STUDY ALERT: Core self-evaluation compared to fluid intelligence and personality traits in decision-making

by Scott Barry Kaufman, April 5, 2012 in Study Alerts

Incremental variance of the core self-evaluation construct compared to fluid intelligence and personality traits in aspects of decision-making  Annamaria Di Fabio, Letizia Palazzeschi     This study investigated the role of fluid intelligence, personality traits and core self-evaluation in relation to aspects of decision-making (career decision-making difficulties, decisional styles, indecisiveness). The Advanced Progressive Matrices (APM), […]

STUDY ALERT: How the Dark Triad traits predict relationship choices

by Scott Barry Kaufman, in Study Alerts

How the Dark Triad traits predict relationship choices     Peter K. Jonason, Victor X. Luevano, Heather M. Adams While previous studies have correlated the Dark Triad traits (i.e., narcissism, psychopathy, and Machia- vellianism) with a preference for short-term relationships, little research has addressed possible correla- tions with short-term relationship sub-types. In this online study […]

STUDY ALERT: Study Habits, Skills, and Attitudes

by Scott Barry Kaufman, March 31, 2012 in Study Alerts

Study Habits, Skills, and Attitudes: The Third Pillar Supporting Collegiate Academic Performance  Marcus Crede and Nathan R. Kuncel ABSTRACT Study habit, skill, and attitude inventories and constructs were found to rival standardized tests and previous grades as predictors of academic performance, yielding substantial incremental validity in predicting academic performance. This meta-analysis (N 5 72,431, k = 344) […]

STUDY ALERT: A Reexamination of Sex Differences in Sexuality

by Scott Barry Kaufman, in Study Alerts

A Reexamination of Sex Differences in Sexuality: New Studies Reveal Old Truths  David P. Schmitt, Peter K. Jonason, Garrett J. Byerley, Sandy D. Flores, Brittany E. Illbeck, Kimberly N. O’Leary, and Ayesha Qudrat Abstract Recent evidence seems to call into question long-established findings of sex differences in sexuality, such as differences in mate preferences and desires […]

STUDY ALERT: Diversity Is What You Want It to Be

by Scott Barry Kaufman, March 26, 2012 in Study Alerts

Diversity Is What You Want It to Be : How Social-Dominance Motives Affect Construals of Diversity     Miguel M. Unzueta, Eric D. Knowles, and Geoffrey C. Ho     We propose that diversity is a malleable concept capable of being used either to attenuate or to enhance racial inequality. The research reported here suggests […]

STUDY ALERT: How Low Will Men with High Self-Esteem Go?

by Scott Barry Kaufman, March 25, 2012 in Study Alerts

  How Low Will Men with High Self-Esteem Go? Self-Esteem as a Moderator of Gender Differences in Minimum Relationship Standards    Virgil Zeigler-Hill & John W. Campe & Erin M. Myers      Abstract Men tend to establish minimum standards that are similar to those of women for high investment relationships (e.g., marriage) but set […]

STUDY ALERT: The social motivation theory of autism

by Scott Barry Kaufman, March 20, 2012 in Study Alerts

The social motivation theory of autism     Coralie Chevallier, Gregor Kohls, Vanessa Troiani, Edward S. Brodkin and Robert T. Schultz  The idea that social motivation deficits play a central role in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has recently gained increased interest. This constitutes a shift in autism research, which has traditionally focused more intensely on cognitive […]

STUDY ALERT: Predicting interest in and attitudes toward science from personality and need for cognition

by Scott Barry Kaufman, March 18, 2012 in Study Alerts

Predicting interest in and attitudes toward science from personality and need for cognition  Gregory J. Feist  One important task for psychologists of science is to examine the psychological factors (such as person- ality or cognition) that underlie who becomes interested in science and what kind of attitudes people develop toward science. Those were the primary […]

STUDY ALERT: Influence of neuroticism and conscientiousness on working memory training outcome

by Scott Barry Kaufman, in Study Alerts

Influence of neuroticism and conscientiousness on working memory training outcome  Barbara Studer-Luethi, Susanne M. Jaeggi, Martin Buschkuehl, Walter J. Peril    We investigated whether and how individual differences in personality determine cognitive training outcomes. Forty-seven participants were either trained on a single or on a dual n-back task for a period of 4 weeks. Fifty-two […]

STUDY ALERT: The Contribution of Emotion and Cognition to Moral Sensitivity: A Neurodevelopmental Study

by Scott Barry Kaufman, March 17, 2012 in Study Alerts

The Contribution of Emotion and Cognition to Moral Sensitivity: A Neurodevelopmental Study  Jean Decety, Kalina J. Michalska and Katherine D. Kinzler Abstract Whether emotion is a source of moral judgments remains controversial. This study combined neurophysiological measures, including functional magnetic resonance imaging, eye-tracking, and pupillary response with behavioral measures assessing affective and moral judgments across […]

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