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CSUSB professor discusses ways couples can make major decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic
Aug. 5, 2020

Kelly Campbell, CSUSB professor of psychology, was interviewed for an article about couples making major decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they “can face these decisions together and come out unscathed, if not stronger,” writer Sophia Benoit said.

Campbell encourages people to ask “What’s best for the relationship?” rather than “What’s best for me?” She says the mindset should be to stay on each other's team—frame sacrifices as doing what’s best for the long-term orientation of the relationship.

Read the complete article at “How to talk about big life decisions as a couple (because the pandemic means we're all thinking about making them).”

CSUSB professor writes on the problem of insularity
Psychology Today
Aug. 3, 2020

Anthony Silard, a CSUSB public administration professor and an award-winning scholar, author and international consultant, wrote in his column: “With a constant queue of people vying for our attention on social media and email, many of us have greatly reduced the number of people we’re willing to speak with in real-time by phone or in person. While many prior friends have been expelled from our inner circles, there has been a surprising benefit to another social group: direct family members.”

Read the complete article at “A critical danger to our way of life: Insularity.”

CSUSB professor discusses U.S. president’s comments about Beirut explosion
Press TV
Aug. 5, 2020

David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, was interviewed for a segment about the devastating Aug. 4 explosion at a port in Beirut, Lebanon, and President Donald Trump’s initial comments that it looked like a “terrible attack,” although Lebanese officials had not determined the cause of the explosion.

Yaghoubian said that Trumps known “for his bizarre and uniformed statements, and so, in this case, I would go with officials on the ground, as well as particularly veteran war correspondent, Elijah Magnier, who is pretty confident that this was not an attack – that this was actually, unfortunately, a large explosion of about 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate that had been stored at the port facility after being confiscated from a Moldovan flag ship six years ago.”

Watch the video of the interview at “President Trump says Beirut looks like a terrible attack.”

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