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CSUSB professor, an expert on relationships, explains the psychology behind toxic friendshipsMyDomaineJune 2, 2018

Here's a startling statistic: Only half of your friends really like you, according to a recent study published in the scientific journal PLOS One. Of course, not all friendships are required an equal level of admiration—but how do you know when one crosses over into toxic territory? To gain an expert's perspective on toxic friendships, we asked Kelly Campbell, PhD, an associate professor of psychology and human development at California State University, San Bernardino, to weigh in on the topic.

According to Campbell, 'A toxic friendship is one that violates the norms and expectations of friendship.'  Your 'friends should have your best interest at heart, stand up for you in your absence, keep your secrets, treat you with respect, be trustworthy and supportive, and be happy for your successes,' Campbell explains. 'When these norms are not upheld, the friendship may be toxic,' she cautions.

Read the complete article at “An Expert Explains the Psychology Behind Toxic Friendships.”

Sant Khalsa, CSUSB professor emerita of art, serves as judge at Redlands Festival of ArtsRedlands Daily FactsJune 23, 2018

More than 60 artists applied to participate in the competition at the Redlands Festival of Arts, and many of the participating artists have works on display in museums, galleries and public buildings. Judges were Danielle Giudici Wallis, program specialist with Art Connection of San Bernardino County, and Sant Khalsa, professor emerita of art at Cal State San Bernardino.

Read the complete article at “Art competition winners announced for Redlands Festival of Arts.”