Advances in Psychology Research. Volume 116


Alexandra M. Columbus (Editor)

Series: Advances in Psychology Research
BISAC: PSY000000

This book focuses on the latest developments in psychology research. Chapter One reviews the theoretical underlying mechanisms of building self-control from three perspectives: self-control as a limited resource, social cognitive changes in self-control, and neurological models of improving self-control. Chapter Two reviews physical self-perception of college students. Chapter Three examines the impact of mood and environmental cueing on thought suppression. Chapter Four focuses on the psychological benefits of urban nature. Chapter Five examines how far regulatory focus moderates women’s instinctive motivation in financial decisions when responding to erotic stimuli involving the choice of a partner for a short- or long-term relationship. Chapter Six investigates whether and in what ways acceptance of neoliberal political beliefs may be associated with individual responses to risk for an incapacitated sexual assault. Chapter Seven examines the relationship between the caretaking experiences of mothers and their caregiving experiences with their subsequent infant, born following stillbirth. Chapter Eight identifies correlations between extended-hour, center-based care, including nighttime care and schoolchildren’s health, and the childrearing environment provided by parents and the health of school-age children. Chapter Nine is a commentary on the role of psychology in preparing for lean times. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Can Trait Self-Control Improve with Training? A Brief Review of the Evidence and Possible Underlying Mechanisms
Jeffrey M. Osgood and Aubrey Salamone (University at Albany, Albany, NY, USA)

Chapter 2. Physical Self-Perception of College Students in the United States, Taiwan, and China
Chih Ming (Ryan) Chung, Ina Freeman and Jeanne Raudensky (Assistant Director, Office of Academic Assessment, University of Oklahoma, OK, USA, and others)

Chapter 3. Thought Suppression: The Impact of Mood, Environmental Cueing, and Thought Valence
Shannon A. Bloom and Mark J. Boschen (School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia)

Chapter 4. Some Psychological Benefits of Urban Nature: Mental Vitality from Time Spent in Nearby Nature
Raymond De Young, Kif Scheuer, Terry Brown, Thomas Crow, and Jana Stewart (School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, and others)

Chapter 5. Evolutionary Behaviour and Financial Decisions: The Moderating effect of Regulatory Focus
Mª Carmen Gracia and Rubén Huertas-Garcia (Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 6. Neoliberal Ideology and Willingness to Prevent a Sexual Assault: Mediating Effects of Victim Blame
Jennifer Katz and Joanna Ostroot (SUNY College at Geneseo, Geneseo NY, USA)

Chapter 7. Pragmatic Case Studies: Stillbirth, ‘State of Mind in Relation to Attachment’ Experiences and Caregiving
A. Meltem Üstündað-Budak, Gillian Harris and Jacqueline Blissett (Assist. Professor at Bahçeþehir University, School of Psychology, Turkey, and others)

Chapter 8. Child Development and the Care Environment: Longitudinal Perspective
T. Anme, E. Tanaka, T. Watanabe, E. Tomisaki and K. Watanabe (Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan)

Chapter 9. Commentary: The Role of Psychology in Preparing for Lean Times: The Behavioral Context of Energy Descent
Raymond De Young (School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA)


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