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John Templeton Foundation awards $1.45M to Clark University

Seana Moran, Clark University research assistant professor of psychology

Grant supports research on how college experiences can give direction to youths’ lives   Clark University has been awarded a $1.45 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study how universities around the world can help students find a strong sense of purpose. Seana Moran, Clark research assistant professor of psychology, is the principal investigator…

Incoming Clark student receives Diller Foundation’s Tikkun Olam award for ‘repairing the world’

Maxine Harvey '18

A day before she begins classes at Clark University, a school where students are encouraged to “Challenge Convention” and “Change our World,” 18-year-old Maxine J. Harvey, of Methuen, will be recognized and rewarded for co-founding a project which embodies the values of tikkun olam, a central Jewish precept meaning “to repair the world.” Harvey is…

Prof. Wendy Grolnick earns prestigious APA fellowship

Clark University professor of psychology Wendy Grolnick has been named the 2014-2015 Executive Branch Science Fellow by the American Psychological Association (APA). Through a partnership between the APA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), she will also be a member of the incoming AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows during that…

LEEP Lectures let faculty collaborate across disciplines, provide unique perspectives

What are the chances you would see a psychologist giving a presentation in a political science class?  Beginning this fall, such an appearance would not be unlikely.  In the past few months, some unlikely disciplines have collided through a tactic known as the “LEEP Lecture.” LEEP Lectures involve collaborations between faculty members from distinct disciplines,…

Clark University Poll of Parents of Emerging Adults: We had it tougher; their future looks bright

Most parents say their grown children have a better life than they did when they were young, but their current life satisfaction is surprisingly similar to their children’s, according to the new Clark University Poll of Parents of Emerging Adults. The Clark University Poll of Parents of Emerging Adults (www.clarku.edu/clarkpoll/clark-university-poll-parents-emerging-adults.cfm) finds that 63% of parents…

Clark University Poll of Parents of Emerging Adults: College send-off can mean missing their BFFs

Forget those TV ads where parents gleefully anticipate “alone time” as they wave goodbye to their college-bound children. For most parents of emerging adults, back-to-school time means missing their best friends. The 2013 Clark University Poll of Parents of Emerging Adults  finds that parents and their emerging adults get along well, much better than they…

Clark prof. receives grant to provide Marriage Checkups to military

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 Force primary care settings.” Professor Córdova will work with Lt. Col.…