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Competition, Superstition and the Illusion of Control.(Statistical Data Included)
March 22, 2001... The effects of reinforcement schedule and competition on generating superstitious behaviors and beliefs were examined in 72 people. Superstition was induced by having participants respond to turn on a tone under a concurrent 2-lever Variable Interval (V1) Extinction (EXT) schedule. During...
Gender, Birth Order and Family Role Identification among Adult Children of Alcoholics.
March 22, 2001... Much attention has been paid to the influence of family dynamics in role identification development for the children of alcoholics. This article considers the development of stable and enduring behavior traits for the child through examination of alcoholic parent(s)gender, child birth...
General Self-Efficacy and Control in Relation to Anxiety and Cognitive Performance.
March 22, 2001... The present investigation employed a general measure of self-efficacy, a measure of perceived control, and items relating to expectation and evaluation (pre and post). The purpose was to determine whether general self-efficacy or perceived control best predicted the criterion variables of...
Social Skills and Negative Life Events: Testing the Deficit Stress Generation Hypothesis.(Statistical Data Included)
March 22, 2001... People who possess poor social skills have been hypothesized to experience negative events and consequently become vulnerable to psychosocial problems. This is characterized as the social skills deficit stress generation hypothesis. Two studies were conducted to examine this hypothesis. In...
Strategies of Coping with Loneliness throughout the Lifespan.(Statistical Data Included)
March 22, 2001... There is a great diversity in the available strategies for coping with loneliness. The present study examined the influence of age and gender on coping with loneliness. Seven hundred and eleven participants from all walks of life volunteered to answer an 86 item yes/no questionnaire,...