This Jurnal Ilmu Perilaku (JIP) Volume 1 Number 2 provided improvement of some parts of the previous edition which considered less favorable, i.e. the addition of “*” sign on the correspondence author section, and the addition of “Acknowledgment” page for Reviewer. We hope the next edition of JIP will provide a “perfect” form which will be the identity of JIP next publications.
There are five articles published in this edition of JIP. The first article discusses the role of the centrality of disaster information networks in the perception of natural disaster risk. This article, which uses social network analysis approach, has found four centrality forms, those are proximity (kedekatan), mediation (keperantaraan), eigenvector (eigenvektor), and centrality degree (derajat sentralitas), which together will be able to predict the respondent perception regarding Merapi vulcanic disaster risk. In the next article, we provide the result of experiment regarding assertiveness training effectiveness on the students of Sekolah Menengah Pertama (SMP, on par with Middle School). This article shows that the training is effective to raise assertiveness on the participants. The third article of this edition of JIP explains about the process of making the Skala Sikap Terhadap Pelajaran Sosial Humaniora (Attitudes towards the Social Studies of Humanities Scale). In this article, the author had succeeded on making the scale which consists of 12 items. The next two articles discuss about family psychology. One of the articles discusses about parenting efficacy of the parents with blindness in nurturing their children. The result shows that the parents with blindness are more confident in nurturing their children in the nurturance domain rather than discipline and recreation domains. The last article shows the study of ethno-phenomenology about luru duit tradition in Indramayu. This article especially elaborates on the factors that cause several women in the research location to live as prostitute.
We, the entire of Editorial Board of Jurnal Ilmu Perilaku would like to express our gratitude to the authors that had given their trust on us to publish their articles. We also would like to express our gratitude to Reviewer that had provided their assistance on reviewing the articles. We hope that this journal will be one of the stepping stones on the development of psychology in Indonesia. Please, enjoy the read!