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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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New research into the association between alcohol marketing and binge drinking by youth has explored the impact of drinker identity and brand allegiance on underage drinkers. The research, published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, are the results of a national U.S survey which explored the perceptions of over 1,700 15-to-20-year-olds and examined how many thought of themselves as a drinker or had a favorite brand of alcohol, perceptions which are actively cultivated by alcohol marketers.
There is No Us and Them
New book differentiates between the stereotype and the reality of East-West relations
When Religion Becomes Lethal: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Whether it’s Islamic terrorists in the Middle East or the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians or the violence done by religious extremists in the United States, why does religion too often lead to lethal results? This book will give readers not just a picture of the problems but a vision of a hopeful way forward that does not ignore their distinctive worldviews but that works with them.
The drug erythropoietin, often called EPO, is banned from sports because it is believed to enhance an athlete’s performance and give people who use it an unfair advantage over unenhanced competitors. However a new systemic review of existing research, published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, reveals that there is no scientific evidence that it does enhance performance, but there is evidence that using it in sport could place a user’s health and life at risk.
Devalued and Distrusted: Can the Pharmaceutical Industry Restore Its Broken Image? offers a balanced view of the role of drug discovery in improving public health.
With unemployment levels at their highest since the great depression, an army of job hunters has become a central part of the world of work. Research into job hunting often focuses on links between the personality of the applicant and their success, but new research in Personal Psychology sets out the key contextual factors which explain how job hunters’ demands are related to their success.
Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, and noted economist John Lott, team up to co-author DEBACLE: Obama's War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future. In stores March 2012.
The global economy has turned the rules of leadership upside down and shaken them vigorously for good measure. If you’d like to start sparking positive change within your organization, read on for ten ways to be proactive.
Edited by William Irwin Ear-splittingly loud, for some, musically-challenging and with lyrics that speak of apocalypse, death and destruction, listening to Black Sabbath is not for everyone. In fact, some would tell you that the band worship Satan, their songs promote violence and even try to convince teenagers to commit suicide.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWA and JWB), a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-based services in areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional practice; and global education, today announced a partnership with The Sheridan Press, print and publication services provider to the STM and scholarly journal community. Through this partnership Wiley’s online only journal titles will be available as Print on Demand (POD) copies, delivered through Sheridan’s sophisticated production system. Starting in January 2013, a total of 145 online only titles will now be available in print via this solution.
Politicians are seldom slow in their attempts to convert the feel good factors generated by major sporting wins into political support, and for good reason.
The Hobbit and Philosophy: For When You've Lost Your Dwarves, Your Wizard and Your Way
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the results of an author survey on open access, with over ten thousand respondents from across Wiley’s journal portfolio. The research explored the factors that authors assess when deciding where to publish, and whether to publish open access. Among the top factors considered by authors were the relevance and scope of the journal, the journal’s impact factor and the international reach of the journal.
Eight of the 2012 Laureates are Wiley Authors
Professors Alvin E. Roth and Lloyd S. Shapley Awarded The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2012
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2012 has been awarded jointly to Professors Alvin E. Roth and Lloyd S. Shapley; both have published with Wiley.
Wiley is pleased to announce the publication of the 12th edition of Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is pleased to learn that the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2012 to Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland.
Many survivors of adolescent and young adult cancers avoid routine medical care because it’s too expensive, despite the fact that most have health insurance. That is the conclusion of a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The results indicate that expanding insurance coverage for young cancer survivors may be insufficient to safeguard their long-term health without efforts to reduce their medical cost burdens.
Each day our minds experience a deluge of conversation, lectures, newspapers, TV, the Internet, and more. But what should we really be paying attention to?