Call for Data: Meta-Analysis on Gender-Fair Language

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Researchers conducting a meta-analysis on the effects of gender-fair language have issued the following call for data: Dear colleagues, For a meta-analytical assessment, we seek unpublished data reporting on effects of gender-fair vs. gender-biased language on the mental representation of women and men from an observer (are women included by others) or an actor perspective (do… Read more »

Focus Publication — August/September 2020

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The (randomly) selected focus publication for August/September 2020 is: Jordan, K. N., Sterling, J., Pennebaker, J. W., & Boyd, R. L. (2019). Examining long-term trends in politics and culture through language of political leaders and cultural institutions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116, 3476-3481. doi:10.1073/pnas.1811987116 ABSTRACT From many perspectives, the election of Donald Trump was seen… Read more »

Focus Publication — July 2020

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The (randomly) selected focus publication for July 2020 is: Close, E., White, B.P., Willmott, L., Gallois, C., Parker, M., Graves, N., & Winch, S. (2019). Doctors’ perceptions of how resource limitations relate to futility in end-of-life decision making: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Medical Ethics, 45, 373-379. ABSTRACT Objective: To increase knowledge of how doctors perceive futile treatments and… Read more »

Focus Publication — June 2020

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The (randomly) selected focus publication for June 2020 is: Bourhis, R.Y. (2019). Evaluating the impact of Bill 101 on the English-Speaking communities of Quebec. Language Problems and Language Planning, 43, 198-229. ABSTRACT Though forty years of language policies much improved the status and use of French in Quebec, laws such as Bill 101 played a role… Read more »

Focus Publication — May 2020

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The (randomly) selected focus publication for May 2020 is: Honeycutt, J., & Harwood, J. (2019). Using music therapy and imagined interaction to cope with stress. In J. Honeycutt (Ed.), Promoting mental health through imagery and imagined interactions (pp. 73-92). New York, NY: Peter Lang. ABSTRACT Music affects moods and emotion and can help people in dealing with stress…. Read more »