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No content without context: integrating basic, clinical, and social sciences in a pre-clerkship curriculum.
We illustrate how traditional biomedical sciences can be integrated with clinical sciences in a comprehensive foundational curriculum following curricular design features and teaching methods based on learning principles from cognitive psychology and education. Multiple planning teams of faculty and...
Cold War salons, social science, and the cure for modern society.
This essay examines how post-World War II Americans linked their understanding of domestic society and international affairs by using a common lens of psychological and characterological analysis for both. That lens was fashioned by social scientists and developed to study conformity and its opposit...
Behavioural social choice: a status report.
We highlight that important theoretical predictions in social choice theory change dramatically under even minute violations of standard assumptions. Empirical data violate those critical assumptions. We argue that the nature of preference distributions in electorates is ultimately an empirical ques...
STD/AIDS prevention in Portuguese-speaking Africa: a review of the recent literature in the social sciences and health.
The article reviews academic literature in the social sciences and health on the problems and challenges of STD/AIDS prevention in Portuguese-speaking African countries. Based on a bibliographic survey of the SciELO, PubMed, and Sociological Abstracts databases between 1997 and 2007, the research un...
Role of behavioural and social sciences in medical education.
Published literature on the role of BSS in medical training is scanty and largely from developed countries. Although the need for including BSS in medical education was recognized more than 30 years ago, only little progress has been made in improving the quality and quantity of behavioural sciences...
The use and misuse of journal metrics and other citation indicators
This article reviews the nature and use of the journal impact factor and other common bibliometric measures for assessing research in the sciences and social sciences based on data compiled by Thomson Reuters. Journal impact factors are frequently misused to assess the influence of i...
Measuring partnerships in public health.
(1) Community-based organizations, public health departments, and direct service health care providers tend to dominate public health collaboratives. (2) Three dimensions for assessing the value of a partner are power and influence, active involvement, and resources. (3) Two important factors in dev...
The rock ‘n’ roll of knowledge co-production. Science & Society Series on Convergence Research
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