SAGE Journal Articles

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Journal Article 1: Gueguen, N., Jacob, C., & Lamy, L. (2010). “Love is in the air”: Effects of songs with romantic lyrics on compliance with a courtship request. Psychology of Music38, 303–307. Retrieved from

Abstract: Previous research has shown that exposure to various media is correlated to variations in human behaviour. Exposure to aggressive song lyrics increases aggressive action whereas exposure to songs with prosocial lyrics is associated with prosocial behaviour. An experiment was carried out where 18—20-year-old single female participants were exposed to romantic lyrics or to neutral ones while waiting for the experiment to start. Five minutes later, the participant interacted with a young male confederate in a marketing survey. During a break, the male confederate asked the participant for her phone number. It was found that women previously exposed to romantic lyrics complied with the request more readily than women exposed to the neutral ones. The theoretical implication of our results for the General Learning Model is discussed.

Journal Article 2: Sieverdin, M., Decker, S., & Zimmermann, F. (2010). Information about low participation in cancer screening demotivates other people. Psychological Science21, 941–943. Retrieved from

Abstract: Here, the authors report a study in which they tested the hypothesis that prevalence information about cancer screening is causally linked to intention to participate in cancer screening.

Journal Article 3: Swanberg, J., Macke, C., & Logan, T. K. (2007). Working women making it work: Intimate partner violence, employment, and workplace support. Journal of Interpersonal Violence22, 292–311. Retrieved from

Abstract: Partner violence may have significant consequences on women’s employment, yet limited information is available about how women cope on the job with perpetrators’ tactics and the consequences of her coping methods on employment status. This article investigates whether there is an association between workplace disclosure of victimization and current employment status; and whether there is an association between receiving workplace support and current employment status among women who disclosed victimization circumstances to someone at work. Using a sample of partner victimized women who were employed within the past year (N = 485), cross-tabulation and ANOVA procedures were conducted to examine the differences between currently employed and unemployed women. Binary logistic regressions were conducted to examine whether disclosure and receiving workplace support were significantly associated with current employment. Results indicate that disclosure and workplace support are associated with employment. Implications for clinical practice, workplace policies, and future research are discussed.