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The role of genetic and social factors in alcoholism, according to Amy Wachholtz

Aug. 13, 2019

Genetics make people more prone to alcohol addiction, but psycho-social factors — including life stressors, childhood abuse, early exposure to alcohol, anxiety and social acceptance — also play a role, says Amy Wachholtz, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Clinical Health Psychology Ph.D. program. A person’s genetics might...

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Andrew Scahill on hyper-masculinity in horror

Aug. 13, 2019

According to Assistant Professor of English Andrew Scahill, who specializes in film studies, you’d be hard-pressed to think of one example of a male survivor in a horror film who isn’t hyper-masculine. He says, “It goes hand-in-hand with it being okay for a girl to be a tomboy, because of...

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John Tinnell on scooter use of public spaces

July 23, 2019

John Tinnell, Associate Professor of English and Director of Digital Initiatives, says the benefits of public rental e-scooters are obvious, but the drawbacks require a bit more investigation and big-picture thinking. Op-Ed: Are scooters a Trojan Horse for big tech to colonize our public spaces? LA Times ,...