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Suicides more Common than Homicides

An excerpt from Livescience.com: Overall, the public greatly underestimates the incidence of suicide. About 30,000 people die by suicide each year in America. It is the ninth leading cause of death in this country, and higher for men than women. And it’s not...

Super Crunchers

Here is an excerpt from Supercrunchers, in which the author (a lawyer) discussed what makes an article more likely to be cited by other authors: As a law professor, my primary publishing job is to write law review articles. I don’t get paid for them, but a central...

Ceiling Height affects Decision Making

Here is an abstract from the Journal of Consumer Research: The Influence of Ceiling Height: The Effect of Priming on the Type of Processing That People Use Authors: Joan Meyers-Levy & Rui (Juliet) Zhu Abstract: This article demonstrates that variations in ceiling...

Siberia Weather Predicts US Winter

An excerpt from Livescience.com: A new weather-forecasting model based on autumn snowfall in Siberia could help meteorologists predict winter temperatures and snowfall in the United States and Europe. The model results, reported this week in the Journal of Climate,...

APA position on Torture

The American Psychological Association released a statement on torture recently. Here is an excerpt: … mock executions, water-boarding or any other form of simulated drowning or suffocation, sexual humiliation, rape, cultural or religious humiliation,...