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Defensive bosses: to avoid conflict, many managers make decisions that are not the best for their company or institution. Credit: shutterstock More Despite their better judgment, decision-makers such as managers often don’t pick what is objectively the best option. Instead, they opt for a safer alternative that protects them against negative repercussions. A research team
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Professor Isobel Anderson, Diane Theakstone, and Julia Lawrence. Credit: University of Stirling More Leading housing experts are warning that disabled home-seekers are experiencing adverse emotional and mental distress due to a lack of suitable accommodation. It follows the publication of an 18-month long study led by researchers at the University of Stirling, Housing Options Scotland
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain More Satisfaction with your home can depend on its size compared to your neighbors’ homes, according to new Iowa State University research. Daniel Kuhlmann, assistant professor of community and regional planning, found that people are more likely to be dissatisfied with their house if it is smaller than their neighbors’. His
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new Northwestern University study found that a program aimed at reducing gun violence in Chicago, the Violence Reduction Strategy (VRS), deterred about 100 victimizations over a two-year period. VRS is a program that seeks to lower rates of gun violence in typically high-crime areas. The program seeks to do so
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain A researcher is examining how Cornish people are affected by the rewriting of history and identity in TV programmes like Poldark—and the influx of visitors drawn to the county’s scenic filming locations. Alex Rowe, from Sennen in far West Cornwall is carrying out the study, titled “The ‘Poldark Effect’: Socio-cultural Impact
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain Nuisance neighbors and problems with out of control/dangerous dogs are the anti-social behaviors which have the largest impact on quality of life, according to new research led by Nottingham Trent University. The project explored who experiences anti-social behavior (ASB) and in what context, focusing on four themes: reporting, experience, impact and
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain Psychiatric researchers at UCL are working with the Metropolitan Police and local branches of mental health charity Mind, to trial a new intervention aimed at reducing the distressing psychological outcomes, known to be prevalent among older victims of crime. Early results from the study, funded by the National Institute for Health
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Boredom has historically been an emotion both viewed as an enemy and embraced for its possibilities. Credit: Shutterstock “I’m bored” is a statement many parents dread hearing during the summer holidays. Should parents scramble to fill the unstructured time of summer for their kids —so they don’t complain of nothing to do (or worse, get
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Credit: mauro mora on Unsplash New research led by University of Leeds academics and UK’s leading race equality think tank has highlighted growing racial and ethnic diversity in Northern towns and cities. A policy briefing, prepared by The Runnymede Trust and Leeds’ Commission on Diversity in the North, also calls for racial inequalities to be tackled as
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Credit: iStock Attitudes toward transgender people have become increasingly scrutinized during the last few years. But those attitudes intersect with actual policy most visibly in the military. A new research study titled “Public Attitudes on Transgender Military Service: The Role of Gender,” published in the current issue of Armed Forces & Society, examines how cultural
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain Mental illness. Video games. The Internet. These are excuses offered by the U.S. President and his supporters for a scourge of mass killings. But five decades of empirical research by preeminent criminal law expert Professor Franklin Zimring tell a different story: The core of our country’s deadly violence is access to
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