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IU Southeast/Kyrgyz study focuses on cross-cultural emotional intelligence

IU Southeast/Kyrgyz study focuses on cross-cultural emotional intelligence

January 14, 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–What are the keys to success in life? Birth order? Class? Education? Professional skills? Luck? Not doubt all these play a role. But an increasing body of evidence suggests that our ability to use emotional information–known as emotional intelligence–is also an important factor in determining an individual’s ability to succeed. ...

Vikings and cinnamon buns: Swedish guests bring culture and connection to IU Southeast

Vikings and cinnamon buns: Swedish guests bring culture and connection to IU Southeast

December 3, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast recently played host to two visitors from Jönköping University (JU) in Sweden. Dr. Linda Johansson, director of the Institute for Gerontology and Ms. Susanne Johannesson, director for international exchanges, shared insights about healthcare—and cinnamon buns—in Sweden. The two were guests of Dr. Deborah Finkel, professor of psychology and ...

Social Sciences Forum tackles representations of diversity in politics, pop culture and media

Social Sciences Forum tackles representations of diversity in politics, pop culture and media

October 19, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The Social Sciences Forum will present a panel discussion on representation and diversity in politics, popular culture and the media. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Library’s third-floor study area. “Unfinished Business:  Representation and Diversity in Politics, Pop Culture, and the Media” ...

IU Southeast to host Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences annual meeting

IU Southeast to host Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences annual meeting

October 8, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast is proud to host the 89th annual meeting of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences (IASS) on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Founded in 1929, the IASS is a unique community of scholars that promoted the value of the social sciences to Indiana and the world, and has ...

Bernie Carducci Remembered

Bernie Carducci Remembered

September 26, 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The IU Southeast family mourns the passing of Dr. Bernardo J. “Bernie” Carducci, professor emeritus of psychology in the School of Social Sciences. Carducci passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22 in New Albany, Ind., aged 66. Born in Detroit, Mich., and with degrees from California State University (Fullerton) and Kansas ...

What’s New: Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling

What’s New: Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling

March 13, 2018

What’s new at IU Southeast? Our new Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling program provides coursework and clinical experience that enable graduates to become licensed mental health counselors in the State of Indiana and most other states. Graduates will have career opportunities in a wide variety of organizations, such as community agencies, nonprofit mental ...

Abigail Dester shares top award at regional honors conference

Abigail Dester shares top award at regional honors conference

April 18, 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Kudos to Abby Dester! The junior psychology/Spanish major and honors program student shared top prize for her poster on the academic effects of math anxiety on elementary school students at the Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA) annual conference at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich., April 7-9. With a membership including ...

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Faculty Innovator: Meghan Kahn

March 1, 2017

Meghan Kahn Associate Professor of Psychology School of Social Sciences               By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Not long ago, Meghan Kahn, associate professor of psychology, was helping her three-and-a-half year old son put on his shoes. There was a first attempt. It didn’t go well. He looked to her ...

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