Advances in Psychology Research. Volume 121


Alexandra M. Columbus (Editor)

Series: Advances in Psychology Research
BISAC: PSY030000

This book focuses on the latest developments in psychology research. Chapter One reviews Vygotsky’s view on tools, signs and the spoken word, which are elaborated through a comparison of his early anthropological writings with his later works. Chapter Two describes facial emotion recognition in a group of juvenile offenders and compares it with a group of non-offender adolescents, and also determines which emotions were misrecognized and for which one they were misattributed in both groups. Chapter Three examines cumulative family risk and youth adjustment difficulties during early adolescence. Chapter Four reviews a study on the relationship between personality and happiness using a modified version of the Oxford Happiness Inventory and a 20 adjective checklist of personality traits. Chapter Five compares body dissatisfaction among Polish and Japanese women and defines risk factors for body dissatisfaction. Chapter Six focuses on the adaptive functions of the focusing manner of experiencing. Chapter Seven studies a South African perspective on vicarious traumatisation and the self in professional learning of social work. Chapter Eight reviews literature based on predictors of food cravings, potential health impacts, and treatment options.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Tool and Sign in Vygotsky’s Development
Andy Blunden (Melbourne, Australia)

Chapter 2. Facial Emotion Recognition and Misattribution in Juvenile Offenders
Luz Anyela Morales Quintero, Ana Fresán, Jairo Muñoz-Delgado, and Louise Greathouse Amador (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales, Puebla, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 3. Cumulative Family Risk and Youth Adjustment Difficulties During Early Adolescence: The Moderating Effects of Youth Hopefulness, Peer Support, and Teacher Support
Cheryl Buehler and Jean M. Gerard (Human Development and Family Studies, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, USA, and others)

Chapter 4. The Relationship Between Self-Report Personality and Happiness
Julie Aitken Schermer, Melissa O’Hara and Jeff Van Bakel (Management and Organizational Studies, Faculty of Social Science, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 5. The Cultural Influence on Appearance and Body Dissatisfaction in Young Women
Monika Bąk-Sosnowska, Mateusz Warchał and Natalia Pawlicka (Department of Psychology, Chair of Social Sciences and Humanities, School of Health Sciences in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia, Poland)

Chapter 6. Adaptive Functions of Experiencing Relationships with Depression, the Big Five, and Coping Styles
Yoshinori Sugiura (Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan)

Chapter 7. Vicarious Traumatisation and the Self in Professional Learning in Social Work: A South African Perspective
Glynnis Z. Dykes (Social Work Department, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa)

Chapter 8. To Eat or Not To Eat: An Overview of Food Cravings
Samara Lipsky, Marissa Vishnu Mack and Leslie Wilcox (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Department of Psychology, Chicago, IL, USA, and others)


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