Four NU Professors Collaborate To Publish Manuscript On Poverty Assessment & Tracking

In Announcements, by , on May 13th, 2014

A study performed by four Niagara University professors regarding undergraduate students’ perceptions of those living in poverty has been published in the Journal of Research on Social Work Practice.

Research on Social Work Practice, published bi-monthly, is a disciplinary journal devoted to the publication of empirical research concerning the assessment methods and outcomes of social work practice.

Validation of a Tool to Assess and Track Undergraduate Attitudes Toward Those Living in Poverty, an article by Drs. Kevin Blair (social work), Marlo Brown (mathematics), Todd Schoepflin (sociology) and David Taylor (criminal justice), builds upon the concepts of a lack of social empathy and cognitive distancing as principal reasons why people fail to do more to help the poor via either direct action or support for programs that will aid the poor.

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