Newsweek Publishes Article by Becker Professor Augusto

Published on Friday, September 5th, 2008

Kerri Augusto, professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Family Studies, had an article published in the September 1 issue of Newsweek. Augusto, a columnist for Bay State Parent, writes in Newsweek about the culture of playdates and their rise as our culture of fear has dampened the spontaneous neighborhood play of more carefree times. The article, "The (Play) Dating Game," is also online at