Remembering the Life and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2022-01-15T14:17:23+00:00

January 17, 2022 Remembering the Life and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Lessons on Education” Nearly half a century ago, Fielding’s founders envisioned a nationally recognized graduate school, where motivated, mid-career, mid-life learners would emerge transformed. Since 1974, Fielding has applied their ideas, and we have surpassed the founders’ wildest dreams for adult teaching and learning. Gratifying still is the opportunity we have every day to celebrate Fielding students and alumni who benefit from an innovative educational experience and are proud change agents in the community, the workplace, and the world. They are also committed to [...]

Remembering the Life and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.2022-01-15T14:17:23+00:00

Why We Mourn the Loss of TV Dad Bob Saget

2022-01-15T20:51:31+00:00

Parasocial relationships with TV dads create emotional connection and meaning. KEY POINTS TV dads are idealized versions of the fathers we’d all love to have. A parasocial relationship describes the one-sided emotional attachment we feel to real and fictional characters. Losing a loved character is experienced as the loss of a real connection; it leaves a hole. Parasocial relationships add to media enjoyment by increasing the immediate pleasure and creating a longer-term sense of meaning. Bob Saget was among the very best of TV dads. Like James Avery, John Ritter, Alan Thicke, and Tom Bosely, he raised his TV [...]

Why We Mourn the Loss of TV Dad Bob Saget2022-01-15T20:51:31+00:00

Are Tech Gifts Bad for My Kids?

2021-12-13T23:39:49+00:00

Tech gifts can introduce digital skills which are foundational to STEM. KEY POINTS Technology from iPhones to Nintendo Switch tops kids’ holiday wishlists. COVID has changed kids' expectations about digital devices—not to mention their parents'. Lots of tech toys teach digital skills, like critical thinking and collaboration. Digital skills are foundational to STEM skills and are a minimum standard for most careers. From an iPhone to Nintendo Switch, a tablet to a smartwatch, what’s on your kid’s wish list? How can you make sense out of what tech experiences are positive? How do you match technology choices with [...]

Are Tech Gifts Bad for My Kids?2021-12-13T23:39:49+00:00

Welcome Dr. Lorraine Ehlers-Flint to Core faculty in the School of Psychology IECD program

2021-12-07T20:29:15+00:00

Welcome, Dr. Lorraine Ehlers-Flint to the core faculty in the School of Psychology IECD program. Dr. Lorraine Ehlers-Flint Dr. Ehlers-Flint has been an integral faculty member with the IECD PhD program since its inception in 2009 and has taught a number of courses over the years. We are excited to have her joins us now as full-time Core Faculty.   Dr. Ehlers-Flint’s experience in family-systems, reflective-practice, and cross-cultural perspectives adds to the richness of the IECD program. She is a clinical and developmental psychologist with extensive experience working with children and families in private settings, schools, hospitals, and community agencies in [...]

Welcome Dr. Lorraine Ehlers-Flint to Core faculty in the School of Psychology IECD program2021-12-07T20:29:15+00:00

The Psychology of Peloton’s Appeal: What Keeps Us Riding

2021-12-02T23:13:01+00:00

Successful virtual exercise targets much more than physical fitness. KEY POINTS COVID made hybrid experiences more acceptable and even desirable. Self-determination theory is a framework for evaluating technology experience, focusing on core needs: agency, competence, and social connection. When designed well, technology can contribute to the satisfaction of these needs and enhance wellbeing. Peloton creates a virtual experience that simultaneously empowers members to achieve and increases a sense of belonging. Successful virtual exercise targets much more than physical fitness. Like many, I purchased a Peloton bike at the start of COVID. It was a leap of [...]

The Psychology of Peloton’s Appeal: What Keeps Us Riding2021-12-02T23:13:01+00:00

Dr. Georgeanna Robinson Faculty Research Specialist added to IECD faculty

2021-12-03T01:54:13+00:00

Faculty Research Specialist added to IECD faculty. Dr. Georgeanna Robinson Welcome, Dr. Georgeanna Robinson to the School of Psychology IECD PhD Program as our Faculty Research Specialist. Dr. Georgeanna Robinson has over ten years of conducting qualitative studies, mostly focusing on faculty career development, and lived experiences of undergraduate students. She has published in journals such as Academic Medicine and has won multiple awards at the National Symposium on Student Retention for her research. She delights in expanding students' awareness of the possibilities inherent in qualitative research, while simultaneously encouraging and supporting them in the goal of completing rigorous [...]

Dr. Georgeanna Robinson Faculty Research Specialist added to IECD faculty2021-12-03T01:54:13+00:00

Dr. Joseph Constantine Speech-Language Pathologist Joins IECD Faculty

2021-12-03T01:55:34+00:00

Dr. Joseph Constantine Speech-Language Pathologist Joins IECD Faculty Dr. Joseph Constantine Welcome Dr. Joseph Constantine to Fielding Graduate University. He is a new core faculty member in the Infant and Early Childhood Development (IECD) program and brings an eclectic background with seasoned academic and clinical experience. Dr. Constantine has a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction with a Cognate in Mental Health Counseling and has begun working with IECD students on their curriculum integration, research tactics, and leadership skills development. Dr. Joseph Constantine brings 25+ years experience working with children, teens, and families in educational and healthcare settings. [...]

Dr. Joseph Constantine Speech-Language Pathologist Joins IECD Faculty2021-12-03T01:55:34+00:00

Dr. Brian L. Cutler, 2021 recipient of the CWC Jane Beber Abramson Award

2021-11-17T16:04:48+00:00

Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law presented Dr. Brian L. Cutler with the Center on Wrongful Convictions’ 2021 Jane Beber Abramson Award. This national award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to pursuing justice for the wrongly convicted. Northwestern’s Center on Wrongful Convictions honors the top boldest and most transformative justice warriors fight to free the wrongfully convicted. The following is an excerpt from the Center’s press release on Dr. Cutler’s award. “Brian is a Professor and the Program Director of Media Psychology in the School of Psychology at @fieldinggraduateuniversity . Our staff and faculty selected Brian to [...]

Dr. Brian L. Cutler, 2021 recipient of the CWC Jane Beber Abramson Award2021-11-17T16:04:48+00:00

The Psychological Appeal of Squid Games: Why We Can’t Stop Watching

2021-10-11T18:06:19+00:00

Key Points Squid Games is a survival drama and cautionary tale that examines the extremes of social power, injustice, and privilege. It is timely because it encapsulates the powerlessness, frustration, and confusion of the pandemic. In Squid Games, the lack of empathy and cruel abuse of power is more difficult to watch than the violence. Source: Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock Netflix’s Squid Games is a dystopian fiction that pits a group of desperate people against each other in deadly children’s games, lured by the salvation of a large cash prize. The main character is an initially unsympathetic gambling addict Seong Gi-hun who steals from [...]

The Psychological Appeal of Squid Games: Why We Can’t Stop Watching2021-10-11T18:06:19+00:00

How to Stop Trauma Dumping and Protect Your Mental Health

2021-09-27T22:25:43+00:00

How to Stop Trauma Dumping and Protect Your Mental Health Are you a trauma dumper? Trauma dumping is a type of emotional dumping that, to quote the Urban Dictionary, results in “unloading all your emotional crap unmercifully onto one or more of your friends.” The practice has expanded from people you know to trauma dumping to total strangers. Trauma dumping can be hazardous to your friendships and mental health. Yes. The last months have been stressful and a lot of us have pent-up emotions that we’d like to air.  That’s no excuse for unloading negativity onto the unsuspecting. [...]

How to Stop Trauma Dumping and Protect Your Mental Health2021-09-27T22:25:43+00:00
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