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  1. Research

    Violent repression of environmental protests

    As global sea levels and natural resource demands rise, people around the world are increasingly protesting environmental threats to their lives and livelihoods. What are the conditions under which these peace...

    Helen M. Poulos and Mary Alice Haddad

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:230

    Published on: 29 February 2016

  2. Research

    What differs between happy and unhappy people?

    This study explores the determinants (demographic, personal, behavioural, and social) by which happy and unhappy people differ. The primary sample from which the participants were chosen was a representative s...

    Ljiljana Kaliterna-Lipovčan and Zvjezdana Prizmić-Larsen

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:225

    Published on: 29 February 2016

  3. Short report

    Cognitive impairment and pragmatics

    One of the most important ingredients of felicitous conversation exchanges is the adequate expression of illocutionary force and the achievement of perlocutionary effects, which can be considered essential to ...

    Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach and Sara Schatz

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:127

    Published on: 19 February 2016

  4. Research

    In-service teachers’ perceptions of project-based learning

    The study analyses teachers’ perceptions of methods, teacher roles, success and evaluation in PBL and traditional classroom instruction. The analysis is based on empirical data collected in primary schools and...

    Anita Habók and Judit Nagy

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:83

    Published on: 26 January 2016

  5. Research

    An empirical analysis of land property lawsuits and rainfalls

    This article using the database of Taiwanese land property lawsuits studies the economic effects of rainfalls on land property lawsuits during the period of Japanese colonial rule (1920–1941). The results obtaine...

    Li-Chen Chou and Chung-Yuan Fu

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1

    Published on: 4 January 2016

  6. Research

    Costs of integrating demand-based reproductive health commodity model into the Government and NGO service delivery systems in Bangladesh: a supply side perspective

    To estimate additional total cost and average cost of integrating the demand-based reproductive health commodity model into the existing Government and NGO facilities in Bangladesh. Activity based cost analysi...

    Ziaul Islam, Abdur Razzaque Sarker, Shahela Anwar, Humayun Kabir and Rukhsana Gazi

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:808

    Published on: 23 December 2015

  7. Short report

    Emotion socialization practices in Italian and Hong Kong-Chinese mothers

    Parents’ emotion socialization practices are their ways of handling their children’s emotional experiences in light of cultural expectations surrounding emotions. Such practices are thought to significantly a...

    Caterina Fiorilli, Simona De Stasio, Carlo Di Chicchio and Siu Mui Chan

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:758

    Published on: 7 December 2015

  8. Research

    Youth development in India: does poverty matter?

    This paper explores the differentials in youth development patterns determined by the economic condition of the household in India. The wealth index is used to glean youth development differentials in the diff...

    Bijaya Kumar Malik

    SpringerPlus 2015 4:613

    Published on: 15 October 2015

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