Round-up of Social Science Research

The following articles are drawn from SAGE Insight, which spotlights research published in SAGE’s more than 800 journals. The articles linked below are free to read for a limited period.

One psychiatrist’s experience of visiting offshore processing centres for people seeking asylum in Australia
Australasian Psychiatry
This article intends to describe the author’s experience of visiting Christmas Island and Nauru offshore detention centres as a visiting child and adolescent psychiatrist in the context of his own experience as a refugee from Europe after WWII.
Time & society: Temporalities of the Media
Time & Society
The special section of this special issue is devoted to the Temporalities of the Media. The first article deals with the orientation to time and deadlines at morning meetings in news organizations.
Special Issue: Code-switching in Literature: Expanding the Paradigm
Language and Literature
The hope in presenting these articles is partly that they will encourage greater collaboration between linguists and literature scholars, and partly that both linguists and literary scholars will benefit by referring to a broader range of types of CS
Special issue on: Autism in Adulthood
This special issue was planned devoted to life in adulthood. There is a wish to see more of a balanced view of how to support adults in areas where they struggle, while also promoting areas of strength.
Life with Murdoch
British Journalism Review
‘One day, when his enemies have gone and taken away their wounds and blind fury, a new generation of chroniclers will come along to rethink his history. Perhaps they’ll give him a break.’ Read more…
Benefits broods’: The cultural and political crafting of anti-welfare commonsense
Critical Social Policy
This article develops existing theoretical insights into the formation of post-Keynesian welfare regimes through an explicit focus on the mechanisms through which anti-welfare commonsense is legitimated.
Distraction, restrained eating and disinhibition: An experimental study of food intake and the impact of ‘eating on the go’
Journal of Health Psychology
This study aims to assess the impact of distraction on subsequent eating.
Free expression of refugees
Index on Censorship
In this issue’s special report Across the Wires, the writers and artists examine the threats of free expression within refugee camps, and as refugees desperately flee from persecution.
Thinking people are born fat or born thin is bad for your health
Health Education Behavior
This study finds that those who believe that weight is outside of their control have less healthy BMIs, make poorer food choices, and report lower levels of personal wellbeing than those who don’t.
Special issue: Antecedents and consequences of intergroup forgiveness
Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
The focus of this Special Issue is on the social-contextual factors that encourage forgiveness of past wrongs and the extent to which forgiveness results in meaningful improvement in intergroup relations.
Intercultural generosity in Christian Perspective: The ‘West’ and Africa
Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies
This article points to ways in which the dualistic West engages with African understandings in which the material and spiritual intermingle in a complex almost indeterminable throng.
Why did the proton cross the road? Humor and science communication
Public Understanding of Science
This research note looks at studies in the fields of psychology, education and particularly sociological comedy research to theorize how humorous public discourse about science can affect the public understanding of science.

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