How We View Death
This presentation will provide a framework on people’s perception
and understanding of the concept of death. The concept of death
will be explored from a religious, psychological, medical, funeral
industry, and personal perspective. These perspectives will be compared with
each other in order to get an overall sense of how people perceive death.
Attitudes Towards Accommodating Students in The Academic
In 2017-18 alone, 7.0 million students received academic
accommodations in the U.S. While the need for these supports
is federally recognized, there is a range in quality of services provided
at the individual level. This presentation will explore attitudes towards
accommodating students in elementary, high school, college, and graduate
education. Discussion will include preliminary findings from interviews with
accessibility directors across settings.
Giavanna DeMarco, Thomas Lepera, & Sam Memon
Reactions to Flirting Scenarios
With the recent emergence of the #MeToo movement, there has
been a notable increase in conversations around a wide range of
sexual behavior and communication. This presentation will discuss
methodology and preliminary findings from a research study examining how
college students respond to different types of “flirting” behaviors. Specifically,
male and female students’ responses to appropriate and inappropriate flirting
scenarios based on a Likert Scale. Findings of this study are expected to
provide insight into how these types of behaviors are experienced by college
students, even without conscious awareness.
Defining and Combating Ultra-Poverty
Eighty-percent of the world’s 394 million people living in
ultra-poverty are located in 14 countries (Hastings, 2017).
This presentation defines ultra-poverty and shares information
on affected areas. Ultra-poverty in Haiti will be highlighted, including an
evaluation of current efforts to reduce ultra-poverty and discussion of my own
work to raise awareness and funds for Haiti.