North American Journal of Psychology

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 2, June-July

A Convergent Validity Study of the Decision-Making Collaboration Scale
The Decision-Making Collaboration Scale (Anderson, Martin, & Infante, 1998) measures a person's trait-like behaviors when collaborating with others in decision-making. Convergent validity was addressed by investigating the relationship of decision-making...
A New Predictor of Likeability: Laughter
In two experiments, videotaped and still-photographed laughter was examined with respect to likeability. A total of 350 (150 Study 1, 200 Study 2) Introductory Psychology students participated for partial course credit. In Study 1, participants rated...
Assessing Aggressive Driving: Comparing Four Self-Report Measures
Aggressive driving is a serious social problem in the United States. This study investigated the relationship between four self-report measures of aggressive driving and examined the extent to which the measures predicted various driving outcomes,...
Assessing the Relationship between Spirituality, Life Stressors, and Social Resources: Buffers of Stress in Graduate Students
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between stress, spirituality and social support in a sample of graduate students in a counselor education program. Fifty-Six graduate students ranging in age from 25 to 51 years, with a mean...
Direct and Indirect Effects of Task Characteristics on Organizational Citizenship Behavior
The purpose of this research was to investigate how a selection of task variables impacts organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Employees (n = 337) from a manufacturer of sporting goods products completed a survey through onsite group meetings....
Evidence for an Own-Age Bias in Face Recognition
The current study examined whether an own-age bias exists in face recognition in adults of various ages. In Experiment 1, younger, middle-aged, and older participants studied photographs of younger, middle-aged, and older adults and were administered...
Exploring the Link between Attachment and the Inclination to Obsess about or Stalk Celebrities
Insecure attachment to one's parents has been shown to contribute to poor adjustment as an adult. We investigated whether insecure attachment in childhood is associated with attachment to celebrities and a tendency to approve of celebrity stalking...
Love on Television: Reality Perception Differences between Men and Women
College students' perceptions of love and romance on television were analyzed. Participants included 412 undergraduate students who completed a questionnaire about love on television. Results from this study indicated that men and women had similar...
Parenting Stress in Parents of Hispanic Adolescents
Interrelations between parenting stress, quality of parent-adolescent relationship, and communication between parents and adolescents were studied in a sample of 124 Hispanic parents (62 mothers and 62 fathers) of adolescents. Parents responded to...
Perceived Exclusion in the Workplace: The Moderating Effects of Gender on Work-Related Attitudes and Psychological Health
Research examining the nature and consequences of social exclusion indicates that such behavior is multifaceted and has deleterious effects on the intended targets. However, relatively little research has specifically assessed the impact of such behavior...
Saccadic Latency and Attentional Control: Evidence for the Pre-Motor Theory of Attention
The purpose of this investigation was to examine whether endogenous saccades are preceded by shifts of attention utilizing a modified pre-cuing paradigm. An experiment was conducted in which participants were required to execute a saccadic eye movement...
Self-Actualization in the Corporate Hierarchy
It has been argued that the level of individual actualizing contributes to not only the success of the individual, but also to the success of the organization. The present study used a profile analysis to examine the relationship between corporate...
The Criminal Stereotype
The current research was designed to assess the content of the criminal stereotype from a Hispanic population. In Study 1 participants were asked to provide general information about the concepts associated with criminals. Study 2 used this information...
Time Requirement for Formation of Mental Images
The present study investigated the effects of time allowed for image formation (10, 20 or 40 sec) on the vividness and interactivity of the images formed. Subjects were required to form either normal or bizarre images. The data analysis considered...
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