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How Secure Attachment Relationships Reduce the Effects of Stress in Children

I’ve spent 40 years studying childhood attachments and how they affect the way children process stress and emotions. Here at CEHD’s Institute of Child Development, our research shows just how important secure attachments are to nurturing the ability to process childhood stress – and how this relationship between parental attachment and stress regulation is different […]


How Conservative Think Tanks Helped Create the Age of Trump

If you follow politics, whether on cable news, newspapers or online, you’ve seen experts from conservative organizations like the Brookings Institute, the Center for American Progress or the American Enterprise Institute commenting on matters of foreign relations, domestic policy and the economy. While these “think tanks” play a large role in shaping our nation’s public […]


Cross-Cultural Leadership Training: What Works and What Doesn’t?

In addition to being a faculty member and researcher at the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) for the past seven years, I’ve spent 30 years in the leadership development field. Over the years, I noticed a pattern in the development of leadership training models. Generally, an organization in America or […]


Promoting Sustainable Practices and Green Initiatives in Professional Sports

I’ve spent my career helping students begin their careers in sports management. Along the way, I’ve learned that professional sports – which are so central to our culture – give us opportunities to not only build successful teams and franchises, but educate the public on sustainable practices. Here at the University of Minnesota CEHD’s School […]