Category: Todd Farchione

World Safer Than Ever Despite Terror Attacks And Mass Shootings, Experts Say

September 29th, 2013 in 2013, Associated Press, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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It almost feels these days as if there is no safe place – that after global jihad strikes a Nairobi shopping mall or a deranged shooter invades the Washington Navy Yard, the next target could very well be our own store, school, theater or stadium…

Expert quote:

“The probability of something happening is so very low. But this is the nature of terror and terrorism: It gets in our heads that something could happen. This is the entire idea of terror. It’s like this insidious fear that seeps into our mindset.”

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Dr. Todd Farchione on unusual triggers for depression

September 5th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione, WFXT 0 comments

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Where prey can be predator

September 1st, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, School of Education, Thomas Cottle, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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When former middle-school teacher Mary Kay Letourneau made headlines in 1997 for being accused and then convicted of having sex with a 12-year-old male student, such cases — especially ones in which a female teacher was the perpetrator — were nearly unheard of…

Expert quotes:

Cottle:

“Fortunately, these profound changes in the way the majority of Americans look at sexuality and the care of a child have changed so much for the better.”

Farchione:

“I think a lot of society has this preconception, this idea of men as being much more willing participants in sexual relationships. I think it’s a misconception.”

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Graduation to nowhere

May 8th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione, WFXT 0 comments

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Graduation Day is a proud time for families, but unfortunately for many recent college graduates finding work poses certain challenges earlier generations did not have to face…

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Why become a hermit?

April 12th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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Speculation has abounded this week about what drove Christopher Knight to abandon society and live as a recluse in the woods of Rome, Maine…

Expert quote:

“He might have knowledge, but he’s not going to know what it feels like to lose his first job or lose his first love, or make a mistake or suffer the pain that comes with living. He has not been living in many respects, not in a normal, socially acceptable way.”

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Anxiety disorder nips promising baseball career, life in its prime

March 31st, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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Jason Ramsey is a cyber baseball coach of sorts…

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Flight or Fight: Why Do People Film Fights on the MBTA Instead of Stopping Them?

March 20th, 2013 in 2013, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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The Bystander Effect, where people witness an emergency idly rather than intervene to help a stranger, has been documented for decades…

Expert quote:

“With fights, there is the actual threat there, so people don’t want to get involved and don’t want to get harmed being part of that altercation. I have seen these types of things where people are yelling—a father really yelling at his son—and the question becomes do we step in? I think, socially, we are taught not to butt into other peoples’ business.”

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Fear Of Flying: 2012 Was The Safest Year To Fly

February 12th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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As the New York Times reported Tuesday, 2012 was the safest year in aviation history since 1945, according to the Aviation Safety Network…

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Is the United States Mentally Unstable?

December 21st, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Discovery News, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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How mentally healthy is the United States? And how hard is it for people with mental problems to get help here?…

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Is December 21 the end of the world?

December 21st, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, NECN, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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Today, Friday, December 21, Mayans in Guatemala’s Guatemala City gathered for a traditional ritual to welcome the end of one calendar and the start of another…

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