Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 10, 2006

Correlates of Anxiety and Depression in Turkish Complete Denture Patients
Denture wearing is a stressful life event which can cause anxiety and depression. Patients' adaptation to dentures may be hindered by their emotional reactions. The present study examined the variables related to anxiety and depression symptoms among...
Effects of Perceived Selection Ratio on Personality Test Faking
Research has not investigated the degree to which perceived selection ratio may affect faking on personality inventories. In this study, two personality inventories that differed in item subtlety were administered to 150 undergraduate students. Half...
Mobile Phone Dependence and Health-Related Lifestyle of University Students
This study investigated the associations between the intensity of mobile phone use and health-related lifestyle. For 275 university students, we evaluated health-related lifestyle using the Health Practice Index (HPI; Hagihara & Morimoto, 1991; Kusaka,...
Moral Reasoning: The Influence of Affective Personality, Dilemma Content and Gender
This study examined the influence of affective personality, perfectionism, gender, arousal and dilemma content on moral reasoning. 264 participants were presented with moral dilemmas to which they had to provide a solution that reflected various degrees...
Social Perception of the Personality of the Disabled
This paper examines the perception of disability in relation to the disability status of a hypothetical person and that of the experimenter. Meyer, Gouvier, Duke, and Advokat (2001) found that participants had positive attitudes towards disability if...
Some Thoughts on the Psychological Roots of the Behavior of Serial Killers as Narcissists: An Object Relations Perspective
This article documents the definition and context of serial murder. The main theoretical framework adopted is object relations theories which have been particularly renowned for drawing close attention to the process and development of the early dyadic...
Testing Competing Factor Models Underlying the Private Self-Consciousness Scale with Hong Kong Chinese Adolescents
This study evaluated competing factor models underlying the Private Self-Consciousness scale (Fenigstein, Scheier, & Buss, 1975) with a large sample of Hong Kong Chinese adolescents. Reliability analysis and exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis...
Test-Retest Reliability of Self-Estimated Intelligence: Temporal Stability over Four Time Periods
Whilst there is a growing interest in self-estimated intelligence, to date only one study has examined the temporal stability of self-estimated intelligence. A sample of 228 third level students from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland completed...
The Effects of Perceived Risk on the Word-of-Mouth Communication Dyad
This study examined the effects of perceived risk on the sender and the receiver of word-of-mouth (WOM) communication. Regression analysis of 675 questionnaires administered in Taiwan metropolitan areas confirmed that financial risk and performance risk...
Young Children's Display Rule Knowledge: Understanding the Distinction between Apparent and Real Emotions and the Motives Underlying the Use of Display Rules
Aspects of 72 preschoolers' display rule knowledge - the ability to distinguish apparent from real emotions and understand the motives underlying display rule use - were examined. Children listened to stories describing situations designed to elicit...
Youth and Parental Perceptions of Parental Monitoring and Parent-Adolescent Communication, Youth Depression, and Youth Risk Behaviors
Data from 752 Bahamian youth and their parents were analyzed to examine the relationship of youth depression with youth risk involvement, parental monitoring, and parent-youth communication. Depressed youth were older, more likely to engage in risk behaviors,...