Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, 1999

Beliefs in Symbolic Catharsis: The Importance of Involvement with Agressive Sports
Although previous investigations have consistently refuted the notion of catharsis, research indicates that a substantial proportion of the general population continues to believe that aggression can lead to a lowering of subsequent aggression. The current...
Interpersonal Constructs of Pregnant Women during the Perinatal Period: Their Perceptions of Medical Staff
Interpersonal perception of pregnant women was investigated using a symbol figure placement technique (The Doll Location Test: (DLT), Hatta, 1977) and a Semantic Differential (SD) test. Eighteen pregnant women represented their interpersonal perception...
Just like Normal: A Social Network Study of the Relation between Petty Crime and the Intimacy of Adolescent Friendships
The relationship between delinquent behavior and the quality of peer relations is the subject of criminological debate. Some authors state that delinquent youths have friendships of relatively low quality, while others predict no differences compared...
Racism and the Social Judgment Process: Individual Differences in the Use of Stereotypes
Based on a framework suggested by information integration theory, this study examined how prejudice affects the use of stereotypes when forming social judgments. Participants reviewed applications for a minority scholarship and rated their liking for...
Redefining the Value Structure of College Students in Hong Kong and the Mainland of China
Research and the theory of historical and dialectical materialism suggest that tradition and modes of production would shape the individual's value structure. Corresponding ideologies of modes of production, namely, socialism, capitalism, and feudalism...
Revisiting the Stability of Variability: Traitedness and Supertraitedness on the ACL and NEO-FFI
The concept of traitedness asserts that some people are so consistent/variable with regard to relevant trait behavior that they should be considered "traited"/"untraited" on a given factor. The present studies assessed the stability of traitedness, operationalized...
Students' Self-Reports of Help-Seeking: The Impact of Psychological Problems, Stress, and Demographic Variables on Utilization of Formal and Informal Support
Undergraduates (N = 248) at a private, midsize, Midwestern university provided self-reports of their psychological problems; stress; demographic variables; and people to whom they talked when they had problems. Help sources ranged from natural to formal...
The Angry Male and the Passive Female: The Role of Gender and Self-Esteem in Anger Expression
To study the role of self-esteem and gender in anger expression, participants, who were screened for high or low self-esteem, were angered by a confederate. Participants were then given the opportunity to express their anger by administering blasts of...