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LEEP Lectures let faculty collaborate across disciplines, provide unique perspectives

By Melissa Lynch

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... »

Clark University Poll of Parents of Emerging Adults: Most parents and kids still talk more often than text

By Jane Salerno

Parents once had to beg their grown children to keep in touch. Today, not so much. Emerging adults (18- to 29-year-olds) are in daily or near-daily contact with their grown children, according to the 2013 Clark University Poll of Parents of Emerging Adults. Texting is common, the poll finds, but the old-fashioned phone call... »

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

By Jane Salerno

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... »

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

By Jane Salerno

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... »

Clark prof. receives grant to provide Marriage Checkups to military

By Melissa Lynch

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.... »

Clark Poll: Grown kids at home not cramping our style, parents say

By Jane Salerno

The new Clark University Poll of Parents of Emerging Adults contradicts the long-held notion that adult children living with their parents are a source of stress and disruption in the household. The Clark University Poll of Parents of Emerging Adults reveals that the majority of parents of 18- to 29-year-olds insists their lives are not... »

Clark University researcher asks: Is this the last acceptable prejudice?

By Jane Salerno

COMMENTARY As this year’s college graduates go forth into the world, they are entering a society that is in some ways decidedly unfriendly to them. TIME magazine’s recent cover slurring them as “The Me Me Me Generation” is only the latest insult thrown at them by their elders. In the twenty years I have... »

Clark University included on Princeton Review’s ranking of Great Schools for Psychology Majors

By Melissa Lynch

Clark University is one of three New England schools to offer at least one of the country’s hottest majors for undergraduates, according to The Princeton Review’s The Best 377 Colleges, 2013 edition. The college guide’s “Great Schools for 20 of the Most Popular Undergraduate Majors” list praises Clark for its psychology program. Clark is... »

Clark University Poll of Parents of Emerging Adults findings released

By Melissa Lynch

Emerging adults getting by with a lot of help from their folks; wide majority of parents providing the financial support they didn’t get in their twenties A vast majority of parents of today’s emerging adults (74%) say they provide financial support to their 18- to 29-year-old children, even as they report getting little or... »

What is the key to being an adult? Clark releases new poll findings

By Jane Salerno

Parents and their emerging adults rank ‘being responsible for yourself’ before money and marriage as key to becoming an adult What marks the beginning of true adulthood? Parents and their 18- to 29-year-old emerging adult children agree that the most important indicator is accepting responsibility for the consequences of your actions and mistakes, according... »