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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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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.
Political Studies suggests that kids should pay their own way
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.
Freely Available Special Issue published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Social Science Quarterly reveals how Google Insights data can show shifts in public attention DURING political campaigns
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
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
Research in Conservation Letters asks if anti-poaching measures are repeating the mistakes of the ‘War on Drugs’
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research explores the ongoing impact of the Great Recession
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?
From: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
From: American Journal of Human Biology
From: Applied Psychology
Contrary to public perception, “glassing” incidents, particularly at licensed venues, constitute a relatively small proportion of all alcohol-related violence.
U.S political experts Rick Wilson and James L. Perry explain the state of the union’s budget problems
From: Institute of Development Studies Bulletin
From: Symbolic Interaction
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