Understanding the Impact of British Military Foreign Postings on Accompanying Spouses

Research Paper Title The Impact of British Military Foreign Postings on Accompanying Spouses. Abstract In this thesis, Gillan Blakely reports an investigation into the psychological, emotional and social impact of British military foreign postings on accompanying spouses. An ethnographic methodology was adopted utilising a four phase mixed method approach consisting of one quantitative and three… Read More

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Does Smartphone Use Undermine Enjoyment of Face-to-Face Social Interactions?

Research Paper Title Smartphone use undermines enjoyment of face-to-face social interactions. Background Using a field experiment and experience sampling, the researchers found the first evidence that phone use may undermine the enjoyment people derive from real world social interactions. Methods In Study 1, the researchers recruited over 300 community members and students to share a meal at… Read More

Do Fitspiration Messages on Social Media Do More Harm Than Good?

THE “fitspiration” craze sweeping social media does not necessarily inspire people to be fitter and instead can create body image issues and bad moods, Adelaide researchers say. After examining the growing online culture of “fitness inspiration”, they will discuss their findings at a conference on women and physical activity in Adelaide tomorrow. They examined posts… Read More

Using Social Media as an Effective Teaching Aid

Research Paper Title Theory through Application: A Study in the Use of Social Media for Teaching. Abstract Despite the growing integration of social media in their personal and professional lives, many faculty remain uncertain about its application to the classroom. One barrier for the adoption of social media as a learning tool is continued uncertainty about effective practices… Read More

The Triad of Active Learning, Social Issues & Game Theory

Research Paper Title Exploring Active Learning to Connect Social Issues and Game Theory. Abstract Active learning is a frequent topic in higher education, typically resulting in questioning the type of empirical data on the effectiveness. Sceptics point to the lack of time for ‘covering’ material, a major challenge for the ever growing knowledge base ubiquitous in every discipline.… Read More

Personnel Selection & Social Networking Websites: Recruiters & Applicants have Different Perspectives

Research Paper Title Social Networking Websites in Personnel Selection: A Signaling Perspective on Recruiters’ and Applicants’ Perceptions. Background Industry surveys and media reports suggested that recruiters increasingly used social networking websites (SNWs) in the selection process, but corresponding scientific research is still limited. Methods Using signaling theory, the researchers examined SNWs as a new way… Read More