Category: Alumni Messenger


A study of altruism

Lisa K. Mastain, Ph.D. The topic of altruism, its origin in human consciousness, its role in human relationships and even its very existence has been a subject of debate for centuries. There is very little agreement on whether altruism, in its purest form, even exists, let alone on how it should be defined, and studied…. Read more »

Art and mental disturbance

Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D. In order to concretely conceptualize the creative artist who may be on the higher levels of Maslow’s hierarchy, I define the “successful creative artist” to be a person who has received the respect and acknowledgement for his or her work by a community of his or her peers or of society at… Read more »