Category Archives: Volume 49 . No 3-4 . 2012

On the Relationship Between Need for Cognition and Self-Control Capacity

Alex Bertrams and Oliver Dickhäuser University of Mannheim In the present study, we examined the hypothesis that individuals’ motivational tendency to engage in effortful information processing (i.e., their need for cognition; NFC) is positively related to their self-control capacity. This … Continue reading

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Mediators and Moderators of Stress – Fatigue and Psychological Distress – Fatigue Relationships in a Non-Clinical Sample

Shirley Liffman, Einar B. Thorsteinsson, Rhonda F. Brown, & Donald W. Hine University of New England, Australia Objective: Stress, psychological distress and fatigue are frequently co-morbid experiences, but the nature of any temporal and/or causal relationships is unclear. This study examined … Continue reading

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Towards Plasticity in Brain Science Pedagogy

Stacy M. Lopresti-Goodman Marymount University There is growing opposition to animal experimentation. Therefore, it is increasingly important for psychology educators and mentors to be considerate and accommodating of students’ differing perspectives on animal experimentation. This thesis addresses trends in public … Continue reading

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Personal Worldviews and Need for Closure Predict Political Ideology in a Sample of College Students

Antonio V. Laverghetta Cameron University Department of Psychology This study was a replication of the Golec and Van Bergh study (2007), who found that personal worldviews (traditional, modern, and postmodern) were predictors of conservatism in a sample in Poland. Presently, … Continue reading

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Occupational Benefits and Costs of Conducting Psychotherapy: The Case of School Counselors

Shiri Daniels University of Haifa Tali Seger Ruppin Academic Center Joseph Guttmann University of Haifa This was a two-stage – qualitative and quantitative study. The participants were 137 school counselors in junior high schools in Israel. Data nalysis revealed five … Continue reading

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