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Ancient Asia     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Archaeology Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Architectural Histories     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Belgian J. of Radiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.167, CiteScore: 0)
Bulletin of the History of Archaeology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comics Grid : J. of Comics Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Data Science J.     Open Access   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.23, CiteScore: 1)
Glocality     Open Access  
Glossa : A J. of General Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Insights : the UKSG journal     Open Access   (Followers: 103, SJR: 0.473, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Integrated Care     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.662, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Review of Social Psychology / Revue Intl.e de Psychologie Sociale     Open Access   (SJR: 0.421, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Circadian Rhythms     Open Access   (SJR: 0.524, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Conservation and Museum Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
J. of European Psychology Students     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Interactive Media in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
J. of Molecular Signaling     Open Access   (SJR: 0.677, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Open Archaeology Data     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
J. of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
J. of Open Psychology Data     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
J. of Open Research Software     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
J. of Portuguese Linguistics     Open Access  
Laboratory Phonology : J. of the Association for Laboratory Phonology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Le foucaldien     Open Access  
MaHKUscript. J. of Fine Art Research     Open Access  
Open Health Data     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Open J. of Bioresources     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Quaternary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Papers from the Institute of Archaeology     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Present Pasts     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Psychologica Belgica     Open Access   (SJR: 0.426, CiteScore: 1)
Secularism and Nonreligion     Open Access  
Stability : Intl. J. of Security and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.438, CiteScore: 1)
Utrecht J. of Intl. and European Law     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Worldwide Waste : J. of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access  
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  • The Caucasian and North African French Faces (CaNAFF): A Face Database

    • Abstract: In France, when studying intergroup relations between ethnicities, one usually contrasts Caucasian and North African individuals. Despite the presence of a large number of face databases in the literature, none of them contains Caucasian and North African faces similar to faces we can find in a usual French environment. To overcome this problem, we propose a new database: the Caucasian and North African French Faces (CaNAFF). One hundred and forty-seven individuals, scattered on prototypicality across the Caucasian/North African continuum, have been photographed. These individuals displayed a neutral emotional expression and photos were taken under three eye gaze directions (right, frontal, and left), resulting in a total of 441 photos. Subsequently, in order to validate our database, 25 participants evaluated the photos on emotional neutrality and 30 participants evaluated faces on ethnic prototypicality, attractiveness, and willingness to approach/avoid faces. We make available to researchers this database as well as the result of the validation as a support for studying relations between Caucasian and North African individuals in France. The procedure for requesting access to the CaNAFF database as well as the validation file are available on this following link: Published on 2018-07-09 13:00:02
  • The Effect of Information Quality Evaluation on Selective Exposure in
           Informational Cognitive Dissonance: The Role of Information Novelty

    • Abstract: In fictional decision-making, research on selective exposure (the tendency to expose oneself to consistent information and avoid inconsistent information, Festinger, 1957) shows that this phenomenon may be partly due to a biased evaluation quality of information. The present study seeks to establish whether this biased evaluation also occurs with informational dissonance (Vaidis and Gosling, 2011). More specifically, we examined (1) whether an individual’s attitude or behavior may be biased by information perception; and (2) whether this phenomenon was related to the perception of the information’s novelty. In two successive studies, participants evaluated the quality and the novelty of information and their desire to expose themselves to it. The information in the texts dealt with the effects of passive smoking, alcohol, and electromagnetic waves (Study 1) and GMOs (Study 2). For each of these topics, one text emphasized their harmlessness (tobacco and electromagnetic waves) or the positive effects (alcohol and GMOs), whereas the second presented the negative effects on health. The hypotheses were tested using moderated mediation models. The results differed according to the subjects addressed and the novelty of the information submitted. Among several possible explanations for the findings, we suggest that the valence of the texts on items considered harmful for health plays a role. Published on 2018-07-09 12:53:14
  • A Practical Primer To Power Analysis for Simple Experimental Designs

    • Abstract: Power analysis is an important tool to use when planning studies. This contribution aims to remind readers what power analysis is, emphasize why it matters, and articulate when and how it should be used. The focus is on applications of power analysis for experimental designs often encountered in psychology, starting from simple two-group independent and paired groups and moving to one-way analysis of variance, factorial designs, contrast analysis, trend analysis, regression analysis, analysis of covariance, and mediation analysis. Special attention is given to the application of power analysis to moderation designs, considering both dichotomous and continuous predictors and moderators. Illustrative practical examples based on G*Power and R packages are provided throughout the article. Annotated code for the examples with R and dedicated computational tools are made freely available at a dedicated web page ( Applications of power analysis for more complex designs are briefly mentioned, and some important general issues related to power analysis are discussed. Published on 2018-07-09 12:37:19
  • Social Judgment of an In-group Member Behaving in a (Non)dissonant Way

    • Abstract: We explored participants’ perceptions of a person restoring or maintaining consistency with a clearly indicated in- or out-group status. In our study, participants (French students) had to judge a person freely choosing to behave contrary to or in conformity with initial attitudes. The target changed attitude to reduce dissonance and restore consistency (restoring consistency condition) or kept the attitudinal-behavioral consistency (maintaining consistency condition). The target had either the same nationality as participants (in-group) or a different one (out-group, Eastern European). Perception was then measured through two essential dimensions in social judgment: warmth and competence.We hypothesized that the in-group target restoring consistency would suffer from negative judgments (i.e., black sheep effect), but findings suggest that the inconsistent in-group target was penalized only on the competence dimension. Meanwhile, as hypothesized, participants expressed in-group favouritism toward the in-group target maintaining consistency by ascribing higher warmth and competence compared to all other targets. Results suggest that attitude change as a dissonance reduction mode doesn’t necessarily undermine the global impression, only the perceived competence, while the appreciation of the attitudinal-behavioural consistency of an in-group member encompasses both dimensions. Published on 2018-07-09 12:29:07
  • School as a Zero-Sum Game between Boys and Girls: Gender differences in

    • Abstract: Several studies have reported the existence of a gender gap in academic achievement, such as girls have better grades than boys, who are more likely to experience difficulties (Voyer & Voyer, 2014). The present study aims to investigate students’ perceptions of the actual pattern of achievement by assessing their zero-sum beliefs (ZsB)—that is, their tendency to perceive school as a zero-sum game between boys and girls. Based on previous studies showing that a threatening intergroup context influences men’s perception of gender relations, we hypothesized that boys, but not girls, are more likely to endorse gender ZsB regarding school in a threatening academic context compared to less threatening contexts. The academic context was manipulated using short texts emphasizing either boys’ or girls’ academic achievement. As expected, the threatening intergroup comparison context led boys (but not girls) to endorse greater ZsB. Implications for achievement-related outcomes and gender relations are discussed. Published on 2018-07-09 12:24:00
  • Expressive Dissonance: When Emotional Inconsistency Arouses Dissonance

    • Abstract: The aim of the two studies was to explore a new dissonance paradigm–expressive dissonance–based on the inconsistency between what people feel and what people express behaviorally. Expressive dissonance was aroused by asking participants to watch a film with a high emotional content, either positive (joy) or negative (sadness). In the no-dissonance condition, they received the instruction to naturally watch the film. In the expressive dissonance condition, they received the instruction to facially express emotions that were the opposite of what they felt. We expected that the expressive dissonance situation would: 1) require cognitive resources leading to a decrease in cognitive performance (studies 1 and 2); 2) be accompanied by emotional regulation strategies (study 1); 3) be accompanied by an increase in dissonance-related affects (study 2). Although our results (studies 1 and 2) corroborated those obtained previously in terms of performance, they also showed that participants in the expressive dissonance situation use emotional regulation strategies: exaggeration and suppression (study 1), and that they felt self-directed negative affects (study 2), just like the participants in a cognitive dissonance situation. These first results allowed us to establish a theoretical bridge between the theories of emotions–particularly those related to the emotional regulation processes–and to widen the scope of relevance of the dissonance theory. Published on 2018-05-18 23:34:23
  • When Being Nice or Being Smart Could Bring You Down: Compensatory Dynamics
           in Strategic Self-presentation

    • Abstract: Research shows that the two fundamental dimensions of social perception, warmth and competence, are often negatively related in our perceptions of others, the so-called compensation effect. The current experiments investigate people’s use of such compensation when self-presenting strategically to reach a desired goal. In Experiment 1, participants applying for a qualified job emphasized their competence while downplaying their warmth. In Experiments 2 and 3, participants role-playing as crime witnesses similarly attenuated their warmth relative to their competence. In contrast, in Experiment 3, participants in the role of suspects of a severe crime chose to downplay their competence. Results suggest that self-presenters are sensitive to warmth-competence dynamics in social perception as a means to promote the optimal self-image given their specific goals. Published on 2018-05-10 12:09:26
  • An Investigation of Abstract Construal on Impression Formation: A
           Multi-Lab Replication of McCarthy and Skowronski (2011)

    • Abstract: Perceivers often view individuals described as “warm” to be generally positive and individuals described as “cold” to be generally negative. Consistent with the tenets of Construal Level Theory, McCarthy and Skowronski (2011) demonstrated this difference was larger among perceivers who were instructed the information was psychologically distant rather than psychologically near; however, those results have never been subjected to replication attempts. To test the replicability of those results, we closely replicated the methods of McCarthy and Skowronski (2011) Study 1b at eight separate data collection sites and pooled the results into a random-effects meta-analysis. Within the replication attempts, the overall effect was not significantly different from zero (d = 0.10, 95% CI [–0.01, 0.22]) and an equivalence test confirmed this effect was smaller than our smallest effect size of interest. However, when the original study was incorporated into the meta-analysis, the overall effect was significantly different from zero in the theoretically-consistent direction (d = 0.13, 95% CI [0.02, 0.24]). The weight of the overall evidence suggests the traits “warm” and “cold” are more influential among participants who were presented with information that was psychologically distant; however, this effect is small. Future research should try to identify more potent moderators, which would make the effect more affordable to detect. Published on 2018-05-10 12:07:00
  • National Identification, Endorsement of Acculturation Ideologies and
           Prejudice: The Impact of the Perceived Threat of Immigration

    • Abstract: This paper examines how the perceived threat of immigration affects the links between national identification, endorsement of assimilation or multiculturalism, and prejudice against immigrants in France. One hundred thirty-five French undergraduates completed a questionnaire measuring these factors. Path analysis showed that higher national identification increased perception of immigrants as a threat, which in turn predicted increased endorsement of assimilation for immigrants. The link between endorsement of assimilation and prejudice was not significant. In contrast, lower national identification decreased perception of immigrants as a threat and, in turn, increased endorsement of multiculturalism and reduced levels of prejudice. An alternative model specifying perception of threat as an outcome of preferences for multiculturalism or assimilation did not fit the data well. Results suggest that perceived threat from immigration is the key factor that guides the preferences of the majority group for acculturation ideologies and, through these preferences, shapes intergroup attitudes. Published on 2018-05-08 17:34:26
  • Heterogeneity of Ingroup Identity and Anti-Immigrant Prejudice: The
           Moderating Role of RWA and Outgroup Homogeneity

    • Abstract: Past research has shown that a heterogeneous (vs. homogeneous) ingroup identity can lead to more outgroup derogation amongst people high on conservative values (Roccas and Amit, 2011) and group identification (Falomir-Pichastor and Frederic, 2013). In three studies we tested the hypotheses that a heterogeneous ingroup identity leads to greater derogation towards immigrants among nationals’ high on RWA, and when immigrants constitute a homogeneous (vs. heterogeneous) outgroup. In all studies we assessed RWA. We manipulated the heterogeneity (vs. homogeneity) of ingroup identity in Studies 1–2 and kept the heterogeneous condition constant in Study 3, we also manipulated outgroup heterogeneity (vs. homogeneity) in Studies 2–3. Finally, outgroup derogation was assessed through two different prejudice scales (Studies 1–2) and an intergroup discrimination scale. Results provided consistent evidence in support of the hypotheses. We discuss the implications of these findings regarding social identity theory and intergroup relations. Published on 2018-04-27 12:40:21
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