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One psychiatrist's experience of visiting offshore processing centres for people seeking asylum in Australia

From Australasian Psychiatry The current focus on refugees reaching Europe via the Mediterranean is a matter of concern for the entire world. Australia has been criticised for its treatment of asylum seekers who arrive by boat.  Those in offshore detention … Continue reading

Connecting with the Community: Ruth Wodak on the Politics of Fear

By Michael Ainsley, Senior Marketing Manager, SAGE Populist right-wing politics are moving centre-stage, with some parties reaching the very top of the electoral ladder: but why and why now? Ruth Wodak is a Distinguished Professor and Chair in Discourse Studies … Continue reading

"How to protect the freedom to read in your library" webinar recording with extended Q&A

Last week, we were delighted to hear tips for protecting the freedom to read and keeping all books on shelves from three experienced freedom-to-read supporters. Watch the full webinar above, and feel free to share it with others! In addition … Continue reading

SAGE author Marion Dowling wins Nursery World’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Earlier this month, we were delighted to learn that SAGE author Marion Dowling, had won the Nursery World’s Life time Achievement award at the Nursery World’s Awards. This is the third consecutive year that a SAGE author has won the … Continue reading

Time & society: Temporalities of the Media

From Time & society For most people in the contemporary world, daily life has become a constant struggle against two closely related enemies. One is the never ending stream of impending deadlines approaching all too rapidly; the other is the … Continue reading

Free Webinar: Faculty Perspectives on Publishing Open Access

Reports find that perceptions of OA publishing are changing for the better and as a result, many faculty members seek out OA publications for maximum access and impact. However, other researchers continue to avoid it, and those who are early … Continue reading

Free articles for the 2015 Rugby World Cup: an insight into the scholarly debate that surrounds the sport 

The 2015 Rugby World Cup is now in full swing, with our screens already being dominated by matches being played across England, Wales and Scotland. Held every four years, New Zealand are firm favourites to retain the William Web Ellis … Continue reading

What types of video games improve brain function?

Article title: Impacts of Video Games on Cognition (and How the Government Can Guide the Industry From Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences From “brain games" designed to enhance mental fitness, to games used to improve real-world problems, … Continue reading

Data Sharing in Historical Perspective

By, Joan E. Sieber, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics (JERHRE) Who me? Share my data with strangers? Aren’t they my competitors? Would they use my data to criticize me? Would they take the credit (through publication) for my hard work? Would they … Continue reading

An interview with Publons on the value of peer review

Today is the last day of Peer Review Week, a week where a whole host of Peer Review content has been shared across the academic and scholarly community. To round things up we have we have interviewed Andrew Preston co-founder … Continue reading

New Social Science Bites: William Davies on the Happiness Industry

Originally published on Social Science Space  September 2015 Happiness, says sociologist Will Davies, is “all the rage” right now. Not actually being happy, by the way, but offering to provide happiness, or to measure it, or to study it, to legislate … Continue reading

Researchers make five recommendations for standardized test designers

Article title: The value of standardized Testing: A perspective from cognitive Psychology From Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Can standardized tests, such as those created in response to the Common Core, enhance education instead of just assessing … Continue reading

A guide to help early career researchers understand peer review

Originally posted on Social Science Space April 2014 In addition to the selection of resources we shared with you yesterday in aid of peer review week, today we are also sharing Sense About Science’s Peer Review: The Nuts and Bolts, … Continue reading

Special Issue: Code-switching in Literature: Expanding the Paradigm

Guest editors: Penelope Gardner-Chloros and Daniel Weston From Language and Literature The past 50 years have seen an exponential growth both in the study of bilingualism, and in one of its most salient conversational manifestations: code-switching (CS). Just as spoken … Continue reading

Special issue on: Autism in Adulthood

From Autism In the seven decades since Kanner first published his original reports on individuals with autism, there have been many thousands of publications on the topic. However, one area remains woefully under researched—life for adults with autism. It was … Continue reading