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  Subjects -> PSYCHOLOGY (Total: 875 journals)
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Acción Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Colombiana de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Comportamentalia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Activités     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actualidades en Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ad verba Liberorum : Journal of Linguistics & Pedagogy & Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
ADHD Report The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Advances in Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
Advances in Physiotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
African Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Sport Facilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 392)
Aggressive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Ágora - studies in psychoanalytic theory     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aletheia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Behavioral Scientist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Applied Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
American Journal of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
American Journal of Health Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
American Journal of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Journal of Psychotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
American Psychologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 164)
Anales de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Análise Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Análisis y Modificación de Conducta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66)
Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Annual Review of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 203)
Anuario de Psicología / The UB Journal of Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Psicología Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Applied and Preventive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Applied Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Applied Neuropsychology : Adult     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Applied Neuropsychology : Child     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Applied Psychological Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Applied Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 133)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionspychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Archives of Scientific Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia-Pacific Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian American Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
At-Tajdid : Jurnal Ilmu Tarbiyah     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Attention, Perception & Psychophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal of Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Australian Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Autism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Autism Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Autism's Own     Open Access  
Autism-Open Access     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Avaliação Psicológica     Open Access  
Avances en Psicologia Latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Barbaroi     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Behavior Analysis in Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Behavior Analyst     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behavior Modification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Behavior Research Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Behavior Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Behavioral Development Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription  
Behavioral Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Behavioral Neuroscience     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 51)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Behavioral Sleep Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Behaviour Research and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 116)
Behavioural Processes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BioPsychoSocial Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
BMC Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Boletim Academia Paulista de Psicologia     Open Access  
Boletim de Psicologia     Open Access  
Brain Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 126)
British Journal of Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
British Journal of Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
British Journal of Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
British Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58)
British Journal of Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
British Journal of Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Burnout Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cadernos de psicanálise (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access  
Cadernos de Psicologia Social do Trabalho     Open Access  
Canadian Art Therapy Association     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Child Development Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Ciencia Cognitiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciências & Cognição     Open Access  
Ciencias Psicológicas     Open Access  
Clínica y Salud     Open Access  
Clinical Medicine Insights : Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 67)
Clinical Psychology and Special Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Coaching Psykologi - The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Psychology     Open Access  
Cógito     Open Access  
Cognition & Emotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Cognitive Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
Cognitive Research : Principles and Implications     Open Access  
Consciousness and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Construção Psicopedagógica     Open Access  
Consulting Psychology Journal : Practice and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contagion : Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Contemporary School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Contextos Clínicos     Open Access  
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Counseling Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research : Linking research with practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Counselling and Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Counselling Psychology Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Couple and Family Psychoanalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Couple and Family Psychology : Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Creativity Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Creativity. Theories - Research - Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Criminal Justice Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos de Neuropsicología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Psicologia del Deporte     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Psicopedagogía     Open Access  
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access  
Culturas Psi     Open Access  
Culture and Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Addiction Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Directions In Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Opinion in Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Psychological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Current Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Current psychology letters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Research in Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Decision     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Depression and Anxiety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Depression Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Developmental Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Developmental Psychobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
Diagnostica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dialectica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Diversitas: Perspectivas en Psicologia     Open Access  
Drama Therapy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dreaming     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Drogues, santé et société     Full-text available via subscription  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
E-Journal of Applied Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ecopsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
ECOS - Estudos Contemporâneos da Subjetividade     Open Access  
Educational Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Educazione sentimentale     Full-text available via subscription  
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Elpis - Czasopismo Teologiczne Katedry Teologii Prawosławnej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku     Open Access  
Emotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Emotion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enseñanza e Investigacion en Psicologia     Open Access  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)

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Journal Cover Current Psychology
  [SJR: 0.241]   [H-I: 28]   [15 followers]  Follow
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   ISSN (Print) 1936-4733 - ISSN (Online) 1046-1310
   Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2329 journals]
  • Psychological Distress of Community Based Residents with Mental Illness in
           Perak, Malaysia
    • Authors: Sew Kim Low; Wan Ying Lee; Christoper Selvaraj Jacob
      Abstract: Abstract Community-based rehabilitation services in Malaysia have been established with the introduction of the National Mental health Act 2001. The Health Ministry’s aims of providing a comprehensive community care encountered difficulties due to the lack of support for the primary and secondary health care services. Given the lack of study into the challenges faced by individuals with mental illnesses, an apparent need has arisen to conduct a qualitative study to better understand the experiences and the psychological well-being of these individuals. The aim of this research is to investigate the psychological distress faced and experienced by these residents with mental illnesses in one of the community-based rehabilitation centres and to explore the problems they encounter. A total of eight residents were interviewed using a semi-structured interview approach. The findings revealed an obvious neglect of the residents’ psychological and social well-being. They felt the need for family support and social acceptance, to preserve their integrity and to get the understanding of the caregivers and the stigmatization that comes with mental illnesses. Mental health services should incorporate an integrative approach of public acceptance of these people living with mental illnesses by providing appropriate psychological services and facilities.
      PubDate: 2017-05-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9621-9
  • The Predictive Role of Emotion Regulation Strategies on Depressive and
           Psychosomatic Symptoms in Adolescents
    • Authors: Mehmet Ali Yıldız; Baki Duy
      Abstract: Abstract The main purpose of the current study was to investigate the predictive role of emotion regulation strategies on depression and psychosomatic symptoms in adolescents. The secondary purpose was to examine the predictive role of some demographic variables on depression and psychosomatic symptoms. The participants for this study comprised 319 high school students [G = 155 (48.6%), B = 164 (51.4%)], attending three high schools from 9th to 11th grade, and representing different socioeconomic levels in Diyarbakır city center. A Personal Data Form was used to gather data regarding demographic variables. The Turkish version the Children’s Depression Inventory, Regulation of Emotions Questionnaire, and Psychosomatic Subscale of Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale were the instruments of the study. Standard regression analysis revealed that academic achievement and grade level were significant predictors of depressive symptoms, while academic achievement and gender variables had predictive power for psychosomatic symptoms. Moreover, hierarchical regression analysis indicated that all emotion regulation strategies played a predictive role in depression, while internal dysfunctional emotion regulation strategies and external dysfunctional emotion regulation strategies were significant predictors of psychosomatic symptoms. Taking into consideration that the research findings revealed that emotion regulation strategies played a predictive role on both depression and psychosomatic symptoms, assisting adolescents to develop functional emotion regulation strategies may improve the mental health quality of adolescents.
      PubDate: 2017-05-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9616-6
  • Reciprocal Effects of Transitional Instability, Problem Drinking, and
           Drinking Motives in Emerging Adulthood
    • Authors: Chris Segrin; Jill Bowers
      Abstract: Abstract The cumulative experience of different transitions over a limited time is known as transitional instability. Young adulthood is a time of instability that can promote problem drinking. Theoretically, however, transitions could have positive or negative effects. This study was designed to evaluate reciprocal associations between transitional instability and problem drinking in emerging adults. These effects were tested in a sample of 402 university student participants who were under the age of 21 at time 1. Participants completed self-report measures of drinking problems, drinking motivations, and different transitions common during emerging adulthood (e.g., transferring to a new school or moving back in with parents). One year later, 285 of these participants completed these same measures. Data were analyzed with latent variables cross-lagged structural equation models. The results showed that problem drinking at time 1 was associated with increased transitional instability over the 1-year course of the investigation. Also, transitional instability at time 1 was associated with lower problem drinking by time 2. This later, unexpected effect may be explainable by elements of role compatibility theory. Problem drinking promotes transitional instability in emerging adults. However, transitions may also signify entry into adult roles that can lessen problem drinking over time.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9617-5
  • The Bifactor Model of the Junior Metacognitive Awareness Inventory (Jr.
    • Authors: Hoi Kwan Ning
      Abstract: Abstract Few self-report measures actually exist that were designed to assess school-aged children’s metacognition. This study examined the factor structure and validity of the Junior Metacognitive Awareness Inventory (Jr. MAI; Sperling et al. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 27, 51–79, 2002) in a sample of primary school children from Singapore. A bifactor model which includes one general factor of metacognition and two uncorrelated knowledge and regulation of cognition group factors yielded the best fit to the data. The general factor of metacognition was found to have high internal consistency and accounted for a greater amount of variance than the two specific factors of knowledge and regulation of cognition. Multigroup analyses offered empirical evidence for the measurement invariance of the bifactor model across gender and ethnic groups. The criterion validity of the model was also demonstrated by significant predictive associations with measures of learning strategies and mathematics achievement. These results provided initial support for the validity and reliability of the Jr. MAI for use with children in the Asian setting. The implications of the findings for future metacognitive research and assessment among children are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9619-3
  • A Measure to Assess Individual Differences for Disgust Sensitivity: An
           Italian Version of the Disgust Scale – Revised
    • Authors: Marina Giampietro; Simona Ruggi; Simona C. S. Caravita; Monica Gatti; Lucia Colombo; Gabriella M. Gilli
      Abstract: Abstract The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Disgust Scale-Revised (DS-R) in a large community sample in Italy. Participants (845 Italians, aged 20–46; 50.1% women) completed a battery of self-report questionnaires: the DS-R, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, the Big Five Observer, and the Padua Inventory. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses supported a six-factor dimensionality of the DS-R in the Italian population. The six-factor structure was partially scalar invariant across gender groups. The data provided some evidence of the scale’s reliability for the sample. Correlations of the DS-R score with the assessed personality dimensions were consistent with the disgust literature. The six-factor dimensionality of the Italian version of the DS-R included the Animal reminder factor, which has also been found in other cultures. The second factor, which we named “Contamination by food,” only partially overlapped the Contamination factor of previous samples. The four remaining factors seemed to assess distinct facets of the Core disgust factor. This also emerged in previous studies. For these four, there was only a partial overlap between the Italian and other populations, suggesting the relevance of cultural differences in the assessment of disgust.
      PubDate: 2017-05-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9604-x
  • L2 Teachers’ Traditional versus Constructivist Teaching/Learning
           Conceptions and Teacher Burnout
    • Authors: Reza Zabihi; Mina Khodabakhsh
      Abstract: Abstract The purpose of this research was twofold: (a) to find out the dominant type of teaching/learning conceptions among second language (L2) teachers, that is, whether they generally tend to hold traditional or constructivist views; (b) to see if there is any relationship between L2 teachers’ traditional versus constructivist teaching/learning conceptions and their burnout level. Seventy-four L2 teachers were asked to fill out two instruments: the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and the Teaching and Learning Conceptions Questionnaire (TLCQ). Overall, the results from a T-test showed that teachers were more inclined towards constructivist conceptions of teaching and learning. Moreover, results from correlation analyses revealed that there is a significant negative correlation between teachers’ total burnout level alongside two of its subscales (Emotional Exhaustion and Depersonalization) and their constructivist conceptions of learning and teaching. On the contrary, our findings revealed a significant positive correlation between teachers’ total burnout level alongside two of its subscales (Emotional Exhaustion and Personal Accomplishment) and their traditional conceptions of learning and teaching. Furthermore, the results from regression analysis consisting of TLCQ factors showed that teachers’ constructivist conceptions could successfully predict lower levels of teacher burnout. The practical implications of the study were discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-05-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9610-z
  • Specific Virtues as Predictors of Smartphone Addiction among Chinese
    • Authors: Ling Lian; Xuqun You
      Abstract: Abstract Smartphones are important communication and technological tools that have become an indispensable part of university students’ lives. Although empirical research has evaluated factors that influence Smartphone addiction, few studies have explored positive and potentially protective factors such as virtues that may increase the efficacy of future Smartphone addiction prevention programs. Thus, this study examined the relationship between three key virtues (i.e., relationship, vitality, and conscientiousness) and Smartphone addiction as well as evaluated the specific contributions of these virtues as applied to Smartphone use among Chinese university students. A total of 682 undergraduates (aged 18–24 years) from three universities completed the 96-item Chinese Virtues Questionnaire and Mobile Phone Addiction Index. Results showed that three virtues were significantly correlated with Smartphone addiction. Specifically, conscientiousness and relationship virtues negatively predicted Smartphone addiction and explained 82.61% of addiction-related variance. Vitality positively predicted Smartphone addiction and accounted for the remaining 17.39% variance. Thus, this study demonstrated that conscientiousness and relationship virtues were potential protective factors for Smartphone addiction, while vitality led to increased vulnerability. Gender-related differences were also discovered. Specifically, male students may be more sensitive to the conscientiousness virtue, while female students may show increased sensitivity to the relationship virtue. Consequently, future efforts to prevent Smartphone addiction could focus on how to enhance conscientiousness and relationship virtues and how to reduce the vitality virtue.
      PubDate: 2017-05-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9612-x
  • Diagnosing Well-Being in Work Context – Eudemonic Well-Being in the
           Workplace Questionnaire
    • Authors: Agnieszka Czerw
      Abstract: Abstract This article presents a proposal for a questionnaire diagnosing the well-being of employees in terms of eudemonia. This questionnaire stems from two theories on psychological and social well-being, already used in positive psychology. The construction of this questionnaire and its subsequent confirmatory studies were conducted on the group of 724 working adults. In the final questionnaire version, four factors were distinguished: positive organization; fit and development; positive relations with co-workers; and contribution to the organization. Additionally, by using the K-means cluster analysis (N = 609), four specific well-being profiles were distinguished: (1) moderate well-being based on relationships, (2) globally high well-being in the workplace, (3) globally low well-being in the workplace, (4) reduced well-being based on their own competences. Further analysis showed that people representing these profiles differ from each other in their level of attachment to the workplace. The guidelines regarding the actions of employers to increase the eudemonic well-being of their employees are also discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-05-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9614-8
  • Primary School Teachers’ Life Satisfaction: The Role of Life Goals,
           Basic Psychological Needs and Flow at Work
    • Authors: Diana Olčar; Majda Rijavec; Tajana Ljubin Golub
      Abstract: Abstract The central aim of the study was to examine the relationship between primary school teachers’ life goals and life satisfaction using the self-determination theory (Deci and Ryan 2000) and the flow theory (Csikszentmihalyi 1975) as a framework. A study was conducted to test whether the relationship between intrinsic life goals and teachers’ life satisfaction is mediated by two serially posited mediators, the satisfaction of each basic psychological need (competence, autonomy and relatedness) and the experience of flow at work. A total of 480 primary school teachers (17 years of work experience on average) from different regions of Croatia participated in the study. The results, obtained by structural equation modeling, showed that only the need for competence and flow at work significantly mediate between intrinsic life goals and life satisfaction (β = .04, p < .001). The needs for autonomy and relatedness were not significant mediators when used as serial mediators. Thus, the study provides evidence that the positive relationship between life goals and life satisfaction is partly due to the increased satisfaction of the need for competence and more frequent flow experience at work. Also, the indirect effect of extrinsic goals on life satisfaction (β = −.024, p < .01) through autonomy and flow work was tested and found to be significant.
      PubDate: 2017-05-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9611-y
  • Decoupling the Effects of Wayfinding Competence, Trait-Anxiety and
           Subjective Well-Being from a GESIS German Sample
    • Authors: Kevin H. C. Cheng
      Abstract: Abstract The study examines how wayfinding competence coupled with predisposed trait-anxiety can produce negative daily experience in individuals’ subjective well-being. The GESIS granted the permission to test this hypothesis using a sample of 7599 residents in Germany. A measure of wayfinding competence is based on the German Questionnaire of Spatial Strategies (GQSS). Trait-Anxiety is measured by a sub-domain of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS). Subjective well-being is an operationalization of the construct devised by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In a hierarchical regression model, where demographic and other socio-economic variables are held constant, a mediating model linking the effect of wayfinding competence, trait-anxiety and subjective well-being were assessed. The data supports a direct and a mediated effect of wayfinding competence on subjective well-being via trait-anxiety. The mediating effect for the older age group was prominent.
      PubDate: 2017-05-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9602-z
  • Experimental Evidence for Grandmothers’ Differential Investment in
    • Authors: Wanting Wang; Bin-Bin Chen
      Abstract: Abstract Grandparental investment, which is a worldwide phenomenon, is relatively neglected by Asian researchers. Although the amount of research on grandparental investment in Europe and Northern America has been increasing, there is less research on how grandchild factors influence grandmothers’ investment in grandchildren. Drawing on sex chromosome relatedness theory and the hypothesis about phenotypic similarity cues, we designed an experiment to test how two grandchild factors (sex and resemblance) influence grandmothers’ biased investment. In the experiment, 80 childless female undergraduates (M age = 19.62 years) who had to imagine being a grandmother were presented with an array of children’s faces (which had been morphed to resemble theirs to varying degrees) and were asked to make hypothetical grandparental investment decisions. We showed that (1) hypothetical paternal grandmothers were more likely to invest in granddaughters than hypothetical maternal grandmothers; and (2) hypothetical paternal grandmothers were more likely to favor self-resembling grandchildren than hypothetical maternal grandmothers. These findings extend existing evolutionary accounts of grandparental investment by specifying how grandchild factors influence grandmothers’ investment.
      PubDate: 2017-05-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9608-6
  • The Psychometric Properties of Cancer Behavior Inventory as a Predictor of
           Quality of Life in Turkish Cancer Patients
    • Authors: Özlem Bozo; İrem Akıncı; Cansu Akyüz
      Abstract: Abstract In the literature, studies showed that self-efficacy of cancer patients are related to their quality of life in different domains. Considering the need of a scale measuring cancer related self-efficacy in Turkish culture, the objective of the current study was to examine psychometric reliability and validity of Cancer Behavior Inventory (CBI) in Turkish cancer patients. One-hundred and twenty cancer patients participated in the study. In addition to CBI, participants were administered Beck Depression Inventory, Multidimensional Quality of Life Scale – Cancer, Ways of Coping Inventory, Life Orientation Test-Revised, and General Self-Efficacy Scale to test the validity of the adapted scale. The results showed that the CBI has a four-factor structure in Turkish culture. The internal consistency of the scale was .91 and the internal consistencies of subscales ranged between .70 and .90. The validity scores of the scale were also satisfactory. The regression analysis revealed that the CBI predicts the patients’ quality of life better than General Self-efficacy Scale. CBI is a valid and reliable measure. As compared to general self-efficacy measures, CBI provides more precise information about cancer patients' QOL. The results, directions for future studies and limitations were discussed in the light of the literature.
      PubDate: 2017-05-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9609-5
  • Erratum to: Relationship of LMX and Agreeableness with Emotional
           Exhaustion: A Mediated Moderated Model
    • Authors: Fraz Akbar; Shazia Akhtar
      PubDate: 2017-05-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9606-8
  • Attachment and Its Relationship to Anxiety Sensitivity
    • Authors: Robert C. Intrieri; Samantha J. Margentina
      Abstract: Abstract This study examined the role of anxiety sensitivity (AS) in relation to attachment as measured by the Experiences in Close Relationships-Revised (ECR-R) and the inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment (IPPA). We also examined how well attachment variables, anxiety sensitivity, and trait anxiety predicted panic symptoms as measured by the Panic Disorder Severity Scale (PDSS). Three hundred forty-three participants completed a series of self-report measures assessing attachment perceptions, anxiety sensitivity, trait anxiety, and panic symptom frequency and severity. The study hypotheses were tested in several hierarchical regression analyses that examined the relationship between attachment perceptions and anxiety sensitivity while controlling for sex and trait anxiety. Another study hypothesis tested the relationship between attachment perceptions and panic symptom frequency and severity while controlling for sex, anxiety sensitivity, and trait anxiety. Only attachment Anxiety was a significant predictor of anxiety sensitivity after controlling for sex and trait anxiety. The best predictors of panic symptoms were trait anxiety and anxiety sensitivity. None of the attachment variables significantly predicted panic symptoms. Significant differences found across attachment groupings for anxiety sensitivity. The current study found support for the findings of Weems et al. (2002) and Watt et al. (2005) and extended these results to two different attachment measures.
      PubDate: 2017-05-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9607-7
  • 2D:4D, Optimism, and Risk Taking
    • Authors: Efrat Barel
      Abstract: Abstract Testosterone has been associated with a wide range of behaviors. Digit ratio (2D:4D), a somatic marker of prenatal testosterone, has been associated with risk taking, but the findings are inconsistent. The present study sought to investigate an interactionist model combining biological and personality factors in explaining risk taking. Power has been previously found to moderate the relationship between 2D:4D and risk taking. It has also been suggested that optimism plays a mediating role in the relationship between power and risk taking. In light of these interconnections, the present study explored the interaction between 2D:4D and optimism as a predictor of self-reported risk taking. Two hundred and eleven participants (102 men and 109 women) completed self-report measures of optimism and risk taking, and their prenatal testosterone was estimated by left and right 2D:4D ratios. Moderated regression analysis showed that optimism moderated the association between left 2D:4D and general risk taking, with men and women taking more risk with lower 2D:4D and lower optimism levels. Further moderated regression analysis, including participants’ sex, revealed that optimism moderated the association between right 2D:4D and financial risk taking, but only in women, exhibiting more financial risk taking with lower 2D:4D but higher optimism levels.
      PubDate: 2017-04-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9598-4
  • Academic Procrastination and Bedtime among Chinese Undergraduates: The
           Indirect and Moderating Effects of Sensation Seeking and Goal
    • Authors: Bin-Bin Chen
      Abstract: Abstract This study examined the relationship between academic procrastination and bedtime and the indirect and moderating effects of sensation seeking and goal disengagement on that relationship. One hundred and ninety-nine Chinese undergraduate students (mean age = 19.30 years, SD = 1.11) completed a packet of questionnaires that assessed academic procrastination, bedtime, sensation seeking, and goal disengagement. Regression analyses indicated that there was a positive relation between academic procrastination and bedtime; however, the relation was stronger for those students with higher levels of goal disengagement than for those students with lower levels of goal disengagement. In addition, path analyses indicated that sensation seeking had an indirect effect on bedtime through academic procrastination. Implications for future research of the current study were discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-04-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9605-9
  • “My Body is My Journal, and My Tattoos are My Story”: South African
           Psychology Students’ Reflections on Tattoo Practices
    • Authors: Luzelle Naudé; Jacques Jordaan; Luna Bergh
      Abstract: Abstract The aim of this research study was to gain insight into a group of South African psychology students’ perceptions regarding tattoos. In particular, the prevalence of getting a tattoo; differences between various gender, racial, and religious groupings with regard to getting a tattoo; the most prominent reasons for getting or not getting a tattoo; and general perceptions regarding tattoos and people with tattoos were explored. Third-year psychology students participated in this multi-methods study. A survey regarding tattoo behavior and perceptions was completed by 175 participants, and interviews were conducted with five individuals. Descriptive statistics, chi-square analyses, as well as content and thematic analyses, were completed. While most participants (78.3%) did not have tattoos, they were relatively non-judgmental with regard to tattoo practices. Tattoos were valued for their symbolic personal meaning and as a form of self-expression, while religion, the permanence of tattoos and medical aspects deterred students from getting a tattoo.
      PubDate: 2017-04-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9603-y
  • Merely Possessing a Placebo Analgesic Reduced Pain Intensity: Preliminary
           Findings from a Randomized Design
    • Authors: Victoria Wai-lanYeung; Andrew Geers; Simon Man-chun Kam
      Abstract: Abstract An experiment was conducted to examine whether the mere possession of a placebo analgesic cream would affect perceived pain intensity in a laboratory pain-perception test. Healthy participants read a medical explanation of pain aimed at inducing a desire to seek pain relief and then were informed that a placebo cream was an effective analgesic drug. Half of the participants were randomly assigned to receive the cream as an unexpected gift, whereas the other half did not receive the cream. Subsequently, all participants performed the cold-pressor task. We found that participants who received the cream but did not use it reported lower levels of pain intensity during the cold-pressor task than those who did not receive the cream. Our findings constitute initial evidence that simply possessing a placebo analgesic can reduce pain intensity. The study represents the first attempt to investigate the role of mere possession in understanding placebo analgesia. Possible mechanisms and future directions are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-04-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9601-0
  • Cognitive Empathy in Intercultural Interactions: The Roles of Lay Theories
           of Multiculturalism and Polyculturalism
    • Authors: Maria Guadalupe C. Salanga; Allan B. I. Bernardo
      Abstract: Abstract The intergroup lay theories of polyculturalism and multiculturalism have been hypothesized to play an important role in facilitating better intergroup relations. In two studies, we investigate the consequences of polyculturalism and multiculturalism on participants’ cognitive empathy for actors in a hypothetical intercultural interaction. Study 1 involves a scenario with Korean student experiencing language difficulties in the classroom and a Filipino professor who willingly provided assistance. Study 2 involves the same scenario but with a Filipino professor who declines to extend help to the Korean student. Hierarchical regression analyses reveal that multiculturalism predicts cognitive empathy for the Korean student in Study 1 and polyculturalism predicts cognitive empathy for the professor in both studies. The findings provide support for the role of lay theories of culture and its impact on cognitions about groups, and more importantly, for the distinct relationships between the two lay theories that emphasize either cultural differences or cultural connections.
      PubDate: 2017-04-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9599-3
  • Psychometric Properties of Dispositional Self-Regulation Scale in Iranian
           Population and Predicting Inhibitory/Initiatory Self-Control on the Basis
           of It
    • Authors: Ahmad Valikhani; Mohammad Ali Goodarzi; Razieh Hashemi
      Abstract: Abstract In the present study, factor structure and psychometric properties of the Self-Regulation Scale (SRS) designed to measure the attention control in goal pursuit was studied. The scale was administered to 400 students at Shiraz University, Iran. The exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses indicated two factors for the scale: thought/emotion regulation and attention regulation. Internal consistency of the components of the self-regulation scale was found to be relatively high. Moreover, the results supported the criterion validity of the SRS and its components in terms of their positive relationship with mindfulness and self-control variables, and their negative relationship with symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. Hierarchical regression analysis showed that the components of thought/emotion regulation and attention regulation had a significant increased variance in explaining the inhibitory self-control and initiatory self-control beyond psychopathological and mindfulness variables. The results also indicated that thought/emotion regulation had more influence on anticipation of inhibitory self-control compared to the attention regulation. However, the influence of the attention regulation in anticipation of initiatory self-control was more than that of the thought/emotion regulation.
      PubDate: 2017-04-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9574-z
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