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By Lorna McConville | Published: August 28, 2015
‘Social Science Experiments in Lending Always End Badly': Comments of the Week American Banker American Banker readers share their views on the most pressing banking topics of the week. Comments are excerpted from reader response sections … —— Does Asking White People for Moral Self-Reflection About Race Actually Work? New York Magazine Social science can […]
By David Canter | Published: August 28, 2015
David Canter, editor of the 'The Faces of Terrorism,' questions the psychology of terrorists in the wake of the rise of ISIS.
By Jon Clayden | Published: August 28, 2015
If the funding allocated to universities on the basis of the REF is correlated to the amount of grant income universities already receive, what is the point of the output assessment process? Jon Clayden suggests this apparent double-counting exercise is not the best we can do.
By Elizabeth Gilbert and Nina Strohminger | Published: August 27, 2015
A small but vocal contingent of researchers has maintained that many, perhaps most, published studies are wrong. But how bad is this problem, exactly? And what features make a study more or less likely to turn out to be true? A team of 270 researchers asked the question of published psychology studies.
By Dylan Selterman | Published: August 27, 2015
The professor whose use of the 'prisoner's dilemma' in his class went viral here explains how that same piece of game theory can help bridge liberal and conservative differences.
By Social Science Research Council | Published: August 26, 2015
The Social Science Research Council’s Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral research proposals. The program seeks students with an interest in learning how their proposals can be strengthened through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions […]
By Jennifer Anderson | Published: August 26, 2015
How can we convince people to heed warning labels and other public health campaigns? A paper in the journal 'Policy Insights from the Brain and Behavioral Sciences' suggests we focus on self-affirmation.
By Sense About Science | Published: August 26, 2015
Sense About Science is recruiting six ambassadors to represent the Ask for Evidence campaign and give talks to different groups across society. Ask for Evidence is a public campaign that helps people request for themselves the evidence behind news stories, marketing claims and policies. When an animal rights group claims milk causes autism, or a newspaper […]
By Elisabeth Bik | Published: August 26, 2015
The first time you're asked to write a peer review, it can seem like confirmation that you are no longer an academic poseur but a real member of the club. Then the realization that you've never written a peer review sets in. Here are some tips on taking that initial step.
By Social Science Space | Published: August 25, 2015
Citing an aging population and concerns about economic competitiveness, Japan's education ministry offers a drastic solution for the national universities: Get rid of social science and humanities departments, and do it now.