Podcasts

Research Corner: Can I help you?

by Renee Spencer Eli Finkell and Gráinne Fitzsimmons, two researchers who study interpersonal relationships, ran an Op-Ed called “When Helping Hurts” in this past Sunday’s New York Times. While they focused on helicopter parents — the ones who hover and have to be told that it is time to leave when dropping their children off at college […]

How can we prepare mentors to work with children in poverty? Leaders weigh in!

 Now on podcast by Michael Garringer One of the biggest challenges for the mentoring field is the often large gap in socio-economic status between those who are volunteering to mentor and those receiving services. Research has shown that mentors in America tend to be more highly educated and employed (this 2005 MENTOR study highlighted that […]

George Albee: Pioneering community psychologist

Appeared in The Journal of Primary Prevention, Vol. 28, No. 1, January 2007 (OC    2006) My Mentor, George Albee Jean E. Rhodes1 In the fall of 1979, I had the blind luck of enrolling in a freshman psychology course that was taught by George Albee. It did not strike me as the least bit unusual that […]