Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 7, 2003

A Review of Genetic Factors in Depressive Affects
This paper contains a review of genetic factors in depressive affects. A large number of research findings have been reported for this purpose, the most important of these being the twin study. Monozygotic and dizygotic twins have been differentiated....
Causes of Loneliness of Those Afflicted with Life-Threatening Illnesses
The pain of loneliness is a universal social phenomenon, which is intensified by a diagnosis of a terminal illness. This study investigated the causes of loneliness as perceived by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients, those diagnosed with cancer, and the...
Imagination, Personality, and Imaginary Companions
A sample of 102 college women completed a set of imagination and personality measures and reported whether they had ever had imaginary companions during childhood. Participants who reported imaginary companions scored higher than did those who did not...
It Isn't That Strange: Paranormal Belief and Personality Traits
This study examined two contrasting views of paranormal belief which suggest, in one camp, that belief in the paranormal is indicative of psychopathology. On the other hand, a number of researchers have disagreed with this viewpoint, suggesting that...
Linguistic Styles in Deceptive Communication: Dubitative Ambiguity and Elliptic Eluding in Packaged Lies
This paper addresses the topic of communicative styles of deception. University students were asked to describe a picture with varying truth/lie conditions. In accordance with their perception or being deliberately against it, the participant could;...
Mastery Beliefs and Productive Leisure Activities in the Third Age
The paper examines associations between beliefs of mastery and two important kinds of productive activities in the third age, participation in education and volunteering. Within the broad concept of mastery beliefs, differential aspects of self-regulatory...
Posttraumatic Relationship Syndrome: The Conscious Processing of the World of Trauma
This paper describes a new trauma-based syndrome called Posttraumatic Relationship Syndrome (PTRS) which may afflict individuals who have been traumatized by physical, sexual, and/or severe emotional abuse within the context of an intimate relationship....