Author Archives: Ida T Martinez

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

As the school-year comes to an end, finals wind-up, and summer approaches, it seems appropriate that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Time to shake off some stress and learn more about mental health issues that may be affecting friends, … Continue reading

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Sacred Mountains of the Americas Lecture

The Center for Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Georgia State University presents a talk by María Constanza Ceruti, PhD: Sacred Mountains of the Americas Tuesday, March 5 11:00am – 12:15pm Troy Moore Library General Classroom Building, 9th Floor Dr. … Continue reading

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Psychological Fiction: Check it Out

Would you like a good book to read over the break? Consider these recently published psychological fiction titles from some great authors. Mini-summaries are from goodreads.com. Mudwoman/Joyce Carol Oates Explores the high price of success in the life of one … Continue reading

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Guest Lecture on Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas and Sustainable Development

GSU’s Center for Latin American and Latino/a Studies and the Department of Anthropology are sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Theresa Williamson, Founder and Director of Catalytic Communities (CatComm) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Favelas at the Vanguard: Rethinking Our Assumptions in … Continue reading

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GSU Psychology Faculty Receive National Research Grants

Congratulations to three psychology faculty members on their recent grant awards. Lisa Armistead is Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychology. Her $1,088,760 award from the National Institutes of Health is titled, “Maternal HIV: Multisite Trial to Assist Disclosure … Continue reading

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National Hispanic Heritage Month: GSU’s Center for Latin American and Latino/a Studies

The Center for Latin American and Latino/a Studies (CLALS) at GSU was formed in 1998 to provide a forum for researchers interested in Latin American and Latino cultures, languages, and history.  Its members represent departments such as Modern & Classical … Continue reading

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National Hispanic Heritage Month: Spotlight on Junot Diaz

Junot Diaz‘s writing career is on FIRE. It is fortuitous that in the middle of National Hispanic Heritage Month a widely celebrated Latino author is being recognized for two major accomplishments: His new book This is How You Lose Her made … Continue reading

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Do Monkeys Like to Gamble?

Darby Proctor, a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology, is currently conducting research on the origins of irrational decision-making in humans by examining gambling behavior in non-human primates.  Proctor wonders what possible “selective pressures” could have existed in order … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Reality TV at the Library

Do you want a taste of real reality?  Check out the genre that preceded reality TV, and which continues to afford us glimpses into the truest inner-workings of the human psyche – the documentary. If you have studied the psychology … Continue reading

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and War

“Societies have spoken of the changes in men returning from battle since the days of ancient Greece when Homer told of Odysseus’s epic struggles to go back home after the Trojan War…  It has gone by a host of different … Continue reading

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