Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 4, May

Cinderella Revisited: Women's Appearance Modification as a Function of Target Audience Sex and Attractiveness
In children's fairytales, physical appearance accurately predicts moral virtue and the allocation of rewards. Cinderella, for example, was a lovely young maiden who, in addition to her sweet and generous nature, was blessed with sparkling eyes and...
Corporate Social Responsibility: Consumer Behavior, Corporate Strategy, and Public Policy
Ferrell and Fraedrich (1997) described the development of US corporate ethics as falling into five stages: (1) corporate ethics before the 1960s; (2) social problems faced by corporations, 1960s and 1970s; (3) the emergence of corporate ethics, 1970s...
Effects of Socioeconomic Status on Leisure Volunteering Constraint: A Structural Equation Model
Leisure has become an important part of modern living, and as people's leisure consciousness rises, more people are interested in participating in leisure activities. Serious leisure can be differentiated from casual leisure. According to Stebbins...
Implicit and Explicit Cognition of Chinese Heroin Abusers
Drug abuse and addiction are major public health issues in many modern societies, which result in a large number of crimes and burgeoning health care costs (Amato, Davoli, Ferri, Gowing, & Perucci, 2004). Drug use cessation is the ideal goal in...
Morningness-Eveningness Personality and Creative Thinking among Young People Who Play Recreational Sport
Personality psychology researchers have explored two personality typologies: morning types--who go to bed early, wake up early in the morning, are active upon waking, and who are emotionally stable, and evening types--who stay up late at night, get...
No Confederates Needed: Social Comparison without Collaboration
In the past, social psychologists have relied on confederates for experimental research involving social discrepancy among participants. For example, Asch (1956) used a group of confederates who responded incorrectly to a series of simple line judgment...
Physical Correlates of College Students' Body Image Satisfaction Levels
Social anxiety occurs when people are motivated to make certain impressions on others, but doubt either that they will successfully generate a positive impression or forestall an undesirable impression (Schlenker & Leary, 1982). Because ultraslim...
Reliability and Validity of the Career Locus of Control Scale-Turkish Form
According to the findings of a career need analysis carried out by the first author (Savci, 2010) in Turkey, many people find it very difficult and mentally exhausting to make a career plan shortly before graduation from university. At this stage of...
Saying, but Not Doing: Induced Hypocrisy, Trivialization, and Misattribution
After a few dark years, cognitive dissonance theory (Festinger, 1957) is enjoying a resurgence of interest (Harmon-Jones & Mills, 1999; McKimmie et al., 2003; Stone & Cooper, 2001). According to Festinger (1957) the inconsistency between two...
Self-Esteem and Body Image of Turkish Adolescent Girls
Adolescence is regarded as the transition period between childhood and adulthood, which lasts from approximately 12 to 18 years of age, including the periods immediately prior to, and after, puberty (Spear, 2000). This period is typically characterized...
Student Perspectives on the University Professor Role
The teacher-student relationship is one of the key predictors of academic performance (Yoon, 2002). Recognizing its relevance, in different studies the main features of this relationship have been investigated. Two major approaches have been used in...
The Relationship between Perfectionism and Depression in Turkish High School Students
The construct of perfectionism has been receiving attention in both clinical and personality psychology for many years, and recently the research literature on perfectionism has grown remarkably (Blatt, 1995; Flett, Hewitt, Blankstein, & Mosher,...
The Relationship of Masculinity and Femininity to the Big Five Personality Dimensions among a Chinese Sample
Recently a lot of researchers have focused on the relationships between the gender role and mental health, psychological adjustment, and well-being. In several studies the relationship of masculinity and femininity with personality dimensions has been...