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419 Cross-cultures Giving & Happiness

Research by Aknin, Lara B. Barrington-Leigh, C. P., Dunn, E. W., Helliwell, J. F., Burns, J., et al., & Norton, Michael I. (2013) Written by Shannon Cantalupo, M.S. How do you feel when you give money to charity? Prosocial spending is that behavior when people use their financial resources to help others. Research suggests that when people engage in prosocial…

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Arts & Communication Alumna Enters Global Music Industry

A lifelong singer-songwriter, Sara Torabi ’14, ’17 M.S., now works in sync licensing at Downtown Music Publishing in New York City.

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418 Toddlers Giving & Happiness

Research by Aknins, L. B., Hamlin, J. K., Dunn, E. W. (2012). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, M.S Have you ever told a child to share their toys? How does sharing affect a child’s emotions? Often, we adults feel better after engaging in a behavior beneficial to others. Do children feel similarly? Psychologists examined whether children emotionally benefit from sharing with…

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Army Vet Alumnus Trades in Fatigues for Wetsuit

Jonathan Bergeron ’97 was named chief operating officer and dive safety officer at the Coral Restoration Foundation in Key Largo, Florida

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Clemente Center Court Receives Fresh New Look

The Panthers' home court is sporting a sleek new design that is also a symbol of Florida Tech's extensive history with space travel.

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417 Optimistic Bias and COVID-19

Research by Park, Taehwan, Ju, Ilwoo, Ohs, Jennifer, & Hinsley, Amber (2020) Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S. When you see someone else experiencing a tragedy, have you ever thought “that would never happen to me”? Optimistic bias occurs when people think that their level of risk is lower than others.’ Researchers, through an online survey, studied the impact of…

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Hurricane Hunter

Meteorology alumna builds a career chasing storms and dreams

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Dress As Your Favorite Zooplankter Day

Ocean engineering and marine sciences students carry on 20-year tradition dressing up as various zooplankton to celebrate Halloween

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416 Gender & Taking Leadership

Research by Chen, Lingnan & Houser, Daniel. (2019) Written by Kayla Bigerton, M.S. Why do smart, skillful women stay in the shadows and avoid leadership roles? Economists designed a psychological experiment to study leadership in small groups to find out why some expert women choose not to lead. Forty participants were divided into small groups composed of different ratios of…

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415 Self-Criticism & Symptoms

Research by Pinto-Gouveia, José, Castilho, P., Matos, M., & Xavier, Anna. (2013). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, M.S. What role do shame-based memories have in psychopathological thinking? We have self-critical thinking like, ‘I’m no good.’ ‘I’m a failure.’ ‘I can’t do this.’ ‘I’ll never be able to (get a job, girlfriend, enough money)’? Paranoid and suspicious thinking like “People are talking…

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