Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 7, 2002

A Comparison of Methodologies for Uncovering the Structure of Racial Stereotype Subgrouping
Our goal was to initiate a series of explorations of the techniques used to investigate person perception and stereotypes. More specifically, do different techniques uncover the same, and assumedly correct, underlying cognitive structure of the perceivers...
An Empirical Investigation of the Effects of Three Methods of Handling Guessing and Risk Taking on the Psychometric Indices of a Test
This study examines the effect of three scoring methods (number-correct, discouraging guessing, and the partial knowledge award) on the psychometric indices (reliability and validity) of a test, given examinees' risk-taking level. One hundred and twenty...
Coping Style and Three Psychological Measures Associated with Environmentally Responsible Behavior
Questionnaires containing five multi-item 5-point scales were administered to 153 Japanese male and female undergraduates. Data of each of the scales were factor analyzed and, as a rule, items with a factor loading of .40 or over were selected. The scale...
Dissociative-Type Identity Distrubances in Undercover Agents: Socio-Cognitive Factors Behind False-Identity Appearances and Reenactments
The uncontrolled dissociative-type reappearance of a fabricated false identity in undercover agents was investigated in 48 federal police officers undergoing 3 weeks of undercover field exercises in two separate classes. Half of the officers received...
Organizational Commitment, Accountability, and Work Behavior: A Correlational Study
The authors postulated that attitudinal organizational commitment (AOC) and accountability to an external audience mutually moderate their relationships with work behavior. These hypotheses were tested for two types of work behavior (in-role performance...
Postmodern and Modern Value Orientations and Life Satisfaction among Hong Kong Chinese
Despite incidents about postmodernization in Hong Kong society, the significance of postmodernization is uncharted. If postmodernization is significant, it will particularly satisfy people with greater orientation to postmodern values. This study examines...
Posttraumatic Dissociation as a Mediator of the Effects of Trauma on Distressful Introspectiveness
This paper focuses on the stable personality trait of introspectiveness, exploring the relationship between introspectiveness and childhood trauma, dissociation and emotional distress. Ninety Israeli women were recruited from emergency counseling services...
The E-Psyche Online Database: Implications for the Field of Social Psychology
This study evaluates the effectiveness of the e-psyche database with particular focus for researchers in social psychology. Descriptive terms from the field were selected and comparative online searches between e-psyche and PsycINFO were conducted. An...
Was There an Increase in Caring Fatherhood in the 1990s? Two Dutch Longitudinal Studies
The increase or decrease in caring fatherhood in the 1990s was studied using data from two Dutch longitudinal studies with 256 respondents in total, ranging from noncaring fathers to very caring fathers. The authors first investigated the degree of instability...