Lisa Farinelli has just had an article, "Attachment and Relational Satisfaction: The Mediating Effect of Emotional Communication," published in the December 2009 issue of Communication Monographs, one of the flagship national journals of the National Communication Association. Co-authored with Laura Guerrero of Arizona State University and Bree McEwan of Western Illinois University, the study examines how a widely accepted relationship between attachment styles (particular patterns of emotion and behavior in intimate relationships) and satisfaction in a relationship is "partially explained by emotional communication". The authors argue that ways of communicating emotion need to be examined more closely as variables that mediate between attachment styles and relational satisfaction, rather than simply relying on relying on the identification of attachment style alone. Read it here.
Guerrero, L.K., Farinelli, L., and McEwan, B. (2009). Attachment and relational satisfaction: The mediating effect of emotional communication. Communication Monographs, 76, 487-514.
Dora Malech's first book of poems, Shore Ordered Ocean, is published and now available at Waywiser Press http://waywiser-press.com/malech.html.
Nadia Novotorova has had recent article-respond to her research. Read about her research provided to consumers about the product attributes and how labeling could affect consumers' product acceptance and purchasing decisions here.
Here is the link to another article-respond to Nadia's research published in Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091123114811.htm. There was also an article in Sunday's New York Times mentioning her research results. Read it here.
New Publications in Religion:
Eric C. Stewart, "Social Stratification and Patronage in Ancient Mediterranean Societies" pp. 155-166 in Understanding the Social World of the New Testament, edited by Dietmar Neufeld and Richard E. DeMaris (Routledge 2010).
Ritva H. Williams, "Purity, Dirt, Anomalies, and Abominations," pp. 207-219 in Understanding the Social World of the New Testament, edited by Dietmar Neufeld and Richard E. DeMaris (Routledge 2010).