Psychology Articles & Blogs
November 9, 2015
There are those who think emerging adults won’t seek out or even accept jobs where they would be blocked from using social media during the workday. They’re wrong. The new Clark University Poll of Emerging Adults: Work, Education and Identity reveals emerging adults (ages 21 to 29) value obtaining the right job over one...
November 2, 2015
Traditional and new media alike love to opine about Millennials, and in many cases a generational divide, whether real or manufactured, rears its head. Recently, the Los Angeles Times' Chris Erskine, who writes the aptly named "Middle Ages" column, ignited the Twitterverse with his provocative piece, "Millennials, you...
October 12, 2015
Clark University Psychology Department professor and chair James V. Cordova Clark University Professor James V. Córdova, chair of the Psychology Department, may not be a household name — yet — but his research and comments featured recently in The Wall Street Journal nearly have gone viral.
August 28, 2015
Grant will support Nicole M. Overstreet, Ph.D., in examining the needs of those affected by intimate partner violence Nicole Overstreet, assistant professor of psychology at Clark University
June 17, 2015
Delight Gavor '16 received $10,000 award from Davis Projects for Peace to share her "Butterfly Effect Program" with Ghanaian schoolchildren
May 1, 2015
Midway through this year’s National Basketball Association season, sport psychologist Dr. Joel Fish ’75 received a visit from a player mired in a slump. “I'm just feeling really tense on the court,” Fish remembers the player saying. “I'm not relaxed.” Dr. Joel Fish ’75
February 10, 2015
Psychology Professor James Córdova Clark University Professor of Psychology James V. Córdova and the researchers at Clark University's Center for Couples and Family Research, have determined that the Marriage Checkup, an innovative, two-session relationship health checkup designed by Professor Córdova, and described in a...
December 3, 2014
For a generation that has grown up amid a parental divorce rate of 50 percent, most millennials – now in or near their thirties, are succeeding remarkably well in their love lives, so far. Clark University, the nation’s leading institution tracking the development of Emerging Adults (18 to 29 years old), has released a new...
October 27, 2014
Technology loves a void. It helps us do many things faster and more efficiently than ever imagined by previous generations. It can be deployed for purposes as miraculous as saving lives or as routine as amusing ourselves for hours on end. In a kind of endless loop, technology is both responsible and responsive — driving...
June 17, 2014
Participants in the White House "Working Fathers" panel included Brigid Schulte of the Washington Post, author of "Overwhelmed"; Kipp Jarecke-Cheng, a working father; Kathy Edin, a sociologist at Harvard & Johns Hopkins universities; Clark Professor Abbie Goldberg; and Kyle Pruett, a Yale University psychiatrist.
March 3, 2011
When you're a soldier serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, danger is a constant companion. Mortar fire and roadside bombs, landmines and sniper fire can inflict anything from a light wound to life-changing devastation. You may worry that you'll give in to the fear that nags at you, that you'll inadvertently let your buddies...
March 1, 2011
Imagine you're a recent college graduate living in one of the greatest cities in the world. Your job is to take fabulous photos of big-time celebrities while you travel to exciting places, honing skills that are lighting the career path you chose when you were still in school. It might seem like a sweet fantasy, but that's...
July 10, 2013