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Rose McDermott

JFK: A Profile in Pain (interview with Rose McDermott)

May 29, 2017 Painopolis Podcast

Rose McDermott, International Relations professor and author of Presidential Leadership, Illness and Decision Making, joined the Painopolis Podcast to discuss John F. Kennedy's debilitating pain and how he covered it up.


Rose McDermott and Valerie M. Hudson: Don't legalize polygamy

August 24, 2015 The Providence Journal

Rose McDermott, professor of political science, co-wrote an op-ed against the legalization of polygamy in the United States. "Polygamy is neither new nor rare. It is practiced in many cultures around the world," adding that if legalized it would undermine the stability of society and deeply harm women and children.


The Surprising Brain Differences Between Democrats and Republicans (Rose McDermott cited)

August 20, 2015 Mother Jones

In Mother Jones, "...in the American Journal of Political Science, a team of researchers including Peter Hatemi of Penn State University and Rose McDermott of Brown University studied the relationship between our deep-seated tendencies to experience fear—tendencies that vary from person to person, partly for reasons that seem rooted in our genes—and our political beliefs."