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Faculty members analyzes the psychological affects of the BP oil spill

Dr. Anthony Ladd weighed in on the psychological affects of the BP oil spill in a recent report by, a forum dedicated to broadening the political discussion. The report highlighted commentary on the impacts of the spill from psychiatrists, social scientists and psychologists. 

Ladd, a professor in the Sociology Department, expressed his concerens about the long-term affects of the disaster on the Gulf Coast.

"This is a very real problem and even happens with educators, scientists and certainly with Gulf Coast residents. It's like watching the death of a loved one for a lot of people," said Ladd.

The full report is available online.