Frank Farley, a psychologist in the College of Education and an expert on risk-taking and thrill-seeking behavior, said in The Los Angeles Times on Jan. 4 that Americans crave greater risks and thrills. “To me, it’s the essence of the American story — creative risk-taking, exploration, engagement with the unfamiliar,” Farley said. On Jan. 23, Farley discussed his research in an Orlando Sentinel article focusing on ordinary people who perform extraordinary acts of heroism.
James McGuire, chairman of the podiatric medicine department and director of the Leonard S. Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing, discussed proper ski and snowboarding footwear on “Good Day Philadelphia” on Jan. 6.
“Emotional memories are tied to particular foods and smells,” Thomas F. Shipley, an associate professor of psychology, said in a story in The Christian Science Monitor on Jan. 12 about people who compile cookbooks, filled with family recipes passed down through generations, as a way to preserve their families’ history.
School of Podiatric Medicine faculty member Tracey Vlahovic offered her expertise in a Jan. 7 Baltimore Sun article on the health benefits of dancing. She Vlahovic is also a championship ballroom dancer. On Jan. 31, she accompanied NBC 10’s Denise Nakano to a shoe store to discuss the best cold-weather boot options and whether women’s fashion boots have a shorter lifespan if worn during the winter.
Sarah Bauerle Bass, assistant professor and undergraduate program director in the department of public health, discussed her research into the way people use the Internet for medical research in the Jan. 12 Bucks County Courier Times.
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