International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews


A Study of Factors Influencing Attitude of Nigerians Toward People with Physical Challenges

Research Article of International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews A Study of Factors Influencing Attitude of Nigerians Toward People with Physical Challenges Kelechi T. Ugwu and Festus C. Onah Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) The aim of the present study was to examine the factors influencing the attitudes of Nigerians toward people with physical disability. The study hypothesized that gender, age, level of education, and exposure to physical challenge will not influence the attitudes of Nigerians toward people with physical disability. The design of the study was cross-sectional. The participants comprise a total of one hundred (100) workers drawn from state and local government civil service in Anambra, Imo and Ebonyi States, Nigeria using random sampling technique. Data were collected through self-administered survey questionnaire, using a modified version of the Scale of Attitudes towards Disabled Persons (SADP). The four hypotheses were tested using 2x2x2x2 Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The results showed that the independent variables studied (i.e. gender, age, level of education, and exposure to physical challenge) neither jointly nor independently influenced the attitudes of Nigerians toward people with physical disability. The practical implications of the findings are discussed. Keywords: Physical Challenge, Attitude, Gender, Age, Level of Education, Exposure to physical challenges ...

The Photography Use as A Therapeutic Resource

Research Article of International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews The Photography Use as A Therapeutic Resource Maíra Mendes Faria1*, Moema Nunes Cordeiro Assunção1, Mírian Rique de Souza Brito Dias1, Michele Gomes Tarquino2 1Students of the eighth period of Psychology at the Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde 2Tutora in Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde, Psychologist of IMIP and Sands General Hospital Objective: To report the experience of three students who performed an intervention that used photography as a therapeutic resource with users of a CAPS Disorder. Methodology: The intervention was the product of the Workshop on Mental Health of the 6th semester of the psychology course of the Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde. During the Workshop, the students were able to build knowledge through their experiences and their interactions with the field studied. The experience was divided into three moments. Initially, a photography workshop and a collage activity were held. Afterwards, users went to Engenho Massangana to practice photography. Finally, they organized a photographic exhibition for their families and service staff. Results and discussion: During the activities, seventeen users participated voluntarily. Through artistic experimentation, it was realized that the intervention could favor psychosocial rehabilitation through protagonism, leisure and art. Users were able to explore the place and interact with others, developing a new socializing environment beyond the limits of CAPS. In addition, through the photographic gaze, they created narratives and ways of expressing subjectivity. Conclusion: The intervention allowed the exercise of autonomy and citizenship of service users. Thus, it is extremely important that mental health services promote recreational and leisure social activities, contributing to the social reintegration of individuals who have long been excluded from their families and communities. Keywords: art, photography, mental health, CAPS ...

Suspicious Jealousy Is Related to Anxious Attachment and Is Mediated By Fear of Intimacy

Research Article of International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews Suspicious Jealousy Is Related to Anxious Attachment and Is Mediated By Fear of Intimacy Gabriel Dominguez-Pereira, PhD1, Tiffany Field, PhD1,2, James Vivian, PhD1, Sybil L. Hart, PhD3 and Debra Bendell, PhD1 1Fielding Graduate University; 2University of Miami School of Medicine; 3Texas Tech University Relationships between insecure attachment (anxious and avoidant), fear of intimacy and romantic jealousy (suspicious and reactive) were explored in this study. The Experiences in Close Relationships Questionnaire, the Fear-of-Intimacy Scale, and the Multidimensional Jealousy Scale were administered to a sample of 210 ethnically diverse adults via Qualtrics Panels. Anxious attachment, fear of intimacy, and suspicious jealousy were positively correlated. Conversely, negative associations were noted between avoidant attachment and reactive jealousy, and between fear of intimacy and reactive jealousy. Mediation analysis revealed that fear of intimacy mediated the effect of anxious attachment on suspicious jealousy and marginally mediated the effect of avoidant attachment on suspicious jealousy. These results are consistent with the transactional model of jealousy and they uniquely specify that fear of intimacy is a significant mediator of the relationship between anxious attachment and suspicious jealousy. Keywords: reactive jealousy, suspicious jealousy, anxious attachment, avoidant attachment, fear of intimacy, romantic jealousy ...

The mediating role of optimism and resilience on emotional distress in infertility: an integrative literature review

Review Article of International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews The mediating role of optimism and resilience on emotional distress in infertility: an integrative literature review Diana Santa-Cruz1, Soledad Chamorro2, Juan A. Garcia-Velasco1 1IVI-RMA Madrid and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain 2IVI RMA MADRID. Objective: To find any role of optimism and/or resilience mediating emotional distress in infertility. Method: We performed a literature search for 2000–2017 in PubMed, PsycINFO and Elsevier, for original articles and reviews, using keywords “resilience,” “infertility,” “optimism,” “LOT-R,” “in vitro fertilization,” and “assisted reproductive technology.” Additional references were collected from articles located thereby. Results: The evidence reveals a growing trend of promoting people´s positive health assets and indicates significant negative associations of optimism and resilience with anxiety and depression and positive associations with self-esteem and perception of control. It seems optimism and resilience heavily influence physical and mental health and diminishes emotional distress due to infertility. Discussion: This review highlights the importance of the development of therapeutic and preventive interventions increasing optimism and resilience against affective dysregulation and emotional distress caused by infertility. Keywords: Assisted reproductive technology (ART); Infertility; optimism; Resilience, Emotional distress ...

Dr. Ragea Mohamed Alqahtani
Dean, College of Education, Najran University, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Osama Hasan Gaber
Associate Professor of Psychology, College of Education – Najran University, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Putilov, Arcady A.
Chief researcher, Research Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Novosibirsk, Russia

Dr. Ana Paula Mendes Correia Couceiro Figueira
Assistant Professor, University of Coimbra , Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

Dr. Sam Vaknin
Professor of Finance and Psychology in Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies

Dr. M. Kubilay Akman
Associate Professor, Uşak University, Department of Sociology

Dr. Vittorio Lenzo
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Psychology Division, University of Messina, via A. Bivona 1, 98122 Messina

Dr. Salama Aqeel salama Al-mehsin
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology – Prince Sattam University Abdul Aziz -Saudi Arabia

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