Jennifer Green and I received notification on April 10 that our experimental study testing the relationship between terror management theory and civic engagement intentions had been accepted for publication. It will appear in the Journal of Media Psychology. The pdf will soon be available.
The theory has recently been the focus of other empirical efforts dealing with political variables (see the April edition of Political Psychology).
On March 22, a date interestingly enough quite symbolic in French history as it marked the beginning of the student movement in 1968, Dr. Callison, Dr. Hutchens, Dr. Seltzer, and Dr. Patterson approved my dissertation.
I am now officially Dr. Patrick F. Merle, excited and ready to draft the new chapter of my academic career.