In 2012, there were 17 cases of rape on the Stony Brook University campus. The following year, in July of 2013, the university hired Raúl M. Sánchez to serve as the senior director for the Title IX and Risk Management.
After Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Matthew Lerner, a professor of psychology at Stony Brook University, spoke to a commission evaluating Connecticut’s mental health programs. Lerner, one of several experts at the hearing, testified that there is a disconnect between autism and violent criminal behavior.
While personality studies typically focus on adults, two psychologists from Stony Brook University are investigating the minds of adolescent girls from the ages of 13.5 to 15.5 to see how rapid hormone growth and brain activity changes the personalities of these girls.
The Academic Success and Tutoring Center, a free on-campus tutoring service for Stony Brook University students, opened recently with the goal of helping students with their academic needs by providing student tutors and future workshops on suitable studying skills.