North American Journal of Psychology

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 3, December

Adolescent Substance Use: Current Rates and Personal Impact
As part of an ongoing investigation, data were collected that reflected current rates of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use during the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 academic years. In total, 1108 high school students were surveyed providing contemporary...
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Alternative Monitoring Predictors: When the Grass Looks Greener on the Other Side
This study examined the predictors of alternative monitoring--of potential romantic partners--using a sample of 76 people in committed dating relationships. Results showed that love, trust, satisfaction, dedication commitment, and social-network influences...
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An Interview with Gale Roid about the Stanford-Binet 5
Dr. Gale H. Roid was previously Dunn Professor of Educational and Psychological Assessment at Vanderbilt University. He was formerly Professor and Scholar in Residence in the Department of Psychology at Simpson University in Redding, California and...
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A Preliminary Study of the Impact of Age-Related Pathologies on Cognitive Functioning and Waking EEG
This study examined the impact of age-related pathologies (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, mild cardiopathy) controlled by medication on cognitive functioning and waking electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings. Elderly individuals (aged 60 to 86) with...
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Autobiographical Memory and Dysphoria: The Effect of Mood, Gender, and Cue Type on Generality and Latency
This study investigated whether self-referential cognitive processes typically associated with depression also apply to dysphoria (mild depression). Specific focus was on bias in the autobiographical memories of dysphoric and non-dysphoric people associated...
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Eating Attitudes, Body Dissatisfaction, and Perfectionism in Female College Athletes
This study investigates the differences in eating attitudes, body dissatisfaction, and perfectionism among female athletes and non-athletes involved in a variety of collegiate sports. Participants were 103 female college students who completed a survey...
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Effects of Anagrams with Single or Multiple Solutions, Level-of-Processing, and Generation on Implicit Memory
In two experiments I investigated the nature of implicit memory test, anagram solution, by manipulating several variables during the study phase. In Experiment 1, the effects of solution type (single vs. multiple), and study type (physical orienting...
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Further Replication of the Relationship between Team Identification and Social Psychological Well-Being: Examining Non-Classroom Settings
Several previous research projects had documented the positive relationship between identification with a local sport team and social psychological health (e.g., Wann, Dimmock, & Grove, 2003; Wann, Dunham, Byrd, & Keenan, 2004). However, each...
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Helping White Students Explore White Privilege outside the Classroom
This article reviews previous strategies designed to teach students about White skin privilege. Based on this review, an out-of-class experiential assignment was developed and then implemented. The findings show that the assignment succeeded in making...
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National Anti-Marijuana Ads Compared to Anti-Tobacco Ads: Differences between Immediate Favorable and Unfavorable Post-Viewing Written Comments
The effectiveness of national media campaigns aimed at reducing the prevalence of tobacco and marijuana use among youth was investigated. We hypothesized that since recent self-reported tobacco use has declined substantially more than marijuana, anti-tobacco...
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Pediatric Condition Falsification in Attention-Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder
The purpose of this study was to investigate the frequency of occurrence of pediatric condition falsification (PCF) in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Questionnaires were sent to family practice and pediatric primary care physicians...
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Performance Estimates and Confidence Calibration for a Perceptual-Motor Task
This study was conducted to explore performance estimation and calibration, the accuracy of performance estimates compared to actual performance, for judgments made using procedural-oriented stimuli (throwing a dart at a target) rather than the more...
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Predictors of Serious and Violent Offending by Adjudicated Male Adolescents
This longitudinal study investigated predictors of serious and violent offending by adjudicated male adolescents. Participants were 132 males with a mean age of 13.5 years who had been adjudicated delinquent and evaluated in a secure juvenile justice...
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Self-Complexity and the Authenticity of Self-Aspects: Effects on Well Being and Resilience to Stressful Events
Two studies examine the relations of self-complexity (Linville, 1987) and the authenticity of self-aspects to well being. Study 1 results show that self-complexity is largely unrelated to well being, whereas the authenticity of the self-aspects that...
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Where Are the Non-Traditional Applied Areas of Psychology in Introductory Psychology Textbooks?
Griggs and colleagues (1994, 1999) found that non-traditional applied areas of psychology have not been adequately represented in introductory psychology textbooks. The purpose of this research was to update and expand the work done by Griggs and colleagues...
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