Key Publications

Jalal, B.,  Bruhl, A., O’Callaghan, C., Piercy, T., Cardinal, R. N, Ramachandran, V. S., &  Sahakian, B. (In press). Novel smartphone interventions improve cognitive flexibility and obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms in individuals with contamination fears. Scientific Reports.

Jalal, B. (In press). The neuropharmacology of sleep paralysis hallucinations: Serotonin 2A activation and a novel therapeutic drug. PsychopharmacologyDetails.

Jalal, B., Romanelli, A., & Hinton, D. E. (In press). Sleep paralysis in Italy: frequency, hallucinatory experiences, and other features. Transcultural Psychiatry.

Jalal, B., Eskici, H. S, Acarturk, Z. C., & Hinton, D. E. (In press). Beliefs about sleep paralysis in Turkey: Karabasan. Transcultural Psychiatry.

Jalal, B. & Ramachandran, V. S. (2017). The twin vantage point paradox: a thought experiment. The Journal of Mind and Behavior38(2), 111-118. Details

Ramachandran, V. S. & Jalal, B. (2017). The evolutionary psychology of envy and jealousy. Frontiers in Psychology8, 1619. Details.

Jalal, B., Kruger, Q., & Hinton, D. E. (2017). Adaptation of CBT for traumatized South African indigenous groups: examples from Multiplex CBT for PTSD. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 25(2), 335-349. Details.

Jalal, B. & Ramachandran, V. S. (2017). Sleep paralysis, “the ghostly bedroom intruder” and out-of-body experiences: the role of mirror neurons. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11:92. Details.

Jalal, B. (2017). Response: “Commentary: How to make the ghosts in my bedroom disappear? Focused-attention meditation combined with muscle relaxation (MR therapy)—a direct treatment intervention for sleep paralysis”. Frontiers in Psychology8, 760Details.

Jalal, B. & Ramachandran, V. S. (2017). “I feel your disgust and relief”: can the action understanding system (mirror neuron system) be recruited to induce disgust and relief from contamination vicariously, in individuals with obsessive–compulsive disorder symptoms? Neurocase, 23(1), 31-35. Details.

Jalal, B. (2016). How to make the ghosts in my bedroom disappear? Focused-attention meditation combined with muscle relaxation (MR therapy)—a direct treatment intervention for sleep paralysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:28. Details.

Jalal, B. & Hinton D. E. (2016) Lifetime presence and rates of sleep paralysis in Denmark of ethnic Danes and non-ethnic Danes. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 70(6), 253-253. Details.  

Jalal, B., Samir, W. S., & Hinton D. E. (2016). Adaptation of CBT for traumatized Egyptians: Examples from culturally adapted CBT (CA-CBT). Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 24(1), 58-71. Details.

Jalal, B., Krishnakumar, D., & Ramachandran, V. S. (2015). “I feel contaminated in my fake hand”: Obsessive-compulsive-like disgust sensations arise from dummy during rubber hand illusion. PLoS one, 10(12), e0139159. Details.

Jalal, B., Romanelli, A., & Hinton, D. E. (2015). Cultural explanations of sleep paralysis in Italy: The pandafeche attack and associated supernatural beliefs. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 39(4), 651-664. Details.

Jalal, B. & Hinton, D. E. (2015). Sleep paralysis among Egyptian college students: Association with anxiety symptoms (PTSD, trait anxiety, pathological worry). The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 203(11), 871-875. Details.

Jalal, B. & Ramachandran, V. S. (2014). Sleep paralysis and the shadowy bedroom intruder: The role of the right superior parietal, phantom pain and projection of body image. Medical Hypotheses, 83(6)755-757. Details.

Jalal, B. & Ramachandran, V. S. (2014). A pilot investigation of “metaphor blindness” in a college student population. Medical hypotheses82(6), 648-651. Details.

Jalal, B., Settlage, B. L., & Ramachandran, V. S. (2014). Science, epistemology, and future prospects for psychoanalysis. Neuropsychoanalysis16(2), 115-127. Details.

Abuhamdeh, S., Csikszentmihalyi, M., & Jalal, B. (2014). Enjoying the possibility of defeat: Outcome uncertainty, suspense, and intrinsic motivation. Motivation and Emotion39(1), 1-10. Details.

Jalal, B [Baland], Simons-Rudolph, J., Jalal, B [Bamo], & Hinton, D. E. (2014). Explanations of sleep paralysis among the general population in Egypt and Denmark. Transcultural Psychiatry51, 158-175. Details.

Jalal, B. & Hinton, D. E. (2013). Rates and characteristics of sleep paralysis in the general population of Denmark and Egypt. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry37, 534-548. Details.

Jalal, B. & Amir, N. (2013). Semantic priming and interpretation bias in social anxiety disorder. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38, 23-32. Details.


Other Publications

Acarturk, Z., C., Abuhamdeh,S., Jalal, B., Unaldi, N, Alyanak,B., Cetinkaya, M, Gulen, B, Hinton, D.E. (In Press) Culturally adapted transdiagnostic CBT for SSRI-resistant Turkish adolescents: A pilot study. American Journal of OrthopsychiatryDetails.

Becker, M., Vignoles, V. L., Owe, E., Easterbrook, M., Brown., R Smith, P. B.,…& Abuhamdeh, S. (2017). Being Oneself Through Time: Bases of Self-Continuity Across 55 Cultures. Self and Identity, 1-18. Details.

Vignoles, V. L., Owe, E., Becker, M., Smith, P. B., Easterbrook, M., Brown., R…& Bond, M. H. (2016). Beyond the ‘East-West’ dichotomy: Global variation in cultural models of selfhood. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(8), 966. Details.

Smith, P. B., Vignoles, V. L., Becker, M., Owe, E., Easterbrook, M. J., Brown, R…. Harb, C. (2016). Individual and culture-level components of survey response styles: A multi-level analysis using cultural models of selfhood. International Journal of Psychology, 51(6), 453-463. Details.

Jalal, B. (2016). Sleep paralysis. In World Book studentDetails.

Jalal, B. (2016). Lucid dreams. In World Book studentDetails.

Jalal. B. (2015). Further thoughts on “metaphor blindness”: Implications and future avenues of research. Medical hypotheses85(6), 1044. Details.

Hinton, D. E. & Jalal, B. (2014). Parameters for creating culturally sensitive CBT: Implementing CBT in global settings. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice21, 139-144. Details.

Hinton, D. E., Ojserkis, R., Jalal, B., & Hofmann, S. G. (2014). Loving kindness to treat traumatized refugees and minority groups: A typology of mindfulness and nodal network model of affect. Journal of Clinical Psychology69, 817-828. Details.

Hinton, D. E. & Jalal, B. (2014). Guidelines for the implementation of cultural sensitive CBT among refugees and globally. Intervention, 12, 78-93. Details.

Jalal, B. (2014). Evidence for tai chi as a therapeutic mind-body intervention for sleep: A commentary on Raman et al.  Journal of Sleep Disorders and Therapy, 3, 2167-2177. Details.

Jalal, B., Taylor, C. T., & Hinton, D. E. (2013). A comparison of self-report and interview methods for assessing sleep paralysis: A pilot investigation in Denmark and the United States. Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment and Care, 3, 9-13. Details.

Owe, E., Vignoles, V. L., Becker, M., Brown, R., Smith, P. B., Lee, S. W… & Jalal, B. (2013). Identifying the belief component of individualism-collectivism: Contextualism across 36 national groups. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44, 24-45. Details.

Haddara, N., Jalal, B., Anderson, G. D., Amer, M. M., & Simons-Rudolph, J. M. (2012). Profile and predictors of voluntary civic engagement at a private university in Egypt. The Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice. Details.

Amer, M. & Jalal, B. (2011). Individual psychotherapy/counseling: psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and humanistic-experiential models. In Ahmed, S. & Amer, M. (Eds). Counseling Muslims: Handbook of Mental Health Issues and Interventions. New York, NY: Routledge, pp. 87-117. Details.

Jalal, B. (2011). [Review essay of the film Rushmore]. Fort da 17, 104-109. Details.


Essays and Literature

Jalal, B. The Neuroscience of Sleep Paralysis (2017). Thrive GlobalDetails.

Jalal, B. The Candle (2017). Thrive GlobalDetails.