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.


A closer look at college victimization
Journal of Interpersonal Violence
This study examined the relationships among victimization, demographic characteristics, and activity choices in a cross-sectional sample of undergraduate students.

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Organizational blind spots: Splitting, blame and idealization in the National Health Service
Human Relations
The article examines the escalation of commitment to failing strategies from a psychodynamic perspective as an affective process connecting organizational, systemic and individual levels.

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Multilingual or not, infants learn words best when it sounds like home
International Journal of Behavioral Development
This study shows that both monolingual and bilingual infants learn a new word best from someone with a language background that matches their own.

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Empirical asexuality and the scientific study of sex
Feminism & Psychology
The goal of this paper is to question the existing knowledge on asexuality.

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The identity work of ‘business sellers’ on eBay
Human Relations
This article aims at gaining a better understanding of how, in a market environment, categorized actors construct their identity in relation to the category to which they are assigned. Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted at eBay.

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Can restricting calories help you to live longer?
Post Reproductive Health
This review critically evaluates the benefits of these severly restricting calorie intake on age-related decline and longevity.

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The technical evolution of the soccer ball: Using wind-tunnel experiments to compare the World Cup 2014 ball with the one 
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology
This article, seeks to understand how the technical evolution of the soccer ball affects play at the highest level.

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Honor and the stigma of mental healthcare
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
This research investigates a socio-cultural influence on the stigmatization of Mental Healthcare (MHC) deriving from the beliefs and values of a culture of honor.

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Public parking fees and fines
Public Works Management and Policy
The low cost of parking in many American cities may contribute to urban development that relies on automobile use and undercuts planners’ efforts to increase public transport, according to this study.

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The ways advocates make meaning of feminism and domestic violence
Feminist Criminology
This study outlines the ways advocates make meaning of feminism and domestic violence, and how such meanings guide advocates’ practices.


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