Category: Press Release

How China grew economically and still created the world’s largest higher education system

China experienced significant economic growth and built the largest higher education system in the world. What is the relationship between these factors? To answer this question, the research aimed to understand the role of the economy and Projects 211 and 985 for the expansion of Chinese higher education. Read More →

Can music contribute to the cognitive health of the elderly?

The aging of the population is a worldwide phenomenon. It is urgent to develop strategies to prevent or delay cognitive decline. The study presents the results of a research that sought to know the effects of musical activities on the elderly, indicating that music can contribute to cognitive health. Read More →

Evaluating alcohol use and adherence to an online intervention among college students

The use of the internet has facilitated the provision of health strategies. Despite favoring access to many people, adherence to the interventions is relatively low. This study evaluated factors associated with adherence to an online brief intervention on alcohol use among university students. Read More →

The impact of unemployment and psychological well-being

This study aimed to analyze the moderating power of unemployment time in the relationship between the value of work and psychological well-being. The results demonstrate that the time of unemployment associated with the intrinsic values of work can increase the experience of well-being and stabilize the negative affects caused by unemployment. Read More →

Have you accessed Deep or Dark Web today?

Deep and Dark Web are discussed concerning the meaning of their terms, definition, location in cyberspace and types of content and ways to access them. However, it is necessary to understand that despite having similarities, they are distinct webs. Read More →

Mental health of the general population and health professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic

Aside from concerns regarding physical health, COVID-19 entails repercussions in mental health as well. The population in general and health professionals in particular have reported symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. Rapid changes in routine and financial instability may also affect interpersonal relationships and psychological well-being. Read More →

Will there be robot teachers?

Are we prepared for algorithms, facial recognition and surveillance at schools? This study discusses the teaching-learning model considering technological advances in the present and future, questioning the relationships in an intermittently surveilled world. The conclusion drawn is that teachers and students need to resignify their identities, which implies questioning ambivalent relationships that have always characterized them in the context of digital culture. Read More →

Impact beyond impact factor?

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice – in practice, there is – Yogi Berra”. The Design Science and Design Science Research could contribute to reducing the apparent gap between theory and practice. All articles aim to bring theory and practice closer by producing scientific knowledge useful to society. Read More →

What is the interference of communication technologies in politics?

Study provides explanations for some of the perplexities that democracies in the world are facing. The U.S.A., the UK, and Brazil, for instance, have opted for leaders (like Trump and Bolsonaro) or political movements (like Brexit) that deny established models of political debate, introduce new vocabularies in politics, and promise to emulate the voice of the “people”. Read More →

Trans/Form/Ação inaugurates new practices for the evaluation and review of manuscripts and knowledge democratization

Trans/Form/Ação: Philosophy journal of Unesp innovates by inaugurating the comments modality on articles approved for publication. Besides this activity, the journal increases already consolidated practices in order to guarantee the transparency and quality of reviews and approved texts, strengthening the free and universal democratization of knowledge, as “Open Science” advocated principles. Read More →