August 2018

A summary of research published online across our journals this month.

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Brian Nosek from the Center for Open Science and collaborators set out to replicate 21 social science experiments published in Nature and Science, with a success rate of 62%. Don't forget to check out the series of linked Correspondences from authors whose work failed to replicate. (Nature Human Behaviour)

Jonathan Stieglitz from Université Toulouse and co-authors find evidence that among the Tsimané forager-horticulturalists of Bolivia male aggression is leveraged to increase marital fertility when spouses differ in preferred family size. (Nature Human Behaviour)

Alex Rutherford and Manuel Garcia-Herranz from UNICEF Office of Innovation and their collaborators analyse temporal, network and hierarchical effects to quantify and compare temporal and network effects on constitutional change worldwide. (Nature Human Behaviour

Sabrina McCormick from the George Washington University and colleagues analysed domestic US climate lawsuits from 1990-2016 to determine the type of case and strategies that are likely to succeed. (Nature Climate Change)

Brock Bergseth and colleagues from James Cook University found that most fishers across the seven countries surveyed do not react when they observe poaching in marine protected areas to avoid conflict, or because they feel that this is not their responsibility. (Nature Sustainability)

Svetlana Fedoseeva from University of Geissen and Rodrigo Zeidan from New York University Shanghai use econometric modelling to show that eliminating tariffs for renewable energy production may help to offset fossil fuel consumption driven by growth in economic activity in Europe. (Nature Sustainability)

Michael Levy and colleagues from University of California, Davis, use social network tools to analyse the mental models of sustainable agriculture among  thought leaders in California. (Nature Sustainability)

Christina Wong from The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Bo Jiang from Changjiang Water Resources Protection Institute and their colleagues incorporated stakeholders in the development of ecosystem services for land use policy change in China. (Nature Communications)

Mark Struebig from University of Kent and co-authors combined geographical risk information with social data on tolerance to predict where interventions to reduce wildlife conservation conflicts in Sumatra would be most effective. (Nature Communications)

Eti Simon and Matthew Walker from University of California, Berkeley, found that sleep loss leads to a behavioral phenotype of loneliness that can be perceived by and transmitted to others. (Nature Communications)

Jenn Richler

Chief Editor, Nature Reviews Psychology

Jenn completed her PhD at Vanderbilt University where her research focused on face and object perception and recognition, learning, attention, and memory. She continued at Vanderbilt as a post-doctoral research associate, during which time she also served as an Associate Editor for Journal of Experimental: Psychology: General and a writer for the American Psychological Association. Jenn joined Nature Climate Change and Nature Energy in 2016 as a Senior Editor handling manuscripts that spanned the behavioral and social sciences. Jenn returned to her psychology roots as the launch Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Psychology in 2021.