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Rose McDermott

Backing Up Women With Facts and Figures (Rose McDermott mentioned)

July 17, 2018 Pass Blue

The WomenStats Project links the status of women to the security and behavior of countries, offering insights into women's lives all over the world. The database helped uphold a ban on polygyny in Canada when Professor Rose McDermott submitted empirical research that used WomenStats numbers to the Supreme Court of British Columbia.


The Evils of Polygyny

June 13, 2018

In her new book, Professor Rose McDermott examines one structural factor that instigates, enforces, and replicates patterns of male dominance: the practice of polygyny.


Research Achievement Awards honor accomplished Brown scholars (Rose McDermott mentioned)

April 20, 2018 News from Brown

Among the winners of the annual award program is Professor Rose McDermott, who "earned a Distinguished Research Achievement Award for her pioneering scholarship, including in the area of political psychology, and her innovative interdisciplinary work across political science, international relations, psychology and behavioral genetics." 


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."