Self-determination and social identity: Modeling team motivation

Psychology - May 18

A model that combines self-determination theory and social identity theory can shed light on team motivation and functioning, according to a recent study What are the underlying dynamics of group motivation in a team or organization' How does it take shape' And how does it influence a team's functioning and effectiveness' A recent article in Applied Psychology: An International Review attempts to answer these questions.

Environment - May 17

Preventive locust management: humanitarian crises averted

Environment

A new study, published by scientists from CIRAD and INRAE, provides a state-of-the-art assessment of the risk of Desert Locust invasions in West and

Environment - May 17

Tropical forest resilience to seasonal drought linked to nutrient availability

Environment

International research team carry out Africa's first large-scale nutrient addition experiment with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium Tropical forest

Wastewater reveals socioeconomic link to alcohol consumption

People from a higher socioeconomic status drink more alcohol on average than those of lower socioeconomic background, according to new research from The University of Queensland.

Pagan-Christian trade networks supplied horses from overseas for the last horse sacrifices in Europe

History & Archeology

Horses crossed the Baltic Sea in ships during the Late Viking Age and were sacrificed for funeral rituals, according to research from Cardiff University.

Chemistry - May 17

Sun, sustainability, and silicon: A double dose of Yale solar fuel research

Chemistry

Two Yale-led studies indicate the promise of finding hybrid approaches to developing alternative solar fuels.

Environment - May 17

Regional differences in bird diversity in agroforestry systems

Environment

International research team investigates benefits of forest proximity for cocoa cultivation.

Life Sciences - May 17

Restrict Use of ’Tipp-Ex Proteins’

Life Sciences

University of Bonn study shows that molecules that modify copies of genes are only permitted in certain cell organelles.

Media - May 17

Orphan articles: the ’dark matter’ of Wikipedia

Media

Wikipedia is the largest platform for open and freely accessible knowledge online yet, in a new study, researchers have found that around 15% of the content is effectively invisible to readers browsing within Wikipedia. They have developed a new tool to help overcome this.

UW atmospheric scientist participating in field campaign to improve Western snowfall, drought forecasts

University of Washington atmospheric scientist Lynn McMurdie has led campaigns to measure rain and snowfall in places ranging from Washington's Olympic Peninsula to Argentina to the Eastern U.S. Now she's among

Detector for continuously monitoring toxic gases

The material could be made as a thin coating to analyze air quality in industrial or home settings over time.

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