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Interaction between certain personality traits (Neuroticism-Anxiety, Depression, Sensation Seeking, and Extraversion) and desire to drink alcohol in different situations (Boring, Stressful, Convivial, Ceremonial, and Neutral) was investigated using a sample of 171 students and questionnaire methodology. Modest support was found for certain interactional… (More)
Young adults with migraine headaches and nonmigraineurs were compared by means of two questionnaire batteries (the 16 P-F and PRF) and sets of specific measures focused on stimulation-seeking and independence. A number of low correlations were obtained but overall, results tend to contradict the existence of a "migraine personality" as a measureable entity.
These two studies pursued the notion that there are individual differences of considerable generality in the extent to which individuals estimate the size of objects, including body image and physical objects such as a blank card. In the first study, 79 female undergraduate students estimated the width of their own bodies (head, shoulders, waist, and hips),… (More)
An aspect of the considerable research on the association between eating disorders and discrepancies in body image estimation is the extent, if at all, that such discrepancies could be due to a more general tendency to show a positive or negative bias in estimation of the size of objects. One hundred female subjects, without known eating disorder, estimated… (More)
An account is given of the desirability of considering non-medical drug use among young adolescents within a perspective involving other behaviors. 1008 boys and 1040 girls took part in the study. Major correlates of the use of marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco were sexual behavior, delinquency, and social behavior. Minor correlates were achievement and… (More)
Little systematic information is available concerning the association between adolescent drug usage and other forms of behavior. The present study addressed this issue. Two hundred and thirty-one adolescents completed questionnaires concerning their use of drugs (alcohol, tobacco, pain-killers, marijuana, etc.). Factor analysis of endorsements of a broad… (More)
Interaction between (a) Anxiety-Neuroticism, Depression, Sensation Seeking, and Extroversion; and (b) desire to drink alcohol in different situations (Boring, Ceremonial, Convivial, Stressful, and Neutral) was investigated in a sample of 152 adults in detoxification centres. The desire to drink alcohol was found to vary depending upon the situation,… (More)