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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.

Researchers advocate for optimum level of "unequality" for the U.S. Economy

Los Angeles, CA - The growing disparity in economic inequality has become so stark that even Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve chairwoman, recently expressed concern. Interestingly, new research has discovered that American citizens desire an unequal, but more equal distribution of wealth and income. Lower levels of this “unequality” are associated with decreased unethical behavior and increased motivation and labor productivity. This study is published today in the inaugural issue of Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS).

SAGE strengthens its social and health science journals collection with the acquisition of 19 journals

Los Angeles, CA - SAGE today announces the purchase of 19 journals from Baywood Publishing Company, Inc. With this acquisition, SAGE will publish journals in counseling, gerontology & aging, health & healthcare, education, anthropology, beginning in 2015.

Baywood Publishing Company, Inc. has published scholarly and professional journals and books in the social sciences and humanities for more than 50 years. Its collection focuses on the current trends in theory, research, and practice while paving new directions for researchers, instructors, and practitioners.

Two million people eligible for weight loss surgery

Los Angeles, CA and London, UK - Two million people in England could be eligible for weight loss surgery according to new research published today by JRSM Open, the open access companion publication of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. The figure far exceeds previous estimates of eligibility.

Can racial injustice be settled out of court? Researchers suggest looking past politics to behavioral policy reforms

Los Angeles, CA -  2014 was replete with social unrest to protest police brutality and racial inequality. With many calling for policy reform to improve race problems in the U.S. criminal justice system, new research suggests that the issue is less political and more behavioral. Researchers recommend increased documentation, institutional diversity, and bias training in a new paper published in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences (PIBBS),a SAGE Journal.

SAGE launches open access journal, Academic Pathology

Official Publication of the Association of Pathology Chairs

Los Angeles, CA. SAGE today announces the launch of Academic Pathology, a new open access journal that addresses the innovations in leadership and management of academic departments of Pathology. Sponsored by the Association of Pathology Chairs, the journal will begin publication in 2015.