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Holiday Sleep Tips for Kids Help Parents Keep the Season Bright

12/13/2016

The holidays can pose great challenges for parents who must juggle seasonal excitement and overtired kids. SJU sleep expert and Professor of Psychology Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D., offers suggestions for parents to help kids navigate high spirits and the need for rest during the holiday season.


Children and gender norms

Baby Dolls or Dump Trucks? Kids, Toys and Gender Norms

12/05/2016

Assistant Professor of Psychology Clare Conry-Murray, Ph.D., published research in Merrill-Palmer Quarterly revealing that children are influenced by gender norms in potentially harmful ways: They do not recognize unequal opportunities available to boys and girls.


Dr. Lucy Ford

Making Time for Family: Will the U.S. Adopt Paid Family/Medical Leave?

11/02/2015

It’s a reality that most Americans will face at one time or another: the necessity to suspend work to care for a new baby or an adopted child, an ailing spouse or a parent, or to receive medical treatment for themselves. Yet, “the United States is the only developed country in the world without legislation for paid leave,” says Lucy R. Ford, Ph.D., director of the Managing Human Capital program and professor of management at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.


Popular Music and Political Campaigns

09/10/2015

A feud between Neil Young and Donald Trump broke out this summer over the Republican candidate’s use of the singer’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” during oneof his rallies. This week, R.E.M. singer used strong words in telling Trump not to use the band's music to promote himself, sparking renewed conversation about the inclusion of popular music in political campaign strategies.


Stephanie Tryce, Ph.D.

Team USA and The Future of Women’s Soccer

08/08/2016

The United States women’s soccer team arrived in Rio with two goals: to become the first team to win a World Cup and Olympics in back-to-back years, and to elevate professional women’s soccer. Just one year ago the team defeated Japan 5-2 in the 2015 FIFA World Cup – the most watched soccer game in U.S. history, with 25 million viewers. A media onslaught and a nationwide social media celebration followed, raising the question — could this be a turning point for women’s sports?


Diane Phillips, Ph.D.

The Influence of "Laudato si" on Sustainability in the U.S.

06/18/2015

Diane Phillips, Ph.D., professor of marketing at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, is available to comment on Pope Francis’s anticipated climate change encyclical, “Laudato si,” (Praised Be).


"Laudato si" is a Call for Justice

06/18/2015

Associate Professor of Biology Clint Springer, Ph.D., comments on Pope Francis's encyclical, "Laudato si."


Pope Francis and Catholic Philadelphia

06/01/2015

Katie Oxx, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology, discusses a brief history of Catholicism in Philadelphia and shares her thoughts on how it will inform Pope Francis' visit.


Solomon

All Work and No Play? The Impact of Gamification on ‘Traditional’ Industries

05/21/2015

What do filling out insurance forms, applying for a mortgage, registering for healthcare benefits, completing data entry, or working with thousands of lines of code have in common with playing video games? Perhaps more than you’d think, thanks to a hot trend called “gamification.”


Pope Francis and Servant Leadership

05/12/2015

In advance of Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families, September 22-27, 2015, Saint Joseph's University experts are sharing their thoughts on a variety of subjects related to Pope Francis and the papacy. In this video, Ronald Dufresne Ph.D., associate professor of management, explores Pope Francis' example of servant leadership. Dufresne, along with SJU colleagues Karin Botto and E.