SAGE Insight

Welcome! SAGE Insight puts the spotlight on research published in our 1,000+ journals. All the articles we link to from this site are free to read for a limited period. Both new and from our archives, the articles on SAGE Insight provide a fresh perspective on major issues facing the public and policy makers. We cover everything from crime to medical practices, from psychology to education. If it’s a topic that you find interesting, use these articles to spread the debate: write about it on your blog, microblog, or newsletter. Link to us, or if you’re a SAGE journals author suggest your article for inclusion.


Here are the most recent posts for SAGE Insight:

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

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

On SAGE Insight: Evaluating the UK government’s approach to immigration policy making

Article title: Policy-driven evidence: Evaluating the UK government’s approach to immigration policy making From Critical Social Policy Brexit was unprecedented, it reflects a rise in right-wing parties and sentiment across western democracies and was not entirely unforeseen. Donald Trump subsequently … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Wage theft, underpayment and unpaid work in marketized social care

From The Economic and Labour Relations Review This article reports on research investigating underpayment of wages of low-paid social care workers under Australia’s new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The study explores working time arrangements and pay of disability support … Continue reading

On SAGE Insight: Concussion beliefs in varsity athletes: Identifying the good, the bad and the ugly

From Journal of Concussion Concussion injury is a serious and prevalent problem in sports that has gained worldwide attention. Despite years of awareness campaigns around risk and long-term consequences, many athletes engage in high-risk behaviour and persist in competing without … Continue reading