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Listeners' perceptual and emotional responses to tonal and atonal music (2010)
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Prior, H. (2011). Listeners' perceptual and emotional responses to tonal and atonal music. Psychology of music, 39(4), 468-502. doi:10.1177/0305735610378182

Research in music and emotion has largely focused on responses to tonal music on isolated occasions. This article presents a novel approach to the study of music and emotion that investigates the effects of familiarity on listeners' responses to tona... Read More about Listeners' perceptual and emotional responses to tonal and atonal music.

Aggression and attitudes to time and risk in weapon-using violent offenders (2010)
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Brennan, I., Moore, S. C., & Shepherd, J. P. (2010). Aggression and attitudes to time and risk in weapon-using violent offenders. Psychiatry research, 178(3), (536-539). doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2009.05.006. ISSN 0165-1781

The use of weapons in violence increases both the severity of harm to victims and the severity of legal consequences for offenders, but little is known of the characteristics of violent offenders who choose to use weapons. Levels of anger, attitude t... Read More about Aggression and attitudes to time and risk in weapon-using violent offenders.

Risk Factors for Violent Victimisation and Injury from Six Years of the British Crime Survey (2010)
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Brennan, I., Moore, S. C., & Shepherd, J. P. (2010). Risk Factors for Violent Victimisation and Injury from Six Years of the British Crime Survey. International review of victimology, 17(2), (209-229). doi:10.1177/026975801001700204. ISSN 0269-7580

Identifying factors that increase the likelihood of victimisation and injury reveals the considerable variability across groups and between incidents. It also allows the efficient allocation of prevention resources to protect those at greatest risk o... Read More about Risk Factors for Violent Victimisation and Injury from Six Years of the British Crime Survey.

Risk factors for severe child poverty in the UK (2010)
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Magadi, M. (2010). Risk factors for severe child poverty in the UK. Journal of Social Policy, 39(2), (297-316). doi:10.1017/S0047279409990651. ISSN 0047-2794

Despite recent declines in child poverty in the UK, there is evidence that children from the poorest families remain a legitimate concern. Little is known about the circumstances of children in severe poverty for whom policy responses may need to be... Read More about Risk factors for severe child poverty in the UK.

Against all odds : the decline and resurgence of the symphonic film score in Hollywood (2009)
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Mitchell, H. (2009). Against all odds : the decline and resurgence of the symphonic film score in Hollywood. The journal of film music, 2(2-4), 175-200. doi:10.1558/jfm.v2i2-4.175

With the birth of sound film, the symphonic film score would begin a journey which would firmly entrench the symphonic score in Hollywood practice and parlance. On route, the symphonic film score would experience many highs and lows, reflecting chang... Read More about Against all odds : the decline and resurgence of the symphonic film score in Hollywood.

The creation of equals (2009)
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Burwood, S. (2009). The creation of equals. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 43(4), 485-506. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9752.2009.00723.x

Karl Jaspers argued that academics must be prepared to accept, perhaps even to welcome, the fact that most students 'will learn next to nothing' from a university education. In this paper I shall argue that, while Jaspers' model is unpersuasive as an... Read More about The creation of equals.

Long-term melodic expectation: The unexpected observation of distant priming effects (2009)
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Bailes, F., Delbe, C., & Delbé, C. (2009). Long-term melodic expectation: The unexpected observation of distant priming effects. Musicae Scientiae, 13(2), (315-336). doi:10.1177/102986490901300205. ISSN 1029-8649

This report provides a brief account of an experiment whose control conditions produced interestingly counter-intuitive results. The method adapted priming techniques to explore whether imagining well-known melodies would facilitate perceptual discri... Read More about Long-term melodic expectation: The unexpected observation of distant priming effects.

Normativity and the metaphysics of mind (2009)
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Zangwill, N. (2010). Normativity and the metaphysics of mind. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 88(1), (21-39). doi:10.1080/00048400902739610. ISSN 0004-8402

I consider the metaphysical consequences of the view that propositional attitudes have essential normative properties. I argue that realism should take a weak rather than a strong form. I argue that expressivism cannot get off the ground. And I argue... Read More about Normativity and the metaphysics of mind.

Weapons and violence: a review of theory and research (2009)
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Brennan, I. R., & Moore, S. C. (2009). Weapons and violence: a review of theory and research. Aggression and violent behavior, 14(3), (215-225). doi:10.1016/j.avb.2009.03.003. ISSN 1359-1789

Weapons are used in approximately one quarter of all violent incidents and the majority of homicides in the US, and the UK. Despite their overwhelming contribution to violent harm, theories of weapon related behaviors are scarce, and little is known... Read More about Weapons and violence: a review of theory and research.

The widening participation agenda: the marginal place of care (2008)
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Alsop, R., Gonzalez-Arnal, S., & Kilkey, M. (2008). The widening participation agenda: the marginal place of care. Gender and Education, 20(6), (623-637). doi:10.1080/09540250802215235. ISSN 0954-0253

This paper is based upon two empirical studies, which identify care-giving responsibilities as a key mediator of mature students' - a target group within the widening participation strategy - experiences of higher education. Employing a feminist lens... Read More about The widening participation agenda: the marginal place of care.

Active differences: disability and identity beyond postmodernism (2008)
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Conroy, C. (2008). Active differences: disability and identity beyond postmodernism. Contemporary Theatre Review, 18(3), 341-354. doi:10.1080/10486800802123625

This article looks at the recent examples of the uses disabled performers have made of freaks. It examines the strategy of linking freaks and disabled political subjects through the discussion of three performances: Graeae and Fittings' production of... Read More about Active differences: disability and identity beyond postmodernism.

'Reclaiming the criminal' : the role and training of prison officers in England, 1877-1914 (2008)
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Johnston, H. (2008). 'Reclaiming the criminal' : the role and training of prison officers in England, 1877-1914. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 47(3), 297-312. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2311.2008.00521.x

This article examines the role and training of prison officers in England, between 1877 and 1914. It is concerned with the changing penal philosophies and practices of this period and how these were implemented in local prisons, and the duties of the... Read More about 'Reclaiming the criminal' : the role and training of prison officers in England, 1877-1914.

The generic American psycho (2008)
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Eldridge, D. (2008). The generic American psycho. Journal of American Studies, 42(1), (19-33). doi:10.1017/S0021875807004355. ISSN 0021-8758

Following Elizabeth Young's 1991 analysis of the controversy surrounding the publication of Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho, this article discusses the efforts of the makers of the 2000 film adaptation to "rehabilitate" the novel. It explores the... Read More about The generic American psycho.

Disability and development: different models, different places (2007)
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McEwan, C., & Butler, R. (2007). Disability and development: different models, different places. Geography compass, 1(3), 448-466. doi:10.1111/j.1749-8198.2007.00023.x

Debates about disability within geography, as well as in disability studies more generally, have been largely urban, Anglophone and Western-centric. Not only have industrialised societies remained the predominant focus of attention, but the debates t... Read More about Disability and development: different models, different places.

Non-firearm weapon use and injury severity: priorities for prevention (2006)
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Brennan, I. R., Moore, S. C., & Shepherd, J. P. (2006). Non-firearm weapon use and injury severity: priorities for prevention. Injury Prevention, 12(6), 395-399. doi:10.1136/ip.2006.011858

Objectives: To test the hypothesis that weapon-related violence (excluding firearms) results in more severe injury relative to the use of body parts (fists, feet and other body parts), and to rank order of injury severity by assault mechanism. Design... Read More about Non-firearm weapon use and injury severity: priorities for prevention.

A comparative analysis of the use of maternal health services between teenagers and older mothers in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) (2006)
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Magadi, M. A., Agwanda, A. O., & Obare, F. O. (2007). A comparative analysis of the use of maternal health services between teenagers and older mothers in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS). Social science & medicine, 64(6), (1311-1325). doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.11.004. ISSN 0277-9536

This paper uses Demographic and Health Surveys data from 21 countries in sub-Saharan Africa to examine the use of maternal health services by teenagers. A comparison of maternal health care between teenagers and older women, based on bivariate analys... Read More about A comparative analysis of the use of maternal health services between teenagers and older mothers in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS).

Aspirations of restorative justice proponents and experiences of participants in family group conferences (2006)
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Zernova, M. (2007). Aspirations of restorative justice proponents and experiences of participants in family group conferences. The British journal of criminology, 47(3), 491-509. doi:10.1093/bjc/azl063

This article will examine some key aspirations of restorative justice advocates. It will do so on the basis of the evidence collected in the course of an empirical study conducted in one family group conferencing project. The article will demonstrate... Read More about Aspirations of restorative justice proponents and experiences of participants in family group conferences.

An investigation of district spatial variations of childhood diarrhoea and fever morbidity in Malawi (2005)
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Kandala, N. B., Magadi, M., & Madise, N. J. (2006). An investigation of district spatial variations of childhood diarrhoea and fever morbidity in Malawi. Social science & medicine, 62(5), (1138-1152). doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.07.028. ISSN 0277-9536

Although diarrhoea and malaria are among the leading causes of child mortality and morbidity in Sub-Saharan Africa, few detailed studies have examined the patterns and determinants of these ailments in the most affected communities. In this paper, we... Read More about An investigation of district spatial variations of childhood diarrhoea and fever morbidity in Malawi.