Journal of Social and Psychological Sciences

Articles from Vol. 1, No. 2, July

Additive or Multiplicative Perceptual Noise? Two Equivalent Forms of the ANCHOR Model
Introduction Ever since the seminal work of Thurstone (1927) subjective continua occupy a prominent place in psychological theory. This notion captures in a convenient and general way two complementary aspects of the perceptual system: its systematicity...
Beyond Therapy: Autonomist Movements against "Mental Illness"
For autonomists, "mental illness" diagnoses and various psy practices are social constructions. Survivor and client movements provide spaces for examining those constructions and developing alternative constructions. These spaces can involve actual...
Coping Measures of Patients with Chronic Illness in a Nigerian Tertiary Health Institution
Introduction In Nigeria, chronic illness may be responsible for 24 percent of all deaths in the year 2005 and the situation may become worse by 2015(WHO, 2005). Some of the common chronic illness such as diabetics, heart disease, stroke and type...
Taking Stock of the Biopsychosocial Model in the Field of 'Mental Health Care'
This paper will review the legacy of the bio-psychosocial model in the field of 'mental health care'. The latter, placed in speech marks because it is typically more about responding to presumed mental disorder than promoting mental health, can...
What Contributions Have Biological Approaches Made to Our Understanding of Gender and Sexuality?
Biologists believe that the source of human behaviour resides inside of us and that the differences between males and females can actually be found in our body components such as cell compositions, set up and anatomical parts such as differences...
Women Executives in the Gaming Industry: Can They Break through the Glass Ceiling?
Despite comprising almost 50% of the total U.S. labor force, and 51.3% of employees in the U.S. casino industry (Price, Waterhouse, & Coopers, 2003), women are still underrepresented in high levels of business management. (According to Price,...