|Attributional Style, Depression, and Self-esteem: Adult Children of Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Parents
||Undergraduate adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs; N = 57) were compared
to children of nonalcoholic parents (CONAs; N = 100) on measures of the
Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), self-esteem, and attributional style. ACOA
status was determined usin...
|Development and Evaluation of a Measure of Dangerous, Aggressive, Negative Emotional, and Risky Driving
||The Dula Dangerous Driving Index (DDDI) was created to measure drivers’ self-reported
likelihood to drive dangerously. Each DDDI scale (DDDI Total, Aggressive Driving, Negative
Emotional Driving, and Risky Driving scales) had strong internal reliab...
|Genre of Music and Lyrical Content: Expectation Effects
||This study was designed to examine whether people's expectations differ regarding how music lyrics affect individual behavior as a function of music genre. Because legislative attention and media publicity have been biased against certain types of po...
|High versus Low Aggressive Priming During Video Game Training: Effects on Game Violence, State Affect, Heart Rate, and Blood Pressure
||Playing violent video games is related to increased negative affect and cardiovascular reactivity.
We examined the influence of high and low aggressive priming during video-game
training on violence during game play (e.g., shooting, choking), hosti...
|Mortal Kombat: The Effect of Violent Videogame Play on Males' Hostility and Cardiovascular Responding
||We examined cardiovascular (CV) reactivity and hostility among 30 male undergraduates
after either nonviolent (billiards) or 1 of 2 levels of violent videogame
play. Violence varied among 2 versions of the game Mortal Kombat (MKl = less
|The Politics of Prejudice in Psychology: A Syllabus and Bibliography
||This course was created to examine institutionalized
prejudice in the field of psychology. Psychology, as a
discipline, has been an arena for examining the structure
and etiology of prejudice (Duckitt; Myers). Coetaneously,
psychology has been ri...
|School Aggression and Dispositional Aggression among Middle School Boys
||We examined the relationship between dispositional (trait) aggression and administrative reports of school
aggression among 100 adolescent male participants from an urban middle school. Aggression was fairly common among the sample; 58 boys had a re...
|A Writing Intervention for Negative Body Image: Pennebaker Fails to Surpass the Placebo
||Pennebaker’s therapeutic writing paradigm was assessed
as a brief intervention for negative body image. Females were randomly
assigned to write about their body image (experimental; n = 23) or their
bedroom (controls; n = 25) for four days. Body i...