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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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A report commissioned by the Royal Society of Canada, and published today in the journal Bioethics, claims that assisted suicide should be legally permitted for competent individuals who make a free and informed decision, while on both a personal and a national level insufficient plans and policies are made for the end of life.
Caveman Politics: Has Our Violent History Led to an Evolved Preference for Physically Strong Political Leaders?
New research into evolutionary psychology suggests that physical stature affects our preferences in political leadership. The paper, published in Social Science Quarterly, reveals that a preference for physically formidable leaders, or caveman politics, may have evolved to ensure survival in ancient human history.
Money Expert Eric Tyson Clears Up the Latest Economic Misinformation
A specially commissioned set of essays, published in the September 2011 issue of the Geographical Journal, argues that in the years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks the world did change, but not always in ways anticipated by policy-makers and pundits.
The Last Great Fundraising Opportunity: Study Shows How Identity Can Help Charities Increase Legacy Giving
Legacy giving should be a key focus for charity fundraising, say the authors of a study published in Psychology & Marketing. The study uses dimensional qualitative research to reveal how charities need to understand the motivational role of identity to increase access to the $23 billion which is inherited through wills every year.
A new review article published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review assesses the extent to which alcohol plays a causal role in sexual assault perpetration.
For those looking to improve their mental skills, authors Ron and Marty Hale-Evans deliver a witty, compelling, and action-oriented cache of personal productivity tips and techniques in Mindhacker: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level
Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is launching its first mobile application in Sociology, accessible via iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Malden, MA – August 3, 2011 – Wiley-Blackwell, the Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly (STMS) publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Hastings Center, to publish the Hastings Center Report, one of the leading journals in the field of bioethics.
The definitive guide to the science of solar energy
American developmental psychologist, Dr. Michael Tomasello, has been named as this year’s recipient of the Wiley Prize in Psychology, awarded by the British Academy in partnership with Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb).
In a child-rearing culture that warns parents they can never be too cautious, Lenore Skenazy uses reliable statistics and entertaining anecdotes to encourage parents to stop worrying about the one in a million dangers their kids could face – from being abducted by a stranger to drowning in a toilet -- and start letting them enjoy the adventures of childhood.
Is reading fiction good for you?
In their new book, BARBARIANS OF OIL; How the World's Oil Addiction Threatens Global Prosperity and Four Investments to Protect Your Wealth authors Sandy Franks and Sara Nunnally take a look at the major players, recent disasters and changes in political scene in the global oil industry. They also delve into where the oil market is heading and tips on how readers can avoid future market dips and safeguard current and future investments.
What to do when you're caught in the middle of an ethical dilemma at work
Practical risk and capital management strategies for financial service executives and high level managers
Many drugs sold as ‘legal highs’ on the internet do not contain the ingredients they claim, reports the journal Drug Testing and Analysis.
A new study from The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry finds that mothers who feed their babies breast milk exclusively, as opposed to formula, are more likely to bond emotionally with their child during the first few months after delivery. The breastfeeding mothers surveyed for the study showed greater responses to their infant’s cry in brain regions related to caregiving behavior and empathy than mothers who relied upon formula as the baby’s main food source. This is the first paper to examine the underlying neurobiological mechanisms as a function of breastfeeding, and to connect brain activity with maternal behaviors among human mothers.
Blue denim jeans are one of the most popular and iconic fashion items in the world; now a study published in Biotechnology Journal reveals a cheaper, more efficient and eco-friendly method for treating dyed denim. The process of ‘surface activation’ used to wash-down the denim following dyeing could also offer an alternative to the dangerous, and internationally banned, sandblasting technique.