Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 8, September

Blog User Satisfaction: Gender Differences in Preferences and Perception of Visual Design
The role of Internet technologies in daily life has become more prominent and the World Wide Web is experiencing enormous growth. As users' expectations of websites increase, understanding the process of developing Internet media has become one of...
Does "Spicy Girl" Have a Peppery Temper? the Metaphorical Link between Spicy Tastes and Anger
Gustatory experiences can influence our everyday expression in a metaphorical way. In China, the term "spicy girl" is used to describe females who are easily angered. The cross-domain mapping of metaphors plays a vital role in such conceptualizations....
Effect of Collaborative LEGO[R] Block Construction on Japanese Young Women's Sense of Acceptance
Blocks or toy blocks come in a variety of shapes and colors, from a basic set of wooden blocks to interlocking construction toys produced by the LEGO[R] Group. As blocks have become very popular toys for children, and people in many countries are familiar...
Effect of Father-Child Bonding on Conflict Resolution during Emerging Adulthood
The period of transition from late adolescence to young adulthood, with a focus on ages 18 to 25, is termed emerging adulthood. During this period of self-discovery, young people experience problems and conflicts about specific issues that require...
Effects of Culture and Social Cynicism on Anxious Attachment Transference from Mother to Partner
As stated in attachment theory, individuals' early interaction with primary caregivers--usually with parents during infancy--leads to their forming mental representations that guide social behavior and expectations concerning self, others, and relationships...
Effects of Witnessing Fat Talk on Body Satisfaction and Psychological Well-Being: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Korea and the United States
In affluent societies, it is virtually impossible to escape from sociocultural messages that emphasize the importance of thinness (Tiggemann & Pickering, 1996). As a result, more women living in this environment express dissatisfaction with their...
Laotian Entrepreneurs' Optimism and New Venture Performance
Optimistic individuals tend to think that they are more likely to experience positive events than negative events. Social psychologists have found that a positive outlook is often beneficial to people because such optimistic individuals may gain better...
Money-Primed Reactance Does Not Help Ensure Autonomy
Liu, Smeesters, and Vohs (2011) found that the self-sufficient motivation induced by money causes people to perceive social influences as threats to their autonomy and, consequently, to deviate from social influence. This effect is consistent with...
Number of Siblings and Generalized Trust
Generalized trust is one of the most important attitudinal elements of social capital and social cohesion in general (Putnam, 2000; Uslaner, 2002). According to Putnam, declining trust in individuals is mainly due to generational replacement. Putnam...
Parental Emotional Warmth and Career Decision-Making Difficulties: A Model of Intellectual-Cultural Orientation and Conscientiousness
Career decision making has always been an important aspect of vocational psychology research. The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People's Republic of China has predicted that the total number of new college graduates in China...
Personality as an Indirect Predictor of Academic Achievement Via Student Course Experience and Approach to Learning
Students' approaches to learning (SAL) refer to motivation and corresponding learning strategies among students (Entwistle, Tait, & McCune, 2000). Previous researchers have shown that SAL is predicted by both course experience (Diseth, Pallesen,...
Relationship between Self-Supporting Behaviors and Self-Concept among Primary School Students in China
Self-concept refers to an individual's perception and evaluation of his/her own mental, physical, and social functional status, which is the key of the personality structure. Self-supporting behavior is a concept proposed by Huang, drawn from the dimensions...
Social Motivations and Consumption Behavior of Spectators Attending a Formula One Motor-Racing Event
The Formula One (F-1) Grand Prix has evolved into a global sport that generates over $4 billion in business transactions annually (Financial Times, 2012). The popularity of this sport is reflected in the television audience viewership as its events...
Structure and Mechanism of Organizational Cultural Identification in a Chinese Business Context
Improving an organization's success by aligning its culture with its strategy became a popular research topic in the 1980s (see e.g., Kotter & Heskett, 1992). Since then, organizational culture has frequently been discussed among business leaders...
Telecare Service Use among Taiwanese Aged 60 and Over: Satisfaction, Trust, and Continued Use Intention
Increased life expectancy leads to an increase in the percentage of people in the over-60-age-group relative to the general population, causing numerous medical problems and lifestyle transitions among this age group. Therefore, in order to respond...