Advances in Psychology Research. Volume 120


Alexandra M. Columbus (Editor)

Series: Advances in Psychology Research
BISAC: PSY000000

This book focuses on the latest developments in psychology research. Chapter One analyzes the self-objectification scale. Chapter Two reviews the personal self-determination of high school students. Chapter Three discusses altruism and prosocial behaviors in LGBT older adults, who had encountered adversity and lack of acceptance in society based on their sexual orientation. Chapter Four proposes a conceptual theoretical framework that presents antecedents of consumers’ desire and engagement in medical tourism practices, as well as outcomes. Chapter Five explores the influence of life-event stressors and perceived stress on the reading performance of college students. Chapter Six investigates the effects of training on knowledge acquisition in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Chapter Seven provides insight into the intrapersonal dynamics that are associated with the development and continuation of sexually abusive behavior in juveniles. Chapter Eight explores which psychological characteristics play a role in the completion and non-completion of treatment by juvenile sex offenders. Chapter Nine identifies the dispositional antecedents of situational anxiety and explains its subscales effects on prediction performance. Chapter Ten reviews sport psychology service delivery preferences of elite athletes from Malaysia and Australia. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Self-Objectification Scale: A New Measure for Assessing Self-Objectification
Sarah Dahl, Lindsey Hovrud and F. Richard Ferraro (University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA)

Chapter 2. Personal Self-Determination of High School Students
Irina I. Vartanova (Department of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 3. Altruism and Life Satisfaction among LGBT Older Adults
Boaz Kahana, Eva Kahana, Tirth Bhatta, Minzhi Ye, and Jiao Yu (Department of Psychology, Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA, and others)

Chapter 4. How to Achieve Subjective Well-Being through Medical Tourism: The Engagement Process through Credibility, Desire, and Experience
Sandra Maria Correia Loureiro and Padma Panchapakesan (Department of Marketing, Operations and General Management, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) and Business Research Unit (BRU/UNIDE), Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 5. Effects of Perceived Stress on the Reading Performance of College Students
Dean D. VonDras (Human Development and Psychology Programs, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA)

Chapter 6. The Effects of a Short Course in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT) on Knowledge Acquisition in Non-Specialist CBT Practitioners
Andrew E. P. Mitchell (Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Chester, Chester, United Kingdom)

Chapter 7. A Controlled Comparative Study of Psychological Characteristics in Different Categories of Juvenile Sex Offenders: Child Abusers versus Peer Abusers and Exhibitionists
Ron van Outsem (Inforsa-Arkin, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Chapter 8. Juvenile Completers and Non-Completers of Sex Offender Treatment: A Study on the Differences in Various Psychological Characteristics and on the Completers’ Treatment Outcome
Ron van Outsem (Inforsa-Arkin, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Chapter 9. Precompetitive Situational Anxiety (PSA) and Sport Performance Relationship
Sofiene Mnadla, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Hannen Massaoudi, Mounira Ben Chaifa, and Ali Eloumi (Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education, Sfax, Tunisia, and others)

Chapter 10. Sport Psychology Service Delivery Preferences of Elite Athletes from Malaysia and Australia
Vellapandian Ponnusamy and Jeffrey J. Martin (Sports Performance Division, National Sports Institute of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and others)


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