Belief in one’s own ability to make a change favors recovery from alcoholism

The ability to get rid of addiction is a skill to be learned, a goal to be renewed throughout life. In this sense, adherence to psychosocial treatments such as those offered by the Brazilian NHS represents an effective recovery strategy. Read More →

Reducing bullying in school improves teacher-student relationship and this increases school engagement

Student evaluations indicate that education in Brazil is precarious, thus, one needs to identify how different aspects intertwine to engage students. It has been found that bullying perpetration reduces school engagement and suffering or practicing bullying impairs teacher-student relationship, which directly interferes with school engagement. Read More →

Psychological interventions with public secondary students mediated by Art

Psychologists and researches of adolescents development carried out an investigation with 70 high school public students and observed that artistic and reflexive activities promote the interest and involvement of young people in the debate on topics related to their current and future life. The research was carried out in a state public school on the outskirts of the city of Campinas-SP, with two classes of second year night, in the two academic semesters of 2017. Read More →

New software helps to evaluate LOX/Ethanol liquid rocket engine performance

Researchers created a software to evaluate the performance of L75 – an engine for satellite launch vehicles that runs on ethanol and liquid oxygen and was developed by brazilian and german space agencies. The results are published by a research team from the Federal University of ABC (UFABC), the Brazilian National Institute of Space Research (INPE) and the Regensburg Institute of Technology (Germany) in the Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management. Read More →

Antimicrobial capacity of lemongrass in food product is proven

Lemongrass may be considered an interesting alternative to obtain extracts rich in bioactive compounds, with antioxidant activity and antimicrobial capacity. This was the conclusion of a study on the extraction of bioactive compounds from lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), carried out by researchers from the Federal University of Santa Maria. Read More →

Eminence is not an exclusive attribute of the male gender

The author notes that in the few works on eminent, women they have encountered great difficulties in their careers, which begin in the family where the priority in family education has been to form a family first and foremost; in college, even being as bright as their male colleagues are not being promoted in front of their male colleagues, especially in scientific careers and finally, in the professional field, we can see the so-called “glass ceiling”, as a subtle way of discrimination that also affects the attainment of the rank of eminence by women in their creative works. Read More →

There are obstacles to creative approach on scientific areas?

Creativity is a crucial issue in science. Scientific research should not be restricted to the logical development and application of known ideas, but should promote new ideas to expand knowledge beyond the existing frontiers. No researcher is immune to cognitive bias that might exist in his/her publications. The confirmation bias, for example, is a common error on scientific articles. Read More →

Will creativity and innovation be the news skills for the 21st Century?

Both creativity and innovation have been valued as important skills for the 21st century. However, a number of difficulties have been highlighted in the scientific literature on constructs. Are they distinct, synonymous, or complementary? The three theoretical strands will be addressed in the text, in an attempt to answer this question. Read More →

Social perspectives in organization studies

In its third issue of volume 15, BAR – Brazilian Administration Review, a scholarly journal published quarterly by ANPAD, presents four articles and one interview with a renowned scholar. The articles in this issue cover topics that are intimately related to a more social perspective in organization studies – sustainable sharing economy, sustainability indicators for higher education, value co-creation in co-operative organizations, and citizen sourcing in the public sector. Read More →

Mexican weed plant Cosmos bipinnatus reduces enteric methane emission from dairy cattle

Small doses of a mexican weed plant called Cosmos bipinnatus are able to reduce enteric methane emissions from dairy cattle. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by researchers from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Mexico, in Toluca City, the Universidad de Colima, in Tecoman, Colima, Mexico, and the Molina Center for Energy and the Environment, in La Jolla, California, United States of America. Read More →