Maxwell School News and Commentary
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Gadarian Discusses the Role of Loneliness in Extremism and Politics in Newsweek Article
"People are looking for that kind of connection, and if they can find it with a group that they don't know online, they don't necessarily see the bad parts of what's happening," says Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science. "Then with the technological part of it where extreme voices get more airtime on the internet, you can see how people get radicalized."
See related: Mental Health, Political Parties, Terrorism & Extremism, United States
Jackson Discusses the Health Phenomenon ‘Weathering’ and Its Impact on Black Women With Insider
"We know that Black women are paid less than their white counterparts, are expected to work longer hours with fewer pay raises, and are the most likely to be in unemployment lines when those rates increase. So these types of discriminatory practices shape the types of visceral effects that happen to Black women's bodies," says Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science.
See related: Black, Gender and Sex, Mental Health, United States
Can Resilience Buffer the Effects of Loneliness on Mental Distress Among Working-Age Adults
"Can Resilience Buffer the Effects of Loneliness on Mental Distress Among Working-Age Adults in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic? A Latent Moderated Structural Modeling Analysis," co-authored by Lerner Center Graduate Research Associate Austin McNeil Brown, was published in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
See related: COVID-19, Mental Health, United States
COVID Research Project Garners up to $2.2 Million From the National Institutes of Health
Associate Professor Emily Wiemers is the principal investigator of the team that includes her Maxwell School colleague, Marc A. Garcia.
See related: Civil Rights, COVID-19, Grant Awards, Health Policy, Mental Health
Comparing Happiness Associated With Household and Community Gardening
"Comparing Happiness Associated With Household and Community Gardening: Implications for Food Action Planning," co-authored by Ph.D. student Graham Ambrose, was published in Landscape and Urban Planning.
See related: Agriculture, Mental Health, Social Justice
Hamersma Article on Scaling Up the Social Good Published in Comment Magazine
"What happens when we think of social goods—those that contribute to human thriving? Is scale just as problematic in those cases, or might we use its powers for good?" asks Sarah Hamersma, associate professor of public administration and international affairs.
See related: Mental Health, United States
Monnat Comments on Increase in US Suicide Rates in Grid Article
“There might be a small drop in one or two years, but the long-term trend has been an increase,” says Shannon Monnat, professor of sociology. She was interviewed for the Grid article, "U.S. suicide rates rose again in 2021, ending a brief decline during the covid pandemic."
See related: COVID-19, Health Policy, Mental Health, United States
Perceived Mental Health Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic
"Perceived mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic: The roles of social support and social engagement for working age adults in the United States," co-authored by Lerner Center affiliate Danielle Rhubart, was published in Preventative Medicine.
See related: COVID-19, Mental Health
Perceived impacts of COVID-19 on wellbeing among US working-age adults with ADL difficulty
See related: COVID-19, Health Policy, Mental Health
Silverstein Comments on Multigenerational Living in New York Times Article
Merril Silverstein, Marjorie Cantor Endowed Professor in Aging, was quoted in the New York Times article, "The Nuclear Family Is No Longer the Norm. Good."
See related: Mental Health, Parenting & Family, United States