Psychology Department

Evolving as an Artist, Coretta King ’12 Releases New Songs

Nashville-based King has just released a collection of her own songs online—freely available through SoundCloud. This material she characterizes as a taster, something to whet the appetitie of her fans as she works on a bigger album project down the road.

Technology Fellows Target Old Mongolian Maps, Tourette’s, and Teacher Mentorships

This year, nine Bowdoin students received Gibbons funding to work on research projects in oceanography, politics, arctic studies, neurology, history, education, psychology, and Italian and German studies.

Rothschild: Moral Outrage Can Be Self-Serving

In a paper he recently co-authored, Rothschild argues that the anger sparked by moral outrage can sometimes be motivated by self-interest rather than a genuine concern for others.

Barbara Held on the ‘Tyranny of the Positive Attitude’ (Newsweek)

The power of positive thinking is often touted by self-help gurus as the path out of hardship toward an improved quality of life. But, as a recent Newsweek article points out, a number of studies find that negative emotions have an important role to play in a person’s overall psychological health.

Nancy Jennings and Suzanne Lovett Discuss ‘Practice for Life’ on WCSH’s ‘207’

Bowdoin’s Nancy Jennings and Suzanne Lovett shared insights from their book, ‘Practice for Life: Making Decisions in College,’ co-authored with two peers from Wellesley College, on the WCSH newsmagazine ‘207.’

Jennings, Lovett Offer ‘Practice for Life: Making Decisions in College’ — Advice, Research and the Value of Liberal Education

New book draws on a five-year study following more than 200 students at seven New England liberal arts colleges—to argue for substantial changes to how students make the most of college.

Sex Talk: Invited Scholars Assess Impact of Alfred Kinsey 1916

The contribution of renowned sexologist Alfred Kinsey, class of 1916, was front and center at a recent two day symposium organized by Bowdoin and feauring invited panelists.

Bowdoin Student Tackles Dementia Care Using ‘Person-Centered’ Approach

The aim of person-centered care is to focus on the individual and not the disease, on what they’ve retained rather than what they have lost.