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Amanda Murray, Jacqueline Marra, and Suzannah Chatlos.
Project SPARK Researchers Measure Children's Friendships
In 1973, directors of community actions agencies formulated a vision for a program that would investigate school readiness at the regional and state levels. This program became known as Head Start, and is now one of the leading authorities on advocacy for school readiness and education in the country. With the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act (2002), the organization's mission has developed rapidly – it aims to increase health standards and social competence in children growing up in low-income households.  More ...
Mark Oakes
Oakes Publishes in Social Cognition
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Mark A. Oakes has published an article, "Implicit and Explicit Self-esteem: Measure for Measure," in the latest volume of Social Cognition (Vol. 26, 2008). In the article, Oakes and his two co-authors (Jonathon Brown from the University of Washington and Huajian Cai from Sun Yat-Sen University in China) presented findings from their analysis of implicit and explicit measurements of self esteem. More ...
McKee Article in Journal of Attention Disorders

An article by Assistant Professor of Psychology Tara McKee was published in the May issue of the Journal of Attention Disorders which was a special issue focused on ADHD in adults. The paper was titled "Comparison of a Norm-Based Versus Criterion-Based Approach to Measuring ADHD Symptomatology in College Students." McKee studied self-reported ADHD symptomatology in college students using the College ADHD Response Evaluation.  More ...

Teaching Awards Presented to Five Faculty Members at Annual Class & Charter Day

Hamilton College's highest awards for teaching were presented on May 9 to five faculty members. Professor of Biology Ernest Williams Jr. received the Christian A. Johnson Professorship; Associate Professor of Physics Brian Collett was awarded the Samuel & Helen Lang Prize for Excellence in Teaching; Associate Professor of English Catherine Gunther Kodat received the Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award; Assistant Professor of Anthropology Haeng-Ja Chung was honored with the John R. Hatch Excellence in Teaching Award; and Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Mark Oakes received the Sidney Wertimer Award.  More ...

Deanne Katz '08 Advocate for School Autism Services

Deanne Katz '08 started working with autistic children in high school and hasn't really stopped. This summer the rising senior has an Emerson grant to build a project around special needs services for autistic children in Massachusetts schools. Collaborating with Assistant Professor of Psychology Tara McKee, Katz is spending her summer researching the services provided to autistic children in Massachusetts public schools and how the district parents feel about these services.  More ...

Tara McKee
McKee Publishes Article in Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology Tara McKee was invited to give a colloquium for the psychology department at Bucknell University in February. The talk was titled "The Role of Coping Styles in the Parenting of Children and Adolescents with Externalizing Problems."  She also  published an article in February based on research she had started as an undergraduate: Ptacek, J.T., Leonard, K., & McKee, T.L. (2004). “I’ve got some bad news…”: Veterinarians’ recollections of communicating bad news to clients. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34, 366-390.  More ...

McKee Publishes in Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology Tara McKee has published an article titled “The Relation Between Parental Coping Styles and Parent-Child Interactions Before and After Treatment for Children with ADHD and Oppositional Behavior.” The article appears in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Volume 33, No.1. McKee and her colleagues from the University of Massachusetts, Eastern Connecticut State University and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine sought to investigate the relationship between the coping styles of parents of ADHD children and their response to behavioral parent training programs that teach techniques for managing inappropriate behavior. McKee gave a talk at Bucknell University on Feb. 20 about this study as well as the research she is conducting with her students at Hamilton.  More ...

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