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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Model Comparison of the Effect of Pay Satisfaction and Demographic Factors on Job Satisfaction: Indonesians vs. Malaysians

This study compares Malaysians and Indonesians on the effect of pay satisfaction (distributive, procedural, interactional fairness) and demographic factors (gender, age, educational level, occupational rank, marital status, organizational tenure) on job satisfaction. Two hundred Malaysians and 105 Indonesians between the ages of 23 and 65 who have received a university degree from abroad and who […]

To Translate or to Develop a New Measure? The Case of a New Arabic Measure of Organizational Justice

One of the most prominent and widely used self-report scale to measure organizational justice perceptions (OJ) was that developed by Colquitt (2001). This scale has been used internationally and therefore translated in many languages including Arabic. In a recent study (Alkhadher & Gadalreb, in press) has developed a new Arabic measure of organizational justice perceptions […]

The Good Life Versus the “Goods Life”: An Investigation of Goal Contents Theory and Employee Subjective Well-Being in Asia

Goal Contents Theory (GCT) would suggest that not all goals are created equal – intrinsic, relative to extrinsic, aspirations are related to greater subjective well-being. Using one of the most comprehensive surveys of Asia ever conducted (Inoguchi, 2003-2007), the current study examines the tenets of GCT. Results show intrinsic (i.e., health, safety and security, affiliation, […]

Factors Contributing to the Life Satisfaction of Refugees in Australia

The present study examined the life satisfaction of refugees settled in Australia. Our industry partner, Access Community Services Ltd. (ACSL) disseminated the information about the study amongst the communities with whom they have built trusting connections. A battery of paper and pencil measures was administered to refugees (N =197) from Ethiopia, Congo and Burma. The […]

If You Have a Neighbour, You Know Each Other, It’s Like a Family: Examining Social Bridging From Refugees in Australia

Interaction with neighbours can significantly affect refugees’ perceptions of being welcomed by the host society. Friendliness from the host community is very important in helping refugees feel welcomed whereas perceived unfriendliness can undermine other successful aspects of integration. This study examined narratives from individual interviews with 47 Ethiopian, Congolese and Burmese refugees on their relationships […]

Psychological and Socio-Cultural Adaptation and Experience of International Students in Hong Kong Universities

To be successful, international students must adapt psychologically and socio-culturally to their host context. This research, funded by Hong Kong research grant committee, is grounded in cross-cultural psychology (Shiraev & Levy, 2010), and present insights into the psychological and behavioral variations of individual international students as they adapt to study in an Asian context — […]

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