Ngoc Bui

Ngoc Bui
University of La Verne · Psychology Department

Ph.D.

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August 2002 - present
University of La Verne
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Description
  • Core Undergraduate Faculty
Education
August 1994 - May 2000
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Field of study
  • Social Psychology

Publications

Publications (33)
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The present study examined the role of attachment anxiety, attachment avoidance, and grit on life satisfaction and romantic relationship satisfaction. We recruited participants (n = 378, mean age = 28.3) using convenience and snowball sampling (i.e., via Facebook and email). The sample consisted of 86 males, 284 females, 2 transgender individuals,...
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The present study examined the relationships among attachment style, spirituality, and the expression of compassionate love by licensed mental health professionals. Specifically, this study sought to examine whether attachment styles and spirituality would predict compassionate love for close others, a specific close other, and strangers and humani...
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This study investigated MFT trainees' perspectives of competency problems as they imagine themselves as supervisors. Trainees read seven vignettes and selected from 17 remediation responses (N = 21) originally designed for licensed supervisors (Russell, Beggs, Peterson, & Anderson, 2007). Consistent with the literature, respondents endorsed talking...
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Studies on reading literacy have yet to connect how students perceive the importance of different literacy areas to their ability perception in those areas. This article analyzes students’ importance ranking of four different areas of literacy: prose (comprehending written information), document (interpreting information in forms, schedules, tables...
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Playing drinking games can be characterized as a high-risk drinking activity because games are typically designed to promote heavy alcohol consumption. While research suggests that young adults are motivated to play drinking games for a variety of reasons (e.g., for thrills/fun, for the competition), the Motives for Playing Drinking Games measure h...
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We assessed the attitudes, perceptions, and stereotypes toward Latino immigrants among 247 mental health professionals across 32 U.S. states. We also randomly presented two different versions of an attitude measure that varied in their references to immigrants (“illegal aliens” or “undocumented immigrants”). Participants reported that they did not...
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Reviews the book, Educational Psychology and the Internet by Michael Glassman (see record 2016-47368-000 ). In Glassman’s book, he gives an overview of the history of the Internet and its beginnings in education, as well as how educational psychology can be used to understand practical uses for the Internet in education. This is a text that would b...
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Latinas experience multiple oppressions and poorer mental health due to their often triple minority status as poor, female, women of color. The present study examined whether identifying with both Mexican culture and the dominant culture (bicultural), having high ethnic identity, identifying with both feminine and masculine behavior (androgynous ge...
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Reviews the book, Psychology for Psychologists: A Problem Based Approach to Undergraduate Psychology Teaching by Alexia Papageorgiou, Peter McCrorie, Stelios Georgiades, and Maria Perdikogianni (see record 2015-42613-000 ). What undergraduates in psychology are expected to learn and what they actually learn may not always be the same thing. As the...
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The present study identified relationships between social support, religious coping, continuing bonds, Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) symptoms, and the quality of life among bereaved African American adults (N = 154). Perceived social support and less use of negative religious coping strategies predicted a higher quality of life and fewer PGD sympt...
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From the perspective of social learning theory, factors such as experiences with childhood abuse, witnessing sibling and parental violence, having a distant relationship with one’s father, and experiencing parental divorce were expected to be associated with completion of a 52-week court-mandated batterer intervention program. Archival data from 18...
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Empathic functioning and inhibitory control deficits are two symptoms of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). Despite their deleterious effects, limited research exists on interventions that would ameliorate these specific symptoms. We suggest that meditative interventions may help to increase empathic functioning and inhibitory control in ASPD...
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Parasocial interactions (PSIs), or perceived intimate relationships with favorite performers, were compared with celebrity identification, which is when spectators want to model or emulate a celebrity. College students (N = 188) completed an online questionnaire where they identified their favorite celebrity, answered demographic questions, and com...
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Reviews the book, Learn to Teach: Teach to Learn by Catherine Scott (see record 2015-00448-000 ). Scott suggests that previous notions and theories about learning and teaching are not supported by scientific research to help students learn, and teachers using these models of learning may be doing a disservice to their students. Scott advocates for...
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Acculturation and linguistic factors were examined as predictors of self-esteem and language confidence among 91 international college students. The majority of participants were Asian (64.8%), female (59.3%), and graduate students (76.9%). Assimilative (adopting host cultural values) and integrative (blending both host and home cultural values) mo...
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Reviews the book, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley (see record 2013-33945-000 ). Ripley paints a grim picture of U.S. education. On an international test of achievement (Program for International Assessment; PISA), students in the United States score poorly on math and science skills compared with students...
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The persistence of beliefs and feelings regarding a favorite celebrity were investigated. Source credibility was not expected to influence belief perseverance and emotional belief (feelings) perseverance toward favorite celebrities. Also, when asked to consider reasons why others would not like the celebrity, perseverance of beliefs and feelings we...
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Reviews the book, Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love by Marina Adshade (see record 2013-09269-000 ). Adshade applies economic theories regarding supply and demand, costs and benefits, and market forces to explain and predict sexual activity among adolescents, young adults, and older adults. She explores current societal issues r...
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The false-consensus effect for attitudes toward celebrities was investigated. Participants (N = 202; 149 women, 53 men) from a private university in Southern California completed an online survey where they identified their favorite celebrities and gave estimates of others' opinions regarding the participant's favorite celebrity. Regression analyse...
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The authors examined the association between social anxiety and drinking game (DG) involvement as well as the moderating role of social anxiety-relevant alcohol outcome expectancies (AOE) in social anxiety and DG involvement among college students. Participants were 715 students (74.8% women, Mage = 19.46, SD = 1.22) from 8 US colleges. Data were c...
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Reviews the film, The Lovely Bones directed by Peter Jackson (2009). This adaptation of the best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones , portrays a family’s attempts to cope with the loss of a loved one, learning through the tragedy to let go and move on. Moreover, the movie presents a disturbing account of the phases of serial killing an...
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The author evaluated the effects of evaluation apprehension and trait procrastination on behaviors. The author examined private university students from southern California (N = 72) on two independent variables: evaluation threat (manipulated) and trait procrastination (nonmanipulated). The author found a significant interaction effect between type...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 2000. Includes bibliographical references.
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Members of the Vietnamese community in Lincoln, Nebraska range in time of resettlement, background and experience in adjustment to their new home. The impact of cultural change and education on the Vietnamese youth in this community is of particular importance. The Vietnamese youth are under-examined in the areas of adjustment and identity formatio...

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