Dynamic Collective Security Paradigm: The Evolving Nature of Risk

Security concerns facing the United States today are broader and more complex than at any time in our history. They range from longstanding concerns arising from intergroup and interpersonal conflict to more recently recognized issues focused on threats to social and economic systems along with threats arising from environmental degradation and climate change. Intergroup and … See More

Beyond What the Eye Can See: What You Feel Influences What You See

In this study, we examined how changes in affect (or feelings) caused by images outside of participants’ conscious awareness influenced their perception of seen neutral faces. Although past research has shown that unseen affective information can influence participants’ judgments of seen neutral faces, it is not yet clear whether such unconscious affective information can actually … See More

Introductory Psychology Textbooks Present a Limited Viewpoint of Affective Theories

Psychology is an ever-evolving field.  Despite changes in theoretical frameworks within the field, many introductory Psychology textbooks have failed to include innovative changes to the field and instead remained stagnant in their discussion of these theories (e.g. human emotions). Discussion of emotions in lower level psychology courses is mainly limited to one perspective-the Basic Emotion Model- and … See More

Review of the Media’s Portrayal of the Neural Correlates of Emotion

The media is the main source from which the lay population learns about scientific findings. As scientists, we often think about communicating our results to our peers but rarely consider how these findings are being conveyed to the public. The current research sought to examine the way that the brain basis of emotions is portrayed in popular media, … See More

An Integrated Community Interventional-Evaluative Model for Neglected Diseases in East Pokot District, Kenya

Background: Two population based cross-sectional surveys conducted in 2012 and 2013 in East Pokot, Kenya have shown high endimicity of visceral leishmaniasis (Kala-Azar), other neglected and infectious tropical diseases, such as trachoma, soil-transmitted helminthes and malaria. The prevalence of these diseases together with high rates of poverty, hunger, illiteracy and conflict exacerbate each other. There … See More