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Women in military less likely to drink than civilian women

Los Angeles, CA - While it is known that members of the U.S. military overall are more likely to use alcohol, a new study finds that female enlistees and female veterans are actually less likely to drink than their civilian counterparts. This study was published today in Armed Forces & Society, a SAGE journal published on behalf of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society.


How does working part-time vs. working full-time affect breastfeeding goals?

Los Angeles, CA - Breastfeeding is known to provide significant health benefits for both infants and their mothers. However, while many women intend to breastfeed despite returning to work, a new study finds that mothers who plan to breastfeed for at least three months but return to work full-time are less likely to meet their breastfeeding goals. Conversely, there is no association between women who return to work part-time and failure to reach the breastfeeding goal of at least three months.


SAGE launches OA journal on Big Data and Society

Los Angeles, CA - Leading independent and academic publisher SAGE, has today launched Big Data & Society, an open access (OA), peer reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to exploring the implications of Big Data for societies. Big Data& Society aims to move beyond the usual notions of Big Data and provide a platform for connecting debates on how Big Data practices are reconfiguring academic, social, industry, business and government relations, expertise, methods, concepts and knowledge.


Objectification in romantic relationships related to sexual pressure and coercion

Los Angeles, CA - To sexually objectify a woman is to focus on her body in terms of how it can provide sexual pleasure rather than viewing her as a complete human being with thoughts and feelings. While objectification has long been considered a problem in the media, how does it affect individual romantic relationships? New research published in Psychology of Women Quarterly, a SAGE journal, finds that more objectification of a female partner’s body is related to higher incidents of sexual pressure and coercion.


SAGE and announces winners of the Society for Teaching of Psychology TIPD Award

Los Angeles, CA - SAGE and the Society for Teaching of Psychology (STP) are delighted to announce that Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour, assistant professor at the University of New England, and Kasey Powers, graduate student at The Graduate Center, CUNY, are the winners of the 2014 Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award (TIPD).


Middle school dilemma: Girls' body image affected by older peers

Los Angeles, CA - The media is highly criticized for contributing to body image issues in adolescents. However, a study out today in Psychology of Women Quarterly finds a different source for body dissatisfaction among young girls: older girls at school.


SAGE partners with Golden Goose Award to support seemingly peculiar research that makes a big impact

Los Angeles, CA - Leading independent, academic and professional publisher SAGE announces its partnering sponsorship of the 2014 Golden Goose Award. Conceived in 2012 by Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN), the purpose of the award is to honor researchers whose federally funded work may not have seemed to have significant practical applications at the time it was conducted, but has resulted in significant benefits to society. The 2014 award recipients will be honored at the third annual Golden Goose Awards Ceremony on September 18 at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.




SAGE extends partnership with Load2Learn scheme delivered by RNIB and Dyslexia Action

Los Angeles, CA - SAGE today announced an extended partnership with the Load2Learn initiative delivered by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and Dyslexia Action to provide books in an accessible format for the visually impaired and print disabled. From today, this partnership will enable all registered users access to over 2,000 SAGE books from across disciplines.



Can (and should) happiness be a policy goal?

Los Angeles, CA - How does an individual’s happiness level reflect societal conditions?  A new article out today in the first issue of Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS) finds that similar to how GDP measures the effectiveness of economic policies, happiness can and should be used to evaluate the effectiveness of social policies.


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