Linda Tropp (FRS '09-'10) was quoted in an article in Time magazine that explores the link between the culture of anger in the United States and mass shootings. "Social norms play incredibly important roles in shaping our behavior. We look to others in our social environment to learn whether to respond to events with violent or peaceful actions, with hatred or friendliness." Linda Tropp is a professor of social psychology in the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program at Umass Amherst. During her year as a Faculty Research Scholar, Dr. Tropp examined how family members and peers influence adolescents' positive interactions with other ethnic groups.