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National Character Does Not Reflect Mean Personality Trait Levels in 49 Cultures
Most people hold beliefs about personality characteristics typical of members of their own and others' cultures. These perceptions of national character may be generalizations from personalExpand
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Using Kintsch's computational model to improve instructional text: Effects of repairing inference calls on recall and cognitive structures.
The goal of this study was to link a computational psychological model to instructional practice. Kintsch's (Kintsch & van Dijk, 1978; Miller & Kintsch, 1980) reading comprehension model was used toExpand
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Autobiographical and event memory for 9/11: changes across one year
We tested Turkish participants' (n=483) autobiographical and event memory for the events of September 11, 2001 3 days, 6 months, and 1 year after the event. The amount of autobiographical detailExpand
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Examining the life story account of the reminiscence bump: Why we remember more from young adulthood
The reminiscence bump is a robust finding demonstrated mostly with the cue-word method in Western cultures. The first aim of the study was to replicate the reminiscence bump using a life historyExpand
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Turkey's output in social science publications: 1970-1999
Publications originating from Turkey in SSCI were analyzed for changes in the thirty-year span between 1970 and 1999. Expand
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The emergence of sex differences in personality traits in early adolescence: A cross-sectional, cross-cultural study.
Although large international studies have found consistent patterns of sex differences in personality traits among adults (i.e., women scoring higher on most facets), less is known aboutExpand
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Learning from Instructional Text: Test of an Individual-Differences Model.
An individual-differences model of learning from instructional text was tested on 211 Air Force recruits. The results strongly supported the model, with a high level of fit for a structural equationExpand
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Instructional texts rewritten by five expert teams: Revisions and retention improvements.
700 undergraduates were tested in 3 experiments on original or rewritten versions of 52 instructional texts about Army job tasks, general science, philosophy, and history. 5 experts had rewrittenExpand
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Functional adult literacy and empowerment of women: Impact of a functional literacy program In Turkey
The study we discuss here addresses the impact of functional adult literacy on the empowerment of women in the absence of formal schooling. Our over-all goal was to examine whether the effects ofExpand
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Five-Factor Model and NEO-PI-R in Turkey
Personality testing in Turkey has escalated in recent years even though the number of tests with solid psychometric properties is very low. Tests developed or adapted in recent years show a tendencyExpand
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