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Psychology’s Marc Schulz and Students Continue Work With Long-Running Study of Human Development

Posted April 3, 2014
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Starting in 1938 and continuing to this day, The Study of Adult Development is one of the longest-running and influential longitudinal studies of human development ever undertaken. For 76 years, two groups of men have been studied from adolescence into late life to identify the predictors of healthy aging. For more than 12 years, Bryn […]

Community is Key for Aspiring Advocate and Watson Fellowship Awardee Ashley Hahn ‘14

Posted March 20, 2014
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Ashley Hahn’s lifelong passion for community service began when she was barely a toddler, tagging along with her father at local fire department events in her hometown of Allamuchy, N.J. At Bryn Mawr, the same commitment to community drew the psychology and political science double major to the Praxis program, where she was able to […]

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley on Lone-actor Violence

Posted September 26, 2013

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley, co-director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, wrote a blog for the Psychology Today website in response to the recent shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington D.C.. McCauley examines whether the perpetrator of the Navy Yard attack, Aaron Alexis, fits the profile of lone-actor grievance-based […]

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley Examines Boston Attacks

Posted April 25, 2013

Clark McCauley is the Rachel C. Hale Professor of Sciences and Mathematics and co-director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at Bryn Mawr College. McCauley wrote the post below for the Psychology Today website in response to the Boston attacks. The Radicalization of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “Friction” mechanisms at work […]

New Book from GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker Asks, “Have We Become Too Stressed about Stress?”

Posted February 28, 2013
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From the mundane beep of a cell phone announcing the arrival of yet another new message to the horrors of the evening news, stress, it seems, is all around us. But what if we’ve become too stressed about stress? Might it be keeping us from paying more attention to the problems that are making us […]

Bryn Mawr Psychology Prof and Alumna Co-Author Study on Relationships Between Men and Women

Posted March 8, 2012
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Bryn Mawr College Associate Professor of Psychology Marc Schulz and Emily Weiss, Ph.D. ’08, are among the authors of a new study that offers fresh insight into the role empathy plays in men’s and women’s satisfaction with their relationships. Where previous studies have focused only on how accurately partners read each others’ emotions, the new […]

Bryn Mawr Psychology Professor’s Research Cited in New York Times Article

Posted January 26, 2012
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Research by Bryn Mawr Professor of Psychology Clark McCauley, whose new book Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us was published in March, is cited in a Jan. 23 New York Times article on the role the emotion of disgust plays in survival. McCauley is the Rachel C. Hale Professor of Sciences and Mathematics […]

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley Quoted in Associated Press Article on Drug Gangs

Posted October 11, 2011
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Bryn Mawr Professor of Psychology Clark McCauley is quoted in this Associated Press article about the terrorism employed by Mexican drug gangs. “These gangs have to keep escalating because they want the shock value but the shock value wears off,” McCauley tells the reporter. “Now, to get a headline you have to get more heads, […]

Follow Bryn Mawr Students’ Japan Trip Through Contemplative Traditions Course Blog

Posted September 29, 2011
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Students enrolled in the 360° course cluster on contemplative traditions have embarked on a trip to Japan with their professors. Professor of Chemistry Michelle Francl is keeping a verbal and photographic record of the trip on the course blog.

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley on the Anniversary of the 9-11 Attacks

Posted September 29, 2011
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Bryn Mawr Professor of Psychology Clark McCauley, whose new book Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us was published in March, was interviewed by Radio Health Journal for a piece that aired on Sept. 11. McCauley also wrote about America’s reaction to the attacks in his latest Psychology Today blog post. McCauley is the […]

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley Pens Blog for Psychology Today

Posted June 23, 2011
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Bryn Mawr Professor of Psychology Clark McCauley, whose new book Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us was published in March, is now blogging for Psychology Today. His latest post looks at the spontaneous celebrations that erupted after the death of Osama Bin Laden. McCauley is the Rachel C. Hale Professor of Sciences and […]

Fall 2011 360° Explores the History, Science and Practice of Meditation and Other Mindful Practices

Posted March 31, 2011
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This fall a group of faculty and students will contemplate contemplation in a 360° course cluster that  explores the history, science and practice of meditation and other mindful practices. “360°: Contemplative Traditions” comprises three classes plus an independent study (a fourth course) that share an interest in contemplative or mindfulness traditions and practice. The courses […]

BMC Makes National and Regional Headlines

Posted April 1, 2010

Psychology Professor Clark McCauley was quoted in a March 26 New York Times article dealing with vitriol surrounding the health-care debate that asked, When Does Political Anger Turn to Violence? A new  project being called the world’s first “critical edition” of the Koran is a “a wonderful opportunity to do something that the field of […]

Understanding the Terrorist Mind

Posted January 12, 2010
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The New York Times reports that Bryn Mawr College Professor of Psychology Clark McCauley and others are leading the way in the nascent efforts to understand the terrorist mind. McCauley has researched the four general paths to violence.

Slate Article Cites Psychology Professor Clark McCauley’s Research on Commuter Behavior

Posted November 30, 2009
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The research of Bryn Mawr Psychology Professor Clark McCauley is cited in the Slate article “Underground Psychology,” about what researchers have learned about human behavior by studying the habits of mass-transit riders.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: Main Line Today

Posted August 26, 2009
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Can’t figure out your kids? Chances are Bryn Mawr’s Child Study Institute can, writes Main Line Today in this article about the Institute. Bryn Mawr Psychology Professor Leslie Rescorla and her staff provide psychological testing, therapy/counseling, educational support, and school consultation to children and families.

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted August 12, 2009

Psychologist A. Thomas McLellan, M.A. ’74 and Ph.D. ’76, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Until his appointment McLellan, an expert on addiction and treatment, was a professor at the university of Pennsylvania and executive director of the […]

McCauley to speak on terrorism and the war of ideas

Posted February 27, 2009
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On Tuesday, March 4, at 4 p.m. in Thomas 110, Professor of Psychology Clark R. McCauley will offer a talk titled “Political Radicalization: Are We Winning the War of Ideas against Jihadi Terrorism?”  The lecture, sponsored by the President’s Office, is free and open to the public. McCauley is co-director of the Solomon Asch Center […]

Filmmakers to screen documentary on struggling actors

Posted February 6, 2009

Director Tony Zierra and producer Elizabeth Yoffe will screen and discuss their new documentary film My Big Break at Bryn Mawr on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Room B21 of the Rhys Carpenter Library. The event, sponsored by The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center, the Film Studies Program, and the Department of Psychology, is […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media: The Wall Street Journal

Posted January 27, 2009

In responding to “Why We Keep Falling for Financial Scams,” Psychology Professor Clark McCauley says the author fails to recognize the “two emotions that every con artist plays on: envy of those getting ahead and fear of falling further behind.”

Bryn Mawr College welcomes the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict

Posted April 17, 2008
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The Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, which was established a decade ago at the University of Pennsylvania, has moved to Bryn Mawr. Co-directors Clark McCauley and Marc Ross will host a reception to celebrate the Center’s official Bryn Mawr opening on Monday, April 21, at 5:30 p.m., following a lecture by […]