Welcome to SAGE Connection! Here are the most recent posts from SAGE and from SAGE Insight, our research news blog:

On SAGE Insight: Assessment of #TheDress With Traditional Color Vision Tests

Article title: Assessment of #TheDress With Traditional Color Vision Tests: Perception Differences Are Associated With Blueness From i-Perception #TheDress phenomenon that began after Caitlin McNeil posted a picture of the dress on February 26, 2015 has provoked much discussion within the … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Imperial Subjects in the Soviet Union: Perceptions of the West and the Soviet East - Re-Thinking Freedom and Authoritarianism

Article title: Imperial Subjects in the Soviet Union: M.N. Roy, Rabindranath Tagore, and Re-Thinking Freedom and Authoritarianism From Journal of Contemporary History Winner of the Ab Imperio Annual Best Paper Award The compelling trope of ‘Russia and the West,’ or … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Neuroscience and literacy acquisition

Special Section Guest Editor: Urs Maurer and Catherine McBride From International Journal of Behavioral Development This special section is devoted to the topic “Neuroscience and Literacy Acquisition.” It presents some of the most up-to-date thinking in the area of reading … Continue reading

Top tips for stellar student-supervisor meetings

Drawing on their new SAGE book for students and academics “How to be a Happy Academic”: Alex Clark and Bailey Sousa share strategies for successful student-supervisor meetings. Student-supervisor meetings are vital but too often leave either or both parties with … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Treating Chronic Stress to Address the Growing Problem of Depression and Anxiety: Biofeedback and Mindfulness as Simple, Effective Preventive Measures

From Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Depression and anxiety are undertreated and represent a growing health crisis and economic burden. Current treatment approaches (medications, psychotherapy) appear insufficient to resolve these problems. Difficulties with current treatment approaches include … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: 5 free must-read journal articles to mark Mental Health Awareness Week

Some great free reads on mental health topics covering stress, anxiety, depression, suicide and more… Journal articles: Early Life Stress, Mood, and Anxiety Disorders From Chronic Stress DOI: 10.1177/2470547017694461 Depression and Suicidality in Gay Men: Implications for Health Care Providers … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: The Role of Chronic Stress in Anxious Depression

From Chronic Stress Depression is a major public health crisis and can be caused by many different factors, including stress. Though healthy in small amounts, chronic and unpredictable stress can lead to problems with thoughts and feelings. Prolonged difficulty with … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Policing unacceptable protest in England and Wales

Article title: Policing unacceptable protest in England and Wales: A case study of the policing of anti-fracking protests From Critical Social Policy Following the death of Ian Tomlinson, a 47-year-old newspaper vendor, at protests against the G20 meeting in London … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Part-time employment, the gender wage gap and the role of wage-setting institutions

Article title: Part-time employment, the gender wage gap and the role of wage-setting institutions: Evidence from 11 European countries From European Journal of Industrial Relations The European Employment Strategy has sought to promote and strengthen equal opportunity policies since 1999, … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Value creation from big data: Looking inside the black box

From Strategic Organization The advent of big data is fundamentally changing the business landscape. Increasingly, companies are exploring how big data can be used to create and capture value. ‘Big data is about massive amounts of observational data, of different … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: ‘Youthquake’: How and Why Young People Reshaped the Political Landscape in 2017

From Political Insight The shock UK 2017 General Election result was widely characterized as a ‘youthquake’, with a dramatic surge in support for Labour among younger voters. In this paper the authors investigate the new trend that could have profound … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Between Colorblind and Colorconscious - Contemporary Hollywood Films and Struggles Over Racial Representation

From Journal of Black Studies Hollywood films reflect the racial order in which they are made. The sociological significance of understanding racial representations within films is highlighted in this study as it recognizes that films offer a useful site for … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Circadian mood variations in Twitter content

From Brain and Neuroscience Advances We reveal patterns of circadian variations in our collective emotions from the analysis of 800M anonymous microposts collected on Twitter across the United Kingdom. We use methods of Fourier analysis and statistical analysis to investigate periodic … Continue reading

Top 10 recommended resources for women in academia

By Lina Ashour, Senior Marketing Communications Executive, SAGE Publishing   In our second post for Academic Book Week we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some of the fantastic resources that there are available to help support, encourage and … Continue reading

Women in academia: Tips from their peers

This week marks Academic Book Week (23-28 April), a celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books. This year’s Academic Book Week also sees the launch of 20 Academic Books by Women that Changed the World. Chosen by academic … Continue reading