Michael J. Stevens's research while affiliated with Chicago School of Professional Psychology and other places

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The objective of this study was to evaluate face-to-face versus online psychotherapy using a single-subject experimental design. Physiological indices of brainwave activity, pulse variation, and voice stress level revealed greater emotional reactivity and stress during a face-to-face psychotherapy session than during an online session. During the o...
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In this applied research study, we demonstrate the capacity of stressful life events as well as coping styles and strategies to predict emotional well-being and ill-being. We conducted a two-step hierarchical regression analyses, involving an objective component of lived experience (stressful events) and a subjective component of coping responses....
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The Penn State Worry Questionnaire(PSWQ) is an important instrument for the assessment of worry symptoms, which was translated and adapted in many countries around the world. We sought to translate and adapt the PSWQ in Romania for clinical and nonclinical purposes. For that purpose, we conducted two studies. In the first study, we translated and b...
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Problem Statement: In this article, we summarize a group-based, selfdevelopment curriculum based on humanistic principles, framed by contemporary self-determination theory (SDT), and designed in accordance with Bloom’s Taxonomy. The processes of awareness and integration are common to SDT and Bloom’s Taxonomy, and to our knowledge, have not been ap...
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A sample of 1,043 participants from 3 regions in the Global South (South and Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America) responded to the Personal and Institutional Rights to Aggression and Peace Survey (PAIRTAPS). Participants' descriptions of what they would want to do if directly exposed to 3 specific human rights violations (torturing a prisoner...
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We sought to bridge the gap in the literature between general causality orientations and psychological well-being by examining the relationship between these variables in a sample of 76 (18 men and 58 women) currently enrolled or recently graduated European and Eurasian university students between 18 and 35 years old. Participants were administered...
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We examined the association of national emotional climate to personal political views in 159 Grenadian citizens. Grenadians completed five national emotional climate scales: Anger at Government, Fear, Hopeless-Insecurity, Security and Social Trust. We also measured the following personal political views: desire to emigrate, confidence in nonviolent...
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After empirically demonstrating that the well-being of psychology is tied to fundamental economic and political conditions, I illustrate how psychological ethics codes are socially situated by sampling from the codes or regulatory laws of selected countries that have transitioned or are transitioning from communism to free-market democracy, militar...
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Since its inception, the Center of Epidemiologic Depression Scale (CES-D; Radloff, 1977) has been a widely used instrument for screening depressive symptoms in the general population, as well as in clinical settings. The CES-D has also been the focus of empirical investigation, translation, and adaptation across the globe, and was shown to have goo...
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Updating cross-cultural research of the past decade on the relationship between life aspirations and wellbeing, we compared Romanian (N=69) and US (N=64) undergraduates on the contribution of the importance and likelihood of attaining intrinsic and extrinsic aspirations to psychological maladjustment and life satisfaction, and on the qualitative me...
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Given an increasingly globalized world connected via instant news sources, terrorism has emerged as a transnational concern. To determine the effect of terrorism on support for government retaliation, we randomly assigned 288 Peruvian and 586 US undergraduates to experimentally manipulated newsflashes of terrorist attacks that varied according to t...
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Although modern psychology is often said to have originated with Wilhelm Wundt's laboratory, it actually arose in several Western countries at nearly the same time (i.e., Germany, United Kingdom, United States). Because of these multiple beginnings, psychology was an international discipline from its inception (Brock, 2006; Stevens & Gielen, 2007)....
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One hundred Romanian policemen completed the Romanian MMPI-2. We compared the validity and clinical scale scores of this sample to those of 395 male policemen from the United States. Statistical and clinical differences were found on Fake Bad, Depression, Mania, and Social Introversion. Although free of pathology, Romanian police were more idiosync...

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... As the object of reflection, it is constantly updated through self-reflection, self-design, conscious implementation and conscious adjustment. Own internal professional structure and accomplishment (Ugur, 2015). ...
... Kathie Malley-Morrison and her colleagues (Malley-Morrison, et al., 2015) are also interested in commitment and action in support of human rights and in response to human rights violations (rather than simply human rights attitudes), and complement the articles in this volume with an excellent sample of participants from Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The researchers use a combined qualitative-quantitative methodology to investigate how these participants would want to respond if exposed to specific human rights violations, and whether their level of moral engagement was correlated with agency and support for a number of individual-and state-level rights. ...
... The repeated experiences with the environment will develop stable individual traits, allowing for differences on self-regulation between individuals (general causality orientations). On short, the causality orientations express an internal or external locus of causality (Stevens et al., 2015). The topic was anticipated by Vallerand (1997), who described a hierarchical model of motivation, with autonomy, competence, relatedness, as well as intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation and amotivation on all levelsglobal, contextual and situational. ...
... and "I had a good time." The CES-D Ro Scale total score was dichotomized as less than 16 versus 16 or more based on previously established cutoffs (Stevens et al., 2013). Students were divided into two groups based on their scores: low depression = CES-DC < 16; high depression = CES-DC ≥ 16. d) Statistical processing Statistical analyses were performed using SPSS version 22.0. ...
... This two-factor model is compatible with recent neuroscientific evidence that supports the existence of an anatomical differentiation between agency judgments (Nahab et al., 2011;Sperduti et al., 2011). Additionally, results of Tapal et al. (2017) comparison of SoNA and philosophical fatalism measures are coherent with the literature on SoA and learned helplessness (for a short review, see Peterson, 2010), new neuroscientific evidence about learned helplessness (Maier and Seligman, 2016), and experimental manipulations (Karsh et al., 2018). Taken together, these studies advocate for an interpretation of SoNA as a special, and generally negative case of not having control over the environment, which is cross-situational (or "chronic") rather than focused on a specific situation (or aspect of the experience of agency). ...
... Drawing on the extensive international research conducted by other scholars [44,47,[56][57][58][59][60][61][62][63][64][65][66][67][68][69][70][71][72][73][74][75] to define the cultural profile of a large number of people, including the Romanian one, D. David [76] critically portrays Romanians and compares them with other nationalities, particularly Americans, indicating both the positive and the negative traits that need to and can be preserved or improved in the future as well as the direction towards which the Romanian people are heading from a cultural viewpoint. Nevertheless, the author emphasizes that the psycho-cultural profile of a country is neither good nor bad unless an ideal psycho-cultural model is accepted, by a specific culture, as a reference standard [76] (p. ...