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Liknaitzky, Paul; Smillie, Luke D.; Allen, Nicholas B. – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
Depression is associated with biased interpretations and beliefs that are resistant to change. This kind of cognitive rigidity may depend on two distinct factors--a reduced ability for processing information that conflicts with these interpretations and beliefs and a reduced ability for generating alternative representations. Although depressive…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Foreign Countries
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Butler-Barnes, Sheretta T.; Martin, Pamela P.; Copeland-Linder, Nikeea; Seaton, Eleanor K.; Matusko, Niki; Caldwell, Cleopatra H.; Jackson, James S. – Youth & Society, 2018
For many Black adolescents, racial discrimination increases the risk of developing adverse psychological outcomes. The purpose of this study is to investigate the interrelationships among religious involvement, racial discrimination, and psychological outcomes among a nationally representative sample of African American adolescents and Caribbean…
Descriptors: African Americans, Blacks, Racial Discrimination, Correlation
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Baroni, Argelinda; Bruzzese, Jean-Marie; Di Bartolo, Christina A.; Ciarleglio, Adam; Shatkin, Jess P. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: To examine the impact of a sleep course on sleep-related behaviors, mood, and anxiety in college students. Participants: Participants were 145 students enrolled in either the sleep course (n = 70) or a psychology course (n = 75); data were collected in September 2014, November 2014, and February 2015. Methods: Sleep characteristics and…
Descriptors: Sleep, Student Behavior, Anxiety, Psychological Patterns
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Vela, Javier Cavazos; Guerra, Federico; Garcia, Christian; Hinojosa, Yvette – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
A quantitative, predictive design was used to explore how positive psychology, mental health, and cultural factors influenced Latina/o adolescents' college-going beliefs. By using multiple regression analysis, findings indicated that hope and life satisfaction were significant predictors of college-going beliefs. We provide a discussion regarding…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Adolescents, College Attendance, Predictor Variables
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Vela, Javier C.; Lu, Ming-Tsan P.; Lenz, A. Stephen; Savage, Miranda C.; Guardiola, Rebekah – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2016
Positive psychology is a useful framework to understand Mexican American college students' complete mental health. In the current study, we examined how presence of meaning in life, search for meaning in life, hope, mindfulness, and grit influenced 130 Mexican American college students' life satisfaction and depression. Within the first regression…
Descriptors: Psychology, Life Satisfaction, Depression (Psychology), Mexican Americans
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Schilling, Oliver K.; Wahl, Hans-Werner; Boerner, Kathrin; Horowitz, Amy; Reinhardt, Joann P.; Cimarolli, Verena R.; Brennan-Ing, Mark; Heckhausen, Jutta – Developmental Psychology, 2016
The present study addresses older adults' developmental regulation when faced with progressive and irreversible vision loss. We used the motivational theory of life span development as a conceptual framework and examined changes in older adults' striving for control over everyday goal achievement, and their association with affective well-being,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Development, Visual Impairments, Well Being
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Edman, Jeanne L.; Watson, Susan B.; Patron, David J. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
An association has been found between traumatic experiences and psychological distress; however, the impact of ethnicity on psychological distress is less clear. The present study examined the relationship between traumatic experiences and measures of psychological distress among a multiethnic sample of community college students. A total of 389…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Ethnic Diversity, Trauma, Psychological Patterns
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Mehr, Kristin E.; Adams, Aimee C. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2016
The purpose of the study was to examine the relationships among maladaptive perfectionism, self-compassion, and depressive symptoms in college students. It was hypothesized that self-compassion would mediate the relationship between maladaptive perfectionism and depressive symptoms, with maladaptive perfectionism related to lower levels of…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Depression (Psychology), College Students, Correlation
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Brook, Christina A.; Willoughby, Teena – Developmental Psychology, 2016
University/college can be a challenging time as students face developmental tasks such as building new social networks and achieving academically. Social anxiety may be disadvantageous in this setting given that social situations often include drinking and individuals with social anxiety tend to self-medicate through alcohol use. However, findings…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Drinking, At Risk Students, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Goodmon, Leilani B.; Middleditch, Ashlea M.; Childs, Bethany; Pietrasiuk, Stacey E. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of a positive psychology course on student well-being, depressive symptoms, and stress in a repeated measure, nonequivalent control design. As hypothesized, the positive psychology students reported higher overall happiness, life satisfaction, routes to happiness, and lower depressive…
Descriptors: Well Being, Psychology, Depression (Psychology), Stress Management
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Winkeljohn Black, Stephanie; Pössel, Patrick; Dietz, Alyssa – Journal of Drug Education, 2016
This study (N = 202; mean age = 19.52 years, SD = 1.36 years; 66.5% female) analyzed three structural equation models to determine whether ruminative brooding and negative affect, moderated by shame proneness, explained college student drinking behaviors more than a model without shame proneness. Results indicated a model including shame proneness…
Descriptors: Drinking, College Students, Structural Equation Models, Student Behavior
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Tavernier, Royette; Willoughby, Teena – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Despite extensive research on sleep and psychosocial functioning, an important gap within the literature is the lack of inquiry into the direction of effects between these 2 constructs. The purpose of the present 3-year longitudinal study was to examine bidirectional associations between sleep (quality and duration) and 3 indices of psychosocial…
Descriptors: Sleep, Gender Differences, College Students, Student Surveys
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Jackson, Michelle; Ray, Sukanya; Bybell, Danica – Journal of International Students, 2013
In this study, we examined the role of self-esteem, hope, optimism, coping, acculturative stress, and social support on international students' depressive symptoms and sociocultural adjustment. Seventy international students completed a self-report online survey. The most notable finding was that the international students used adaptive and…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Self Esteem, Depression (Psychology)
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Bookwala, Jamila – Developmental Psychology, 2014
This study used longitudinal data to examine the effects of spousal illness on depressive symptoms among middle-aged and older married individuals and the extent to which the adverse effects of illness in a spouse were mitigated by 2 psychological resources, mastery and self-esteem. Using 1,704 married participants who were 51 years of age on…
Descriptors: Spouses, Depression (Psychology), Older Adults, Adults