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The sociodemographic context of observed solitary and social smoking behaviours using a behavioural ecological approach (2019)
Journal Article
Why, F., Undarwati, A., & Nuzulia, S. (in press). The sociodemographic context of observed solitary and social smoking behaviours using a behavioural ecological approach. Journal of health psychology, https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105319877447

This study used a behavioural ecological approach by observing whether solitary and social smoking varied as a function of gender and stress. In sample 1 (N = 414), the result was consistent with the Tend-and-Befriend Hypothesis in that more female s... Read More

Body image distortions and muscle dysmorphia symptoms among Asian men : do exercise status and type matter? (2015)
Journal Article
Cheong, S., & Why, F. Y. (2015). Body image distortions and muscle dysmorphia symptoms among Asian men : do exercise status and type matter?. Revista de psicologia de la salud = Journal of health psychology / Departamento de Psicologia de la Salud, Universidad de Alicante, 3(1), 37-64

Theoretical Framework: Body image distortions and muscle dysmorphia symptoms were assessed among 78 Asian men who engaged in regular resistance training, aerobic training or did not engage in either. Method: Body fat and muscularity were measured and... Read More

Self-enhancement and cardiovascular reactivity: Limitations of the hemodynamic profile-compensation deficit (HP-CD) model of blood pressure regulation (2012)
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Why, Y. P., & Chen, M. R. (2013). Self-enhancement and cardiovascular reactivity: Limitations of the hemodynamic profile-compensation deficit (HP-CD) model of blood pressure regulation. Biological Psychology, 92(2), 205-211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2012.08.010

We examined the consistency of results obtained when examining the relationship between selfenhancement and cardiovascular reactivity via analysing raw cardiovascular data and compared this with the hemodynamic profile–compensation deficit (HP–CD) mo... Read More

Body fat fluctuations among female adolescents with restrained eating behaviours (2012)
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Lai, Z., Why, Y. P., Koh, D. S. Q., Ng, V. A. C., & Lim, C. L. (2012). Body fat fluctuations among female adolescents with restrained eating behaviours. Appetite, 59(1), 17-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2012.03.017

Body fat fluctuation during varying competing academic demand was examined among female adolescents with high (n=24) or low (n=24) restrained eating behaviours. Body fat, perceived stress, energy intake, and exercise behaviour were measured three tim... Read More

Positive illusions and its association with cardiovascular functions (2011)
Journal Article
Why, Y. P., & Huang, R. Z. (2011). Positive illusions and its association with cardiovascular functions. International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, 81(3), 305-311. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2011.07.016

The relationship between positive illusions (or self-enhancement) and cardiovascular functions was investigated using Asian samples in two studies. In phase 1 of Study 1, a generalized self-enhancement index was created for 241 participants using a p... Read More

The impact of task controllability on perceived control and cardiovascular processes (2010)
Journal Article
Why, Y. P., & Foo, Y. (2010). The impact of task controllability on perceived control and cardiovascular processes. Psychophysiology, 47(4), 669-672. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.00984.x

This article examines the impact of task control on perceived control and cardiovascular processes. Fifty-eight undergraduates performed a computer task where the functionality of the computer mouse was used to manipulate task control. Results are co... Read More