Category: Linguistics, Language & Psychology/Behavioral Science


A Cognitive and Socio-cultural Perspective on the Tendency to use Gmail’s Smart Reply-like AI-based Texting Features

Introduced by Google in the year 2016, Gmail Smart Reply gives reply suggestions to users through deep neural networks, based on its ML model trained on a massive database collected earlier. By 2017, Smart Reply was already sending about 6.7 billion email replies on behalf of humans. The present study explores the tendency of email


The Social Roots of Suicide: Theorizing How to Reduce Risk Factors of Depression Among University Students

The importance of mental health has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion in South Korea. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), South Korea ranks first in suicide rates as of 2020 at a staggering rate of 24.1 deaths per 100,000 people. College students in South Korea are especially vulnerable, with


Does a Positive Suggestion Work Better in Encouraging Positive Eating Behavior?

Due to the increasing problem of diabetes caused by unhealthy food consumption behavior, countless behavioral science has paid attention to encouraging people to eat healthier foods. Previous studies suggested that framing messages with low and high-construal influences people’s food choices, and a sense of power is also found to motivate individuals to change their behavior.


Effective Sanction Avoidance in Drug Trafficking: The Construction and Validation of the Restrictive Deterrence Utility Scale

Aims: Drug traffickers perform many criminal strategies to avoid legal sanctions while committing crime. The use of any criminal strategy is mainly motivated by the fact that it can reduce the risk of arrest, and this has been the focus of research on restrictive deterrence. In this context, this study develops a Restrictive Deterrence Utility


Factors Associated With Videoconference Fatigue Among Healthcare Workers in a Tertiary Government Hospital

This study was conducted to determine the presence of videoconference fatigue (VCF) and the factors associated with it. It was approached through an analytic, cross-sectional research design and a non-probability convenience sampling. The respondent’s demographic and videoconference (VC) profiles were obtained using a closed-ended questionnaire. A validated and reliable 15-item Zoom Exhaustion and Fatigue (ZEF)


Risk Analysis of Newspaper Articles Based on the First and Second Language of an Individual

Newspapers are a medium that spreads awareness about current day events, based on which individuals make decisions. In order to better understand decision making under conditions of risk, this study focused on decisions made by individuals – in regard to the Foreign Language Effect (FLE) – in their day-to-day life. Literature around FLE makes note


Relationship Between Ability to Endure Depression and Acceptance of Comfort

A high “ability to tolerate depression,” which is the ability to adaptively handle emotions that are unacceptable to oneself, is effective in recovering from negative situations. However, there are times in life when we encounter serious negative situations from which we cannot recover on our own, and we need to receive comfort from others. In


Can Virtual Tours be Really Experienced? Meaningful Experience and Perceived Authenticity in Online Tours

COVID-19 crises have transformed our society, and a new normal standard has been required in every aspect, including the tourism industry. To accommodate the social distancing measures and border controls put in place by government, fundamentally different approaches to providing tourism products and services were sought. Virtual tourism has rapidly attracted attention in this challenging


Japanese Students’ Personal Requirements for Interaction in English With Foreign Students, Examined by Free Description

The aim of this study is to determine which factors (such as motivation, interest, language ability or context) lead Japanese university students to interact in English with Foreign university students. The study targeted 128 Japanese undergraduate university students, executing a survey as research method to gather data about their preferences, experiences, and expectations towards interaction


No Better if Not Trustworthy: The Unreliability in Farmers’ Agricultural Method

Adoption of agricultural technology results in a variety of positive outcomes for individuals and society, such as increased productivity, income maximization, cost reduction, environmental and health advantages. For several years, the Thai government has spent a lot of money on a campaign trying to persuade farmers to adopt organic practices. However, farmer adoption remains low.


The Prevalence of Eating Pattern, COVID-19 Preventive Behaviors, and Their Relationships Among Young Adults During the Pandemic

Background. Unhealthy nutrition has long been a concern of public health as a risk factor for chronic diseases. The COVID-19 pandemic also highlighted the importance of respiratory infection prevention behaviors. Despite the widespread vaccinations, the recommended measures of personal hygiene continue to be an important pandemic response. This study aimed to explore the eating patterns


A Review and Prospect of Cumulative Prospect Theory Research

In view of the wide adoption and various research extensions of Cumulative Prospect Theory (CPT), this paper represents an attempt to perform a systematic review of articles that have employed CPT so as to explore its research trajectories and trends over time. A literature retrieval from Web of Science (WOS) yields a corpus of 495


Impact on Short-term Mood by Two Factors of Browsing “Kawaii” Objects and Linguistic Communications

It is a general behavior for people who have similar tastes to share their feelings about an object related to “kawaii” and to communicate linguistically. It seems that communication by utterance of “kawaii” has a positive effect on short-term mood by the action of relieving psychological stress, and it improves the adaptability of human relationships.


How People Social in VR: A Behavior Mapping Study in Virtual Environments

Social VR is emerging with commercialized VR equipment in recent years. In 2020, the COVID-19 global pandemic dramatically changed people’s life. Governments recommend people stay at home, and the number of people in social VR also increased. This study focused on VRChat, one of the most popular and free to play social VR games. A


The Chameleon Effect: The Relationship Between Imitation and Interdependence

The chameleon effect is the unconscious mimicry of nonverbal behaviours such as mannerisms, expressions, and postures. Current literature is deficit on instances of verbal behaviours as opposed to nonverbal behaviours. This imitation is said to have evolved to prospectively serve a social glue function in creating rapport and affiliation in social interactions and retrospectively increased


A Minimum Temporal Window for Deviance Detection of Frequency-modulated Sweeps: A Magnetoencephalography Study

The ability to rapidly encode the direction of frequency contour in frequency-modulated (FM) sweeps is essential for speech processing. Psychophysical evidence points to a common temporal window threshold for human listeners in processing rapid changes in frequency glides. No neural evidence has been provided for the existence of a cortical temporal window threshold underlying the


Planning and Designing Research With Brand of Indigo Art Living Store for Chinese Dining Space – Li River Side

In recent times, the tourism industry has experienced an increase in tourism revenue. However, this upward trend has also led to changes in terms of business models and consumption patterns. For example, the usage of unique brand identities to enhance and manage the tourism industry of the Li River where was assigned as World Natural


Planning and Designing Multi-function Commercial Space of Chinese Wonderland

The global economy has increased vigorously especially tourism industry. Tourism is one of the most effective way to grow local businesses. To attract more tourists, the food and culture of the destination must be special so that it is worth visiting. This study done in Yang Shuo of Mainland China. By adding the brand “Shan


Benefits of Smartwatches on Health-Promoting Lifestyles

Smart wearable devices are new tools for promoting healthy lifestyles in modern society. Health-promoting lifestyles are a multidimensional pattern of actions and perceptions that contribute to maintaining and enhancing an individual’s wellness. Smartwatches have various features, such as self-monitoring, goal setting, just-in-time feedback, and rewards. They may help individuals have health-promoting lifestyles through interesting self-regulation


Comparative Study of Relation between Realistic Optimism and Well-being Among University Students of India and Japan

Objective: This study examined the relationship between realistic optimism (RO) and well-being (WB) among the university students of Japan and India. The purpose of this research is to find whether difference in culture and economy have any impact on the relationship between WB and RO of both countries. Method: A questionnaire survey was conducted through random sampling,


Foreign Language Effect and Moral Decision Making

Would you sacrifice one person to save a group of five people? This kind of moral dilemma juxtaposes deontological ethics against consequentialism. It presents the problem of balancing doing what is right against the common good. Such morality forms the foundation of our identity as citizens. However, does this morality change when the problem is


Exploring the Mediating Role of Employee Motivation in the Relationship Between Post-Selection Human Resource Management (Hrm) Practices and Organizational Performance

The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to explore the meditating role of employee motivation in the relationship between post-selection Human Resource Management (HRM) practices (training & development, performance evaluation system, career development system, extrinsic and intrinsic rewards) and perceived performance of Islamic Banks operating in Pakistan. This study was based on primary data collected


Verticality of Space in Japanese and English with Image-Schema in Cognitive Linguistics

The purpose of this study is to analyze the reconceptualization of lexicon-grammar in a linguistic category of vertical space from Japanese to that of English with image-schema. Talking about space substantially differs among cultures, despite the fact that physical space is the same everywhere (Bowerman, 1996; Levinson, 2003; Pederson et al. 1998). Primary differences between


A New Way to D.I.E.: Intercultural Communication Strategies

This workshop provides a brief overview of pertinent research and major theories related to communicating with people of different cultural backgrounds, as well as fun and useful techniques and strategies to use when counseling individuals, couples, and families; teaching in international or multinational classrooms; working or consulting in international or multinational school offices, companies, and


Improving Customers Satisfaction to the Development of User Interface Design for Mobile Shopping through QFD

Retailers are trying hard to develop good relationships with their customers through mobile devices (e.g., smart phone, Tablet computer, etc.). Utilizing mobile devices is a low-cost and real-time way to provide high-quality service/ product for customers,which is a direct medium between retailers and end customers. However, unfriendly user interface (UI), such as small-size screen, low-resolution