Parents who intentionally ignore children’s negative emotions may actually increase their children’s expressions of anger, aggression, and disproportionate emotional behaviors Ignoring children’s emotional outbursts is a strategy commonly employed by parents with a wide range of psychological know-how, drawing on their intuition, family tradition, modeling, or simple desperation. Despite its widespread use, parental ignoring has Find out more »
“The Psychology of Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse” is the title of Assistant Professor Scott Mirabile’s chapter in the anthology “But If a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur: Essays on Medical, Military, Governmental, Ethical, Economic and Other Implications (Contributions to Zombie Studies).” The anthology is a collection of new essays that consider the implications of this scientifically impossible (but perhaps imminent) event, examining real-world responses to pandemic contagion and civic chaos, as well as those from Hollywood and popular culture.
In the wake of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage issued Friday, June 26, St. Mary’s College Associate Professor of Psychology Renée Peltz Dennison sheds light on the research supporting the growing majority of public opinion on same-sex marriage. “Contrary to what some conservative lobbying groups like the Family Research Council might Find out more »
Jingqi Fu, professor of Chinese, has published a book, coauthored with three other scholars, titled “Chinese Ethnic Minority Oral Traditions: A recovered Text of Bai Folk Songs in a Sinoexenic Script” (Cambria Press, 2014).
Dr. Leah Eller of the chemistry department recently had a book review included in The Chemist, an online journal published by the American Institute of Chemists (AIC). Eller reviewed Organic Structure Analysis (Second Edition); her review can be found here on pages 34 and 35.
The magazine Physics World recently named Dr. Charles Adler’s most recent book, Wizards, Aliens & Starships, in their annual list of the year’s best books on physics. Adler’s book, which explores the scientific possibility of various concepts from Si-fi and fantasy culture, is one of ten books selected by the magazine for the 2014 “Book of the Find out more »
Dr. Thomas Barrett of the history department recently had an essay included in the new book James Bond and Popular Culture:Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy. The essay, “The Undefined Agent, Illya Kuryakin: Making the Russian (In)Visible in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” explores the portrayal of the Russian spy Illya Kuryakin in the 1960’s television show The Find out more »
Dr. Leah R. Eller of the chemistry department was recently published in the Journal of Chemical Education. Eller’s article, written in conjunction with several St. Mary’s College alumni and professional colleagues, compared methods by which the organic compound and natural flavor enhancer Maltol can be extracted from the Fraser Fir tree. The article can be found Find out more »
Emma Sullivan ’13 recently had an article published in the Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, a peer-reviewed psychology journal. The article, based off research Emma conducted for her St. Mary’s project, explored the college students’ changing perceptions of individuals with disabilities. The study examined the relationship between members of college swim teams and special Olympic swimmers, Find out more »
Russell Webster, visiting assistant professor of psychology, was referenced for his study on the perception of evil in an online article for the New York Magazine that questioned whether or not belief in pure evil leads to violence and intolerance. Professor Webster’s research found that those with belief in pure evil had higher rates of intergroup aggression and lower rates Find out more »