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 »
Scott Mirabile, assistant professor of psychology, published an article entitled “Parents’ inconsistent emotion socialization and children’s socioemotional adjustment” in the Sept. – Oct. 2014 issue of the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. Professor Mirabile identifies how parents may be inconsistent in their emotion socialization (e.g., by modeling emotional negativity and punishing children’s emotional negativity) and demonstrates links between Find out more »
If you are thinking about getting married, St. Mary’s College of Maryland Assistant Professor of Psychology Renée Peltz Dennison would like to offer this advice: be very clear beforehand about what your expectations are for marriage. In Dennison’s recent study, “The Role of Couple Discrepancies in Cognitive and Behavioral Egalitarianism in Marital Quality,” she and colleagues Brian Find out more »
Assistant Professor of Psychology Renée Peltz Dennison was published online in the Journal of Family Psychology on May 5. Her article, “A Dynamic Examination of Family-of-Origin Influence on Newlyweds’ Marital Satisfaction” examines the influence of family-of-origin characteristics on newlywed spouses’ marital satisfaction and potential mediation by current conflict style.
Professor of Psychology and Director of Matriculation and Academic Planning Elizabeth Nutt Williams is co-author of the new book “Counseling Psychology: Third Edition” that was recently published by the American Psychological Association. The updated edition explores the history of counseling psychology, the field’s foundational principles and practices, as well as its relationship to related disciplines, Find out more »
Assistant Professor of Psychology Renée Peltz Dennison has been published in the April 2014 issue of “Sex Roles: A Journal of Research.” She is co-author of the paper, “The Role of Couple Discrepancies in Cognitive and Behavioral Egalitarianism in Marital Quality.”
Sophomore Elaine Bucknam has had a research paper accepted for presentation at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Kentucky in April. The conference is sponsored by the Council for Undergraduate Research. At St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Bucknam is studying psychology and studio art with a minor in neuroscience. On campus, she is a member of Find out more »
Professor of Psychology and Dean of the Core Curriculum Elizabeth Nutt Williams was named the Section for the Advancement of Women of the Society of Counseling Psychology’s Woman of the Year for 2013. The award was presented at the American Psychological Association meeting.
Professor of Psychology Aileen Bailey has had the article “Chronic Stress Induces a Selective Decrease in AMPA Receptor-Mediated Synaptic Excitation at Hippocampal Temporoammonic-CA1 Synapses” published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The article is coauthored by St. Mary’s alumni Angy Kallarackal ‘06 and Erin Cammarata ’11.