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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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Growing consensus on climate and land use change means that it is reasonable to assume, at the very least, that flood levels in a region may change. Then why, ask Rosner et al. in a new study, do the dominant risk assessment techniques used to decide whether to build new flood protection infrastructure nearly always start with an assumption of “no trend” in flood behavior?
A simple and humane technique may be an effective strategy to reduce human encounters with sharks without harming populations of threatened shark species.
Over the course of the last 100 years or more, many scenes of execution in American film have offered intimate knowledge of executions, giving viewers a privileged ‘backstage’ gaze of an execution not available outside film, the chance to see what executioners see, and a chance to understand the condemned’s experience as he awaits death.
The Great Fragmentation: And Why the Future of All Business is Small
Understanding Y: #andYyoushould
Mental Health Issues Uncovered in Children with Relatives Who Participated in Manhunt after Boston Marathon Attack
Children with relatives who were called upon to participate in the interagency manhunt following the Boston Marathon attack carried a particularly heavy mental health burden, according to a Depression and Anxiety study that included surveys of Boston-area parents and other caretakers.
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