North American Journal of Psychology

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 3, December

African-Americans and Latinos with Chronic Fatigue: Examining the Role of Acculturation Status
Psychosocial variables may influence the experience of chronic fatigue, especially in individuals of color. Overarching psychosocial realities such as the endemic nature of ethnic/racial discrimination and the complexity of the acculturation process...
An Interview with Delia Stafford about Alternative Certification
In the past, teachers have generally arrived at the schools after four years of a liberal arts education, with some pedagogy courses, and a major and perhaps minor or endorsement area. These teachers have typically been young adults who were fresh...
A Study of Sense of Humor in Spanish and American Samples
The Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale (Thorson & Powell, 1993a) was translated into Spanish and administered to 539 adults in the Madrid area. Analysis of the resultant data and comparison to an American sample (N = 473) revealed a number of...
Athletic Style of Dress and Perceived Social Distance
One hundred and fifteen college and university students participated in a study of the relationship between perceived style of dress (casual, athletic, fashionable) and social distance. Results of an analysis of variance showed that, independent of...
Attitude toward Capital Punishment Is Related to Capital and Non-Capital Sentencing
Two hundred and twenty eight Canadian undergraduates read one of two crime vignettes that varied in how justified a murder seemed to be, then made capital (death penalty), capital-related (method of execution), and non capital (prison term, granting...
Belief Persistence in Impression Formation
The differential effect of one of four types of information on impression formation was investigated to determine if the impression formed on the basis of incorrect information would persist when correct information was provided. Participants were...
Black and White Fathers of Early Adolescents: A Cross-Cultural Approach to Curriculum Development for Parent Education
Black and white American fathers (n = 228) and 10-to-14 year-old adolescents (n = 289) were administered the Parent Success Indicator. The performance of fathers was rated for 60 items, included within six subscales, which consider Communication, Use...
Current Recruitment and Selection Practices: A National Survey of Fortune 1000 Firms
This study reports the findings of survey data on recruitment and pre-employment selection methods in use by human resources departments in major companies in the USA. In addition, data on use of online pre-employment tests, currently and in the near...
Hair Pulling in a Diverse College Sample
McCarley, Spirrison, and Ceminsky (2002) reported on the prevalence of hair pulling behavior among an ethnically diverse college student sample and noted that African Americans reported higher rates of hair pulling a) that resulted in noticeable hair...
Long-Term Deficits in Adaptive Behavior Secondary to Ethylene Dichloride Exposure
Although the neurological effects of ethylene dichloride (EDC) have been fairly well explored, the literature offers little information concerning the long-term effects on adaptive functioning. A further understanding of adaptive capability would enhance...
Materialism and Money Spending Disposition as Predictors of Economic and Personality Variables
This research explored the relationships between materialism and money spending attitudes on impulse buying tendencies, attitudes toward debt, sensation seeking, and openness to experience. Students and other adults (N = 266) completed a materialism...
Relationship of Primary versus Secondary Control Beliefs to Attitudes toward Seeking Help
This study examined the relationship of primary and secondary control beliefs to attitudes about seeking professional psychological help. A sample of 164 university students (68.3% women, mean age 24.96 years, SD=5.1) in Singapore completed the Primary-Secondary...
School-Based Substance Abuse Programs: Can They Influence Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Related to Substance Abuse?
Over the course of one academic year (2002 - 2003), 413 high school students participated in a study to assess the effectiveness of a school-based substance abuse curriculum. Methods included pre and post test surveys. The substance abuse curriculum...
The Attribution of Responsibility in Acquaintance Rape Involving Ecstasy
This study examined the attributions of responsibility for the parties involved in a date rape using a 2 x 2 between-subjects design. Forty-nine undergraduate female psychology students read one of four hypothetical date rape scenarios depicting identical...
The Development and Validation of an Indirect Measure of Celebrity Stalking
The Obsessive Relational Intrusion and Celebrity Stalking scale, a new measure of the tendency to stalk celebrities, is described in the present study. The scale was shown through factor analysis to have two subscales, labeled "persistent pursuit"...
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