June 12, 2024

Miriam Liss and Holly Schiffrin Publish Research

Miriam Liss

Associate Professors of Psychology Miriam Liss and Holly Schiffrin’s research article “Maternal Guilt and Shame: The Role of Self-Discrepancy and Fear of Negative Evaluation” appears in the Journal of Child and Family Studies, published online on Oct. 19, 2012. Liss and Schiffrin co-wrote the article with Kathryn Rizzo ’12.  The study shows mothers who compare themselves to other mothers and fear that others are judging and evaluating them experience the emotions of both guilt and shame – emotions that have been shown to lead to negative mental health consequences.



Holly Schiffrin

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.