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On SAGE Insight: Analytic thought increases support for liberal policies

Article title: Hong Kong liberals are more analytical: Analytic thought increases support for liberal policies From Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin Society for Personality and Social Psychology This study tests whether liberals and conservatives in the same country process information … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special issue: Climate Change and Intergroup Relations

From Group Processes & Intergroup Relations Climate change is often conceived as a technical challenge, requiring smart policies and science-driven solutions. Yet, climate change is also profoundly social: How people understand and engage with the issue is powerfully influenced by … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Why are depression and anxiety rates in the West greater than in Asia?

Article title: Exploring the East-West Divide in Prevalence of Affective Disorder: A Case for Cultural Differences in Coping With Negative Emotion From Personality and Social Psychology Review Lifetime rates of clinical depression and anxiety in the West tend to be … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The European Journal of Social Theory at twenty years – Anniversary Special Issue

Guest Editor: Gerard Delanty From European Journal of Social Theory This special issue marks the twentieth anniversary of the EJST and offers an opportunity to reflect on the current position of social theory in light of the past two decades but with … Continue reading

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Honor and the stigma of mental healthcare

From Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin   Mental illness is associated in many cultures with a variety of negative stereotypes, including being dangerous, unpredictable, and weak. Such stereotypes and the discriminatory treatment that can accompany such stereotypes can serve as … Continue reading

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Menstrual cycle effects on women’s mate preferences

Meta-analysis of menstrual cycle effects on women’s mate preferences From Emotion Review “What does a woman want?” This was Sigmund Freud’s “great question that has never been answered”. In evolutionary psychology predictions, women’s mate preferences shift between fertile and nonfertile … Continue reading

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A special issue marking the 50th anniversary of the death of C. S. Lewis: Consideration and recognition of his contribution to literary and theological fields

From Theology This special issue marks half a century since the death of C. S. Lewis.  ] Lewis was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, and Christian apologist. In the fifty years since Lewis died his position in … Continue reading

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Why do some terrorist organizations adopt suicide bombing as a tactic?

Cultural Resonance and the Diffusion of  Suicide Bombings The Role of Collectivism From Journal of Conflict Resolution Over the last couple of decades, suicide terrorism has spread over the globe like a wildfire, increasing in scope, frequency, and intensity. An … Continue reading

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“We who are dark . . .:” The Black community according to Black adults in America: an exploratory content analysis

From Journal of Black Psychology This paper compiles exploratory content analysis around the meaning of the Black community. The study used a sample of 60 Black adults in the mid-Atlantic United States examining responses to a single open-ended survey. From … Continue reading

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The assault on Los Alamos

From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists December 2011 Podcast: The assault on Los Alamos – Mindy Kay Bricker speaks to Hugh Gusterson about the history and uncertain future of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since the late 1990s, nuclear weapons … Continue reading

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Prediction of 81 million dementia sufferers fuels the artificial nutrition and hydration debate

Artificial nutrition and hydration for patients with advanced dementia: perspectives from medical practitioners in the Netherlands and Australia From Palliative Medicine The incidence of dementia is growing and is expected to double every 20 years. A large proportion of people … Continue reading

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Experiencing different cultures enhances creativity

When in Rome…Learn why the Romans do what they do:  how multicultural learning experiences facilitate creativity   From Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin   This research reveals that creativity can be enhanced by experiencing cultures different from one’s own. Three … Continue reading

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Reconsidering culture and poverty

From ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Historically scholars have been cautious when discussing links between culture and poverty. The concept of a “culture of poverty” reemerged briefly in the 60’s, but it was a short-lived headline … Continue reading

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Sustainable legacies for the 2012 Olympic Games

From Perspectives in Public Health The 2012 UK Olympics are coming and with them the potential to offer the nation far more than encouragement to partake in sports activities and to get fitter. They could assist with government cross-cutting agendas such … Continue reading

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