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12:00 AM EDT April 10, 2014

Politics of Suspicion: How Distrustful Activists Call for and then Block Reforms

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

March 17, 2014

Entrepreneurial Survival: Study Explores How Local Initiatives Emerge During Natural Disasters

New research in the Journal of Management Studies investigates these under-studied groups, using Australian bushfires to discover the role these local ventures

March 03, 2014

Humans Responsible for 62% of Cougar Deaths in Re-established Populations

The Wildlife Society Bulletin explores the fatal cost of human interaction with cougars and asks what state agencies can do to protect both species.

March 03, 2014

Tears and Fears: How Do Emotions Change our Political Attitudes?

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

12:00 AM EST February 18, 2014

“It Takes A Village”—Community-Based Methods for Improving Maternal and Newborn Health

Journal Special Issue Highlights The Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership

February 18, 2014

Beyond Wellie Boots and Photo Ops: Exploring the Politics of Climate Change in the U.K.

WIREs Climate Change explores how the politics of climate change has shifted from one of consensus, to overt tribalism, and asks how this may be changed by the rise of hitherto fringe political parties.

February 18, 2014

Should Children Be Made to Pay for Their Own Upbringing?

Political Studies suggests that kids should pay their own way

February 18, 2014

Something’s Wrong in Washington: Is American Democracy in Crisis?

Acclaimed political scientists Norman Ornstein and Jared Diamond explore if tribalism is at the heart of the problem, or if the U.S. is facing a far greater political crisis.

February 06, 2014

Intervention in First 1000 Days Vital to Fulfilling Childhood Potential

Freely Available Special Issue published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

February 03, 2014

E-Pundit: Can Google Measure How Public Attention Shifts During Elections?

Social Science Quarterly reveals how Google Insights data can show shifts in public attention DURING political campaigns

January 27, 2014

Shadowy World of Britain’s Discount Hitmen Revealed in New Study

The first typological study of British hitmen, published in the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, identified four main types of contract killer; the novice, the dilettante, the journeyman; and the master

January 21, 2014

It’s All About Me: Do Narcissists Make Good Line Managers?

Does your boss lack empathy or have a ‘grandiose sense of self importance,’ if so they may be a narcissist, claims new research in Personnel Psychology

January 21, 2014

Ivory Burning and Cartels: Are Anti-Poaching Efforts Repeating the Mistakes of the ‘War on Drugs’?

Research in Conservation Letters asks if anti-poaching measures are repeating the mistakes of the ‘War on Drugs’

January 07, 2014

How the Great Recession is Still Leading to Alcohol Problems for Middle-Aged America

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research explores the ongoing impact of the Great Recession

December 02, 2013

Repeating what Jack Nicolson Told me: How Popular Movies (Briefly) Influence Our Political Views

Research in Social Science Quarterly has found that movies watched purely for entertainment can influence our political views for up two weeks

November 25, 2013

Healing the Heart of Democracy

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.

November 18, 2013

Crisis Europe: Is a State of Emergency Transforming the European Union?

Is the economic crisis the cause or merely the occasion for changes to the European Union?

November 04, 2013

Anatomy of a Cannibal: New Research Analyzes Ancient French Neanderthals

From: American Journal of Physical Anthropology

November 04, 2013

Pork & Talk: How to Measure the Psychological Impact of China’s Progress

From: American Journal of Human Biology

November 04, 2013

Study Assesses Work–Life Balance By Gender and Nationality

From: Applied Psychology

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