Psychology Department in the Media 2009-2016
Joe Tecce in the news: Body Language and the Election
Joe discussed with Sue O'Connell of NECN the body language during the 2016 Election and how to deal with the post-election stress. Posted 12/2/16.
Joe Tecce in the news: How to Deal With Post-Election Stress
Joe discussed with Jill Cusick of The Gavel ways to deal with stress resulting from the 2016 presidential election. Posted 11/28/16.
Joe Tecce in the news: Suck it up and deal with it? It depends
Joe discussed with Bella English of The Boston Globe ways that friends and families can deal with stress resulting from the 2016 presidential election. Posted 11/28/16.
Jim Russell in the news: Does Human Nature Include an Emotion Signaling System?
Jim summarized his recent research in Character & Context, the blog of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). Posted 11/28/16
Joe Tecce in the news: Body Language Expert Joe Tecce ’55 Predicts Election Outcome
Joe discussed with Matthew O'Donnell of the Bowdoin Daily Sun the differences in body language between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Posted 11/8/16.
M.E. Panero in the news: Read a Novel: It’s Just What the Doctor Ordered
M.E. was featured in a Time Magazine interview regarding her publication with Ellen Winner, Hiram Brownell, and colleagues on a failure to replicate a claim that reading literary fiction immediately improves theory of mind. Posted 11/2/16.
Peter Gray in the news: The Bottle Flipping Craze
Peter spoke to NECN about the importance of play and whether parents should be concerned about a child’s obsession with new games. Posted 10/28/16.
Jim Russell in the news:
The PNAS article recently published by Jim and colleagues was summarized in several publications and languages. Posted 10/19/16.
Science Magazine (English): Facial expressions—including fear—may not be as universal as we thought
El Pais (Spanish): Las islas en las que la cara de miedo no significa miedo
de Volkskrant (Dutch): Interpretatie van gezichtsuitdrukkingen blijkt cultureel bepaald
Bild der Wissenschaft (German): Ist Mimik doch nicht universell?
Medical Xpress (English): Field study suggests human facial expressions are not universal
forksning.no (Norwegian): Skremt eller sint fjes?
I4U News (English): Facial Expressions Are Not As Universal As We Thought
Wired (Italian): Le espressioni facciali sono davvero universali?
Sinc (Spanish): ¿Son universales las expresiones faciales?
health.mail.ru (Russian): Выражение страха и гнева зависит от культуры
Science World Report (English): Facial Expressions Differ Universally; New Study Shows
madrimasd.org (Spanish): ¿Son universales las expresiones faciales?
Joe Tecce in the news: Joseph Tecce, Boston College psychology professor, 10-13-16
Joe discussed with Scott Laughlin of Radio WJBC, Bloomington, Illinois the historical roots of body language as a predictor of the outcome of Election 2016. Posted 10/14/16.
Joe Tecce in the news: Body Language Expert Gives Clinton Edge in Second Debate
Joe discussed with Mary Saladna differences in body language between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during their second debate. Posted 10/13/16.
Joe Tecce in the news: Debate Coaching Clinton and Trump
Joe discussed with Sue O'Connell (NECN) differences in body language between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Posted 10/11/16.
Jim Russell in the news: The Circumplex, and the Psychological Construction of Emotions
Jim was interviewed for the newsletter of the International Society for Research on Emotion. Posted 10/4/16.
Joe Tecce in the news: How You Can Tell If a Candidate Is Being Truthful
Joe discussed with Heather Hegedus (Fox 25 News) differences in body language between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Posted 9/27/16.
Joe Tecce in the news: Embarrassing to Hear the Blink
Joe described to Tetsuya Ishikura of the Japanese website The Asahi Shimbun the role body language in evaluating candidates in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Posted 9/26/16.
Dolichan Kollareth in the news: Psychologists said it's disgusting to be reminded that you are an animal. It seems they were wrong.
Dolichan's study is highlighted in the British Psychological Society Research Digest. Posted 9/7/16.
James Russell in the news: El pueblo en el que la sonrisa no significa alegría
Jim's project with Jose Miguel Fernandez Dols, Carlos Crivelli, and Sergio Jarillo was the subject of an article in El Pais, the leading Spanish newspaper. Posted 8/22/16.
Liane Young in the news: A Simple Way to Foster Kindness in Kids
Liane's research is picked up by the Huffington Post. Posted 7/14/16.
Joe Tecce in the news: Can Body Language Predict the Presidential Election
Joe discussed with Sharman Sacchetti of Fox 25 News the body language of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump shown during the current presidential campaign. Posted 6/13/16.
Liane Young in the news: Behind right and wrong
Liane's work is featured in the Spring 2016 Boston College Magazine. Posted 6/9/16.
Jim Russell in the news: Emotional reactions studied
Jim Russell's cross-cultural study on emotion discussed in the Phnom Pen Post. Posted 4/4/16.
Joe Tecce in the news: Lying: The New Normal
Joe discussed with Ann Oldenburg of PopZette the use of lying in society. Posted 3/15/16.
Josh Hartshorne in the news: Is Donald Trump Too Old to Be President?
Josh discussed with Politico Magazine how age affects presidential candidates. Posted 3/10/16.
Elizabeth Kensinger in the news: Crime and memory
The winter 2016 issue of Boston College magazine profiles a collaboration between Elizabeth Kensinger and law professor Sharon Beckman. Posted 2/26/16.
Joe Tecce in the news: Trump's body language is a giveaway: He has all the telltale signs of a serial exaggerator
Joe discussed with Joshua Greenman of the New York Daily News the body language of Donald Trump. Posted 2/25/16.
Josh Hartshorne in the news: How Easily Distracted Are You? Here, Distract Yourself With This Game to Find Out
Josh's research on focus and attention appears in New York Magazine. Posted 2/9/16.
Elizabeth Kensinger in the news: Trauma prompts the brain to focus on survival, not 'peripheral details'
Elizabeth was interviewed by CBC news (Toronto) on the science of emotion and memory. Posted 2/8/16.
Joe Tecce in the news: Boston psychologist offers snowstorm stress release advice
Joe discussed with Nate Homan of Metro Newsletter the causes of snow stress and ways to deal with it. Posted 1/22/16.
Joe Tecce in the news: Campaign Psychology 101
Joe discussed with Sue O'Connell of NECN TV Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, body language, and narcissism. Posted 12/18/15.
Joe Tecce in the news: Body Language of Presidential Candidates
Joe discussed with Joe Mathieu of the WBZ Radio the body language of Republican presidential candidates. Posted 12/18/15.
Gorica Petrovich in the news: Entry points
The Neurobiology of Feeding Behavior Lab is featured in the most recent Boston College Magazine. Posted 11/25/15.
Kelly Bennion and Elizabeth Kensinger in the news: How Boston College Approaches Mentorship and Outreach
An article in Neuronline, the Society for Neuroscience’s website for learning and discussion, describes how Psychology Department graduate students mentor undergraduates in research, and describes the variety of ways we conduct public outreach activities during Brain Awareness Week. These activities are all spearheaded by the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab. Posted 11/13/15.
Joe Tecce in the news: In debates, nonverbal cues can hurt presidential candidates
Joe discussed with Akilah Johnson of the Boston Globe the significance of nonverbal behavior of political candidates. Link: Scan of "Nonverbal Cues in Debates Can Speak Volumes to Voters." Posted 8/6/15.
Elizabeth Kensinger in the news: Beckman, Kensinger Present at MA Trial Court Conference on Eyewitness ID
Elizabeth's presentation on eyewitness identification is discussed in BC Law. Posted 6/26/15.
Ellen Winner in the news: Often, Child Prodigies Do Not Grow Into Adult Genius
Ellen comments in the New York Times section Room for Debate on child prodigies, curse or blessing. Posted 5/20/15.
Joe Tecce in the news: Body language expert determines if Brady was honest about deflategate
Joe discussed with Sharman Sacchetti of Fox 25 TV scientific evidence that the body language of Tom Brady during his interview at Salem State indicated he was not lying. Posted 5/11/15.
Joe Tecce in the news: Was Tom Brady lying at his Deflategate press conference?
Joe discussed with Linda Matchan of the Boston Globe scientific evidence that body language of Tom Brady during the January brouhaha of Deflate Gate indicated he was not lying. Posted 5/7/15.
Jim Russell in the news: Why Your Facial Expressions at Work Can Affect Your Career
Jim is quoted in this Time.com article. Posted 3/31/15.
Elizabeth Kensinger in the news: 9 facts about emotional memories and recall
Elizabeth was interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio on the accuracy of emotional memories. Posted 3/25/15.
Josh Hartshorne in the news: Older Really Can Mean Wiser
Josh's new Psychological Science paper was discussed in the Boston Globe on March 6, and in the New York Times science section March 17. NYT article PDF here.* Posted 3/17/15.
Elizabeth Kensinger in the news: Using Technology to Outsource Human Memory
Elizabeth was interviewed for The Atlantic. Posted 2/25/15.
Jim Russell in the news: Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions
Jim was interviewed by The Atlantic on his theory of emotion. Posted 2/24/15.
Joe Tecce in the news: Eastern U.S. Braces for Potentially Record-Breaking Cold
Joe discussed with Tom Costello (NBC News) the stressful effects of repeated snow storms. Posted 2/19/15.
Joe Tecce in the news: How to keep your cool under foot after foot of this stress
Joe discussed with Jack Encarnacao (Boston Herald) snow stress and ways to deal with it. Posted 2/18/15.
Joe Tecce in the news: Got "snow stress"? Psychologists offer tips to cope
Joe discussed with Lane Lambert (The Patriot Ledger) the stressful effect of persistent snow and how to deal with it. Posted 2/11/15.
Joe Tecce in the news: Tom Brady's Body Language
Joe discussed with Ted Daniel (Fox 25 TV) the body language of Tom Brady as a possible indicator of lying. Posted 1/29/15.
Joe Tecce in the news: Everyone Is Analyzing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Body Movements
Joe discussed with Steve Annear of Boston Magazine the body language of Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Posted 1/6/15.
Joe Tecce in the news: Professor Joe Tecce: whirlwind academician, scientist, and lecturer
Joe discussed with Fred Garmon (Wellesley Townsman) personal and professional information related to psychology. Posted 8/20/14.
Joe Tecce in the news: Goodbye, Friend
Joe discussed with Sean Smith (Boston College Chronicle) the impact on Boston College of the late Rev. William B. Neenan, S.J., former BC academic vice president and dean of faculties. Posted 7/24/14.
Elizabeth Kensinger in the news: Brain Scientists Learn To Alter And Even Erase Memories
Elizabeth is quoted in this WBUR article on memory. Posted 7/24/14.
Joe Tecce in the news: Vanity License Plates*
Joe discussed with Drew Moholland (WBZ NewsRadio1030) motivations for getting vanity license plates and how these plates fit into society. Posted 6/6/14.
Joe Tecce in the news: Broadside: Healing at the Finish Line
Joe discussed with Jim Braude (NECN) the psychological effects of the Marathon in the context of last year's bombing. Posted 4/22/14.
Joe Tecce in the news: Putin's Body Language Betrayed Anxiety, Aggression
Joe discussed with Tracy Connor (NBCNEWS.com) signs of stress in the body language of Vladimir Putin, President of Russia. Posted 3/5/14.
Joe Tecce in the news: WBZ Radio CBS Boston
Joe discussed with Matthew Ledin of WBZ Radio the increase in reports of experiencing stress, especially in the workplace, and described techniques that are effective in reducing harmful stress. Posted 2/12/14.
Sara Cordes in the news: How big numbers short-circuit your brain and how to fight back
Sara was interviewed for a piece on Bargaineering.com about how we are very bad at representing large numbers (and thus make bad decisions when, e.g., buying a car). Posted 1/21/14.
Joe Tecce in the news: JFK 50*
Joe discussed with Clint Conley (WCVB TV ABC) psychological factors involved in conspiracy theories of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Posted 12/2/13.
Joe Tecce in the news: Boston Red Sox Victory in the World Series
Joe discussed with Deb Lawler (WBZ NewsRadio) positive psychological effects of the Red Sox success in winning the baseball World Series. Posted 11/8/13.
Sean MacEvoy in the news: Safecracking the Brain
Sean's research is cited in an article on the intersection of cryptology and brain research in the online science magazine Nautilus. Posted 10/28/13.
Joe Tecce in the news: Zombie craze means it’s cool to be undead
Joe discussed with Lane Lambert (The Patriot Ledger) the horror fiction associated with the celebration of Halloween. Posted 10/22/13.
Joe Tecce in the news: How Much Do You Lie?*
Joe discussed with Jason Sheeler (Glamour Magazine) the psychologically harmful effects of lying. Posted 9/26/13.
Donnah Canavan in the news: Locals react to royal baby news
Channel 5 interviews Donnah Canavan about how the concept of social energy explains Britain’s royal baby craze. She discusses the positive aspects of social energy. Posted 9/25/13.
Joe Tecce in the news: Boston area reacts to Washington Navy Yard shootings
Joe discussed with Josh Brogadir the possible motivation for the shootings in the Washington Navy Yard and how victims might deal with the stress. Posted 9/17/13.
Joe Tecce in the news: The Big Chill: A dominant Obama meets a cool Putin at G20
Joe discussed with Tracy Connor (NBC News) the body language of U. S. President Barack Obama and Russia's Vladimir Putin during their meeting yesterday at the G-20 summit. Posted 9/6/13.
Joe Tecce in the news: Broadside: Unspoken Messages
Joe discussed with Jim Braude (NECN) the body language shown in court by Aaron Hernandez, former Patriots player and accused murderer. Posted 7/1/13.
Joe Tecce in the news: BC Prof. Joe Tecce ’55 on Coping with the Boston Tragedy
Joe discussed with Matthew O'Donnell ways of coping with the stress produced by the marathon bombings in Boston on Patriot's Day. Posted 4/22/13.
Joe Tecce in the news: Personalities of the Two Accused Marathon Bombers
Joe discussed with Mary Blake (WBZ TV) personality characteristics of the two brothers accused of the marathon bombings. Posted 4/22/13.
Joe Tecce in the news: How do you cope? Coming to grips with terror
Joe discussed with Ted Reinstein (WCVB TV) ways of coping with the stress produced by the marathon bombings in Boston on Patriot's Day. Posted 4/22/13.
Joe Tecce in the news: Coping with the Stress from Marathon Bombings
Joe discussed with Randy Price and Bianca de la Garza (WCVB TV) ways of coping with stress produced by the marathon bombings in Boston on Patriot's Day. Posted 4/22/13.
Joe Tecce in the news: Psychology Behind Lying
Joe discussed with Ally Suffrin (Radio WTIU/WFIU Indiana) the reasons why people lie so much online, including the need to look better than they are and he minimal risk of getting caught. Posted 4/22/13.
Joe Tecce in the news: Why become a hermit?
Joe discussed with Jackie Farwell the type of psychological stress that will likely be encountered by Christopher Knight, age 47, who after 27 years came out of the Maine woods as a hermit to rejoin society. Posted 4/22/13.
Ellen Winner in the news: Creative Classes: An Artful Approach To Improving Performance
Ellen Winner was interviewed on NPR about the effect of arts turnaround schools on academic achievement. Posted 4/18/13.
Joe Tecce in the news: Security Guard Details Night He Let Thieves Into Gardner Museum
Joe discussed with Bobby Sisk the body language of Richard Abath, the security guard of the Gardner Museum in 1990, when thirteen valuable works of art were stolen by intruders. Posted 3/25/13.
Sara Cordes in the news: Brainy Babies
Sara's lab appears in this article in Boston Magazine about labs investigating infant cognition in the Boston area. Posted 1/30/13.
Joe Tecce in the news: Presidential faceoffs: How debate split screens are making candidates seem smug, shocked or even sleepy
Joe discussed with Sarah Boesveld the differences in body language between the two presidential candidates. Posted 11/2/12.
Joe Tecce in the news: Radio 89 WLS Chicago
Joe discussed with Roe Conn the change in body language from the first to the second debate between Obama and Romney. Posted 10/19/12.
Joe Tecce in the news: WJBC Radio Bloomington Illinois
Joe discussed with Scott Laughlin the change in body language from the first to the second debate between Obama and Romney. Posted 10/19/12.
Joe Tecce in the news: Body Language in the Second Debate of Presidential Candidates
Joe discussed with Jinn Jhoo of Radio MBN International of South Korea the body language of President Obama and former Governor Romney shown int he second debate between the candidates. Posted 10/19/12.
Joe Tecce in the news: Body Language in the Debate for Vice President
Joe discussed with Joe Matthew (WBZ Radio) the significant differences in body language between Vice President Joe Biden and Representative Paul Ryan in the vice presidential debate of October 12. Posted 10/19/12.
Ellen Winner in the news: BC Psych Professor Studies Psychology in Art
Ellen’s research, the Psychology Department’s subject pool, and involvement of undergraduates in Psychology labs appear in the Heights. Posted 10/15/12.
Alisha Holland in the news: Reshaping How Emotional We Feel About Negative Memories
Alisha's dissertation work is highlighted by the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Alisha received her Ph.D. in 2012 and is now a postdoctoral fellow at NYU. Posted 10/12/12.
Joe Tecce in the news: Renowned body language expert says Obama lost the first debate
Joe discussed with Lee Gaines the significant differences in body language shown by the two candidates in the first 2012 presidential debate. Posted 10/11/12.
Joe Tecce in the news: Obama, Romney eyeblinks could decide election
Joe discussed the body language of 2012 presidential candidates. Posted 10/5/12.
Joe Tecce in the news: Critics compare and contrast debate form of Obama, Romney
Joe discussed the significance of body language shown in the first 2012 presidential debate. Posted 10/5/12.
Joe Tecce in the news: Eye Movements and Presidential Candidates
Joe discussed with Paul Lowe on Radio Station KFWB News Talk 980 how viewer-voters might be influenced by unusual eye movements shown by Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in their coming presidential debates. Posted 10/5/12.
Joe Tecce in the news: Professor Joseph Tecce Joins Roe Conn and Richard Roeper
Joe discussed the successful use of eye movements in the prediction U. S. Presidential election outcomes and how this work is relevant to the 2012 election. Posted 10/5/12.
Joe Tecce in the news: The Eyes Have It
Joe discussed with Daniel Libit of The Daily the body language of 2012 presidential candidates. Posted 10/2/12.
Joe Tecce in the news: To Lie... or Not
Joe discussed with Cristina Quinn of WGBH Radio five common types of lies and the personal and social benefits and costs that result from lying. Posted 8/13/12.
Joe Tecce in the news: Victims of Colo. shooting have long paths ahead
Joe discussed with Melissa Toupin of NECN TV the recent shootings in a Colorado movie theater and described ways that the victims' families might best deal with the stress. Posted 7/23/12.
Joe Tecce in the news: What's In A Speech?
Joe discussed with Emily Rooney the body language shown by Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in recent speeches. Posted 6/21/12.
Joe Tecce in the news: Body language expert
Joe discussed with Gene Lavanchy the effects of stress on the body language of Gov. Deval Patrick and Elizabeth Warren. Posted 5/31/12.
Elizabeth Kensinger in the news: Emotion Selectively Distorts Our Recollections
Elizabeth's lab's research is reviewed in Scientific American Mind as part of an article focusing on the ways in which emotions sculpt memories. Posted 1/11/12.
Joe Tecce in the news: Rick Santorum blinks more than twice as often as his rivals: report
Joe discussed the significance of rapid blinking as a negative social cue for voters who view televised political debates. Posted 1/10/12.
Joe Tecce in the news: Lt. Gov's car crash: Tim Murray's body language
Joe discussed with Gene Lavanchy the effects of stress on the body language of Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray. Posted 1/6/12.
Ellen Winner in the news: Studies Explore How to Nurture Students' Creativity
Ellen Winner’s research on learning and creativity in the arts is featured in an article in Education Week. Posted 1/3/12.
Joe Tecce in the news: All About Fear
Joe discussed with Hiran Ratnayak (The News Journal in Wilmington, DE) the psychophysiology of fear, including causes, benefits, and harmful effects. Posted 1/3/12.
Michael Moore in the news: Parents can’t stay on the sidelines
Michael is quoted in a Boston Herald article about parents taking their kids' sports games to extremes. Posted 12/21/11.
Elizabeth Kensinger in the news: 13 pearls of wisdom for the early career set
Elizabeth Kensinger is quoted on p. 63 of the December issue of the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology as one of several “seasoned psychologists” (including Philip Zimbardo, Steven Pinker, and Jerome Kagan) talking about lessons that helped them succeed in their careers. She advises students to “find a research problem that keeps you up at night.” Posted 12/12/11.
Liane Young in the news: Personalities
Liane Young is featured on p. 88 of the December issue of the American Psychological Association’sMonitor on Psychology as the winner of the Society for Social Neuroscience’s 2011 Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Social Neuroscience. Posted 12/12/11.
Elizabeth Kensinger in the news: A Few Minutes With Elizabeth Kensinger
Associate Professor Elizabeth Kensinger is interviewed in the December 3, 2011 Boston College Chronicle. Posted 12/6/11.
Liane Young in the news: Can Companies, Political Groups or Organizations Have a Single Mind?
Assistant Professor Liane Young appears in a press release from Psychological Science. Posted 12/6/11.
Sean MacEvoy in the news: A New Perspective on Brain Function
Assistant Professor Sean MacEvoy is featured in the Boston College Chronicle. Posted 10/11/11.
Liane Young in the news: Psychology's Liane Young Earns Early Career Award
Assistant Professor Liane Young is featured in the Boston College Chronicle. Posted 10/11/11.
Gene Heyman in the news: Addiction: A Disorder Of Choice?
A new review of Gene Heyman's book, Addiction: A Disorder of Choice, has appeared on NPR. Posted 9/19/11.
Sean MacEvoy in the news: If that’s a TV, this must be the den
Sean's Nature Neuroscience paper on how the brain builds scenes out of objects is talked about in Science News. Posted 9/8/11.
Joe Tecce in the news: Dealing with the stress of unexpected earthquake tremors
Joe discussed with Deborah Kotz why earthquake tremors in the Boston area caused stress and how to deal with it. Posted 8/24/11.
Joe Tecce in the news: Cheaters and Lying
Joe discussed with Anthony Everett (WCVB TV) the use of eye movements, especially eyeblinks, in the detection of lying. Posted 7/5/11.
Sara Cordes in the news: Infants take a rational response to "broken" toys
Sara was interviewed by New Scientist magazine about a new paper being published in Science on infants' understandings of the cause of a problem. Posted 6/28/11.
Alexa Veenema in the news: Chemically dependent: Tracking the effects of childhood stress
Alexa's research on childhood stress is featured in Boston College Magazine. Posted 6/20/11.
Joe Tecce in the news: Why are so many "boomerang kids" coming home?
Joe discussed with Kathryn Farrelly of WGBH TV the advantages and disadvantages of children returning to live with their parents after having left home to live on their own. Posted 6/15/11.
Joe Tecce in the news: Weiner's sexting: psychological disorder?
Joe discussed with Deborah Kotz of the Boston Globe possible causes of risk-taking by Rep. Anthony Weiner when he apparently sent sexually explicit photos of himself over the internet. Posted 6/15/11.
Ellen Winner in the news: The Child as Artist
Ellen Winner has a letter in the New York Times commenting on the phenomenon of children marketed as abstract expressionist prodigies. Posted 6/14/11.
Joe Tecce in the news: Dr. Joe Tecce Talks Oprah
Joe discusses the "Empty Oprah Syndrome" by pointing out the psychological value of her show over 25 years but the likelihood that people will find satisfying alternatives. Posted 5/31/11.
Joe Tecce in the news: Worldwide travel alert in effect for Americans around the globe
Joe discusses with John Moroney the psychological reactions of Americans to the death of Osama bin Laden. Posted 5/5/11.
Joe Tecce in the news: Royal Wedding Fever: Trigger for Happiness or the Blues?
Joe discusses with Deborah Kotz of the Boston Globe the positive and negative psychological effects on those who are caught up in the coming British royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. Posted 4/28/11.
Joe Tecce in the news: Useless Information?
Joe discusses with Clint Conley the functional significance of biological and psychological factors associated with yawning as a type of body language. Posted 4/28/11.
Joe Tecce in the news: Coping with the stress of rising gas prices
Joe discusses with Deborah Kotz of the Boston Globe how to cope with stress caused by the rise in gasoline prices. Posted 4/28/11.
Elizabeth Kensinger in the news: “A Secret History of the Brain - Broken Brains”
Elizabeth discusses the pioneering research conducted with the amnesic patient H.M. as part of the BBC series. Posted 4/19/11.
Joe Tecce in the news: Where Doomsday Fears Come From
Discussed with Greg Wayland (NECN-TV) how religious cults can use natural disasters, such as the Japan earthquake, as a warning to disbelievers in our society. Posted 3/17/11.
Angelina Hawley-Dolan in the news:
- Abstract Art Isn’t So Inscrutable, Study Finds
- “My monkey could have painted that.” Really?
- How to tell a masterpiece from a painting by a monkey
- A Chimp Couldn’t Have Created That Painting
- How Psychologists and a Team of Monkeys, Babies, and Elephants Proved That Abstract Art Takes Talent
- Who painted this? A famous artist? A monkey? An elephant? Charlie Sheen?
- People can tell the difference between abstract art and paintings by chimps
- People can tell the difference between abstract art and paintings by chimps (alternate link)
- Auch Laien unterscheiden Kunst von Kinderbildern
- Abstrakte Kunst oder nur Gekritzel?
The New York Times, Psychology Today, and other blogs write about findings by Angelina Hawley-Dolan and Ellen Winner about abstract art. Posted 3/10/11.
Angelina Hawley-Dolan in the news: Taste Test
Boston College Magazine writes about their findings coming out in Psychological Science. Posted 3/7/11.
Joe Tecce in the news: Charlie Sheen: The psychology of his erratic behavior
Discussed with Deborah Kotz of the Boston Globe motivational factors that are likely involved in Charlie Sheen's recent unusual behavior. Posted 3/7/11.
Joe Tecce in the news: Analyzing addiction: Where Charlie Sheen can go from here
Discussed with Bridget Blythe and Steve Aveson of NECN psychological factors involved in Charlie Sheen's social problems and use of drugs. Posted 3/7/11.
Joe Tecce in the news: Most People Aren't Very Good At Multi-Tasking
Discussed the disadvantages of multitasking with Paula Ebben, WBZ-TV. Posted 2/24/11.
Joe Tecce in the news: Watson's humility—and humanity
Discussed with Joanna Weiss of the Boston Globe why we tend to humanize computers. Posted 2/22/11.
Alexa Veenema in the news: Psychology Professor Wins Grant from the Brain and Behavior Research Fund
Interviewed on research and NARSAD grant. The Observer at Boston College. Posted 2/15/11.
Liane Young in the news: Adults With Autism May Not Understand Others' Intentions
Discussed moral judgments by autistic adults vs. normally functioning adults. U.S. News & World Report. Posted 2/4/11.
Liane Young in the news: Understanding the Autistic Mind
Further discussion of the study mentioned above. Science Daily. Posted 2/4/11.
Liane Young in the news: Perception of morality different when you have autism
Further discussion of the study mentioned above. MSNBC. Posted 2/4/11.
Sara Cordes in the news: Even young babies know who's boss
Quoted in a NewScientist article on size and perceiving social dominance. Posted 2/1/11.
Joe Tecce in the news: NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Discussed how repetitive snow storms produce chronic stress that can result in unhealthy effects on the body. Posted 1/28/11.
Joe Tecce in the news: Have we become a bunch of weather wimps?
Discussed with Patriot Ledger how people can deal with snow storms by using available resources to reduce the two main effects of stress—uncertainty and loss of control. Posted 1/13/11.
Joe Tecce in the news: From Recession to Suicide Season?
Discussed with Lane Lambert (The Patriot Ledger) the possible association of suicide and the stressful effects of the current economic downturn. Posted 11/11/10.
Joe Tecce in the news: Chilean Miners: Recovery from Stress
Discussed with Leslie Gaydos, NECN-TV, the rescue of Chilean miners and the importance of family and other social relationships in recovering from cave stress. Posted 10/25/10.
Joe Tecce in the news: Chilean Miners: Rescue Stress
Discussed with R.D. Sahl, NECN-TV, the rescue of Chilean miners and the experience of stress within the escape capsule itself. Posted 10/25/10.
Joe Tecce in the news: Chilean miners rescued: Psychological impact
Joe discussed with FOX-25 TV the rescue of Chilean miners and the stressful impact of being underground for over two months. Posted 10/19/10.
Joe Tecce in the news: Chile miners should seek counseling
Joe discussed with WHDH-TV the rescue of Chilean miners and how the stressful after-effects of being underground for over two months would best be managed by professional counseling. Posted 10/19/10.
Joe Tecce in the news: Emily Rooney Show, WGBH Radio
Discussed possible motivational factors underlying the apparent tax evasion by Congressman John F. Tierney's wife, Patrice Tierney, in her managing a brother's multi-million dollar gambling operations. Posted 10/8/10.
Joe Tecce in the news: Body Language of Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidates
Joe was interviewed by Alison King of New England Cable News TV about Deval Patrick, Charles Baker, and Timothy Cahill on September 22. Posted 10/5/10.
Ellen Winner in the news: Cognitive and Brain Consequences of Learning in the Arts
Ellen is featured in the APS Observer. Posted 8/13/10.
Joe Tecce in the news: NIMBYism: Nay-saying grumps or neighbourhood activists?
Joe discussed NIMBYism with the Toronto Star newspaper and described how people are sometimes extremely resistant to developments in their neighborhoods. Posted 8/6/10.
Scott Slotnick in the news: Advances
Scott's work appears in Boston College Magazine. Posted 7/22/10.
Ramsay Liem in the news: KHNL, Hawaiian NBC television affiliate
Ramsay talked about the opening of his exhibit, Still Present Pasts: Korean Americans and the "Forgotten War" at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu (6/25-9/12). Posted 7/22/10.
Maya Tamir in the news: The Benefits of Blowing Your Top
Maya was interviewed in a recent New York Times article on how people—even President Obama—regulate their emotions. Posted 7/20/10.
Joe Tecce in the news: Body Language of Accused Murderer
Joe talked to WHDH-TV 6 pm News about the body language of Thomas Mortimer IV, who admitted to killing four family members in Winchester. Posted 6/23/10.
Joe Tecce in the news: Westford Brings Heavenly Tidings
Joe discussed a need for the scientific method in the assessment of paranormal phenomena. Westford Eagle Newspaper. Posted 6/15/10.
Joe Tecce in the news: Tension, anxiety for most at work
Joe discussed how the downturn in the economy has resulted in increased job stress. The Patriot Ledger. Posted 6/15/10.
Thalia Goldstein in the news: A life-changing fellowship
Thalia is featured in this month's Monitor on Psychology in an article on how winning the Esther Katz Rosen Dissertation fellowship has helped her career. Posted 5/4/10.
Elizabeth Kensinger in the news: Congratulations to the 2010 Janet Taylor Spence Award Recipients
Elizabeth was interviewed for the Spence award by the APS Observer. Posted 4/8/10.
Liane Young in the news: Study Narrows Gap Between Mind And Brain and Study: Magnets can alter judgment
Liane was interviewed about moral reasoning and the brain on National Public Radio and on CNN. Posted 4/5/10.
Elizabeth Kensinger in the news: Older Adults Remember the Good Times
A study supervised by Elizabeth Kensinger is featured in ScienceDaily. Posted 3/25/10.
Gene Heyman in the news: Review of Addiction: A Disorder of Choice
Gene Heyman's new book on addiction received an excellent review by Sally Satel in "The Book," an online review at The New Republic. Posted 3/22/10.
Ellen Winner in the news: Patricia Travers, Violinist Who Vanished, Dies at 82
Ellen was interviewed by the New York Times about child prodigies and the difficulty of the transition from prodigy to adult creater for an obituary. Posted 3/16/10.
Ellen Winner in the news: Mind games
Ellen was interviewed by the Boston Globe about the commercialization of child prodigies by their parents. Posted 3/16/10.
Joe Tecce in the news: Tiger Woods' mea culpa crucial to saving marriage, but didn't help improve his image, experts say
Joe was interviewed by the New York Daily News on Tiger Woods. Posted 2/26/10.
Joe Tecce in the news: Body language expert: Tiger Woods showed 'no emotion'
Joe appeared on FOX-25 TV News (2/19/10) and described the expression of body language by Tiger Woods in his recent public apology. Posted 2/26/10.
Joe Tecce in the news: Risk Aversion
Joe appeared on the WGBH-TV show "Greater Boston," with Emily Rooney and commented on the current social attitudes of risk aversion. Posted 1/4/10.
Joe Tecce in the news: Not Your Average Joe
Article on teaching and research activities by David Treadwell, Bowdoin Magazine. Posted 1/4/10.
Joe Tecce in the news: Road Rage Shooting
Joe appeared on WBZ TV nightly news and commented on motivational factors involved in road rage, such as the incident in Quincy on December 12, when one driver shot the other. Posted 12/16/09.
Joe Tecce in the news: Shootings at Fort Hood
Joe appeared on radio station WJBC, Bloomington, Indiana, and commented on the roots of violence and how they apply to the military psychiatrist who killed 13 and wounded 30 people at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5. Posted 11/9/09.
Lisa Feldman Barrett in the news: Scientifically Scary
Lisa's Haunted House in Association for Psychological Science Observer. Posted 10/30/09.
Joe Tecce in the news: Hoaxes
Joe appeared on the WBZ TV nightly news, where he discussed the personal motivation, social value, and cautions involved in accepting hoaxes as true. Posted 10/22/09.
Elizabeth Kensinger in the news: Brainstorming breakthroughs: Scientists test how brain learns, recalls, forgets
By Robert S. Boyd, Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Posted 10/22/09.
Gene Heyman in the news: Is Addiction a Matter of Choice?
Gene appeared on On Point, National Public Radio. Posted 8/11/09.
Gene Heyman in the news: Is addiction a choice?
Interview by Daniel Akst, The Boston Globe. Posted 8/10/09.
Joe Tecce in the news: Obama 'Leaks' Emotion over Gates-Cop Affair
By Susan Donaldson James, ABC news. Posted 8/10/09.
Lisa Feldman Barrett in the news: Face to Face: She's emotional. He's having a bad day.
By Sharon Begley, Newsweek. Posted 8/10/09.
Elizabeth Kensinger in the news: Emotional Memory Across the Adult Lifespan
Audio from Boston College Libraries. Posted 8/10/09.
Ellen Winner in the news: The Interview: Mozart for optimists
Audio from @BC. Posted 8/10/09.