Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 5, 2005

A Comparison of Amusingness for Japanese Children and Senior Citizens of the Story of Little Black Sambo in the Traditional Version and a Nonracist Version
Japanese versions of The Story of Little Black Sambo (LBS) were perceived to have racist characterizations and were withdrawn from the Japanese market in 1988. A revised version of LBS was prepared that contained no words or pictures related to racism...
Age, Culture, and the Antecedents of Loneliness
Loneliness is a pervasive experience which everyone has experienced. It is a subjective experience, which is influenced by one's personality and situational variables. This study examined the influence of age and culture on the perceived causes of loneliness....
Disordered Personality Traits in Primary Headaches
Previous research has shown an association between primary headaches and some extreme features of normal personality traits, however, studies of the relationship between these headaches and the disordered or abnormal personality traits are still needed....
Immigration from an Attachment Perspective
The current literature on attachment and immigration is reviewed and attachment theory is used to illuminate immigrants' responses during the stages of premigration, transit, settlement, and adjustment/adaptation. The author argues that immigrants are...
Interethnic Aggression and Willingness to Help: Judgments of Black and White Victims and Perpetrators
This study explored the effect of ethnicity on aggression and helping behavior. Black participants and White participants each read a vignette describing an incident in which the ethnicity of the aggressor and victim were varied. Participants judged...
Perception of Economic Distributive Justice: Exploring Leading Theories
This study assessed the power of four theories in predicting individuals' perception of economic distributive justice: Self-interest Theory, Belief in a Just World, Attribution Theory, and Ideology. On the basis of a community survey of 487 adults, regression...
Relationship between Depression and Anxiety among Undergraduate Students in Eighteen Arab Countries: A Cross-Cultural Study
To gain more understanding of the relationship between anxiety and depression, the Kuwait University Anxiety Scale (KUAS; Abdel-Khalek, 2000) and the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II; Ghareek, 2000) were administrated to 9168 participants (4230 males...
Soccer Fans' Motivation as a Predictor of Participation in Soccer-Related Activities: An Empirical Examination in Israel
This study tested the applicability of the Sport Fan Motivation Scale (SFMS) developed by Wann (1995) in the Israeli soccer setting. The study examined whether the scale can be applied to soccer specifically, not just to sport in general. It also tested...