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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: 23)
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: 40)
Advances in Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
Advances in Physiotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 59)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
African Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Sport Facilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 400)
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: 16)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Applied Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
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 Psychologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 172)
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: 67)
Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Annual Review of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 215)
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: 67)
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: 139)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionspychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Archives of Scientific Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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: 17)
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: 19)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Barbaroi     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
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: 3)
Behavior Modification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Behavior Research Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Behavior Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Behavioral Development Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription  
Behavioral Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Behavioral Neuroscience     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 53)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Behavioral Sleep Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Behaviormetrika     Hybrid Journal  
Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Behaviour Research and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 126)
Behavioural Processes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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: 127)
British Journal of Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
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: 65)
British Journal of Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
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: 13)
Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology     Hybrid Journal  
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Child Development Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
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: 10)
Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
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: 21)
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: 28)
Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
Cognitive Research : Principles and Implications     Open Access  
Consciousness and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
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: 22)
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: 21)
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: 7)
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: 10)
Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Directions In Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
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: 45)
Diagnostica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Dialectica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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: 13)
Ecopsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
ECOS - Estudos Contemporâneos da Subjetividade     Open Access  
Educational Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Educazione sentimentale     Full-text available via subscription  
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
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  [2355 journals]
  • A Concurrent Validity Study of the PDM-2 Personality Syndromes
    • Authors: Robert M. Gordon
      Abstract: This study assessed the concurrent validity of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2, APO 2017) personality syndromes (P Axis) formulation by factor analyzing the countertransference expectation ratings of 412 clinicians of the PDM-2 personality syndromes. This study compared the resulting factor structures of those ratings to some of the leading taxonomies of personality disorders i.e., DSM-5’s three personality clusters; levels of personality organization model of Kernberg (1984); internalizing, externalizing, and borderline-dysregulated personality dimensions of the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure-II (Westen et al. in American Journal of Psychiatry, 169(3), 273–284, 2012), and the DSM-5’s alternative model (American Psychiatric Association 2013) which uses the Personality Psychopathology Five disorder trait specifiers: negative affectivity, detachment, antagonism, disinhibition, and psychoticism. The results found good concurrent validity for the new PDM-2, P Axis with these leading diagnostic taxonomies. However, it appears that understanding the complexity of personality is not a matter of adding up personality traits as suggested by the DSM-5 Alternative Model.
      PubDate: 2017-07-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9644-2
  • The Relationships between Family, School and Community Support and
           Boundaries and Student Engagement among Chinese Adolescents
    • Authors: Bin-Bin Chen; Nora Wiium; Radosveta Dimitrova; Ning Chen
      Abstract: The purpose of the study was to examine the relationships between social support and boundaries from family, school and community and student engagement among Chinese adolescents. Participants were 577 adolescents (53.5% boys) from Shanghai who provided data on student engagement, environmental support and boundaries from family, school and community. Results showed that family, school and community support and boundaries were positively related to two dimensions of student engagement (i.e., behavioral and affective). Several interaction terms were also observed. Specifically, school support strengthened the relationship between community support and behavioral engagement, and family support and affective engagement; school boundary strengthened the relationship between family boundary and affective engagement. Practical implications for the contributions of support and boundaries from family, school and community on student engagement are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-07-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9646-0
  • Authentic Leadership and Extra Role Behavior: a School Based Integrated
    • Authors: Anugamini Priya Srivastava; Rajib Lochan Dhar
      Abstract: The study attempts to analyse the effect of authentic leadership on extra role behavior through the mediating role of academic optimism. This study further examines the moderating role of perception of training comprehensiveness in altering the relationship between academic optimism and extra role behavior. The data for the study was collected from dyad of school teachers and their immediate principals working in primary schools of Uttar Pradesh, India. Hierarchical linear modelling and confirmatory factor analysis were adopted to analyse the hypotheses and model fit respectively. The results supported the hypotheses and proposed positive influence of authentic leadership on extra role behavior through the partial mediation of academic optimism. The results also supported moderating role of training comprehensiveness in strengthening the link between academic optimism and extra role behavior. Further, the study provides relevant implications findings of this study can have on school teachers extra role behavior and the whole psychological process.
      PubDate: 2017-07-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9634-4
  • Does the Dark Triad Manifest Similarly in men and Women' Measurement
           Invariance of the Dirty Dozen across sex
    • Authors: Carlo Chiorri; Carlo Garofalo; Patrizia Velotti
      Abstract: The Dark Triad is a constellation of three socially undesirable personality traits: narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism. Previous research has shown that men tend to score higher than women on Dark Triad scales, but the validity of these results is questionable as there is no evidence that the scales used exhibit measurement invariance across sex in the adult population. Here, we report four studies assessing the measurement invariance across sex of a recently developed, concise measure of the Dark Triad, namely Jonason and Webster's (2010) Dirty Dozen (DD). As no validated Italian version of the DD was available, we developed an Italian version and assessed its psychometric properties. Studies 1 to 3 revealed that the Italian DD had adequate psychometric properties, and replicated the three-factor structure and the nomological network of the original version. Study 4 provided evidence of the measurement invariance of the DD across sex, such that men scored higher than women with respect to psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and, to a lesser extent, narcissism. These findings indicate that the DD can be used to provide reliable assessments of sex differences in Dark Triad traits. Furthermore, the results of sex comparisons are consistent with a biosocial approach to social role theory that assumes that being agentic rather than communal is considered desirable for men and undesirable for women.
      PubDate: 2017-07-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9641-5
  • Dependence on a Partner and Relationship Maintenance Effort:
    • Authors: Yohsuke Ohtsubo; Ayano Yagi; Koji Kandori; Asami Matsumura
      Abstract: Dependence on a partner facilitates various types of relationship maintenance effort. In this paper, we report on two experiments in which the level of dependence was manipulated. Study 1 tested whether dependence promotes other enhancement (a form of ingratiation, whereby the likeability of the partner is positively distorted). Study 2 tested whether dependence amplifies a sense of guilt after inadvertently committing a mild form of transgression against the partner, and whether amplified guilt facilitates self-punishment. In both experiments, dependence was manipulated in a conceptually similar manner: Participants’ experimental rewards were partially determined by their partner’s decision. Dependence promoted other enhancement (Study 1) but did not amplify guilt, and failed to promote self-punishment (Study 2). Possible reasons for the contradictory findings of the two studies are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-07-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9642-4
  • ‘Being Flawed or Being Courageous’: South African Students’
           Attitudes Towards Counseling
    • Authors: K. Fandie; L. Naudé
      Abstract: The aim of this study was to explore students’ attitudes towards counseling at a South African institution of higher education. The influence of stigma (public and self-stigma), anticipated risk, and utility associated with disclosing information was also investigated, including the role of gender and culture. Using a mixed-method design, quantitative data were gathered from scales and qualitative data were based on the nominal group technique and follow-up discussions. Participants included third-year students from the Black Sesotho-Setswana-speaking and White Afrikaans-speaking cultural groups, either with or without counseling experience (those who have received counseling and those who have not). Statistically significant differences in attitudes were found across gender, cultural groups, and counseling experience. Furthermore, self-stigma and anticipated utility associated with disclosing information provided significant, unique explanations for the variance in students’ attitudes. Among the themes emerging from the analyses, secrecy was prominent. Furthermore, two contrasting themes emerged regarding being in counseling and indicated being flawed versus being courageous. Specific gender dynamics and social norms regarding counseling were also observed, with the general opinion being that it is more acceptable for female students to seek counseling. Considering the prevalence of adjustment and mental health problems in the South African student population, as well as the underutilization of counseling services, the results of the current study provide valuable information for student counseling and development centers at universities on how to engage more effectively with a diverse student population and how to make counseling services more accessible and appealing.
      PubDate: 2017-07-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9645-1
  • Theoretical Foundations to Guide Mindfulness Meditation: A Path to Wisdom
    • Authors: Nandini Karunamuni; Rasanjala Weerasekera
      Abstract: Mindfulness interventions are becoming increasingly popular across a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical settings where they are often employed to promote psychological well-being. Mindfulness in its original context presented in Buddhist practice is used to systematically understand one’s moment-to-moment experience, and to gradually develop self-knowledge and wisdom. Buddhist teachings describe wisdom as seeing things just as they are - a requisite for the complete freedom from suffering. In psychological writings, although the construct of wisdom lacks a commonly accepted definition, direct experiential self-knowledge is considered to be an essential element of wisdom. The purpose of this article is to examine the three major trainings of the Buddhist path, as well as some of the key Buddhist theoretical constructs, in order to explore their contribution to the gradual development of experiential self-knowledge and wisdom. In Buddhist traditions, mindfulness is practised in the context of a moral and philosophical system, and the mind is described as a sequence of momentary mental states, each distinct and discrete, their connections with one another being causal. We explain how a clear understanding of mindfulness within the context of this broader theoretical framework can be helpful to individuals engaging in different levels of the mindfulness meditation practice, and how this understanding can result in more sustained outcomes for mindfulness interventions. Further explorations are made into how various barriers and motivators to mindfulness meditation can be better understood by linking the theoretical aspects with current research literature on mindfulness.
      PubDate: 2017-07-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9631-7
  • Coping Styles and Socio-demographic Variables as Predictors of
           Psychological Well-Being among International Students Belonging to
           Different Cultures
    • Authors: Mubeen Akhtar; Birgit Kroener-Herwig
      Abstract: The study examined whether coping styles (reflective, suppressive, and reactive coping) predict the level of psychological well-being among international students, studying at German universities and living in a situation where the impact of acculturation stress is supposed to be rather high. In particular, we looked for any differences in preferred coping styles of university students belonging to diverse cultures to find out whether there are differential associations between coping styles and culture. The participants were 235 Asian, 204 European, and 94 Latin American students who were recruited with the support of offices of student’s affairs of universities. They completed an online survey comprising the WHO Well-Being Index (WHO-5), the Problem-focused Styles of Coping Inventory (PF-SOC), Student Stress Inventory (SSI), and a socio-demographic questionnaire. After controlling for socio-demographic variables which showed hardly any influence on well-being, coping exerted a high influence on the affective and functional state of international students. Suppressive coping turned out to be a relatively stronger predictor of a low level of psychological well-being in all three cultural groups, whereas reflective coping is predictive of a high level of psychological well-being. Also, reactive coping is rather dysfunctional but much less so than suppressive coping. Cultural group was found to be a significant predictor of coping styles. There were no significant differences in the level of well-being among the cultural groups, with about 40% being beyond a cut-off point signalling a depressive state. Counseling services need to pay attention to the relatively high percentage of students with poor psychological wellbeing. Improving students’ coping strategies may be an efficient way to improve their psychological well-being in academic/university and general life contexts.
      PubDate: 2017-07-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9635-3
  • DSPS-4: a Brief Measure of Perceived Daytime Sleepiness
    • Authors: Daniel Ruivo Marques; Ana Allen Gomes; Maria Helena Pinto de Azevedo
      Abstract: Sleepiness is a key issue in sleep medicine but its definition remains ambiguous and difficult to address. Some studies have reported that sleepiness should be conceptualized as a multidimensional construct. One of these dimensions is sleepiness propensity accurately assessed by the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. However, in the literature, data on other important sleepiness dimensions, such as sleepiness perception, are lacking. In an attempt to fulfil the literature gaps, this study aims at presenting data regarding the development of a brief self-report instrument to assess daytime sleepiness perception, the Daytime Sleepiness Perception Scale (DSPS-4). A sample of 692 undergraduate Medicine students was initially enrolled. The sample was randomly split in order to perform independent exploratory (EFA) and confirmatory factor analyses (CFA). A one-factor solution was examined. The DSPS-4 showed good indicators of reliability and validity. The CFA confirmed the one-factor structure of the DSPS-4. The unidimensional structure of the scale was invariant for both sexes. Results highlight the usefulness of DSPS-4 to measure and assess sleepiness perception at daytime. The short length of this scale enables its incorporation in routine assessment protocols for example regarding insomnia complaints. However, more studies are now required to check its suitability for other samples, specifically well-defined clinical groups.
      PubDate: 2017-07-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9638-0
  • Indirect Effects of Fluid Intelligence on Creative Aptitude Through
           Openness to Experience
    • Authors: Xiqin Liu; Ling Liu; Zhencai Chen; Yiying Song; Jia Liu
      Abstract: The intelligence-creativity relationship has been extensively investigated. While previous studies mainly focused on the relationship between intelligence and creative achievement or creative process, the present study examined the relationship between intelligence and creative aptitude. We measured participants’ creative aptitude with the Williams Creative Aptitude Test and fluid intelligence (i.e., Gf) with the Raven’s Advanced Progressive Matrices. We found that Gf was positively correlated with creative aptitude of curiosity and imagination. Further analyses showed that Gf has an indirect effect on creative aptitude of curiosity and imagination through the personality of Openness to Experience measured by the Revised NEO Personality Inventory. These results suggest that Openness to Experience plays a critical role in the process through which Gf may influence creative aptitude.
      PubDate: 2017-07-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9633-5
  • Is Imagination of the Infidelity More Painful than Actual Infidelity'
    • Authors: Farid Pazhoohi; Cátia Silva; Luís Pereira; Marco Oliveira; Paulo Santana; Rui Rodrigues; Joana Arantes
      Abstract: It has previously been reported that men and women are concerned with different aspects of infidelity. However, some researchers question the existence of such a sex difference. This discrepancy might happen because the intensity of emotions differs between those who have experienced infidelity and those who only imagine how they would feel if that happened. Additionally, the emotions that the betrayer experiences have been neglected in previous studies. Moreover, there has been no investigation regarding the differences between imaginative and actual emotions that someone experience regarding ones’ partner's or own’s infidelity. Therefore, the current study aimed to test the emotions that both men and women and both the betrayer and the victim of betrayal experience in the actual and the imaginative infidelities. Results showed that emotions were more intense while participants imagined infidelity than when they recalled an actual infidelity. Also, sex difference was larger in the imaginative infidelity.
      PubDate: 2017-07-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9637-1
  • Shyness and Loneliness: Contributions of Emotional Intelligence and Social
    • Authors: Jingjing Zhao; Mengge Tan; Li Gao; Yonghui Wang
      Abstract: The present study examined both the mediation effects of emotional intelligence and social support on the relationship between shyness and loneliness in a sample of Chinese college students. Four hundred and ninety-seven college students, ranging in age from 19 to 23, completed the Cheek and Buss Shyness Scale, the Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence scale, the Multi-dimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support and the Emotional and Social Loneliness Scale. Structural equation modeling showed that social support partially mediated the relationship between shyness and loneliness. The final model also revealed a significant path from shyness through emotional intelligence and social support to loneliness. Furthermore, through a multiple-group analysis, the results indicated that the paths did not differ across sexes at the statistic level, providing preparatory support to its robustness. The results are discussed in terms of the conceptional context.
      PubDate: 2017-07-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9640-6
  • Confidence at Work and Individualism-Collectivism: an Empirical
           Demonstration of the Distinctiveness of American Union Employees
    • Authors: Steven Mellor
      Abstract: Provided is an empirical demonstration of the distinctiveness of American union employees in regard to individualism-collectivism. Using confidence at work as an individual difference predictor and featuring willingness to equate success and failure with coworkers, and holistic thinking, as individualism-collectivism outcomes, relational differences between nonunion and union employees were shown. Specifically, inverse confidence at work-collectivism relationships were present for nonunion employees, but absent for union employees. Because such differences were hypothesized based on a view of union socialization as overlaid socialization—in which it is argued that internalized dominant culture individualism is not eradicated by union socialization but rather is situated within a work collective—the scholarly view that American union demise is inevitable due to dominant culture individualism is called into question. Suggestions to strengthen the empirical basis for the demonstrated distinctiveness of union employees are offered.
      PubDate: 2017-07-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9636-2
  • Electrophysiological Correlates of Emotional See-Saw Effect on a Go/No-Go
    • Authors: Remigiusz Szczepanowski; Michał Folwarczny; Magdalena Król; Dariusz Doliński; Joanna Budzisz
      Abstract: Social influence studies show that manipulation of rapid affective changes, the so-called emotional see-saw, works effectively as it triggers a mindlessness state through cognitive deficits. This study aimed at investigating the neuronal mechanisms underlying mindlessness behavior evoked by the fear-then-relief technique. We hypothesized that rapid affective changes due to the fear-then-relief procedure impair top-down cognitive operations (monitoring) in the brain. To examine such a hypothesis, we conducted a go/no-go task along with ERP (event-related potential) measures where participants were required to inhibit their motor responses, and then we applied an emotional see-saw to disrupt participants’ expectancies regarding their performance. In the next stage, we inspected monitoring operations by analyzing no-go responses and their electrophysiological counterparts in the brain, such as No-Go N2 amplitudes. The electrophysiological measures revealed stronger monitoring impairments in the brain for participants exposed to the emotional see-saw. Contrary to expectations, participants from the emotional see-saw group showed an increase in inhibition as opposed to the group manipulated only with anxiety. One may therefore conclude that there is no clear empirical evidence concerning distinct behavioral-electrophysiological patterns under an emotional see-saw state.
      PubDate: 2017-06-30
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9626-4
  • How Service Employees’ Work Motivations Lead to Job Performance: the
           Role of Service Employees’ Job Creativity and Customer Orientation
    • Authors: Tae Won Moon; Won-Moo Hur; Sunghyup Sean Hyun
      Abstract: This study examines how work motivation, specifically intrinsic motivation, identified motivation, introjected motivation, and external motivation, influences service employees’ job performance. The explicit purpose of this study was to reveal the mechanism through which work motivation affects the job performance of service employees. Working with a sample of 281 hotel employees in South Korea, structural equation modeling was employed to test research hypotheses that the four types of work motivation influence service employees’ job performance by incorporating the mediating variables of service employees’ job creativity and customer orientation. The results of this research suggest that intrinsic motivation and identified motivation are positively related to service employees’ job creativity, while external motivation is negatively related to service employees’ job creativity; service employees’ job creativity is positively related to customer orientation; customer orientation is positively related to job performance. Furthermore, the relationship between intrinsic motivation/identified motivation and job performance are sequentially and fully mediated by service employees’ job creativity and customer orientation. This study attempts to develop an understanding of the underlying mechanism through which work motivation affects service employees’ job performance through job creativity and customer orientation.
      PubDate: 2017-06-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9630-8
  • The Sport Mental Training Questionnaire: Development and Validation
    • Authors: Maciej Behnke; Maciej Tomczak; Lukasz D. Kaczmarek; Marek Komar; Jacek Gracz
      Abstract: Research in sports psychology has revealed that mental training is essential in the development of successful athletes. This project, comprised of five studies (a total of N = 2015) resulted in a novel approach towards the measurement of mental skills in sport. In Study 1 (N = 797) and Study 2 (N = 405) we used principal component analysis to identify and confirm the structure of a wide range of identified sport mental skills. Study 3 (N = 429) and Study 5 (N = 330) confirmed factorial structure of Polish and English versions. Study 4 documented how both versions of the scale were developed, and how these two versions converge supporting their cross-cultural validity. The final version contains 20 items grouped into 5 subscales (foundational skills, performance skills, interpersonal skills, self-talk and mental imagery). The Sport Mental Training Questionnaire is a reliable and valid brief questionnaire that will facilitate psychological evaluation of mental preparation among athletes.
      PubDate: 2017-06-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9629-1
  • Erratum to: 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
      PubDate: 2017-06-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9622-8
  • Grandiose Narcissists’ Public Versus Private Attributions for a
           Collaborative Success
    • Authors: Kendra Selle; Ashley A. Brown; Amani El-Alayli; Sandra Ewert
      Abstract: Grandiose narcissists tend to exhibit stronger self-serving attributional biases (SSABs) and seek public recognition for accomplishments. We examined whether grandiose narcissists are especially self-serving regarding a team success when making attributions publicly versus privately, and whether this depends on whether their partner is a friend or stranger. College students imagined winning a contest involving collaboration with a partner (friend/stranger), and then distributed credit and monetary reward for the team’s success in an imagined public (“TV interview”) or private (“anonymous survey”) context. Participants higher in grandiose narcissism exhibited greater SSAB when partnered with a stranger than a friend, especially when making attributions for earned monetary award in a “public” context. In contrast, participants lower in narcissism did not exhibit SSAB in any experiment condition. In fact, they exhibited a partner-favoring bias (in monetary reward allocations) in the “public” context when partnered with a stranger. Implications for real world reward distributions are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-06-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9628-2
  • Psychometric Properties and Factorial Validity of the Dyadic Coping
           Inventory –the Persian Version
    • Authors: Reza Fallahchai; Maryam Fallahi; Shiva Chahartangi; Guy Bodenmann
      Abstract: This study seeks to investigate the factor structure, convergent validity, and reliability of the Persian version of the Dyadic Coping Inventory in an Iranian sample. The sample consisted of 816 participants were involved in a questionnaire study. Factor analysis was used to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Dyadic Coping Inventory. Results showed that internal consistency of this scale by using Cronbach’s Alpha was 0.84, and the internal consistency the subscales ranged from .64 to .81.The findings support the hypothesized five-factor structure (stress communication; emotion-focused dyadic coping; problem-focused dyadic coping; delegated dyadic coping; and negative dyadic coping) for the DCI and self- and other-perception. The psychometric properties of the DCI and its criterion validity with The Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS) were good. This study indicated satisfactory reliability and factor structure for the Persian version of the Dyadic Coping Inventory (DCI). Furthermore, DCI can be utilized for research and therapeutic purposes and it can inspire cross-cultural studies.
      PubDate: 2017-06-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9624-6
  • Sympathy and Tenderness as Components of Dispositional Empathic Concern:
           Predicting Helping and Caring Behaviors
    • Authors: Belén López-Pérez; Pilar Carrera; Luis Oceja; Tamara Ambrona; Eric Stocks
      Abstract: Recently, empathic concern was separated into the components of sympathy and tenderness (Lishner et al. 2011). So far, these two emotional experiences have been assessed as episodic emotional responses, as the existent dispositional measures remain blind to such distinction. The aim of the present research is to develop and validate a dispositional measure that captures the personal disposition to feel sympathy, tenderness, and personal distress. This new scale is called Sympathy, Tenderness and Distress Dispositional Scale (SyTeD). In Study 1, we developed and tested the internal consistency and factor structure of the English version of the scale in the United States. In Study 2, we translated the scale into Spanish and tested its content and criterion validity in Spain. In Study 3, we tested the predictive validity of the sympathy-tenderness distinction within a helping vs. a care-based scenario in the United Kingdom (SyTeD-English version). In Study 4, we tested the predictive validity of the sympathy-tenderness distinction in a real helping situation in Spain (SyTeD-Spanish version). The results across these four studies suggest that the SyTeD is a useful measure of dispositional sympathy and tenderness that allows studying further different types of prosocial behavior (i.e., help vs. care).
      PubDate: 2017-06-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9615-7
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