North American Journal of Psychology

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 1, March

Computer Use and the Perception of Time
Americans have become accustomed to completing their daily tasks more quickly than ever before, thanks to the advent of labor-saving devices like the computer. Our study sought to ascertain if the ubiquitous computer has affected time perception. Forty...
Identity, Intimacy, and Father Involvement
Sixty-eight new parents participated in a longitudinal study of psychosocial development and father involvement by completing surveys, once during the last trimester of pregnancy, then again when their child was between three and six months old. Data...
Improving the Predictive Validity of the Implicit Association Test
Two experiments examined the extent to which implicit (Implicit Association Test [IAT]) and explicit (Pro-Black/Anti-Black Attitudes Questionnaire [PAAQ]) measures of racial attitudes predicted social behaviors of Caucasian participants toward African...
Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Gender: Expectations and Attributions for Performance
Recent research suggests that women are more likely to participate in the helping dimension of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) whereas men are more likely to participate in the civic virtue dimension. Three laboratory studies were conducted...
Performance on Speeded Working Memory Recognition Is Not Mediated by Duration on a Distractor Task Following an Attention Shift
This study investigated the role of brief stimulus presentation times and attention shifting on retrieval from working memory. Participants were given brief or long presentation times to encode a four-word list, which was followed by a task requiring...
Substitution of Method in Suicide and Homicide: An Ecological Analysis
I examined crude and age-adjusted rates of homicide and suicide for 1980 and 1990 for the 48 continental states. Methods of homicide were statistically associated with each other and with the total homicide rate. For 1980 and 1990 rates of suicide...
Team-Based Learning in an Industrial/Organizational Psychology Course
A team-based learning approach used in an undergraduate Industrial/Organizational Psychology course required students to develop their own company using industrial/organizational psychological principles. The course structure as well as a pretest/posttest...
The Effects of a Rotating Classroom Schedule on Classroom Crisis Events in a School for Autism
Because children with autism often insist on sameness, teachers minimize the number of changes experienced throughout the day. This study examined the effects of a rotating classroom schedule on the behaviors of children attending a school for children...
Weight Loss and Muscle Building Content in Popular Magazines Oriented toward Women and Men
Anderson and DiDomenico (1992) reported that the content of magazines for women and men held more weight loss articles and advertisements than weight gain articles and advertisements. In fact, the ratio of 10:1 weight loss material to weight gain material...