Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 6, 2003

Attitudes toward Fraternity Hazing among Fraternity Members, Sorority Members, and Non-Greek Students
This study was designed to look at differences between Greek and non-Greek college students' perceptions of a hazing incident that had taken place in a fraternity setting. Subjects were 231 students (112 Greeks, 119 independents) at a moderate size state...
Do Psychology Courses Reduce Belief in Psychological Myths?
This study examined the degree to which psychology students accept popular psychology myths that are rejected by mainstream researchers (e.g., "people use only 10% of their brain's capacity"), and the effect of psychology courses on myth acceptance....
Flags as a New Assessment of Mental Health Status
Mental health is examined from a social-psychological perspective based on years of clinical experience in USA and some Arab countries. Three hundred and fifty-two participated to examine the validity and the reliability of this new instrument. Eleven...
Is Halo Helpful? Effects of Inducing Halo on Performance Rating Accuracy
Halo error, although traditionally viewed as being detrimental to the quality of social cognition, has been purported to have potentially beneficial effects in some situations (Murphy, Jako, & Anhalt, 1993; Nathan & Tippins, 1990). Consequently,...
Perceptions of Fairness in the Justice System: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
Research comparing the adversarial and inquisitorial justice systems has consisted primarily of American participants reading descriptions of each system in their "pure" form, rather than descriptions that allow for the flexibility with which these systems...
Pregnancy and Changes in Female Sexual Desire: A Review
The recognition that sexual desire is associated with relationship quality and other important interpersonal experiences has led to a corresponding interest in identifying the correlates and causes of this aspect of human sexual response. Most researchers...
The Flight Attendant Uniform: Effects of Selected Variables on Flight Attendant Image, Uniform Preference and Employee Satisfaction
When a job situation requires the wearing of a uniform, as is the case with flight attendants, both image projected by the uniform and employee preferences are important. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of components of a uniform...
The Influence of Physical Appearance on Personnel Selection
Previous research suggests that physical appearance variables may play a role in employment hiring decisions. This study examined the influence of two physical appearance variables, beardedness and attractiveness, on personnel selection. Fifty undergraduate...
The Relationship between the Revised NEO-Personality Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
This study investigated the relationship between two of the most widely used personality measures, the Revised NEO Personality Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. A total of 900 participants completed the NEO PI-R and the MBTI. Correlational...
The Sense of Entitlement to Violate the Law: Legal Disobedience as a Public versus a Private Reaction
This study examined citizens' sense of entitlement to violate the law as a public response to an action of state authorities or as a private response to the harmful behavior of another person. Questionnaires examining sense of entitlement to violate...
Validation of the Faith Development Scale Using Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Designs
Two studies were conducted to further evaluate the validity of the Faith Development Scale (FDS). Study 1 used a longitudinal design and evaluated the change in scores on the scale in response to normal maturational and faith-based experiences over 4...