North American Journal of Psychology

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 2, June

Acute Soy Isoflavone Consumption Does Not Impact Visual-Spatial or Verbal Memory among Healthy Young Adults
Past research has shown that long-term dietary consumption of soy products, containing isoflavones, has beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, bone mineral density, and risks for certain cancers. In addition, there is evidence that long-term...
An Exploration of Shyness and Its Relationship to Partner Dependency in Romantic Relationships
Despite the large body of research on shyness, a gap exists in the literature on shyness and partner dependency; however, both concepts relate to social relations. This study hypothesized that positive correlations would exist between shyness and partner...
Assessing Goal-Directed Attention as an Indicator of Self-Regulation: A Comparison of Two Approaches
Research on self-regulation has continually expanded our understanding of psychological processes in a variety of contexts. A number of theories of self-regulation exist, many of which include goals and goal-directed attention as critical components....
Cross-Cultural Differences in the Academic Motivation of University Students in Malaysia and the United States
Undergraduate students in the United States (172 students) and Malaysia (208 students) completed the Academic Motivations Inventory (Moen & Doyle, 1977). Malaysian students scored significantly higher than U.S. students on the following motives:...
Documenting Student Learning Outcomes through a Research-Intensive Senior Capstone Experience: Bringing the Data Together to Demonstrate Progress
A clarion call is heard throughout the world of education on the need to document student learning outcomes. Learning institutions at all levels are under increasing pressure from government agencies, the public at large, and even students to show...
Eating and Acculturation in a Filipino American Population on a Small Hawaiian Island
The objective of our study was to examine the relationship between eating and U.S. acculturation in a largely Filipino American population living on a geographically isolated Hawaiian Island. Participants (N = 69) were 12-19 year old children enrolled...
Ironic Effects of Attempting to Remember
In this study, ironic effects of intentional memory processes were explored. Ironic effects have previously been demonstrated in a number of mental control domains such as sleep onset, anxiety, and physical behavior. In this study, it was determined...
Organizational Stress: Investigating the Impact of Dual Harassment Experiences on Appraisal and Outcomes
The current research investigated the impact of dual harassment stressors on physical health, psychological health, and work related attitudes and behaviors. A second goal was to examine the impact of experiencing dual forms of harassment on one's...
Review of the Psychological Literature on Assessment Instruments Used with Pain Patients
This study reports recent trends in research of the major psychological assessment instruments used with pain patients. An analysis of PsycINFO, from 2000 to 2005, showed that the McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ) was most popular in the literature,...
Sex Differences in Children's Physical Risk-Taking Behaviors: Natural Observations at the San Antonio Zoological Gardens
Children's physical risk behaviors were observed at San Antonio Zoological Gardens. Measured risk activities were crossing a suspension bridge without holding the safety handrails and entering exits of tube chutes that had posted pictorial and print...
Spectators' Attitudes toward Basketball: An Application of Multifactorial Gender Identity
One of the most common ways to examine gender within the context of team sports has been to compare differences between men and women based on biological sex alone. Unfortunately, studies that treat gender as a dichotomous variable (biological sex)...
The Positive Relationship between Sport Team Identification and Belief in the Trustworthiness of Others
The current investigation examined the relationship between team identification and beliefs in the trustworthiness of others. Based on the Team Identification--Social Psychological Health Model (Wann, 2006), it was hypothesized that a positive relationship...
To Change or Not to Change: Examining the Perception of Political "Waffling"
Employing the two-step model of attributional processes (Gilbert & Malone, 1995), this experimental study examined the perception of waffling on college students' (N = 125) impressions of a political candidate and voting inclinations. This study...
Toward a Phenomenology of Urge to Drink: A Future Prospect for the Cue-Reactivity Paradigm
Numerous studies have shown that alcohol-related environmental stimuli (e.g., the sight of alcohol) can produce emotional responses such as craving in regular drinkers, termed cue-reactivity. The cue-reactivity paradigm grew out of the behaviorist...
Understanding Promiscuity in Strategic Friend Selection from an Evolutionary Perspective
Two studies assessed sex differences and the effects of relationship status and a person's own promiscuous proclivities in strategic friendship formation. In Study 1, participants generated overt and subtle promiscuity cues. In Study 2, a different...
Yeah, I Drink ... but Not as Much as Other Guys: The Majority Fallacy among Male Adolescents
Male high school students reported the frequency and maximum quantity of their alcohol consumption and estimated the drinking behaviors of their same-age male peers. Consistent with past research on pluralistic ignorance and drinking that has utilized...