Advances in Psychology Research. Volume 144


Alexandra M. Columbus (Editor)

Series: Advances in Psychology Research

BISAC: PSY000000

This compilation comprises six chapters, each detailing a recent advancement in psychology research. Chapter One presents theoretical and empirical arguments in support of the existence of a defense system against pathogens called the Behavioral Immune System, which the authors argue complements the biological immune system and is characterized by cognitive, emotional, motivational, and social aspects. Chapter Two explains how mental disorders impact executive functioning, and how future therapies can focus on eliminating this dysfunction in mental disorders. Chapter Three examines some of the factors that contribute to women’s perceptions of sexual harassment, including their decisions about whether to report such harassment, which remains one of the least reported social problems. Chapter Four concerns the impact of elevated lipid levels on executive function and sustained attention. Chapter Five explores the question of whether elevated use of social networking sites leads to problems like depression. Finally, Chapter Six deals with the development of body image in young adults, including factors like the quality of one’s relationship with one’s body, the influence of other people on body image, and mass media as conveyors of beauty ideals.

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Chapter 1. The Behavioral Immune System: How Does It Contribute to Our Understanding of Human Behavior?
(Gaëtan Thiebaut, Alain Méot, Arnaud Witt, Pavol Prokop, and Patrick Bonin – Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté, LEAD-CNRS UMR5022, Dijon, France, et al.)

Chapter 2. Executive Function and Therapy of Mental Disorders: Move toward Future Directions
(Behrooz Afshari, Mohtasham Valianpour, Zeinab Rezaie, Zohreh Balagabri, Nayereh Mardi and Ali Keyhani – Kashan University of medical sciences, Kashan, Iran, et al.)

Chapter 3. Why Do Women Stay Silent? The Effect of Myths on the Social Perception of Sexual Harassment
(Antonio Herrera, Francisca Expósito and M. Carmen Herrera – Department of Social Psychology, University of Granada, Granada, Spain)

Chapter 4. Executive Functions and Sustained Attention Are Correlated with Lipid Profiles in Overweight Middle-Aged Women
(Silvia Solis-Ortiz, Mayra Gutiérrez-Muñoz and Humberto Martínez-Orozco – Departamento de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad de Guanajuato, León, Guanajuato, México, et al.)

Chapter 5. The Potential Effects of Problematic Social Networking Sites Use on Depression: Reality or Myth?
(Selma Tvrtković, Orkun Aydın, MD and Pınar Ünal-Aydın, MD – Department of Psychology, International University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Chapter 6. ‘Is My Body in the Eye of the Beholder?’: The Influence of Social and Cultural Factors on Young Adults’ Body Image
(Chiara Rollero – Department of Psychology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy)


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