Mohaned G. Abed's research while affiliated with King Abdulaziz University and other places

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At a time when pandemics such as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spread rapidly, the deployment of online education is essential. However, to successfully leverage online education in such times, it is important to investigate learners’ motivations and beliefs about online education and associated barriers as well as the role of religious and soci...
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The purposes of this exploratory, qualitative research are to (a) examine the parental role in providing materials to facilitate learning and play for children with physical disabilities, and (b) identify the difficulties expressed by parents that affect the support provided to their children with physical disabilities. We conducted semi-structured...
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We investigated whether women (n = 223) higher in the Dark Triad traits (narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism) are subjected to greater cost-inflicting mate retention behaviors by their long-term romantic partners, and we considered women's desire for marriage as a moderator. We found that women higher in narcissism reported lower levels of ve...
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This exploratory research investigates knowledge and beliefs about developmental dyslexia (DD) among public primary school teachers in Saudi Arabia. We explored links between several teacher-related socio-demographic variables (e.g., gender, teaching experience, self-evaluation of teaching children with DD) and knowledge and beliefs about DD. Saudi...
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Males of some species use mate retention behavior and investment in ejaculate quality as anti-cuckoldry tactics concurrently while others do so in a compensatory fashion. Leivers, Rhodes, and Simmons (2014) reported that men who performed mate retention less frequently produced higher-quality ejaculates, suggesting that humans use these tactics com...
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We investigated how teachers could be encouraged to develop and enact inclusive practices in their communication with children who have speech, language, and communication needs (SLCN). This research was conducted in Saudi Arabia, where official policy and legislation state that inclusive education is to be supported. The present exploratory, quali...
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The successful implementation of inclusive education depends on many factors, among the most important of which are as teachers’ attitudes about and perspectives on inclusive education. The current study employed a qualitative research design to explore and identify factors that public school teachers identify as obstacles to successful inclusion o...
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Genetic quality may be expressed through many traits simultaneously, and this would suggest a phenotype-wide fitness factor. In humans, intelligence has been positively associated with several potential indicators of genetic quality, including ejaculate quality. We conducted a conceptual replication of one such study by investigating the relationsh...
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Research in nonhuman animals (including insects, birds, and primates) suggests a trade-off in males between investment in competitive traits and investment in ejaculate quality. Previous research reported a negative association between perceived strength and ejaculate quality, suggesting that this trade-off also applies to human males. We conducted...
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Peers and primary caregivers influence the development of religious beliefs during childhood and adolescence. However, previous research has not assessed whether childhood religious experiences with peers and primary caregivers are differently related to individual differences in adult religiosity. We investigated whether the frequency of childhood...
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Worldwide, 3.0–7.0 percent of school‐aged children meet criteria for a diagnosis of Attention‐Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In Saudi Arabia, ADHD appears to be more prevalent than the worldwide average, with estimates of 12.6–16.7 percent. Unfortunately, there is a relative dearth of research addressing ADHD and related training programs i...
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Several sex differences in sexual psychology and behavior have been documented across cultures and across historical periods. These differences have been investigated almost exclusively in young adult samples, however. Using data secured from an older adult sample of retirement center residents in Southeast Florida, USA (n = 186, M = 67.00 years),...
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We developed and validated the Reasons for Disagreement in Romantic Relationships Scale (RDRRS). We conducted act nomination (Study 1), investigated the items’ component structure in a sample of newlywed couples (Study 2), and compared responses in the newlywed year to responses three years later (Study 3). First, we identified 82 reasons for disag...
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Some research has reported relationships between personality dimensions and ejaculate quality, but this research has methodological limitations. In the current study, we investigated the relationships between six major personality dimensions and ejaculate quality in a design that offered several methodological improvements over previous research. F...
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Disability laws in Saudi Arabia mandate that higher education institutions provide support for special needs learners in order to ensure educational opportunities equivalent to opportunities for their nondisabled peers. These institutions experience challenges, however, in providing the necessary support to undergraduate and postgraduate students w...

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... The sample included 41 men attending a Midwestern university in the U.S., with ages ranging from 18 to 33 years (M = 23.30; SD = 3.60; 71.1% of the sample was Caucasian, with Asian representing the second-most commonly reported ethnicity at 6.7%; see DeLecce, Fink, Shackelford, & Abed, 2020a;DeLecce et al. 2020b, DeLecce, Shackelford, Fink, & Abed, 2020cPham et al., 2018). By self-report, participants had not had a vasectomy and had never sought infertility treatment. ...
... The sample included 41 men attending a Midwestern university in the U.S., with ages ranging from 18 to 33 years (M = 23.30; SD = 3.60; 71.1% of the sample was Caucasian, with Asian representing the second-most commonly reported ethnicity at 6.7%; see DeLecce, Fink, Shackelford, & Abed, 2020a;DeLecce et al. 2020b, DeLecce, Shackelford, Fink, & Abed, 2020cPham et al., 2018). By self-report, participants had not had a vasectomy and had never sought infertility treatment. ...
... For instance, maternal warmth likely also promotes positive images of God, such as God being a loving companion along a life journey (Dickie et al. 2006). In turn, recent evidence suggests that children presented with more positive images of God were more religious as adults (Tratner et al. 2020), both of which associate with greater levels of well-being (Homan 2014). Prior research has also documented that stably high levels of religiosity from childhood to adulthood is optimal for well-being relative to consistent non-involvement (Upenieks and Schafer 2020), but the results of the current study suggests that religious stability over the life course has differing effects for flourishing for men than for women. ...
... Schmitt (2006) argues that an unrestricted socio-sexual attitude appears in part to be an evolved feature of biological sex and is reported less by women in cross-cultural research. Women generally express more stringent standards to selecting short-term sexual partners (Li & Kenrick, 2006;Vance et al., 2020). Lesbians also report restricted, committed sexual attitudes whereas bisexual women display higher levels of non-committal sexual attitudes (Schmitt, 2006). ...
... Topics included those supported in previous research (e.g., sex, finances) and contemporary topics (screen time, entertainment choices) emerging from couples counseling experiences or literature. Interestingly, after multiple meetings, topics closely matched Lopes et al. (2020) Table 1 for the final list of topics. Participants selected and ranked their top five areas of disagreements from the list of 20 topics as not all topics would be relevant to all participants, and rating all topics could be arbitrary and potentially cumbersome for participants. ...
... The inclusive experiences of students with learning disabilities (LD) in higher education vary among universities worldwide (Abed & Shackelford, 2019, Lombardi et al., 2015. This variation is attributed to many factors, including the effectiveness of transition planning, which the students are provided within secondary school and the familiarity of faculty members with inclusive educational practices (Trainor et al., 2016). ...
... For example, among the horned beetle, males with smaller horns will compensate for this by developing larger testes (Simmons & Emlen, 2006). A number of studies have found that ejaculate quality in human males is negatively associated with social assertiveness and psychoticism, both markers of high testosterone (see DeLecce et al., 2020). ...