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Olivia DrakeApril 29, 20192min
H. Shellae Versey, assistant professor of psychology, is the author of "A tale of two Harlems: Gentrification, social capital, and implications for aging in place," published in Social Science & Medicine, Volume 214, October 2018. In this paper, Versey discusses the impact of gentrification on features of the social and cultural environment. "While research generally describes gentrification as a phenomenon of housing shifts and neighborhood migration, I argue that gentrification is more so a process of slow violence that increases housing scarcity and social isolation, disrupts neighborhood social capital, and decreases a sense of belongingness, particularly among older adults and…

Olivia DrakeOctober 7, 20152min
Shellae Versey, assistant professor of psychology, is the author of an article titled "Managing Work and Family: Do Control Strategies Help?" published in the August 2015 issue of¬†Developmental Psychology. In this study, Versey questioned "How can we effectively manage competing obligations from work and family without becoming overwhelmed?" Versey examined control strategies that may facilitate better work-life balance, with a specific focus on the role of lowered aspirations and positive reappraisals, attitudes that underlie adaptive coping behaviors. Data from the Midlife in the United States Survey (MIDUS II) was used to explore the relationship between negative spillover, control strategies, and…