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Forging comprehensive links among the ethical, social, cultural, and communicative demands of the contemporary world. Researching strategic social, economic, and cultural questions that enable society to anticipate and respond to change and unexpected challenges.

As money being spent on e-commerce continues to rise, marketers and retailers are interested in what motivates people to shop online. In the past shoppers have been broken up into two categories, utilitarian or experiential (e.g., O'Brien, 2010; Overby & Lee, 2006; To, Liao, &... READ MORE
Researchers are working toward understanding how to integrate the growing number of culturally and ethnically diverse students in college and create a campus climate that is supportive, united, and diverse. Previous studies have revealed that the dominant culture tends to rate campus climate more positively than minority... READ MORE
Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) is a scientifically based approach used to collect progress monitoring data, and is often used to monitor reading development. Graphing a student's reading data over time allows educators to view the student's rate of progress, goal, and interventions. This leads to timely changes to... READ MORE
The number of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has grown exponentially in recent years (Simpson, 2008). Children diagnosed with ASD have lifelong impairments in three areas: socialization, communication and behavior (AP A, 2000). These along with associated features of the disorder such... READ MORE
Effective transition planning should address common stressors for college students with Asperger Syndrome (AS), such as social relationships and activities, academics and independence (Glennon 2001 ). Personality assessment can be used to identify and integrate student's personality strengths in academic and/or career transition planning. The research objective... READ MORE
Knowing what is where is an essential and complex component of human perception. This ability refers to the concept of Situation Awareness (SA). The underlying mechanisms for this ability show parallels to the tracking of a set of identical objects moving on a screen,... READ MORE
According to a recent article published in the New York Times, although the United States is successful in enrolling students in colleges and universities, only half graduate with bachelor's degrees. Among wealthy countries, Italy is the only country with a larger dropout rate (Leonhardt, 2009). The... READ MORE
Risk factors and protective factors influence an individual's resilience. For this study archival data collected from Rochester Institute of Technology college students were used. Specifically the participants' responses on the 16PF- Adolescent Personality Questionnaire (APQ) Life Difficulties Scale (LDS) were analyzed. After reconfiguring the Life... READ MORE