Current Research & SCHOLARSHIP

Our Current Research & Scholarship

An evaluation of an interdependent group contingency and mystery motivators in an inclusive preschool classroom.

Students Benefit From Research Experience

Across USJ’s diverse programs of study, both undergraduate and graduate students seize the opportunity to take their education beyond the classroom, conducting research and ultimately presenting their work at conferences throughout the country.

“Attending, but especially presenting, at professional conferences is an exciting experience for students that creates a sense of intense accomplishment following the long and challenging task of completing an original research project from start to finish,” shared Laura Turner, Ph.D., BCBA-D, assistant professor of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies."

Erica Pare ’15, M’17, Sarah Mehigen, and Jessica DiCiccio, M’17, from the department of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies, discovered this firsthand when they presented their research at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT) Conference in October 2017.

“This two semester-long project resulted in information about feedback that had previously not been established in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis,”Pare explained. “Conducting my study and presenting my work at BABAT not only allowed me to expand my academic career, it also allowed me to interact with other professionals in the field and expand my professional career.”


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