardson, Miles 2020. Where the wild things are! Do urban green spaces with greater avian biodiversity promote more positive emotions in humans? Urban Ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-020-00929-z

Personality Predictors of Yips and Choking Susceptibility

Clarke, Philip, Sheffield, David and Akehurst, Sally 2020. Personality Predictors of Yips and Choking Susceptibility. Frontiers in Psychology. 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02784

Positive psychology for mental wellbeing of uk therapeutic students: Relationships with engagement, motivation, resilience, and self-compassion.

Kotera, Y., Green, Pauline and Sheffield, David 2020. Positive psychology for mental wellbeing of uk therapeutic students: Relationships with engagement, motivation, resilience, and self-compassion. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-020-00466-y

Mental health of therapeutic students: relationships with attitudes, self-criticism, self-compassion, and caregiver identity

Kotera, Y., Green, Pauline and Sheffield, David 2019. Mental health of therapeutic students: relationships with attitudes, self-criticism, self-compassion, and caregiver identity. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2019.1704683

Simulated natural environments bolster the effectiveness of a mindfulness programme: A comparison with a relaxation-based intervention

Choe, Eun Yeong, Jorgensen, Anna and Sheffield, David 2019. Simulated natural environments bolster the effectiveness of a mindfulness programme: A comparison with a relaxation-based intervention. Journal of Environmental Psychology. 67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2019.101382

Roles of positive psychology for mental health in UK social work students: self-compassion as a predictor of better mental health

Kotera, Y., Green, Pauline and Sheffield, David 2019. Roles of positive psychology for mental health in UK social work students: self-compassion as a predictor of better mental health. British Journal of Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcz149

A systematic review on the effects of group singing on persistent pain in people with long‐term health conditions

Irons, J. Yoon, Sheffield, David, Ballington, Freddie and Stewart, Donald E 2019. A systematic review on the effects of group singing on persistent pain in people with long‐term health conditions. European Journal of Pain. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1485

A smartphone app for improving mental health through connecting with urban nature

McEwan, Kirsten, Richardson, Miles, Sheffield, David, Ferguson, Fiona and Brindley, Paul 2019. A smartphone app for improving mental health through connecting with urban nature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16183373

Sweating the small stuff: a meta-analysis of skin conductance on the Iowa gambling task

Simonovic, B., Stupple, Edward J. N., Gale, Maggie and Sheffield, David 2019. Sweating the small stuff: a meta-analysis of skin conductance on the Iowa gambling task. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-019-00744-w

NLP for Japanese workers' mental well-being: pilot study.

Kotera, Y. and Sheffield, David 2019. NLP for Japanese workers' mental well-being: pilot study. Mental Health Review Journal. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHRJ-09-2018-0030

Mental health shame of UK construction workers: Relationship with masculinity, work motivation, and self-compassion.

Kotera, Y., Green, Pauline and Sheffield, David 2019. Mental health shame of UK construction workers: Relationship with masculinity, work motivation, and self-compassion. Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. https://doi.org/10.5093/jwop2019a15

Evaluation of a compassionate mind training intervention with school teachers and support staff

Maratos, Frances, Montague, Jane, Ashra, Hajra, Welford, Mary, Wood, Wendy, Barnes, Christopher, Sheffield, David and Gilbert, Paul 2019. Evaluation of a compassionate mind training intervention with school teachers and support staff. Mindfulness. 10, p. 2245–2258. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01185-9

Work-life balance of UK construction workers: Relationship with mental health

Kotera, Y., Green, Pauline and Sheffield, David 2019. Work-life balance of UK construction workers: Relationship with mental health. Construction Management and Economics. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2019.1625417

A group singing program improves quality of life: An international study

Irons, J. Yoon, Hancox, Grenville, Vella-Burrows, Trish, Han, E-Y, Chong, H-J, Sheffield, David and Stewart, Donald E 2019. A group singing program improves quality of life: An international study. University of Derby.

The relationship between nature connectedness and eudaimonic well-being: A meta-analysis

Pritchard, Alison, Richardson, Miles, Sheffield, David and McEwan, Kirsten 2019. The relationship between nature connectedness and eudaimonic well-being: A meta-analysis. Journal of Happiness Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-019-00118-6

Mental contrasting for health behaviour change: a systematic review and meta-analysis of effects and moderator variables

Cross, Ainslea and Sheffield, David 2019. Mental contrasting for health behaviour change: a systematic review and meta-analysis of effects and moderator variables. Health Psychology Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/17437199.2019.1594332

Raising the profile of health psychology training, consultancy and practice issues through the new Health Psychology Update sub-section.

Cross, Ainslea and Sheffield, David 2019. Raising the profile of health psychology training, consultancy and practice issues through the new Health Psychology Update sub-section. Health Psychology Update.

Exploring the relationship between gamma-band activity and maths anxiety

Batashvili, Michael, Staples, Paul, Baker, Ian and Sheffield, David 2019. Exploring the relationship between gamma-band activity and maths anxiety. Cognition and Emotion. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2019.1590317

Shmapped: development of an app to record and promote the well-being benefits of noticing urban nature

McEwan, Kirsten, Richardson, Miles, Brindley, Paul, Sheffield, David, Tait, Crawford, Johnson, Steve, Sutch, Hana and Ferguson, Fiona 2019. Shmapped: development of an app to record and promote the well-being benefits of noticing urban nature. Translational Behavioral Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibz027

Acquisition, development and maintenance of maths anxiety in young children

Petronzi, D., Staples, Paul, Sheffield, David and Hunt, Thomas 2019. Acquisition, development and maintenance of maths anxiety in young children. in: Routledge.

Assessing Domain Specificity in the Measurement of Mathematics Calculation Anxiety

Hunt, Thomas E., Bagdasar, Ovidiu, Sheffield, David and Schofield, M. 2019. Assessing Domain Specificity in the Measurement of Mathematics Calculation Anxiety. Education Research International. 2019, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/7412193

From "blind elation" to "oh my goodness, what have I gotten into"… Exploring the experience of executive coaching during leadership transitions into C-suite roles

McGill, Pamela, Clarke, Philip and Sheffield, David 2019. From "blind elation" to "oh my goodness, what have I gotten into"… Exploring the experience of executive coaching during leadership transitions into C-suite roles. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring. https://doi.org/10.24384/atmb-dw81

Motor performance during experimental pain: The influence of exposure to contact sports

Thornton, Claire, Sheffield, David and Baird, Andrew 2019. Motor performance during experimental pain: The influence of exposure to contact sports. European Journal of Pain. 23 (5), pp. 1020-1030. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1370

Exploring emptiness and its effects on non-attachment, mystical experiences, and psycho-spiritual wellbeing: a quantitative and qualitative study of advanced meditators.

Van Gordon, William, Shonin, Edo, Dunn, Thomas J., Sapthiang, Supakyada, Kotera, Y., Garcia-Campayo, Javier and Sheffield, David 2018. Exploring emptiness and its effects on non-attachment, mystical experiences, and psycho-spiritual wellbeing: a quantitative and qualitative study of advanced meditators. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2018.12.003

Self-criticism and self-reassurance as mediators between mental health attitudes and symptoms: Attitudes towards mental health problems in Japanese workers.

Kotera, Y., Gilbert, Paul, Asano, Kenichi, Ishimura, Ikuo and Sheffield, David 2018. Self-criticism and self-reassurance as mediators between mental health attitudes and symptoms: Attitudes towards mental health problems in Japanese workers. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajsp.12355

The applications of neuro-linguistic programming in organizational settings: A systematic review of psychological outcomes.

Kotera, Y., Sheffield, David and Van Gordon, William 2018. The applications of neuro-linguistic programming in organizational settings: A systematic review of psychological outcomes. Human Resource Development Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.21334

Further development of the Children’s Mathematics Anxiety Scale UK (CMAS-UK) for ages 4–7 years

Petronzi, D., Staples, Paul, Sheffield, David, Hunt, Thomas E. and Fitton-Wilde, Sandra 2018. Further development of the Children’s Mathematics Anxiety Scale UK (CMAS-UK) for ages 4–7 years. Educational Studies in Mathematics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10649-018-9860-1

The psychosocial impact of caregiving in dementia and quality of life: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative research.

Cross, Ainslea, Garip, Gulcan and Sheffield, David 2018. The psychosocial impact of caregiving in dementia and quality of life: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative research. psychology and health. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2018.1496250

Performance Under Stress: An Eye-Tracking Investigation of the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT)

Boban Simonovic, Edward J. N. Stupple, Maggie Gale, David Sheffield and Stupple, E. 2018. Performance Under Stress: An Eye-Tracking Investigation of the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT). Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00217

Numeracy apprehension in young children: Insights from children aged 4-7 years and primary care providers

Petronzi, D., Staples, Paul, Sheffield, David and Fitton-Wilde, Sandra 2018. Numeracy apprehension in young children: Insights from children aged 4-7 years and primary care providers. Psychology and Education.

Mental health attitudes, self-criticism, compassion and role identity among UK social work students.

Kotera, Y., Green, Pauline Catherine and Sheffield, David 2018. Mental health attitudes, self-criticism, compassion and role identity among UK social work students. The British Journal Of Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy072

Development of a compassion-based training for cancer (CforC) curriculum for female breast cancer patients in stages I-III and cancer survivors. Origins, rationale and initial observations.

Wahl, Julia, Sheffield, David, Maratos, Frances A. and Archer, Stephanie 2018. Development of a compassion-based training for cancer (CforC) curriculum for female breast cancer patients in stages I-III and cancer survivors. Origins, rationale and initial observations. Mindfulness & Compassion.

The Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Quality of Life scale (PCOSQOL): development and preliminary validation .

Williams, Sophie, Sheffield, David and Knibb, Rebecca C. 2018. The Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Quality of Life scale (PCOSQOL): development and preliminary validation . Health Psychology Open. https://doi.org/10.1177/2055102918788195

An exploration of formal and informal mindfulness practice and associations with wellbeing.

Birtwell, Kelly, Williams, Kate, van Marwijk, Harm, Armitage, Christopher J. and Sheffield, David 2018. An exploration of formal and informal mindfulness practice and associations with wellbeing. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-0951-y

Digital interventions to promote self-management in people with osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis - Study protocol

Safari, Reza, Jackson, Jessica, Dhadda, Buk, Watkins, Merryl, Sheffield, David, Anthony, Denis and Ward, Derek 2018. Digital interventions to promote self-management in people with osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis - Study protocol. National Health Service (NHS).

Meditation-induced near-death dxperiences: a 3-year longitudinal study.

Van Gordon, William, Shonin, Edo, Dunn, Thomas J., Sheffield, David, Garcia-Campayo, Javier and Griffiths, Mark D. 2018. Meditation-induced near-death dxperiences: a 3-year longitudinal study. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-0922-3

Creation and Validation of the Belief in the Supernatural Scale

Schofield, M., Baker, I., Staples, P. and Sheffield, D. 2018. Creation and Validation of the Belief in the Supernatural Scale. Journal of Parapsychology. 82 (1), pp. 41-84. https://doi.org/10.30891/jopar.2018.01.04

The Development of the Numeracy Apprehension Scale for Children Aged 4-7 Years: Qualitative Exploration of Associated Factors and Quantitative Testing

Petronzi, Dominic, Staples, Paul, Sheffield, David, Hunt, Thomas E. and Fitton-Wilde, Sandra 2018. The Development of the Numeracy Apprehension Scale for Children Aged 4-7 Years: Qualitative Exploration of Associated Factors and Quantitative Testing. Thesis

Forget cancer, let's MOVE: a behaviour change support model for physical activity for young people during and after cancer

Cross, Ainslea, Sheffield, David and Elander, James 2017. Forget cancer, let's MOVE: a behaviour change support model for physical activity for young people during and after cancer. Health Psychology Update.

The value of art therapy in antenatal and postnatal care: A brief literature review with recommendations for future research

Hogan, Susan, Sheffield, David and Woodward, Amelia 2017. The value of art therapy in antenatal and postnatal care: A brief literature review with recommendations for future research. International Journal of Art Therapy.

The integration of the workable range model into a mindfulness-based stress reduction course: a practice-based case study

Rose, Sally A., Sheffield, David and Harling, Martyn 2017. The integration of the workable range model into a mindfulness-based stress reduction course: a practice-based case study. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-017-0787-x

An investigation into problematic smartphone use: The role of narcissism, anxiety, and personality factors

Hussain, Zaheer, Griffiths, Mark D. and Sheffield, David 2017. An investigation into problematic smartphone use: The role of narcissism, anxiety, and personality factors. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.6.2017.052

Pupil dilation and cognitive reflection as predictors of performance on the Iowa Gambling Task

Simonovic, B., Stupple, Edward J. N., Gale, Maggie and Sheffield, David 2017. Pupil dilation and cognitive reflection as predictors of performance on the Iowa Gambling Task. Cognitive Science Society.

Examining the effects of rational emotive behavior therapy on performance outcomes in elite paralympic athletes

Wood, Andrew G., Barker, Jamie B., Turner, Martin J. and Sheffield, David 2017. Examining the effects of rational emotive behavior therapy on performance outcomes in elite paralympic athletes. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.12926

Beyond knowing nature: Contact, emotion, compassion, meaning, and beauty are pathways to nature connection

Lumber, Ryan, Richardson, Miles and Sheffield, David 2017. Beyond knowing nature: Contact, emotion, compassion, meaning, and beauty are pathways to nature connection. PLos ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177186

Blunted cardiovascular reactions are a predictor of negative health outcomes: A prospective cohort study

Yuenyongchaiwat, Kornanong and Sheffield, David 2017. Blunted cardiovascular reactions are a predictor of negative health outcomes: A prospective cohort study. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/jabr.12091

Mental arithmetic performance, physiological reactivity and mathematics anxiety amongst U.K. primary school children

Hunt, Thomas E., Bhardwa, Janki and Sheffield, David 2017. Mental arithmetic performance, physiological reactivity and mathematics anxiety amongst U.K. primary school children. Learning and Individual Differences. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2017.03.016

Disney strategy for Japanese university students' career guidance: a mixed methods pilot study

Kotera, Y. and Sheffield, David 2017. Disney strategy for Japanese university students' career guidance: a mixed methods pilot study. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling. https://doi.org/10.20856/jnicec.3808

A longitudinal exploration of pain tolerance and participation in contact sports

Thornton, Claire, Sheffield, David and Baird, Andrew 2017. A longitudinal exploration of pain tolerance and participation in contact sports. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2017.02.007

The physiological and emotional effects of touch: Assessing a hand-massage intervention with high self-critics

Maratos, Frances A., Duarte, Joana, Barnes, Christopher, McEwan, Kirsten, Sheffield, David and Gilbert, Paul 2017. The physiological and emotional effects of touch: Assessing a hand-massage intervention with high self-critics. Psychiatry Research. 250, pp. 221-227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.01.066

Three good things in nature: Noticing nearby nature brings sustained increases in connection with nature.

Richardson, Miles and Sheffield, David 2017. Three good things in nature: Noticing nearby nature brings sustained increases in connection with nature. PsyEcology. https://doi.org/10.1080/21711976.2016.1267136

Paradoxical performance: Predictors and mechanisms associated with the yips and choking

Clarke, Philip, Akehurst, Sally and Sheffield, David 2017. Paradoxical performance: Predictors and mechanisms associated with the yips and choking. Thesis

Mental contrasting as a behaviour change technique: a systematic review protocol paper of effects, mediators and moderators on health

Cross, Ainslea and Sheffield, David 2016. Mental contrasting as a behaviour change technique: a systematic review protocol paper of effects, mediators and moderators on health. Biomed Central. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-016-0382-6

Symptoms of anxiety and depression are related to cardiovascular responses to active, but not passive, coping tasks

Yuenyongchaiwat, Kornanong, Baker, Ian S. and Sheffield, David 2016. Symptoms of anxiety and depression are related to cardiovascular responses to active, but not passive, coping tasks. Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria. https://doi.org/10.1590/1516-4446-2016-1935

Children’s well-being and nature connectedness: Exploring the impact of a ‘3-good-things’ writing task on nature connectedness and well-being.

Harvey, Caroline, Sheffield, David and Richardson, Miles 2016. Children’s well-being and nature connectedness: Exploring the impact of a ‘3-good-things’ writing task on nature connectedness and well-being.

Joy and calm: how an evolutionary functional model of affect regulation informs positive emotions in nature

Richardson, Miles, McEwan, Kirsten, Maratos, Frances A. and Sheffield, David 2016. Joy and calm: how an evolutionary functional model of affect regulation informs positive emotions in nature. Evolutionary Psychological Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40806-016-0065-5

The relationship between pain beliefs and physical and mental health outcome measures in chronic low back pain: direct and indirect effects

Baird, Andrew and Sheffield, David 2016. The relationship between pain beliefs and physical and mental health outcome measures in chronic low back pain: direct and indirect effects. Healthcare. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare4030058

Stress and risky decision making: Cognitive reflection, emotional learning or both.

Simonovic, B., Stupple, Edward J. N., Gale, Maggie and Sheffield, David 2016. Stress and risky decision making: Cognitive reflection, emotional learning or both. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdm.1980

Mental representations of the supernatural: A cluster analysis of religiosity, spirituality and paranormal belief

Schofield, M., Baker, Ian S., Staples, Paul and Sheffield, David 2016. Mental representations of the supernatural: A cluster analysis of religiosity, spirituality and paranormal belief. Personality and Individual Differences. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.06.020

Brief report: self-compassion, physical health and the mediating role of health-promoting behaviours

Dunne, Sara, Sheffield, David and Chilcot, Joseph 2016. Brief report: self-compassion, physical health and the mediating role of health-promoting behaviours. Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105316643377

Nature: a new paradigm for well-being and ergonomics

Richardson, Miles, Maspero, Marta, Golightly, David, Sheffield, David, Staples, Vicki and Lumber, Ryan 2016. Nature: a new paradigm for well-being and ergonomics. Ergonomics. https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1157213

Do Cardiovascular Responses to Active and Passive Coping Tasks predict Future Blood Pressure over a 10-Month Later?

Yuenyongchaiwat, Kornanong, Baker, Ian S., Maratos, Frances A. and Sheffield, David 2016. Do Cardiovascular Responses to Active and Passive Coping Tasks predict Future Blood Pressure over a 10-Month Later? The Spanish Journal of Psychology. 19. https://doi.org/10.1017/sjp.2016.5

Reflective self-attention: A more stable predictor of connection to nature than mindful attention.

Richardson, Miles and Sheffield, David 2015. Reflective self-attention: A more stable predictor of connection to nature than mindful attention. Ecopsychology. https://doi.org/10.1089/eco.2015.0010

The yips in sport: A systematic review

Clarke, Philip, Sheffield, David and Akehurst, Sally 2015. The yips in sport: A systematic review. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/1750984X.2015.1052088

'Everything's from the inside out with PCOS': Exploring women's experiences of living with polycystic ovary syndrome and co-morbidities through Skype interviews

Williams, Sophie, Sheffield, David and Knibb, Rebecca C. 2015. 'Everything's from the inside out with PCOS': Exploring women's experiences of living with polycystic ovary syndrome and co-morbidities through Skype interviews. Health Psychology Open. https://doi.org/10.1177/2055102915603051

Hemodynamic responses to active and passive coping tasks and the prediction of future blood pressure in Thai participants: A preliminary prospective cohort study

Yuenyongchaiwat, K., Sheffield, D., Baker, I. and Maratos, F. 2015. Hemodynamic responses to active and passive coping tasks and the prediction of future blood pressure in Thai participants: A preliminary prospective cohort study. Japanese Psychological Research. 57 (4), pp. 288-299. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpr.12089

The impact of a school-based gardening intervention on intentions and behaviour related to fruit and vegetable consumption in children

Duncan, Michael J., Eyre, Emma, Bryant, Elizabeth, Clarke, Neil, Birch, Samantha, Staples, Vicki and Sheffield, David 2015. The impact of a school-based gardening intervention on intentions and behaviour related to fruit and vegetable consumption in children. Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105315573445

Exploring the Relationship Between Mathematics Anxiety and Performance: An Eye-Tracking Approach

Hunt, Thomas E., Clark-Carter, David and Sheffield, David 2014. Exploring the Relationship Between Mathematics Anxiety and Performance: An Eye-Tracking Approach. Applied Cognitive Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3099

A snapshot of the lives of women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A photovoice investigation.

Williams, Sophie, Sheffield, David and Knibb, Rebecca C. 2014. A snapshot of the lives of women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A photovoice investigation. Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105314547941

Math anxiety, intrusive thoughts and performance: Exploring the relationship between mathematics anxiety and performance: The role of intrusive thoughts

Hunt, Thomas E., Clark-Carter, David and Sheffield, David 2014. Math anxiety, intrusive thoughts and performance: Exploring the relationship between mathematics anxiety and performance: The role of intrusive thoughts. Journal of Education, Psychology and Social Sciences.

Manipulating cardiovascular indices of challenge and threat using resource appraisals.

Turner, Martin J., Jones, Marc V., Sheffield, David, Barker, Jamie B. and Coffee, Peter 2014. Manipulating cardiovascular indices of challenge and threat using resource appraisals. International Journal of Psychophysiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2014.07.004

The effect of creative psychological interventions on psychological outcomes for adult cancer patients: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials

Archer, Stephanie, Buxton, Sarah and Sheffield, David 2014. The effect of creative psychological interventions on psychological outcomes for adult cancer patients: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Psycho-Oncology. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.3607

Who thrives under pressure? predicting the performance of elite academy cricketers using the cardiovascular indicators of challenge and threat states

Turner, Martin J., Jones, Marc V., Sheffield, David, Slater, Matthew J., Barker, Jamie B. and Bell, James J. 2013. Who thrives under pressure? predicting the performance of elite academy cricketers using the cardiovascular indicators of challenge and threat states.

Cognitive and affective components of challenge and threat states

Meijen, Carla, Jones, Marc V., McCarthy, Paul J., Sheffield, David and Allen, Mark S. 2013. Cognitive and affective components of challenge and threat states. Journal of Sports Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2012.753157

The efficacy of psychologically based interventions to improve anxiety, depression and quality of life in COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Baraniak, Amy and Sheffield, David 2012. The efficacy of psychologically based interventions to improve anxiety, depression and quality of life in COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Patient Education and Counseling. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2010.04.010

Review of preventative behavioural interventions for dermal and respiratory hazards.

Lunt, J. A., Sheffield, David, Bell, N., Bennett, V. and Morris, L. A. 2011. Review of preventative behavioural interventions for dermal and respiratory hazards. Occupational medicine (Oxford, England). https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqr099

The development and part validation of a U.K. scale for mathematics anxiety

Hunt, Thomas E., Clark-Carter, David and Sheffield, David 2011. The development and part validation of a U.K. scale for mathematics anxiety. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282910392892
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