Report: Ga. governments have weak nepotism rules

...current employee may be known, trusted and show more commitment, said Robert Jones, a Missouri State University psychology professor.But the process can be abused.A special grand jury in Clayton County cited unspecified examples last year of...

Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly acknowledges that he's gay for first time

...company's clout probably made it easier for Cook to take a stand, said Richard Zweigenhaft, a Guilford College psychology professor who co-wrote the book Diversity in the Power Elite."This is not going to help Apple, and it's not going...

Defense: Father of slain baby was half a block away at time of shooting

...suspects in both the pastor's shooting and the baby's slaying were suggestive.Georgia State University cognitive psychology professor Heather Kleider said the photo lineup shown to West was suggestive because the men in the photos had distinctly...

Jurors hear from man who tipped police about toddler-shooting suspect

...hospital."She was so concerned with the baby she didn't even have concern for her leg," Krauss said.A psychology professor from Georgia State University testified about how witnesses are often mistaken about identifying attackers because...

Killer ended lives that held dreams, promise

...remembered as an intelligent young man with a passion for living life to the fullest," said Mary Gomez, a counseling psychology professor at the University of Denver and one of Teves' graduate advisers.Gomez said Teves was a compassionate, positive...

Clemson student's turtle project takes dark twist

...vehicle and squishing a defenseless creature under the tires, said Hal Herzog, a Western Carolina University psychology professor."They aren't thinking, really. It is not something people think about. It just seems fun at the time...

Program to abate bullying adopted

...on schools selected for the pilot program is set for Thursday.The Olweus program -- developed by a Norwegian psychology professor in the 1980s -- begins with students taking an anonymous online survey about bullying in their school so intervention...

Neighbors learn to share during downturn

...society worked through the mid-20th century, when family members lived near one another, said Rosemary Hornak, a psychology professor at Meredith University in Raleigh, N.C. "Sharing only means that you have to buy less and I have to buy less...

No-spank law is needless

...Probably the foremost expert on corporal punishment in this country is Robert Larzelere, a Oklahoma State University psychology professor who has studied and researched the subject for 25 years. He rightly explains that spanking is but one of many...

Graduates climb volunteer ladder

...but this generation participates "to make a difference," said Jean Twenge, a San Diego State University psychology professors and author of Generation Me. "It's very consistent with individualism," she said. "The idea of working...