Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2015

  • Quantitative Assessment of Sad Emotion

    Nicoladie D. Tam

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2015
    Pages: 36-43
    Received: Dec. 27, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 16, 2015
    Published: Feb. 13, 2015
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    Abstract: Based on the disparity theory of emotion, the role of sad emotion is an internal assessment of the error-correction process to reduce the disparity between the expected and actual outcomes (loss reduction) in the reality check process. This computational theory of emotion is consistent with the psychological characteristics that sadness is an emoti... Show More
  • Relationship between Left-Handedness and Increased Intelligence among University Undergraduates

    James Adeniyi Adekoya, Abiodun Adekunle Ogunola

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2015
    Pages: 44-50
    Received: Sep. 26, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 04, 2014
    Published: Feb. 15, 2015
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    Abstract: The focus of the study is to examine the relationship between left-handedness and increased intelligence among university undergraduates of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye. Historically, left-handed individuals have had to cope with many difficulties. The level of hand dominance, however, not only depends on the hand with which an individual... Show More
  • Health Locus of Control, Death Anxiety and Risky Sexual Behavior Among Undergraduate Students in Nigeria

    Adedeji Julius Ogunleye, Gbenga Omojola, Gboyega Emmanuel Abikoye, Oyewole Samuel Oke

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2015
    Pages: 51-57
    Received: Jan. 28, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 09, 2015
    Published: Feb. 16, 2015
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    Abstract: This study examined the influence of health locus of control and death anxiety on risky sexual behavior among undergraduate students in Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. Three hundred (300) undergraduate students were randomly selected from among the students of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria for the study. Four hypotheses wer... Show More
  • Cyber-Consciousness Between Self Perception and Body Image

    Cristina-Georgiana Voicu

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2015
    Pages: 58-63
    Received: Feb. 07, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 25, 2015
    Published: Mar. 02, 2015
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    Abstract: This paper deals with the ontology of mind and its objective reality of being in certain states of self modified by consciousness, which implies a loss of differentiation between physicality and object. By entering the self, the ego becomes conscious to itself. Through this paper we propose to explore a new and less studied concept, i.e. the “virtu... Show More
  • Can Psychotherapists Improve Help Seeking Behavior: A Case Study of Accra Polytechnic Students

    Evelyn Ekua Bentil

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2015
    Pages: 64-70
    Received: Feb. 13, 2015
    Accepted: Mar. 01, 2015
    Published: Mar. 13, 2015
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    Abstract: The aim of this study was to find out if psychotherapists could improve help seeking behavior. The research instruments used were validated and standardized instruments, namely, the General Help Seeking Questionnaire-Vignette (GHSQ-V) and the Actual Help Seeking Questionnaire (AHSQ). These instruments were used to measure the participants’ general ... Show More
  • Self-Disclosure, Interpersonal Relationships, and Stickiness of Online Communities

    Ying-Wei Shih, Meng-Hsu Hsu, De-Chih Lee

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2015
    Pages: 71-78
    Received: Feb. 25, 2015
    Accepted: Mar. 09, 2015
    Published: Mar. 17, 2015
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    Abstract: Online communities change the way people interact. Due to the high diversity of online communities, how to maintain and increase user participation is an important issue for the administrators of those sites. This study first examines propensity to trust, need for affiliation, and exhibitionism as antecedents to self-disclosure and relationship mai... Show More
  • Influence of Message Framing and Product Type of Metaphorical Ads on Advertising Preference

    Chao-Ming Yang, Tzu-Fan Hsu

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2015
    Pages: 79-89
    Received: Mar. 19, 2015
    Accepted: Mar. 31, 2015
    Published: Apr. 09, 2015
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    Abstract: Although previous studies have indicated that metaphorical advertisements have high persuasiveness, consumers are frequently affected by message framing and product type that lead to varying value preferences and decisions. This study adopted a 2 × 2 between-subjects experimental design to operate the two independent variables of metaphorical messa... Show More