Dr. Tamara Daily, dean of the division of social sciences
and professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Mount
Union, will present the Faculty Lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October
17 in Tolerton and Hood Hall, Room 100. The title of her lecture is The Other CSI Effect.
According to Daily, the primetime show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
has brought about concern amongst officials. Many feel jurors in the
courtroom might expect the same “forensic magic” that is projected in
the show, but Daily’s research explores another “CSI Effect” that has
nothing to do with forensic science.
“My research over the past several years has concerned the impact of
these negative portrayals on attitudes toward people with mental
illness,” Daily said.
Originally from Sunbury, Ohio, Daily earned a Bachelor’s degree in
psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University. She also earned a master’s and
doctoral degrees in psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Her research interests include the stigma associated with people with
mental illness, the use of first person narratives in teaching
psychology, stakeholder perceptions of access to the mental health
system and mindfulness.
Daily is a recipient of the 2010 Morgan Impact Award for Innovation
and the Recognition Award for Contributions to Students, an award
sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Parents Association. She
is a member of the American Psychological Association and the National
Alliance on Mental Illness.
Each year, a member of the University of Mount Union faculty is
selected to give a special lecture relating to interesting or important
developments in his or her own field or exploring matters of general
concern to the faculty.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information,
contact the Office of Alumni Relations and University Activities at
(330) 823-2030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.