Dr. Frank Farley Discusses the Power of Self-Expression

Frank Farley

Bumper stickers, nearly as old as bumpers, can be funny, political, or thoughtful. While the messages can divide us, they can also bring us together. Stickers and their like - window clings, decals, personalized license plates - all provide "an opportunity for conversation," said Temple University College of Education professor Dr. Frank Farley.

"Self-expression is a powerful human motive," said Farley, also a former president of the American Psychological Association. "Bumper stickers are just another vehicle of expression."

Dr. Michael Smith to Speak at National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention

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The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is pleased to announce that Michael Smith will be speaking at the 2013 NCTE Annual Convention in Boston. Smith, of the College of Education at Temple University will present as a member of the following panels:

“Close Reading, Critical Reading, Misreading, and Myths of Reading”

“(Re)Inventing English Teacher Education: The Research and Practice of English Education Graduate Students”

“Talking Back to Achieve the Common Core Standards: Where David Coleman is Wrong and Why It Matters”

Dr. Frank Farley Discusses How Trauma Affects the Brain in Vancouver sun

Trains and construction workers

Survivors and witnesses to Ottawa train-bus crash can expect difficult weeks ahead, experts say.

People can experience anxiety, sadness, nightmares, intrusive thoughts or flashbacks, as well as anger over who is to blame - symptoms that can cross into full-blown post-traumatic stress disorder if they persist for several weeks or become more pronounced, experts say. Signs of PTSD include feeling jumpy and irritable for no reason. Some people feel "on guard" all the time, or hear noises.


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