On April 22, 2016, five faculty were recognized for their outstanding work as part of the annual Awards Convocation. The awards and the recipients are as follows: The Homer L. Dodge Award for Outstanding Service was established in 1985 by the late Norton Dodge, who served on the board of trustees of St. Mary’s College Find out more »
St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been awarded a $97,361 grant, jointly funded by the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program and vCalc LLC. The grant will fund student research and development of high-value, college-level math formulas and data for vCalc.com, a Wiki-based crowd-sourced calculating encyclopedia with over 7,000 calculators and users in over 100 countries. Find out more »
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.
Aileen Bailey, professor of psychology, has been awarded a research grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project, “Stress, depression, and effects of novel antidepressants on excitatory synapses,” is in collaboration with Scott Thompson, of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
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 »
Two St. Mary’s College of Maryland faculty members, Aileen Bailey, professor of psychology, and Julia King, professor of anthropology, have been honored with the college’s Aldom-Plansoen Distinguished Professorships. The Aldom-Plansoen Distinguished Professorship award recognizes the successful professional accomplishments of faculty.
Laraine Masters Glidden, distinguished professor of psychology and human development emerita at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, was recently awarded the Edgar A. Doll Award for research in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Doll Award, presented by Division 33 of the American Psychological Association, is the division’s highest recognition of a career 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 »
This 2014-15 academic year, St. Mary’s College welcomes two new tenure track faculty and four visiting faculty. Tenure Track Faculty James Mantell, assistant professor of psychology, earned his undergraduate degree from Millersville University Honors College and master’s degree and Ph.D. from SUNY Buffalo. Mantell was previously a graduate instructor of psychology at SUNY Buffalo. His Find out more »