Recent Submissions

  • Raising concerns and reporting poor care in practice 

    Ion, Robin M.; Jones, A.; Craven, R. (RCN publishing, 2016-12-07)
    This article considers the issue of poor care and how nurses should respond when they encounter it. Several reports and inquiries into failings in care have called into question the standards of care provided by nurses. ...
  • Missing women: policing absence 

    Stevenson, Olivia; Parr, Hester; Woolnough, Penny (Wiley, 2016-11-29)
    This paper considers the neglected mobilities associated with a sample of UK women reported as missing.Refracted through literatures on gendered mobility and abandonment, the paper argues that the journeys of thesewomen ...
  • Anabolic resistance does not explain sarcopenia in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, compared with healthy controls, despite reduced mTOR pathway activity 

    Cuthbertson, Daniel J.; Babraj, John A.; Leese, Graham; Siervo, Mario (Elsevier, 2016-11-25)
    Background Ageing and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are risk factors for skeletal muscle loss. We investigated whether anabolic resistance to feeding might underlie accelerated muscle loss in older people with T2DM ...
  • Do children copy an expert or a majority? Examining selective learning in instrumental and normative contexts 

    Burdett, Emily R. R.; Lucas, Amanda J.; Buchsbaum, Daphna; McGuigan, Nicola; Wood, Lara A.; Whiten, Andrew (PLOS, 2016-10-21)
    This study examined whether instrumental and normative learning contexts differentially influence 4- to 7-year-old children’s social learning strategies; specifically, their dispositions to copy an expert versus a majority ...
  • Mental health issues and missing adults 

    Woolnough, Penny; Alys, Llian; Pakes, Francis (Routledge, 2016-10-06)
  • Geography of missing adults 

    Woolnough, Penny; Stevenson, Olivia; Parr, Hester; Fyfe, Nicholas R. (Routledge, 2016-10-06)
  • Geography of missing children 

    Woolnough, Penny; Gibb, Graham J. (Routledge, 2016-10-06)
  • ‘‘Model age-based” and ‘‘copy when uncertain” biases in children’s social learning of a novel task 

    Wood, Lara A.; Harrison, Rachel A.; Lucas, Amanda J.; McGuigan, Nicola; Burdett, Emily R.R.; Whitten, Andrew (Elsevier, 2016-06-29)
    Theoretical models of social learning predict that individuals can benefit from using strategies that specify when and whom to copy. Here the interaction of two social learning strategies, model age-based biased copying ...
  • Managing pressure: patterns of appraisals and coping strategies of non-elite and elite athletes during competition 

    Calmeiro, Luis; Tenenbaum, Gershon; Eccles, David William (Taylor and Francis, 2014-05-30)
    The purpose of this study was to compare moment-to-moment appraisals and coping strategies of 4 non-elite and 2 elite male trap shooters during competitions and in particular during periods of competition perceived as ...
  • Predictors of parental involvement activities in sport 

    Teques, Pedro; Serpa, Sidonia; Rosado, Antonio; Calmeiro, Luis (Edizione Luigi Pozzi, 2015-06)
    The purpose of this research is to examine the utility of a theoretical model to predict parental involvement activities in children’s sport. Participants included 486 parents of young athletes of various sports, subdivided ...
  • Moral reasoning in sport: validation of the Portuguese version of the RSBH value-judgement inventory in adolescents 

    Calmeiro, Luis; Stoll, Sharon K.; Davis, Paul (De Gruyter Open, 2015-12-30)
    The purpose of this study was to examine the validity and reliability of the Portuguese version of the Rudd Stoll Beller Hahm Value-judgement Inventory (RSBHVI) in a sample of adolescents. The RSBHVI, which measures moral ...
  • Optimizing countershading camouflage 

    Cuthill, Innes C.; Sanghera, N. Simon; Penacchio, Olivier; Lovell, P. George; Ruxton, Graeme D.; Harris, Julie M. (National Academy of Sciences, 2016-11-02)
    Countershading, the widespread tendency of animals to be darker on the side that receives strongest illumination, has classically been explained as an adaptation for camouflage: obliterating cues to 3D shape and enhancing ...
  • Curriculum, content and controversy in higher education 

    Moir, James (AHFE Conference, 2014)
    Recent evidence suggest that academic staff face difficulties in applying new technologies as a means of assessing higher order assessment outcomes such as critical thinking, problem solving and creativity. Although higher ...
  • The flexible citizen: education and citizenship 

    Moir, James (2014-03-16)
    This paper considers the recent focus on citizenship within education by taking curricular reform within Scottish secondary schooling and its linkage with higher education as a case study. In Scotland the Curriculum for ...
  • Women and work-life balance: a case of austerity and authenticity 

    Moir, James (2014)
    Recent evidence suggests that support for gender equality appears to be declining amid concern that women who play a full role in the work force do so at the expense of family life. Although this has been exacerbated by ...
  • Global citizenship: an education or an identity? 

    Moir, James (2015-06-02)
    This paper considers the recent focus on citizenship within education by taking curricular reform within Scottish secondary schooling and its linkage with higher education as a case study. In Scotland the Curriculum for ...
  • Do you what I say? people reconstruct the syntax of anomalous utterances 

    Ivanova, Iva; Branigan, Holly P.; McLean, Janet F.; Costa, Albert; Pickering, Martin J. (Taylor and Francis, 2016-10-28)
    We frequently experience and successfully process anomalous utterances. Here we examine whether people do this by ‘correcting’ syntactic anomalies to yield well-formed representations. In two structural priming experiments, ...
  • Can't see the snake for the leaves: enhanced edges disrupt depth perception. 

    Lovell, P. George; Scott-Brown, Kenneth C.; Egan, J.; Sharman, R. J. (Sage, 2016-03-31)
    This is an abstract of an invited talk presented at the AVA Animal Vision Meeting / Camocon 2015 in Liverpool UK, on the 23rd of August 2015.
  • Brain matters…in social sciences 

    Rusconi, Elena (AIMS Press, 2016-08-16)
    Here we offer a general introduction to cognitive neuroscience and provide examples relevant to psychology, healthcare and bioethics, law and criminology, information studies, of how brain studies have influenced, are ...
  • Big data: appearance and disappearance 

    Moir, James (2015-07-14)
    The mainstay of Big Data is prediction in that it allows practitioners, researchers, and policy analysts to predict trends based upon the analysis of large and varied sources of data. These can range from changing social ...

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