Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 2018 Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2018)"

A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Jane Montague

Department of Life Sciences, University of Derby, Derby, UK
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Interests: identity; gender; relationships; ageing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Psychology encompasses a broad range of interests and areas of investigation. This Special Issue includes a variety of research presented at the 2018 Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2018), organized by East Asia Research and supported by the Singapore University of Technology and Design and the University of Derby, UK.  Researchers and practitioners from all fields of psychology discuss the most recent innovations, trends, concerns and practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Applied Psychology.

Dr. Jane Montague
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Education Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cultural Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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Open AccessArticle Analysis of Psychological Risks in the Professional Activities of Oil and Gas Workers in the Far North of the Russian Federation
Behav. Sci. 2018, 8(9), 84; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs8090084
Received: 30 August 2018 / Revised: 17 September 2018 / Accepted: 17 September 2018 / Published: 19 September 2018
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The professional activity in shifts in the Arctic contributes to the development of unfavorable functional status and destructive personal qualities of workers, which leads to a decrease in the level of mental health and efficiency of labor activity. The reference to the risk-oriented
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The professional activity in shifts in the Arctic contributes to the development of unfavorable functional status and destructive personal qualities of workers, which leads to a decrease in the level of mental health and efficiency of labor activity. The reference to the risk-oriented approach is conditioned by the need to predict the professional efficiency of shift personnel. The purpose of this study is to determine the psychological risks of oil and gas workers with a shift work organization in the Arctic. The study involved 70 oil and gas workers. The research methods were used as follows: documentation study, work process monitoring, questionnaire survey, psychophysiological and psychological testing, and statistical analysis methods: descriptive statistics—conjugacy tables with calculation of Pearson’s criterion, two-stage cluster, dispersion, and discriminant analyzes. As a result of this research, it was established that oil and gas workers characterized by different combinations of character accentuations would have different psychological risks, and, consequently, different approaches to their psychological support are needed. Full article
Open AccessArticle Interaction of Physical Activity and Personality in the Subjective Wellbeing of Older Adults in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom
Behav. Sci. 2018, 8(8), 71; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs8080071
Received: 29 June 2018 / Revised: 21 July 2018 / Accepted: 1 August 2018 / Published: 6 August 2018
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Subjective wellbeing (SWB) has been widely accepted as one of the most important elements of successful ageing. The present study explores the impact of two well-established correlates of SWB: physical activity and personality. Physical activity and each of the Big Five personality traits
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Subjective wellbeing (SWB) has been widely accepted as one of the most important elements of successful ageing. The present study explores the impact of two well-established correlates of SWB: physical activity and personality. Physical activity and each of the Big Five personality traits are consistent predictors of SWB, but there has been little research on whether certain personality traits enhance or hinder the psychological benefits of physical activity in older adults. This study examines the interactions of leisure-time physical activity and personality traits on SWB, and whether such interactions vary between older adults in Hong Kong (HK) and older adults in the United Kingdom (UK). Altogether, 349 participants (178 HK, 171 UK; 157 males, 192 female) aged 50 years or above (mean age = 61.84 ± 8.46 years old) completed an online assessment of: (1) leisure-time physical activity (Godin–Shephard Leisure-Time Physical Activity Questionnaire); (2) personality traits (Big Five Inventory); and (3) SWB (Satisfaction with Life Scale, Positive and Negative Affect Schedule). Results showed that agreeableness, conscientiousness, extraversion, neuroticism, openness to experience, and physical activity were all significantly related to SWB in the expected direction. The relationship between physical activity and SWB was moderated by extraversion and by openness to experience: higher levels of these two traits significantly enhanced the relationship. None of the interactions varied between the HK and UK samples. The expected negative relationship between neuroticism and SWB, however, was significantly stronger in the UK sample than in the HK sample. The findings of the present study indicate that personality needs to be considered when promoting and providing physical activity for older adults, although more research is needed to further explore how this can work effectively. Full article
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