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Nyarko, F., Peltonen, K., Kangaslampi, S. & Punamäki, R-L. (2020). Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive Skills Protecting Mental Health from Stress and Violence among Ghanaian youth. Heliyon. 6, e03878.

Nyarko, F., Peltonen, K., Kangaslampi, S. & Punamäki, R-L. (2020). How stressful life events and violence are related to mental health: The protective role of social relationships in an African context. Heliyon, 6, e04629.

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Peltonen, K. & Kangaslampi, S. (2019) Treating children and adolescents with multiple traumas: a randomized clinical trial of narrative exposure therapy, European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 10, 1558708

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Peltonen, K., Kangaslampi, S., Saranpää, J., Qouta, S., & Punamäki, R-L. (2017). Peritraumatic dissociation predicts posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms via dysfunctional trauma-related memory among war-affected children. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 8, 1375828.

Peltonen, K., Kangaslampi, S., Qouta, S., & Punamäki, R-L. (2017) Trauma and autobiographical memory: contents and determinants of earliest memories among war-affected Palestinian children. Memory, 25, 1347-1357.

Diab. M., Peltonen, K., Qouta, S. Palosaari, E., Punamäki, R-L. (2017). Can functional emotion regulation protect children’s mental health from war trauma? A Palestinian study. International Journal of Psychology, 54, 42-52.

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