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Dr. Eric Weiser, Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department, contributed two chapters to a recently released textbook, Psychology, published by OpenStax College. The chapters Dr. Weiser wrote were "Stress, Lifestyle, and Health," and "Psychological Disorders." For both chapters, Dr. Weiser provided comprehensive coverage of the core principles related to each area - including an extensive treatment on the immune system and psychophysiological disorders in the chapter on stress and health and a thorough discussion of the DSM-5 in the chapter on psychological disorders - as well as coverage of classic and contemporary research within each area.
Professor Ann Leonard-Zabel received two honorary awards in 2014: the Distinguished Leadership Circle of Directors from the American Board of Disability Analysts, and the title of Honorary Founding Faculty Member for the American College of Disability Analysts.
In addition she was invited as the Keynote Speaker at the F.L. Chamberlain International School's summer graduation ceremony. Her topic was: "Inspiration."
Dr. Leonard-Zabel was also recently recruited and appointed to the Editorial Board for the Journal of Psychology & Clinical Psychiatry, and the Editorial Board for the International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology.
Joani Geltman, MSW, an instructor in the Psychology Department as well as a child development and parenting specialist, has published, A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out. Geltman's book was featured in an article in the Boston Globe.
Professor Geltman also graced the cover of the "Go" section of the Boston Globe Magazine back in November 2012. Geltman wrote the article 'Advice for raising a child star,' in which she discusses bringing up children with high drive, including her own very talented daughter.
Professor Robert MacDougall of the Communication Department presented a paper entitled "New Questions (and New Research Opportunities) Emerging from an EEG Investigation of Page and Screen Reading," where he discussed some of the pedagogical and research potentials inherent to ongoing lab work conducted in partnership with Psychology Professor Bruce Steinberg.
Dr. Linda Paglierani recently displayed her artwork at the "Artistry of Psychoanalysts: The Psychoanalyst as Photographer and Artist" exhibit at the 2013 national meeting which was held in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel from January 15 - 20, 2013. Her artwork can be viewed at: http://www.flickr.com/photos//jonmeyerphotography/
Paglierani has previously participated in Poetry and Psychoanalysis meetings with the American Psychoanalytic Association, resulting in online publication of poetry.
Professor Bruce Steinberg and his dedicated team of student research assistants, had their poster presentation accepted for the New England Psychological Association meeting in October 2013. The title of the presentation is "The Effect of Alpha Rhythm Contingent Neurofeedback on the Power Spectrum of the Electroencephalogram - A Pilot Study." Their research represents a crucial contribution to the study of neurofeedback.
Joani Geltman, MSW, lecturer in the Curry College Psychology department, has published a new book titled, A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out. Geltman's book was recently featured in an article in the Boston Globe.