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Feeding the Five Thousand – or was it Three? Researchers Claim Most Crowd Estimations Are Unreliable
The public should view crowd estimation with scepticism, say the authors of a study in Significance.
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Political Psychology reports that while distrust can manifest in protests and demands for reform, the desired change can also be derailed by distrust in the people who are demanded to carry them through
Writing in the American Journal of Primatology, medical researchers argue that continued research with primates is needed
New research in the Journal of Management Studies investigates these under-studied groups, using Australian bushfires to discover the role these local ventures
New research in Political Studies argues that the self-deception of politicians, who in turn mislead the public, may be a more common factor in political life than we realize.
Political Psychology explores how emotions such as anxiety, even if their cause has nothing to do with politics, can result in a hardening of our views
Freely Available Special Issue published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world’s best academic papers across science, technology, medicine and other disciplines through their local libraries. This is the result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free to UK libraries under a new initiative, Access to Research.
Research in Social Science Quarterly suggests the recession has made North Americans and Europeans more reluctant to seek out medical care.
Swedish study finds Swine Flu vaccine linked to increased risk of narcolepsy in young adults.
The management of future bushfires will become increasingly complex, with trade-offs that demand astute recognition and knowledge of current and future trends, as well as how these trends interact with each other in a dynamic and intricate world. Deploying empirical data, embedding experiential insights and involving stakeholder communities will also play a key role in how bushfires can be managed effectively.
Stress & Health explores the psychological relationship between patients and health insurance coverage
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research explores the ongoing impact of the Great Recession
James D. Murphy and William M. Duke Empower and Educate Veterans to Develop their Professional Careers in New Book
A veteran's transition from military to civilian life is a major life event that requires careful planning. In their new book, Down Range authors James D. Murphy and William M. Duke follow a proven career-planning process, one born of military principles and skills that veterans possess and businesses need.
Research in Social Science Quarterly has found that movies watched purely for entertainment can influence our political views for up two weeks
At a critical time in American life, Parker J. Palmer looks with realism and hope at how to deal with our political tensions for the sake of the common good, without the shouting, blaming or defaming so common in our politics today. A book for all who care about democracy, no matter what their politic convitions.
Is the economic crisis the cause or merely the occasion for changes to the European Union?
An international team of scientists have identified potentially dangerous amounts of methamphetamine analog in the workout supplement Craze, a product widely sold across the U.S. and online. The study, published in Drug Testing and Analysis, was prompted by a spate of failed athletic drug tests. The results reveal the presence of methamphetamine analog N,α-DEPEA, which has not been safely tested for human consumption, in three samples.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the results of its 2013 author survey on open access, with over eight thousand respondents from across Wiley’s journal portfolio. The survey is a follow up to Wiley’s 2012 open access author survey and is the second such survey conducted by Wiley. This year new sections were added including research funding and article licenses.
From: Institute of Development Studies Bulletin
Disasters affect millions of people and cost billions of dollars, but people affected and those trying to help them don’t always have good access to the best information on what they might do. Evidence Aid will change this. It has just been awarded the 2013 Unorthodox Prize, for an extraordinary and innovative approach to improving the lives of the world’s most disadvantaged people.