Round-up of Social Science Research

The following articles are drawn from SAGE Insight, which spotlights research published in SAGE’s more than 700 journals. The articles linked below are free to read for a limited period.

Disability and poverty
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals
The purpose of this special issue is to draw attention to the critical issues of disability and poverty.

What should autism research focus upon?
The aim of this study was to ascertain the UK autism community’s views and priorities for autism research.

Transformation through tension: The moderating impact of negative affect on transformational leadership in teams
Human Relations
The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship of transformational leadership to effectiveness in interprofessional  teams

Are sciences essential and humanities elective?
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education
This paper contributes to the ongoing debate, to critically examine whether it is logical, or indeed illogical, to believe that humanities research is some kind of ‘luxury’ making little contribution to society.

Living conditions in Iraq must improve if investment in health system is to yield results
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
This review concludes that continual investment in health services is crucial to elevate the health status of the Iraqi population, but that progress will be limited without improvements in housing, water and sanitation, electricity, transport, agriculture, education and

Humanities within the current Higher Education landscape
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education
This special issue offers exemplary essays advocating, illuminating, illustrating and reflecting on what the Humanities are for and what they do and should do in the liberal university.

How women engage homegrown terrorism
Feminist Criminology
This study aims to triangulate theories of gender and ideology, criminology, and sociology to analyze the phenomenon of women engaged in U.S. homegrown terrorism and extremist violence.

Syrian citizen journalists: Response to citizen-produced videos incorporated into online content
This study considers the ways The New York Times’ The Lede live blog has responded to citizen-produced content which has made up much of the blog’s first-hand material about the Syrian uprising that began in 2011 with the start of the Arab Spring.

Making trans parents visible: Intersectionality of trans and parenting identities
Feminism & Psychology
This article explores the self-reported parenting challenges of 50 transgender parents based on an online survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans parents in the United States.

Denial of racism reflects ignorance of history
Psychological Science
This study used a signal detection paradigm to explore the Marley hypothesis—that group differences in perception of racism reflect dominant-group denial of and ignorance about the extent of past racism.

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