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Language and Self-Construal Priming: A Replication and Extension in a Hong Kong Sample
Previous research has argued that language serves as a cognitive cue to reinforce culturally normative self-construals. We hypothesize that language-priming effects would be stronger for women than men and that they would ...
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Does Discriminating Between Diagnostic and Nondiagnostic Information Eliminate the Dilution Effect?
The dilution effect refers to the finding that judgments are often unduly influenced by nondiagnostic information, producing regressive judgment. Because the dilution effect is a problem in various domains, strategies to ...
Individualism, Authoritarianism, and Attitudes Toward Assisted Death: Cross?Cultural, Cross?Regional, and Experimental Evidence
We hypothesized that in individualistic cultures, individualism predicts positive attitudes toward assisted death, whereas authoritarianism is negatively associated with favorable views of this issue. Study I confirmed ...
A Parametric Study of Cognitive Defusion and the Believability and Discomfort of Negative Self-Relevant Thoughts
A previous time-series study showed that rapidly repeating a single-word version of a negative self-referential thought reduced the discomfort and the believability associated with that thought. The present parametric study ...
Improving diabetes self-management through acceptance, mindfulness, and values: A randomized controlled trial
Patients in a low-income community health center with Type 2 diabetes (N = 81) taking a one-day education workshop as part of their diabetes medical management were randomly assigned either to education alone or to a ...
Taxonomy as a contexualist views it
The Henriques' article, “Psychology Defined” (this issue, pp. 1207-1221), reflects an underlying philosophy of science that emphasizes coherence as its truth criterion. The taxonomic efforts that result are of unknown value ...
Increasing willingness to experience obsessions: Acceptance and commitment therapy as a treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder
This study evaluated the effectiveness of an 8-session Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for OCD intervention in a nonconcurrent multiple-baseline, across-participants design. Results on self-reported compulsions showed ...
Producing and recognizing analogical relations
Analogical reasoning is an important component of intelligent behavior, and it key test of any approach to human language and cognition. Only a limited amount of empirical work has been conducted from a behavior analytic ...