Recent Submissions

  • The grass is greener, but why? Evidence of employees’ perceived sector mismatch from the US, New Zealand, and Taiwan 

    Chen, Chung-An; Bozeman, Barry; Berman, Evan (2018)
    To answer the question of who wants to work for the government, scholars have relied on a few approaches, including sector preference, sector-based comparison of work motives, and sector-switching patterns of job mobility. ...
  • Sociology and role-playing games 

    Williams, James Patrick; Kirschner, David; Mizer, Nicholas; Deterding, Sebastian (Routledge, 2018)
    Sociology is concerned with most aspects of human social life. Sociologists study a range of phenomena, from small-scale structures and processes such as individuals and how they think, feel, and act, to mid-level structures ...
  • Marital instability in the context of dramatic societal change : the case of Kyrgyzstan 

    Dommaraju, Premchand; Agadjanian, Victor (2018)
    How do marriages fare during times of dramatic social, political and economic transition? Transitional societies offer a unique context for studying marital instability as they are often buffeted by countervailing forces ...
  • Beating lady luck : effects of competitive gambling on opponent likeability and targeted physical aggression 

    Wee, Kenneth Z.; Pang, Joyce S. (2018)
    This study aimed to examine the effects of gambling motives and competitive gambling outcomes on opponent likeability and targeted physical aggression. We hypothesized that (a) losers would perceive their opponents to be ...
  • The role of perceived stress and gender on portion selection patterns 

    Lim, E. X.; Sim, A. Y.; Forde, C. G.; Cheon, Bobby Kyungbeom (2018)
    Stress is linked to increased preferences and consumption of palatable energy dense foods, particularly among females. Despite the role of stress on potentially obesogenic eating habits, its effect on pre-meal planning, ...
  • When exercise does not pay : counterproductive effects of impending exercise on energy intake among restrained eaters 

    Sim, Aaron Y.; Lee, Li Ling; Cheon, Bobby Kyungbeom (2017)
    Evidence suggests people may overestimate the effectiveness of future positive behaviour, leading to counterproductive behaviours in the present. Applied to weight-management, we hypothesize that inaccurate expectations ...
  • Parenting stress undermines mother-child brain-to-brain synchrony : a hyperscanning study 

    Azhari, Atiqah; Leck, W. Q.; Gabrieli, Giulio; Bizzego, Andrea; Rigo, Paola; Setoh, Peipei; Bornstein, Marc H.; Esposito, Gianluca (2019)
    Synchrony refers to the coordinated interplay of behavioural and physiological signals that reflect the bi-directional attunement of one partner to the other’s psychophysiological, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral ...
  • The long-term memory benefits of a daytime nap compared with cramming 

    Cousins, James N.; Wong, Kian F.; Raghunath, Bindiya Lakshmi; Look, Carol; Chee, Michael W. L. (2018)
    Study Objectives: Daytime naps benefit long-term memory relative to taking a break and remaining awake. However, the use of naps as a practical way to improve learning has not been examined, in particular, how memory ...
  • Green development performance of water resources and its economic-related determinants 

    Li, Wei; Xi, Yongqin; Wu, Feimei; Masoud, Mahmoud; Liu, Shi Qiang (2019)
    In the context of severe water shortage and pollution, enhancing the green total-factor productivity of water resources (GTFPWR) is critical for the green development of water resources. This study aims to propose a novel ...
  • Using maternal rescue of pups in a cup to investigate mother-infant interactions in mice/rodents 

    Esposito, Gianluca; Truzzi, Anna; Yoshida, Sachine; Ohnishi, Ryuko; Miyazawa, Eri; Kuroda, Kumi O. (2019)
    Efficient parental care is indispensable for survival of the mammalian offspring, and therefore both parents and offspring cooperate to achieve the best performance. For example, when parents transport altricial offspring, ...
  • Specific maternal brain responses to their own child’s face : an fMRI meta-analysis 

    Rigo, Paola; Kim, Pilyoung; Esposito, Gianluca; Putnick, Diane L.; Venuti, Paola; Bornstein, Marc H. (2019)
    How special is her own child to a mother? Research that has focused on mothers’ brain responses to their own child has revealed the involvement of multiple subcortical and cortical brain regions, but less is known about ...
  • Simulation analyses of tDCS montages for the investigation of dorsal and ventral pathways 

    Bhattacharjee, Sagarika; Kashyap, Rajan; Rapp, Brenda; Oishi, Kenichi; Desmond, John E.; Chen, Annabel Shen-Hsing (2019)
    Modulating higher cognitive functions like reading with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can be challenging as reading involves regions in the dorsal and ventral cortical areas that lie in close proximity. ...
  • What men do when a baby cries : increasing testosterone may lead to less nurturant care but more environmental vigilance 

    Setoh, Peipei; Esposito, Gianluca (2019)
    Infants’ crying modulates parental behaviors, which in turn, ideally, lead to calming the infant. The mutually beneficial reciprocity between infants’ and parents’ behaviors is conserved across mammalian species. Although ...
  • Self-cognition and parental brain 

    Rigo, Paola; Esposito, Gianluca; Bornstein, Marc H.; De Pisapia, Nicola; Venuti, Paola (2019)
    A key feature of parenting is that it is observable starting from behaviors that are performed daily by adult caregivers during repeated interactions with the child. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) research ...
  • Parenting and infant cry 

    Esposito, Gianluca; Bornstein, Marc H. (2019)
    This Special Issue collects five empirical studies from around the world that use diverse methodological approaches and focus at different levels to investigate how behavioral, hormonal, prenatal and postnatal factors, ...
  • Strong links promote the emergence of cooperative elites 

    Gallo, Edoardo; Riyanto, Yohanes E.; Teh, Tat-How; Roy, Nilanjan (2019)
    The maintenance of cooperative behavior is fundamental for the prosperity of human societies. Empirical studies show that high cooperation is frequently associated with the presence of strong social ties, but they are ...
  • Cultural attachment : from behavior to computational neuroscience 

    Yap, Wei-Jie; Cheon, Bobby; Hong, Ying-yi; Christopoulos, George I. (2019)
    Cultural attachment (CA) refers to processes that allow culture and its symbols to provide psychological security when facing threat. Epistemologically, whereas we currently have an adequate predictivist model of CA, it ...
  • Brain networks underlying tactile softness perception : a functional magnetic resonance imaging study 

    Kitada, Ryo; Doizaki, Ryuichi; Kwon, Jinhwan; Tanigawa, Tsubasa; Nakagawa, Eri; Kochiyama, Takanori; Kajimoto, Hiroyuki; Sakamoto, Maki; Sadato, Norihiro (2019)
    Humans are adept at perceiving physical properties of an object through touch. Tangible object properties can be categorized into two types: macro-spatial properties, including shape and orientation; and material properties, ...
  • Cross-cultural similarity in relationship-specific social touching 

    Suvilehto, Juulia T.; Nummenmaa, Lauri; Harada, Tokiko; Dunbar, Robin I. M.; Hari, Riitta; Turner, Robert; Sadato, Norihiro; Kitada, Ryo (2019)
    Many species use touching for reinforcing social structures, and particularly, non-human primates use social grooming for managing their social networks. However, it is still unclear how social touch contributes to the ...
  • Climate change and food in/security : a critical nexus 

    Md Saidul Islam; Wong, Andrea Ting (2017)
    The issue of climate change has been gaining widespread attention and concern as it has the ability to directly/indirectly affect our standard of living and quality of life. It has often been postulated that changes in ...

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