Jennifer Kirby

Articles

Psychology behind terrorism

Terrorism is a universal problem that has been in the news for a long time. There have been conferences held and protests lead against this kind of violence, but nothing has worked effectively enough to eradicate it completely.


The psychology behind 'The Dress'

Unless you haven’t been on the Internet in the past few days, I’m sure you’ve seen “the dress that made the Internet explode.” There is a dress that looks distinctly different to different people.


Pope Francis defies stereotypes

Over the past few years Pope Francis has been in the news several times. Although this is to be expected – he is the Catholic Pope after all – I believe his messages of humility and peace are worthy of attention. Before I go on I would like to make it clear that I am not Catholic.


Is psychology a science?

Because psychology is one of my majors, I often find myself discussing whether or not psychology should be considered a science.


Papel de Familia

As you’re probably aware, many family orientated holidays have just passed. During the holidays, at least here in the U.S., there is an overwhelming emphasis on families during Thanksgiving and Christmas, but how exactly is a family defined?


How writing for my college paper improved my life

I joined staff here at the Eastern Echo during my first week of college back in 2012. Being involved in the campus newspaper, especially here at Eastern, has been extremely beneficial to me as a writer, student and person. I remember how nervous I was when I sent that first email to the news editor asking for information about joining the staff.