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Behavioral Science

Section Editor: Dan Landis

Dan Landis (Ph.D, General-theoretical Psychology, 1963, Wayne State University) held several academic and consulting positions, including Affiliate Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Dean Emeritus, University of Mississippi. 

He was Chair of the Department of Psychology at Indiana-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Research Psychologist at Educational Testing Service,  Senior Research Psychologist at the Franklin Institute Research laboratories, and Visiting Research Professors at the East-West Center and the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. 

He is the founding President of the International Academy for Intercultural Research (1997-2005), is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

  1. The study was conducted to estimate calf growth, reproductive performance and milk yield of Ethiopia Sheko cattle and to assess non-genetic factors affecting their performance in their home tract as a step tow...

    Authors: E. Bayou, A. Haile, S. Gizaw and Y. Mekasha
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:568
  2. Willingness to pay (WTP) is used to assess individuals’ value attribution to health-related quality of life interventions. Little is known about predictors of WTP for sport and physical activity in socially vu...

    Authors: Marion C. Herens, Johan A. C. van Ophem, Annemarie M. A. E. Wagemakers and Maria A. Koelen
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:527
  3. Globally, the prevalence of mental illness is on the rise, although few people with psychiatric disorders actually seek mental health care. One under-researched factor that may impact help-seeking behavior fro...

    Authors: Crystal Dea Moore, Casey Schofield, Dalena R M van Rooyen and Lena M C Andersson
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:339
  4. A discrepancy exists among previous studies regarding whether priming and subsequent recognition memory are positively or negatively correlated. We consider that the difference in recognition memory measures u...

    Authors: Kiyofumi Miyoshi, Takehiro Minamoto and Hiroshi Ashida
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:546
  5. Psychological studies found that adopted children suffer from lack of attachment relationships in life. It is important for new parents to understand the underlying concepts before they begin to comprehend beh...

    Authors: Muhammad Imtiaz Subhani, Amber Osman, Fariha Abrar and Syed Akif Hasan
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:545
  6. Attrition is a problem among patients who participate in commercial weight loss programs. One possible explanation is that if patients are unable to reach a weight that they expect to achieve, they may be more...

    Authors: Gretchen E Ames, Colleen S Thomas, Roshni H Patel, Jillian S McMullen and Lesley D Lutes
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:477
  7. The aim of this review was to describe the effects of acute bouts of physical activity on attention levels of children. A systematic review was performed of English studies from searches in PubMed, Sportdiscus...

    Authors: Mirka Janssen, Huub M Toussaint, Willem van Mechelen and Evert ALM Verhagen
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:410
  8. Authors: Patrick S Sullivan, Rob Stephenson, Beau Gratzer, Gina Wingood, Ralph Diclemente, Susan Allen, Colleen Hoff, Laura Salazar, Lamont Scales, Jeanne Montgomery, Ann Schwartz, Jasper Barnes and Kristina Grabbe
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:396

    The original article was published in SpringerPlus 2014 3:249

  9. To respond to the need for new HIV prevention services for men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States, and to respond to new data on the key role of main partnerships in US MSM epidemics, we sought t...

    Authors: Patrick S Sullivan, Rob Stephenson, Beau Grazter, Gina Wingood, Ralph Diclemente, Susan Allen, Colleen Hoff, Laura Salazar, Lamont Scales, Jeanne Montgomery, Ann Schwartz, Jasper Barnes and Kristina Grabbe
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:249

    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2014 3:396

  10. The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast how differences in perceptions of sexual harassment impact productive work environments for employees in Pakistan as compared to the US; in particular, how...

    Authors: Rebecca S Merkin and Muhammad Kamal Shah
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:215
  11. This paper makes the argument that personal travel blogs are an important site for studying self-reports of face-to-face intercultural interaction. The guiding research question is “Are personal travel blogs g...

    Authors: Rick Malleus and Elizabeth Slattery
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:211
  12. The largest in-depth cross-cultural study of the 20th Century, directed by psychologist Charles Osgood at the University of Illinois, demonstrated that the affective meanings of concepts vary along three dimen...

    Authors: David R Heise
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:170
  13. This article reports on a major, large-scale two-year empirical study to investigate intercultural competencies among global leaders and the relationship of these competencies to criteria of high performance g...

    Authors: Michael F Tucker, Ron Bonial, Adam Vanhove and Uma Kedharnath
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:127
  14. Cultural competence is a vital component of many missions in today’s military. Cultural competence enables one to further a mission, save resources, and save lives. Conversely, a lack of cultural competence ma...

    Authors: Leedjia Svec
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:126
  15. Men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to be disproportionately impacted by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic in the United States (US). Testing for HIV is the cornerstone of comprehensive prev...

    Authors: Akshay Sharma, Rob B Stephenson, Darcy White and Patrick S Sullivan
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:109
  16. Two studies examined the role of culture on cognitive appraisals of trauma and associated implications for posttraumatic psychological adjustment. Study 2 also investigated the reliability and validity of a ne...

    Authors: Alberta Engelbrecht and Laura Jobson
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:44
  17. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is understood as a developmental disorder which shares common characteristics between childhood, adolescence and adulthood. However, ADHD is widely associated wi...

    Authors: Anselm BM Fuermaier, Lara Tucha, Anna K Mueller, Janneke Koerts, Joachim Hauser, Klaus W Lange and Oliver Tucha
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:26
  18. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of transformational leadership and its components on work engagement among hospital nurses. There are a few set of researches that have focused on the effects...

    Authors: Davood Hayati, Morteza Charkhabi and AbdolZahra Naami
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:25
  19. Attention underlies and energizes all cognitive and behavioral activities. Many studies showed that the quality of child attachment (both to parental and non parental figures) influences cognitive functions an...

    Authors: Elena Commodari
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:673
  20. War experiences are associated with the risk of long-term mental health problems. The War-affected Youths (WAYS) Study comprises a cohort of 539 youths (61% male) aged between 18 to 25 (at baseline) randomly s...

    Authors: Kennedy Amone-P’Olak, Peter B Jones, Rosemary Abbott, Richard Meiser-Stedman, Emilio Ovuga and Tim J Croudace
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:300