February 12, 2001
Making the News
It was a banner week for the Psychology Department. Dominic Massaro hosted a crew from ABC's Primetime Live, which was covering Massaro's work at a school for autistic children. . . . Social psychologist Elliot Aronson was interviewed by the Sacramento Bee for a story about the power crisis in California, and his colleague Anthony Pratkanis was quoted in the Santa Cruz Sentinel's story about a study that suggests that reducing the hours children spend in front of the television can reduce their aggressive behavior. . . . Craig Haney was featured in a San Jose Mercury News article about death-row inmates who have asked to be executed rather than endure lengthy legal appeals.
Kevin Keedy, youth programs manager for the Seymour Center at Long Marine
Lab, was interviewed on KSCO radio about the Otter Bowl, an academic competition
for high school students sponsored by the center. The event was also covered by the
San Jose Mercury News and the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Conn Hallinan of the journalism program wrote an op-ed for the San Francisco
Examiner about the print media's efforts to undermine reports of the No Gun Ri
massacre during the Korean War.