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Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings

Tom Kapsidelis (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow)

It’s been 10 years since the massacre on the campus of Virginia Tech. Journalist Tom Kapsidelis is speaking with survivors for his forthcoming book, Higher Aim: Guns, Safety and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings.

14 mins

Profiling Mass Shooters

Philip Mongan (Radford University)

One of the biggest misconceptions of school shooters is that they are all mentally ill kids who are evil from birth. Philip Mongan says most of them live normal lives until they experience triggers and turn violent over months or years.

14 mins

Slo-Mo Bias

Ben Converse (University of Virginia)

Slow-motion playback is ubiquitous in the world of sports, but may be problematic when used in courts of law. Ben Converse has studied how viewing videos in slow motion can cause people to think an action is more intentional.

14 mins

The Children of Incarcerated Parents

Danielle Dallaire (William and Mary)

The U.S. has the highest prison population rate in the world, and it’s taking a toll on the children of incarcerated parents. Danielle Dallaire has studied how having parents in prison can stigmatize children and lead to increased risk behavior.

10 mins

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