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  • Professor Holmes: "Can You Have More Than One Cultural Identity?"

    October 19, 2021

  • "Stay or Leave? Every Relationship’s Million Dollar Question"

    October 7, 2021

  • "Relationships 101: How to Have Strong College Relationships"

    August 29, 2021

  • Mehrkam's New Study Shows Dogs May Play More When Owners Watch Them

    August 17, 2021

    Lindsay R. Mehrkam, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is the lead author of a recently published study in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, "Animal Cognition," which demonstrated an increased likeliness of companion dogs to play with one another when their owner is both present and attending to them.  Mehrkam, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and principal…

  • "More Sex. Fewer Fights. Has the Pandemic Actually Been Good for Relationships?"

    July 11, 2021

    From the earliest days of the pandemic, experts anticipated that the stress of Covid-19 would wreak havoc on romantic relationships (and in some cases, they were right). But one recent survey suggests what few people could have predicted: for many of the couples that persevered, the pandemic may have actually improved the relationship. According to…

  • "The Pandemic Made Our Relationships Stronger"

    June 28, 2021

    During the pandemic, it felt like everything changed for the worse. But one thing got better: our relationships. Frankly, no one saw it coming. In the pandemic’s early stages, as lockdowns limited our movements and left couples spending unprecedented amounts of time together, many believed that divorce and fighting would skyrocket. The crucible of closeness…

  • "What Are Couples Fighting About?" Professor Lewandowski Explores Top Sources of Conflict

    June 21, 2021

    The most common hot-button issues for couples, according to research. Every couple will experience conflict in their relationship and that's not a bad thing; Across several studies, trust-jealousy, partner personality habits, and sex were top conflict triggers; Sources of relationship friction are consistent across cultures; All couples fight about the same things. Relationship quality is…

  • Professor Mehrkam Elected President of Applied Animal Behavior SIG

    June 2, 2021

    Lindsay Mehrkam, assistant professor of Psychology, was elected president of the Applied Animal Behavior Special Interest Group (SIG) for the Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). The Applied Animal Behavior SIG is one of 40 special interest groups of ABAI, which consists of approximately 9,000 members.

  • Adjunct Professor Sainvilus Publishes “P.S. You’re Magic”

    May 10, 2021

    Patricia Sainvilus, adjunct professor in the department of Psychology, has written and published a children’s activity book, “P.S. You're Magic.” The paperback volume, which is available through, is targeted to children ages three to seven, and includes activities such as tracing, writing, coloring, depicting emotions, identifying objects, reading, and reciting daily affirmations. Sainvilus was…

  • Prof. Lewandowski on the "Joy of Relationships" at TEDxAsburyPark May 6

    April 27, 2021

    Gary Lewandowski, Jr. Ph.D., professor in the Department of Psychology, will present "Joy of Relationships" at a virtual Salon Social event hosted by TEDxAsburyPark Founder Brian Smiga on Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m.  The event is free, but registration is required. Lewandowski, whose previous TEDxAsbury talk has garnered more than 2 million views, will…

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