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SAGE author Alexander Haslam wins British Psychological Society’s Presidents’ Award

We are delighted to share the news that Alexander Haslam, co-author of the recently published second edition of Social Psychology: Revisiting the Classic Studies has been awarded the British Psychological Society’s Presidents’ Award! Alex has been with the Professor of … Continue reading

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Anna Machin on Romance

Originally appeared on Social Science Space, November 1 2016  Imagine if we could find the secret to romance and love, the real secret, one vetted by science. Wouldn’t that be … well, what would that be. According to Anna Machin, … Continue reading

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Is left-handedness higher among those suffering from psychosis?

Left-Handedness Among a Community Sample of Psychiatric Outpatients Suffering From Mood and Psychotic Disorders From Sage Open Researchers have long studied the connections between hand dominance and different aspects of the human brain. This study finds that among those with … Continue reading

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Animals and humans – A false divide?

Special issue: Shared life Numéro spécial: La Vie partagée From Social Science Information We don’t just share our lives with animals; we are animals – a reality that we often choose to forget in modern Western culture.  This special issue … Continue reading

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The power of music: Its impact on the intellectual, social and personal development of children and young people

From International Journal of Music Education Recent advances in the study of the brain have enabled us to get a better understanding of the way that active engagement with music may influence other development.  This paper considers the effects of … Continue reading

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Children having children? Religion, psychology and the birth of the teenage pregnancy problem

From History of the Human Sciences In recent years the phrase ‘children having children’ has been used by politicians, academics, policy focussed NGO’s and Children’s charities to describe the worrying trend in the UK of rising teenage parenthood. This expression … Continue reading

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Contracts in the classroom: An unconventional promising grading system

Use of contract grading to improve grades among college freshmen in introductory psychology From SAGE Open While contracts are an indispensable tool in the modern workplace, this study has found that they may also be very effective in contemporary classrooms. … Continue reading

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Why is the vampire Edward Cullen from Twilight desirable despite being an extreme psychopath?

A boyfriend to die for: Edward Cullen as compensated psychopath in Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight From Journal of Communication Inquiry This study looks at the male lead character Edward Cullen in the hugely popular Twilight novel and movie. It recognizes that … Continue reading

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