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Chaparro, Maria Paula; Grusec, Joan E. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016
Links among neuroticism, inconsistent discipline, and empathy were assessed in a longitudinal study of adolescents. Mothers', but not fathers', inconsistent discipline predicted decreases in empathy 2 years later, but only for adolescents who were low in neuroticism. For those who were high, there was no effect of inconsistent discipline.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Empathy, Prosocial Behavior, Correlation
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Michalica, Kerri; Hunt, Harry – Creativity Research Journal, 2013
This study examined the commonalities and the differences between creativity and the schizophrenia spectrum. The variables measured were creativity, schizotypy, absorption, mystical experiences, spatial ability, balance, positive and negative presence, and neuroticism. Three community groups were recruited: 31 artists, 10 people with…
Descriptors: Creativity, Schizophrenia, Experience, Spatial Ability
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McConnell, William; Marton, John P. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2013
In an attempt to influence students' appreciation of the value of research, the authors introduced a multidimensional scaling activity in a section of introductory psychology. In two consecutive 80-minute classes, 32 students worked in pairs, categorizing 20 crimes on the basis of similarity and coding their partner's responses, and then worked in…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Research Skills, Multidimensional Scaling