Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 5, 2000

Detection of Deceptive Behavior: A Cross-Cultural Test
This article reports a cross-cultural test for the detection of deception from behavior. Jordanians and Malaysians were videotaped while lying and telling the truth, and Jordanians and Malaysians judged the resulting tapes for deception. The experiment...
Effects of Self-Efficacy and Social Support on the Mental Health Conditions of Mutual-Aid Organization Members
The present study examined the effects of self-efficacy and social support on the mental health of 65 members of a mutual-aid organization in Hong Kong. Participants had anxiety and depressive problems and had received cognitive-behavioral treatment...
Evaluating Resiliency Patterns Using the ER89: A Case Study from Kuwait
The component patterns of personality resilience within a population recently exposed to extreme stress and adversity were investigated; specifically, the self scoring Ego Resiliency Scale (ER89) was used to identify individual qualities of ego resilience...
Is Boredom Proneness Associated with Introspectiveness?
The relationship between boredom proneness and introspectiveness among a sample of French adults (N=154) was investigated). The results indicated that highly boredom-prone individuals are also prone to increased introspectiveness. Also, highly self focused...
Jordanian Students' Beliefs about Nonverbal Behaviors Associated with Deception in Jordan
Are cues to deception similar from culture to culture? The present study identifies some of those cues in previous studies in the United States, and tests Jordanian beliefs about cues associated with deception. Jordanian college students were asked to...
Later Adolescents' Reactions to Three Types of Childhood Teasing: Relations with Self-Esteem and Body Image
The purposes of this study were: 1) to examine how predictive three types of childhood teasing (competency, weight, and appearance) were of later self-esteem; and 2) to examine how predictive these same three variables were of later body image. Additionally,...
Personality Traits and Quality of Relationships as Predictors of Future Loneliness among American College Students
This prospective study evaluated the impact of specific personality traits and quality of close relationships on subsequent loneliness in a college student sample. One hundred and eighty students from a liberal arts university in Northern Wisconsin completed...
Psychological Androgyny and Creativity: Dynamics of Gender-Role and Personality Trait
The present study was performed to describe the involvement of gender-role and personality traits in a cluster of tests to ascertain individuals' creative ability. Participants were 200 students at Karlstad University. Five gender-role types, based upon...
The Effect of the General I-E Locus of Control Conviction on Remembering and Planning One's Life: Individual Differences in Life Event Reports of Georgian Respondents
81 subjects from Tbilisi (Republic of Georgia; 37 men, 44 women) with an age range from 27 to 35 years were asked to report past and future life events. Taking into account I-E control convictions, the basic hypothesis was that internals and externals...
The Likelihood of Victim Restitution in Mock Cases: Are the 'Rules of the Game' Different from Prison and Probation?
Criminal justice studies have examined the significance of factors on punishment likelihoods for offenders. However, these studies typically emphasize imprisonment and probation. With the growing concern for victims' rights, the criminal justice system...