Rebecca Spencer is cited in an article, "Softening the Blow of Bad Memories", published in Newsweek on January 16th, 2016. Spencer states it is possible to change the emotions associated with certain memories by introducing new cues to associate the memory with.
M.V. Lee Badgett, Economics and director of the center for Public Policy and Administration, was cited in an article, "Anti-LGBT discrimiation adversely impacts Jamaica economy" published in the Washington Blade on January 16th, 2016. Badgett says discrimination and violence against LGBT people in Jamaica is causing lost economic productivity and produces multiple barriers in health care.
2015 Fellow and UMass Amherst Climate Scientist, Michael A. Rawlins, offers a round up of the regional statistics involved with 2015 being the warmest December in the Northeast in article, "2015 Saw Warmest December on Record in the Northeast" published by UMass News & Media Relations on January 7th, 2016. He was also interviewed on the same topic by WAMC'S Pioneer Valley Bureau on December 23rd, 2015.
2016 Fellow Peter Haas writes that a key outcome of the Paris talks is a new political approach to address climate change in the Conversation: one in which the private sector innovation plays a big role, along with many other parties, including nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), social movements and the scientific community, as well as the UN itself. Read more
Milliann King, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, authored an article, "Deportations Punish Children", which was published in the Conversation on November 13, 2015 and was reprinted in Newsweek on November 22, 2015.
Advisory Board's Linda Tropp testified at a hearing on November 5th in Washington D.C. on ways to improve law enforcement practices and get rid of racial profiling. "Given the cues we regularly encounter and receive about different racial groups in our society, it is likely that most Americans in the United States would exhibit some degree of implicit bias favoring whites,” said Linda Tropp at this forum.