In this study, my colleagues and I were interested in how priming gender norms and one’s level of heterosexism can affect decisions about which couple can adopt a child. We tested this by priming people with either gender normative or gender non-normative pictures. We primed a control group with nature More
The aim of the study was to examine the influence of cultural beliefs and psychological factors on treatment compliance among native Mapuche and mainstream Chilean diabetics. Structural equation modeling revealed that for both ethnic groups, cultural susceptibility to social pressure negatively influenced self-efficacy, which in turn positively influenced nutrition adherence. More
Julie L. Martin, Duke University, presented her research on “The Benefits of Belonging: State Belonging and Motivation for Social Reconnection Following Rejection” at the 2014 APS Annual Convention in San Francisco. Martin received a 2014 APSSC Student Research Award for this work. According to the Social Reconnection Hypothesis, social exclusion More
African elephants (Loxodonta africana) in their native habitats live in groups of 2 to 50 elephants called family units, usually containing genetically related adult females and calves and juveniles of both sexes. A calf spends most of its time near its mother. Older calves increase the time they spend with More
Jacqueline J. Juett, Butler University, presented her research on “Memory Strategies Are Not Created Equal: Older and Younger Adults’ Strategy Beliefs” at the 2014 APS Annual Convention in San Francisco. More
Rachael Wandrey, with the support of her mentor, Katie E. Mosack, is studying the unique experiences and social support needs of a virtual community of lesbian breast cancer patients. She believes not only that lesbian women experience higher incidence of and mortality from breast cancer than their heterosexual counterparts, but More
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