Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 4, 2002

A Comparison of Two Approaches to Understanding Consumer Opinions of Biotechnology
Two approaches to risk communication about complex and controversial technology are compared through analysis of responses to a nationwide survey of 2,070 consumers conducted in the United States. Results indicate that key components of the cognitive...
Dating Commitment and Within-Person Perceptual Congruency
Rogers (1959) developed an interpersonal congruency model that suggests the greater the degree of agreement among within-person perceptions of the self and a role partner, the more adjusted and satisfied with a relationship one would be. American college...
Gender Differences in a Content Analysis Study of 608 Dream Reports from Research Participants in the United States
This investigation asked the question: "Are there significant content differences between male and female dream reports obtained in the United States?" Most of the 608 research participants provided dream reports (one per person) in response to a request...
Health-Promoting Lifestyles and Personality among Black South African Students
The aim of this study was to investigate health-promoting lifestyles (HPLP) and personality in black South African students. The sample included 606 students: 236 Grade 12, secondary school and 370 first year social science university students in South...
Paranormal Beliefs and Personality among Black South African Students
This study set out to replicate research on the relationship between reported paranormal belief, measures of locus of control and psychopathology in an African population. Results indicate an association between internal, external locus of control and...
Perconality and Self-Concept in Subgroups of Patients with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
The question of subgroups in eating disorders was addressed in this study. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, IV, the two subtypes for anorexia nervosa are restricting and binge-eating/purging. For bulimia nervosa,...
Personality and Social-Evaluative Anxieties Associated with Rating Discomfort in Anticipated Positive and Negative Feedback Conditions
The purpose of this study was to assess the relationships between select personality dimensions, social-evaluative anxieties, and rating discomfort. Undergraduate students were told they would be giving test performance feedback to a confederate and...
Self-Serving Attributions in Teachers' Explanations of Students' Performance in a National Oral Essay Competition
The purpose of the study was to determine the influence of self-serving and ingroup-outgroup biases on teachers' attributions and evaluation of students' performances. The participants were 51 senior secondary school students whose performances in an...
Social Adaptation Difficulties of Adolescents with Immigrant Backgrounds
This paper examines the social adaptation among Portuguese youth born in France. The study sample consisted of one hundred and nine Portuguese second generation migrants resident in Paris (34% male and 66% female). The following instruments were administered...
The Effects of Contextual and Psychological Variables on Extreme Right-Wing Sentiments
This article assesses how socioeconomic and psychological factors explain right-wing extremist (RWE) sentiments. A correlation was expected between two psychological factors: authoritarianism and supernaturalist beliefs, and RWE, and a weaker correlation...