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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: 21)
Activités     Open Access  
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: 4)
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: 37)
Advances in Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
Advances in Physiotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 54)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
African Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Sport Facilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 377)
Aggressive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
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: 14)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Applied Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
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: 20)
American Journal of Psychotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
American Psychologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 153)
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: 24)
Annual Review of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 189)
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: 21)
Applied and Preventive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Applied Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Applied Neuropsychology : Adult     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Applied Neuropsychology : Child     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Applied Psychological Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Applied Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 121)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionspychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
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: 9)
At-Tajdid : Jurnal Ilmu Tarbiyah     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 29)
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: 16)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Barbaroi     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Behavior Analysis in Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Behavior Analyst     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behavior Modification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Behavior Research Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Behavior Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Behavioral Development Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription  
Behavioral Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Behavioral Neuroscience     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Behavioral Sleep Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Behaviour Research and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 108)
Behavioural Processes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BioPsychoSocial Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
BMC Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
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: 116)
British Journal of Developmental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
British Journal of Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
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: 19)
British Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55)
British Journal of Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
British Journal of Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
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: 6)
Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Child Development Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
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: 66)
Clinical Psychology and Special Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
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: 36)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Cognitive Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
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: 3)
Contextos Clínicos     Open Access  
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Counseling Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research : Linking research with practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Counselling and Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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: 6)
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: 11)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access  
Culturas Psi     Open Access  
Culture and Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Addiction Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Directions In Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Opinion in Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Psychological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Current Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Current psychology letters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Research in Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Cyberpsychology : Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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: 43)
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: 6)
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: 33)
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 Behavioral Development Bulletin
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   ISSN (Online) 1942-0722
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  • Thanking our reviewers and editorial team.
    • Authors: No authorship indicated
      Abstract: This note from the Behavioral Development Bulletin expresses gratitude to the reviewers and editorial team that reviewed this issue of the journal. Putting this issue together would not have been possible without the help of our editorial team. Their efforts are very much appreciated. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-12-26
      DOI: 10.1037/bdb0000052
       
  • Positive adult development intersects social and behavioral science.
    • Authors: Commons; Michael Lamport; Fein, Elke
      Abstract: This article introduces this special issue of the Behavioral Development Bulletin. This issue is dedicated to applications of adult development (AD) research in various social science disciplines. Specifically, this issue asks how AD perspectives can: make valuable contributions to addressing real world challenges by offering more comprehensive understandings and interpretations of complex problems; suggest paradigmatic theoretical innovation to the social sciences; and gain deeper incorporation in behavioral economic, sociological, social, psychological, and political science contexts. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-12-19
      DOI: 10.1037/bdb0000050
       
  • Exploring the differences between social and behavioral science.
    • Authors: Adhikari; Dristi
      Abstract: Even though social science and behavioral science are interconnected and both study behaviors, there are some noteworthy differences between the two fields at the level of scientific analysis of behavior. In this article, a definition of social science is put forward as the study of relationships between macro type variables, like culture and society, and micro type variables such as how people behave. Behavioral science, on the other hand, is the organized study of human and animal behavior through controlled systematic structure. The differences in the fields pertaining to contextual manipulation, operationalization and creation of variables are discussed. Factor analysis has been suggested as potential solution for social science research. Model of Hierarchical Complexity (MHC) as the potential bridge between the 2 fields is discussed. Social science can expand its social value by adapting behavioral science research models. Furthermore, behavioral science needs to expand its scope to take on social science issues. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-12-19
      DOI: 10.1037/bdb0000029
       
  • Adult development meets social sciences—Reviewing the state of the
           art.
    • Authors: Fein; Elke; Jordan, Thomas
      Abstract: Neo-Piagetian theories of adult development (AD) have been received and used by social and political scientists in various ways during the last few decades. However, despite their potential to provide insights into previously neglected dimensions of social and political change, structuralist cognitive developmental approaches have, for various reasons, still not been systematically “discovered” by many of the established social science disciplines. This paper gives a tentative overview of some contributions that approaches informed by structuralist developmental perspectives have made to various fields within the social sciences in the past few decades. It looks at, first, how important AD frameworks have been used in political science in a broad sense, that is, including history and sociology. Our particular focus is on what kinds of methodologies have been used, and what they are suited for. On this basis, second, we discuss some of the methodological challenges that are connected to AD uses in the social sciences. Finally, we investigate to what extent developmental approaches can make accessible novel dimensions of knowledge and understanding of social and political change. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-12-19
      DOI: 10.1037/bdb0000051
       
  • The Meta-Cross-Paradigmatic Order and Stage 16.
    • Authors: Commons; Michael Lamport; Kjorlien, Olivia Alexandra
      Abstract: The Model of Hierarchical Complexity has identified orders and their corresponding stages through Order 16. There are examples, descriptions, and definitions of the Orders of Hierarchical Complexity through Order 15. To date, the discourse on Order 16 comprises just defining the new order and suggesting that it empirically demonstrated Orders of Hierarchical Complexity further along than Order 15. However, Stage 16 has now been named and defined as The Meta-Cross-Paradigmatic Order 16. There is now examples for this order and corresponding stage. This article explains Stage 16 and provides an example that maps Order 15 paradigms of Physical Science and Order 15 Behavioral Science onto another. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-12-19
      DOI: 10.1037/bdb0000037
       
  • Successes in cultural evolution raises the variability in humans’
           highest stage attained.
    • Authors: Leite; Sofia Ferreira
      Abstract: The model of hierarchical complexity characterizes behavior 1-dimensionally, by representing its order of hierarchical complexity. It results that interspecies behavior can be directly compared. From interspecies comparisons, 1 intriguing question is why humans evolved the most, attaining the highest average stage and the highest variability in the highest stage attained by adults. We hypothesize that population growth has been a major factor for shifting upward the average stage of development of humans, which, reciprocally, was a perquisite for cultural evolution. We also consider competition and selection as core processes that go hand-in-hand with the rise in stage. Results show that population growth and rise in stage are strongly positively correlated. The emergence of a metasystematic Stage 13 individual is possible with an increase of the population from 2 to 161 individuals; a paradigmatic Stage 14 individual emerges with an increase from 161 to 4291; and a crossparadigmatic Stage 15 individual emerges with an increase from 4,291 to 289,855 individuals. We discuss that acceleration of population growth might be a fundamental measure accounting for the rise in stage. We deduce that agricultural practices were, then, fundamental for liberating human evolution. Although we do not have sufficient data for quantifying the reason behind the highest variability in the highest staged attained by human adults, we suggest that variability increases with the increase in average stage of a species. Finally, we draw some conclusions in regards to current populations, predicting that India might witness the next wave of innovations. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-12-19
      DOI: 10.1037/bdb0000033
       
  • Cross-cultural homogeneity in social perspective taking: China and the
           United States.
    • Authors: Giri; Sarthak
      Abstract: Research has suggested that, given the proper methods of measurement, there is little or no difference in Kohlbergian stages of moral development and social perspective taking between different cultures. Participants in the United States and China were administered the Perspective Taking Instrument developed by Core Complexity Assessments in coordination with the Dare Association, Inc., to measure stage development of social perspective taking. Using Rasch analysis, we computed stage scores on the model of hierarchical complexity (MHC) to compare participants. This study represents the first cross-cultural application of MHC analysis. We found that the progress of individuals’ moral development in American and Chinese cultures were both nearly identical to the developmental course predicted by the MHC, despite obvious surface-level differences in the social organization and behavior of the 2 cultures. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-12-19
      DOI: 10.1037/bdb0000023
       
  • Developmental analysis of autogenetic frameworks of interpersonal agency.
    • Authors: Nordmann; Nancy
      Abstract: Previously reported research produced an autogenetic model of interpersonal agency and provided confirmatory support for the model. The model consists of paradigms and frameworks of interpersonal agency that share features with developmental levels and stages of models of social development. It was the purpose of the research being reported here to test the hypothesis that the autogenetic model paradigms and frameworks demonstrate a developmental relationship to one another. To this end, interviews were conducted with 16 undergraduates at a private, residential college seeking to determine both current autogenetic functioning and the autogenetic functioning toward which they may be tending. Examples are provided from a qualitative analysis of each interview that identify the current autogenetic framework being utilized and frameworks toward which the students are directing their attention. In the majority of cases the framework to which the students are attending is 1 framework beyond the framework currently being utilized, as would be predicted if the autogenetic frameworks are developmentally related. The hypothesis that the autogenetic model fits the requirements of a social developmental model is supported. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-12-19
      DOI: 10.1037/bdb0000047
       
  • Vladimir Putin as a political leader: Challenges to an adult
           developmentally-informed analysis of politics and political culture.
    • Authors: Wagner; Anastasija; Fein, Elke
      Abstract: This article illustrates the extent to which adult development models can be useful tools for contributing to a more adequate, developmentally informed understanding of political leadership. In a case study of Russian president Vladimir Putin, we analyze evidence about important elements of the president’s political identity and worldview, as well as his goals and behavioral strategies that result from them. We draw on extensive published materials, including biographies, interviews, speeches, and public discourse, which are analyzed through the lens of neo-Piagetian theories of adult development, in particular, ego development. On this basis, we identify a leadership profile revolving around a self-protective center of gravity and discuss this finding in methodological regard. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-12-19
      DOI: 10.1037/bdb0000028
       
  • Comparing different ways of using the model of hierarchical complexity to
           evaluate graduate students.
    • Authors: Miller; Patrice Marie; Crone-Todd, Darlene
      Abstract: University educators at all levels, including undergraduate and graduate, are increasingly being asked to assess their efforts to show that students are learning skills needed for work and life. The question continues to be how to most effectively assess student competencies. Here, we introduce the model of hierarchical complexity as a candidate for such assessment. The primary reason that such a model could be useful is that it postulates that the development of competency results from the mastery of tasks that occur in a sequence from least to most hierarchically complex. We use the model to assess the competence level of students entering or already enrolled in a master’s program in counseling, and predict students’ grades in that program. Two separate studies were carried out. In the first study, narrative statements that students wrote in order to be admitted to a master’s program in counseling were coded using a method developed from the model of hierarchical complexity. Statements in students’ essays were coded at 5 stages, from Concrete to Metasystematic. The mean stage found was 10.76, or between the Abstract stage and the Formal stage. Although those students with slightly higher mean scores also had slightly higher GPAs, with the small number of coded participants and the very restricted range of student GPAs, we were not able to show that the difference was significant. In the second study, we used a structured method of assessing participants’ stage, and contrasted that with the coding of a short narrative statement collected at the same time. In this second study, the scores from the coding of the narrative statement did significantly predict GPA, but not the scores from the structured instrument. The results of the 2 studies provide some support for the idea that using the model of hierarchical complexity to assess and predict graduate school success would be useful, and should encourage those who have interests in this area to carry out additional studies with larger and more variable samples as well as a variety of related instruments. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-12-19
      DOI: 10.1037/bdb0000039
       
  • Isolating occupational interests of academics to identify metrics of
           success.
    • Authors: Ramakrishnan; Saranya; Giri, Sarthak; Mei, Michelle
      Abstract: One of the main problems most of academia faces today is the classic economic problem of supply and demand, i.e. the number of PhD candidates and post-doctorates seeking permanent academic positions (supply) far exceeds the available academic positions (demand). As a result, competition has increased among aspiring graduates as they scramble to advance in academia. Other studies have examined external factors that give these graduates a competitive edge, but they fail to identify whether the candidates actually have the right interests to thrive in academia. A sample of 94 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors completed a revised version of the Holland Interest Scale (Feldman, Smart, & Ethington, 2008). This is comprised of 6 factors: Realistic (R), Investigative (I), Artistic (A), Social (S), Enterprising (E), and Conventional (C). Only graduate students and post-doctorates who intended to pursue careers in academia were considered for the study. In this study, we show that academics are high in S, A, and I interests. The frequency of the SAI trend is 56% in Group 1 (professors) and only 36% in Group 2 (PhD, post-doctorates). Of the 6 interests, the highest interest of Group 1 (professors) members was never E or C. However, highest interests of Group-2 members ranged across all 6 interests. Understanding this information would help students decide if academia is the correct career choice for them even before pursuing a doctoral degree. This conscious decision may eliminate incompatible candidates and leave a limited number of aspiring graduates to pursue academia. Thus alleviating the supply side of the problem. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: 2016-12-19
      DOI: 10.1037/bdb0000049
       
 
 
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