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Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
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...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
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.
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
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.
The Kids Are All Right - Clark University
April 2, 2014
Two magazine covers, appearing more than five years apart, make Jeffrey Jensen Arnett alternately cringe and smile. The first, from the Jan. 24, 2005, TIME magazine, shows a man in his twenties, dressed in business-casual attire, sitting in a sandbox and looking wistfully into the distance. The accompanying spring 2014...
An ounce of prevention - Clark University
April 2, 2014
In health care circles, John O'Brien is known as a "turnaround guy." He takes something that's struggling and makes it succeed, or he takes something that's already working and makes it work better. O'Brien has been the CEO of two hospital systems, served as the commissioner of public health for the city of Cambridge, Mass...
More than skin deep - Clark University
May 5, 2013
The nights are the worst. When Norm Apter is lying in bed, eyes wide open, no sound but his own heartbeat, it's as though the entire world has gone to sleep and left him behind. At night when everything is still, the cancer seems to cover him like an extra blanket. This is the time for What ifs and Who knows; for honest...
20 under 30 - Clark University
April 5, 2012
Mary Badon surgically mends broken bones. Sara Brown is helping mend a broken country. Jay Shapiro's new film chronicles Uganda's first Little League team. Scott Silver's new film aims for major-league thrills. Caitlyn Thayer teaches business owners how to be social-media savvy. Gunnar Hagstrom teaches kids separated by...
Off the menu - Clark University
April 5, 2012
There was a time when food was something you ate but rarely pondered. You did not know, or care, where your dinner came from, or how it would interact with your body once it was consumed. That was then. Sure, many folks still eat with abandon, but many others, like the Clarkies profiled on these pages, are trying to foster...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
June 20, 2011
There is an old adage that goes "A daughter is a daughter all of her life, but a son is a son 'til he takes him a wife." Deborah M. Merrill, associate professor of sociology at Clark University, explores whether or not this saying accurately describes marriage and intergenerational relationships today in her new book, "...
Medic of the Mind - Clark University
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...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
August 12, 2010
The first findings of the largest study to date focusing on male victims of female-perpetrated domestic violence were recently released, showing the existence of severe, controlling abusive behavior by women toward their male partners, on a level that many would describe as "intimate terrorism." Study results will be...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
July 2, 2010
Most adults find the time to have regular dental checkups. So why do so few employ the same planned care and maintenance for their marriages? James V. Córdova, associate professor of psychology and director of Clinical Training and The Marriage Checkup Project at Clark University, answered this question and many others...
Clark Poll 2015 social media
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.
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
September 22, 2015
Charlie Bresler, M. A. '83, Ph.D. '94, speaks about his shift from entrepreneurship to philanthropy and co-founding The Life You Can Save. Photo by Amy Wong '18 The Clark University campus was alive with activity last weekend as students welcomed more than 700 visitors for Family Weekend 2015. From spontaneous selfies...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
July 30, 2013
Prof. James Córdova   James V. Córdova, associate professor of psychology and director of Clinical Training and The Marriage Checkup Project at Clark University, has been awarded a $56,156 grant from the Department of Defense’s Defense Health Program to support his project,  "Disseminating the marriage checkup in Air...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
March 22, 2013
The Denim Project is a new Clark University student initiative that uses art, community, and conversation as means of raising awareness of sexual violence. In April, the group will present the following events as part of its Series on Awareness of Sexual Violence: Art Exhibit 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6 Traina Center for the...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
January 25, 2013
Denise Hines, Clark University research assistant professor of psychology  
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
October 11, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women has awarded $499,962 to four colleges of the Worcester Consortium: Clark University, Assumption College, the College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) as part of the government’s Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence,...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
July 11, 2011
Clark University's Anti-Violence Education (CAVE) program recently was named by the U.S. Department of Education as a “case study” for violence prevention programming. Clark is one of only seven universities to be singled out as a national model in the violence prevention category. Clark University has long been committed...
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January 27, 2009
Read: Caring for a suicidal patient led Professor Michael Addis to study and develop treatment for men with depression.

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