Category Archives: Behavioral and Social Sciences

New books added to PsycBooks database

The American Psychological Association has added a number of books to the PsycBooks database. You can find a list of the additions at http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/psycbooks/new-releases.aspx. Webster students, faculty, and staff may access the PsycBooks database as follows: 1. Go to the … Continue reading

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New cultures added to eHRAF World Cultures

Thirty new cultures have been added to the eHRAF World Cultures database. You can view a list of the recent additions at http://www.yale.edu/hraf/library_information.htm.

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Anthropologist studies drug trial volunteers

A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education profiles Roberto Abadie, an anthropologist who studies people who volunteer to take part in trials for new drugs. You can read the article at http://chronicle.com/article/Inside-the-Risky-World-of-D/66225/. Glenn, David. (2010). Inside the risky … Continue reading

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New books added to PsycBooks database

The American Psychological Association has added a number of books to the PsycBooks database. Six of the books are recently published; the rest are classics. You can find a list of the additions at http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/psycbooks/new-releases.aspx. Webster students, faculty, and staff … Continue reading

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Interesting article on Intuition

The June 4, 2010 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education had an interesting article about intuition. Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris use the Malcolm Gladwell book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, as an example of a pop … Continue reading

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Sheena Iyengar and research into choosing

The March 19 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education has a lengthy article about Sheena Iyengar, a Professor of Business at Columbia University, who has done research into whether having too many choices is a good or bad thing. … Continue reading

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An Anthropologist From Ithaca Studies AIDS in Lesotho

The March 19 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education has a brief interview with David Turkon, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Ithaca College. He discusses cultural issues that impact the treatment of AIDS in Lesotho. Here is the citation: … Continue reading

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President Obama Addresses No Child Left Behind

In President Barack Obama’s weekly address on Friday, March 13, 2010, he expressed interest in revamping the No Child Left Behind act. You can read or watch his comments here. An Associated Press story about his plans also discusses the … Continue reading

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Free access in March 2010 to Women’s Studies database

During March, Alexander Street Press (http://www.alexanderstreetpress.com/) is offering free access to a database called Women and Social Movements in the U.S. According to the publisher, “the collection includes primary materials such as diaries, letters, photographs, and pamphlets and makes them … Continue reading

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Save searches and results with an EBSCOhost account

(Blog post courtesy of Georgiana Grant, Webster U. Library Reference Librarian). Do you worry about losing your flash drive with all of your research on it? Would you like to be able to re-run past database searches? Do you find … Continue reading

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