September 6, 2018

Therapists report an increase in cases of anxiety specifically related to President Donald Trump, as well as the high volume of negative or hyperbolic news coverage, combative social media discussion, and interpersonal conflict centered around Trump and his presidency....

July 1, 2018

This classic interview with Neo-Freudian psychologist Erich Fromm is interesting not only for its relevance to psychology but also as a piece of cultural history. It is fascinating to hear Fromm's thoughts about social psychology set against the backdrop of Cold War Am...

June 6, 2018

Of Freud’s many contributions to Psychology, his idea that the unconscious mind is a driving force behind personality and development is perhaps his most enduring. The field he created, called Psychoanalysis, is both a theory of the human mind and a method of treatment...

September 13, 2017

As a Star Trek fan, I’m admittedly nervous about the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery later this month. My favorite sci-fi franchise has had a less-than-stellar track record with its most recent television and film offerings. Not that Star Trek doesn’t make money — it...

April 15, 2015

Originally published in Political Science Quarterly

Since the 2008 presidential election, much attention has been paid to the role of social media in campaigns and the political process. The dramatic success of the Barack Obama campaign in mobilizing voters and raising...

March 4, 2015

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"Anthony Rotolo is a professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University where he teaches courses on digital media culture, science fiction and fandom. The views expressed are his own."

(CNN) With the passing of...

June 9, 2014

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Star Trek has a remarkable record of predicting or inspiring future technologies. From mobile phones and tablets to Tricorders and even the Replicator, nearly all of the devices imagined by Star Trek have emerged in some real form, n...

January 21, 2014

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One of the best things about teaching Trek Class is hearing from students about how Star Trek has influenced or inspired them. Many times these are stories of technology and exploration, but often Star Trekfans are equally inspired b...

March 24, 2013

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Star Trek’s replicator is an amazing technology concept that has fascinated us for decades. Working at the molecular level to synthesize materials, the replicator is able to instantly produce nearly any object, food or medicine on de...

December 31, 2012

Originally published in Future Learning Journal

My college, Dr. Ruth Small, and I studies the use of Twitter for student engagement and motivation in two of my courses -- Social Media for the Enterprise and Star Trek and the Information Age.

"Currently, I'm doing some wo...

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