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Does an Undergraduate Aging and the Aged Course Have an Impact On Students' Attitudes Towards Working With Older Adults?
The purpose of this study was to better understand undergraduate students' attitudes toward older adults, as well as to find out whether taking a course on aging impacts students' attitudes towards older adults.
Wage Penalties in Majority-Female Occupations
Some economic researchers have concluded that labor market discrimination against women in the U.S. has been declining since the 1970s. However, Dr. Schaffer's previous research suggested otherwise. Our research, using a ...
Attractive Equals Smart? Perceived Intelligence as a Function of Attractiveness and Gender
Previous research suggests that people who are attractive are perceived as more friendly, agreeable, and intelligent than are people who are unattractive. Given the importance people attach to intelligence for social, ...
Establishment of a Stable Culture of Fish Alarm Cells
The goal of this project was to establish a primary culture of alarm cells from the skin of Creek Chub (Semtilus atromaculatis). The skin (epithelium) is composed of different cell types. Included among them are cells that ...
Creation and Characterization of LRB (Light-Response BTB)/PIF (Phytochrome-Interacting Factor) Mutant Lines in Arabidopsis Thaliana
One way to better understand how the LRB and PIF genes work is to create plants with disruptions of both LRB and PIF genes. We are working to create pif lrb mutants in the model flowering plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Study ...
Expert Opinions in the Media : Analysis of Climate Scientists' Evolving Stances on Climate Change
Our hypothesis was that the gradual increase in the number of stories that mentioned both climate change and a natural disaster that could potentially be affected by a changing climate (e.g., drought) would mimic changes ...
Critical Numeracy Checklist Validation Study
Numeracy skills are seen as the gateway to the learning of formal mathematics, especially computational mathematics. Our goal was to see how our assessment tool, the Critical Numeracy Checklist (CNC), correlated with the ...
Expression Analysis of the MBP1 Gene in Candida albicans
Candida albicansis the most commonly isolated fungal pathogen in humans. Candida albicansis a dimorphic species, having both single-celled (the yeast form) and filamentous growth forms. Morphogenesis, the ability to ...
Face and Body : (Somewhat) Independent Predictors of Women's Overall Attractiveness
Women's faces and bodies advertise socially-relevant information. Although both face and body predict women's overall attractiveness, women's faces are a better predictor of overall attractiveness than their bodies are. ...
Picture This! Teaching Poetry with Visual and Textual Representation
Oftentimes, there is much abstraction and symbolism in poetry and, by complementing the text with visuals that convey a similar message, we as teachers can provide another avenue for our students to understand the intended ...