Advances in Psychology Research. Volume 112


Alexandra M. Columbus (Editor)

Series: Advances in Psychology Research
BISAC: PSY000000

This book focuses on the latest developments in psychology research. Chapters examine the role of implicit and explicit cognitions in romantic relationships; a discussion on the relationship between academic confidence with learning approaches, self-regulation, stress coping and resilience; basic science and current practices in sleep medicine, a popular medical specialty; a review of recent advances in research on context memory; the influence of gender and sense of coherence measured on patients with malignant tumors, as well as their experience of loneliness and the manner in which they coped with it; an evaluation of side effects profiles of light therapy (LT), used in treating mood disorders such as seasonal affective disorder and nonseasonal depression, across phototherapeutic devices, light spectrums, durations and illuminances; color categorization using Fuzzy Set Theory and a discussion on the gender differences in color categorization; an overview, recent considerations, implementation and criticisms of signal detection theory (SDT); and a discussion on theoretical orientation and whether it compromises objectivity in the interpretation of empirical data in the behavioral sciences. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Beliefs about Relationships: The Role of Implicit and Explicit Cognitions in Romantic Relationship Quality
(Heidi R. Riggio and Brigitte K. Matthies, Department of Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles, State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Chapter 2
The Relationship Between Academic Confidence, Approach to Learning, Self-Regulation, Stress, Coping, and Resilience in the University Undergraduate
(Jesús de la Fuente, Paul Sander, Mireia López, David Putwain, University of Almería, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3
Sleep Medicine: Basic Science and Current Practice
(Kathy Sexton-Radek, Alissa Rubinfeld, Heather Kallman, Jennifer Jedrzejczak, Elmhurst College/ Suburban Pulmonary & Sleep Associates, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL, USA)

Chapter 4
Memory for Contextual Details: Effects of Cognitive Resources Availability During Encoding and Requirements of Context Reconstruction During Retrieval
(Marek Nieznański, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland)

Chapter 5
Loneliness, Sense of Coherence, and Malignancy in Pre & Post-Operative Patients
(Ami Rokach, Eyal Rosenstreich, Idit Matot, Walden University, USA, and others)

Chapter 6
Differences in Devices, Light Spectrum, Illuminance, and Duration: Examining Adverse Effects of Light Therapy
(Yevgeny Botanov, Gabriella Zeller, Katherine Deckert, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, and others)

Chapter 7
Color Categorization Certain in Male and Female Assessed Using Fuzzy Set Theory
(Marcelo Fernandes Costa, Cristiane Maria Gomes Martins, Sonia Maria Cipriani Fersura Moreira, and Lucas Reñe Copelli, Departamento de Psicologia Experimental, Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil, and others)

Chapter 8
Signal Detection Theory: Overview and Recent Considerations
(Collin Scarince, Jessica Madrid, Michael C. Hout, David Trafimow, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM,

Chapter 9
Does Theoretical Orientation Compromise Objectivity in the Interpretation of Empirical Data in the Behavioral Sciences?
(Alan R. King, Jason A. McCray, Joseph Miller, University of North Dakota, Professor of Psychology, ND, USA, and others)


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