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Harmony in the Home: Effects of Parental Child-Rearing Disagreement on Early Childhood Behavior Problems in Turkey

Socio-cultural transition in Turkey has led to significant changes in family dynamics over the last decade (Kagitcibasi et al., 2005). Marital conflict and parental disagreement have become prevalent causes of family dissolution (Demir, 2013). Prior research has shown that harmony between parents predicts children`s socio-emotional development (Teubert & Pinquart, 2010). Therefore, this study examined parental […]

Creative Boost: Unleashing Creativity using tDCS in Japan

Our aim was to explore cultural differences in creativity by examining the role of the lIFG using tDCS. We hypothesized that inhibition of the lIFG using cathodal stimulation will enhance creativity by decreasing evaluation stringency. We compared Israeli and Japanese students on their creativity level. Creativity was measured by AUT (Guilford, 1978). Evaluation was measured […]

Perception of Russia in the Baltic Countries: Memory, Identity, and Conflict

As a basic unit of sociolinguistic inquiry, the family context has been traditionally placed at a central position in its key role when it comes to transmitting a particular language from generation to generation (Fishman 1991). I conducted individual semi-structured in-depth interviews with 30 couples from Russian-Estonian mixed families. The couples were chosen to reflect […]

Culture 2.0: Socio-cultural elements of relationships lived online

Symposium Abstract An estimated 2 billion people around the globe use social network sites (SNS). Research suggests that this proliferation of new media will homogenize interpersonal processes: showing off, amassing large interpersonal networks, and independent identities will become the norm. This symposium, however, pushes back on this technologically-deterministic stance. Papers presented here argue that culture, […]

Consequences of the circular motivational structure of values

Symposium Abstract The circularity of the value structure, central to the Schwartz model, has many theoretical and methodological implications. Presentations in this symposium use the idea of the circularity of the value structure to make theoretical predictions for relations between values and other theoretical constructs of interest (the first two presentations) and to explain value […]

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Its Emic Relatives: Perspective of (Cross-) Cultural Psychological Research

Based on our previous etic studies from in Germany, Switzerland, North Caucasian states and China, we developed a socio-interpersonal model (Maercker & Horn, 2013), which encompasses social-affective, interpersonal and cultural predictors of PTSD. To extend this model, literature on emic expressions of trauma-related syndromes was collected from psychosocial or anthropological sources. Syndromes were ordered along […]

The Impact of Self-Monitoring of Facebook Use on the Self-Regulation of Filipino College Freshmen Students Using Standardized Diaries

This study investigated the effects of self-monitoring of Facebook use on students’ self-regulation. Twenty-one college freshmen students participated in the study. For two weeks, the students were asked to monitor the duration of daily Facebook use and each night answered an online Facebook standardized diary on time spent using Facebook and self-regulation particularly schoolwork-related goal […]

Effects of Self-Efficacy, Social Support and Religiosity on Twelfth-Grade Students’ Test Anxiety in Indonesia

National Examination is one annual important agenda in Indonesia’s senior high school, which often creates certain level of anxiety for participating students. This study was conducted to determine the effects of self-efficacy and social support, two factors that have been studied extensively, in predicting twelfth-grade students’ test anxiety in Indonesia. Under the cultural framework of […]

Feature-Based Biases in Black Americans: Evidence from Focus Groups

Research on Afrocentric features bias has generally focused on the instigator’s perspective and examined how perceivers react toward Black Americans with different degrees of Afrocentric features. However, the effects of Afrocentric features from the target’s perspective are still unclear. We conducted 15 focus groups at two different institutions in the US to explore the nature […]

Are Social-Service Students More Positive towards Cultural and Sexual Minorities than Hard-Science Students?

Social-service University programs hope to develop culturally competent graduates who will be not only positive towards their clients regardless of their cultural or sexual belonging but also positive about people and sensitive social topics in general. The current study examined the cultural orientation of Israeli social work students in their last study semester towards the […]

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