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CSUSB professor writes on ‘The Number-One Ingredient to Live a Healthy Life’
Psychology Today
Aug. 9, 2021

Anthony Silard, CSUSB associate professor of public administration, offers some suggestions on living a long, meaningful and health life for his Psychology Today blog, “The Art of Living Free.”

Referring to  data from three longitudinal studies begun in the 1920s and 1930s and a study of 79 dating couples by University of California Santa Barbara social psychologist Shelly Gable , he wrote that strong social networks are not only important in times of adversity, but also in good times.

“So you don’t only need healthy relationships to protect you from bad times; they carry even more weight in good times, so you have others with whom to celebrate your successes,” Silard wrote.

Read the complete article at “The Number-One Ingredient to Live a Healthy Life.”

CSUSB professor quoted in article, ‘How to spot 'breadcrumbing' in your relationships, and what to do about it’
Aug. 11, 2021

Kelly Campbell, a psychology professor at California State University, San Bernardino, discussed “breadcrumbing,” described as “when someone seems to be continuously signaling their interest in growing your relationship—but they only give you enough to keep you coming back for more, whether that’s an unexpected late night call or a few unprompted, early morning heart eye emoji texts.”

The article cited an interview Campbell gave to Brides magazine, in which she said low self-esteem and a need for validation are consistent traits of people who breadcrumb. “They don’t feel comfortable or confident unless they get constant reassurance from others that they are worthy or valuable,” Campbell said, so they frequently seek the merest form of this validation just to make themselves feel better for a moment.

Read the complete article at How to spot 'breadcrumbing' in your relationships, and what to do about it.”

The CSUSB Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism’slatest research on hate crimes against Asian Americans was cited in the following:

Sisolak blasts local official’s racist remark about his wife
Associated Press
Aug. 10, 2021

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak rebuked comments made about his wife by a rural county commissioner who alleged that her Chinese ancestry should raise suspicions as the state retightens restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The Democratic governor on Monday said that the remarks were racist and called on Republican officials to denounce them.

Amid the pandemic, law enforcement agencies saw sharp upticks in Asian-targeted hate crimes between 2019 and 2020, according to data collected by the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, California State University, San Bernardino.


Drag as activism: How Vancouver's Asian drag family is fighting against anti-Asian racism
Daily Hive (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Aug. 9, 2021

The news site featured the House of Rice, the only all-Asian drag family in Vancouver, British Columbia, which had more reported anti-Asian hate crimes in 2020 than any other city in North America, according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University San Bernardino.

Amidst this racism and hatred, the House of Rice has been exploring how their drag can be a form of activism by advocating for social change and celebrating their identities.


Asian American accuses Maine public employees’ retirement agency of racial discrimination
Bangor (Maine) Daily News
Aug. 10, 2021

An Asian American woman who works for the Maine Public Employees Retirement System has sued the agency in U.S. District Court in Bangor alleging that she has been discriminated against due to her race. Mary Lee, 64, of Gardiner accused a supervisor and at least one co-worker of making comments that have created a hostile work environment for the past seven years.

A recent study found that anti-Asian hate crimes reported to police in 16 of America’s largest cities and counties rose 164 percent, from 36 to 95, in the first quarter of 2021 compared with the first quarter of 2020. Many of the documented attacks in the U.S. against people of Asian descent have been associated with false information related to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world after the disease was first discovered and identified in China.

The analysis of preliminary data by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, used data from jurisdictions that accounted for over 20 percent of all FBI reported hate crimes in 2019.

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