Co-Authored Book Explores 'Emotional Climate'

Peter D. Ladd, Coordinator of the Mental Health Counseling Program, and Kyle Elizabeth Blanchfield, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education, co-authored a book that takes a look at today's political "emotional climate."

The book, Mediation, Conciliation, and Emotions: The Role of Emotional Climate in Understanding Violence and Mental Illness, was recently reviewed by the Watertown Daily Times. Ladd and Blanchfield warn readers that the negative campaigning we're seeing on the national political stage could become a threat to American democracy in general.

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