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How To Gain Administrative Support For The Creation Of A Counselor Education Doctoral Program, Tara S. Jungersen, Leslie Contos Oct 2019

How To Gain Administrative Support For The Creation Of A Counselor Education Doctoral Program, Tara S. Jungersen, Leslie Contos

Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches and Lectures

CES doctoral program creation requires navigation of complex systems of university administration, accreditation, funding, laws, facilities, infrastructure, and politics. Public and private universities have different requirements and levels of approval for new doctoral program development. Proposal of a CES doctoral program requires understanding of the university organizational chart, college and university history, the mission of the institution, the needs of the surrounding community, and the fiscal resources required for program development and implementation. This roundtable will discuss recommendations from the ACES Doctoral Programs Interest Network subcommittee Talking with Administrators’ to gain support for doctoral program creation.


Moral Foundations Of U.S. Political News Sources, William Edward Padfield May 2019

Moral Foundations Of U.S. Political News Sources, William Edward Padfield

MSU Graduate Theses

The media ecosystem has grown, and political opinions have diverged such that there are competing conceptions of objective truth. Commentators often point to political biases in news coverage as a catalyst for this political divide. The Moral Foundations Dictionary (MFD) facilitates identification of ideological leanings in text through frequency of the occurrence of certain words. Through web scraping, the researcher extracted articles from popular news sources’ websites, calculated MFD word frequencies, and identified words’ respective valences. This process attempts to uncover news outlets’ positive or negative endorsements of certain moral dimensions concomitant with a particular ideology. In Experiment 1, the ...


The Effects Of Counterfactual Priming On Belief In Fake News, Sean Bogart May 2019

The Effects Of Counterfactual Priming On Belief In Fake News, Sean Bogart

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Fake news overwhelmed social media platforms, like Twitter and Facebook, during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. This new, digital brand of fake news that can be spread much more rapidly than older forms, is coupled with a lack of academic research into its effects, the reasons that certain individuals trust its veracity, and methods of decreasing overall belief in fake news. Confirmation bias is one of several reasons why individuals fall victim to fake news; although there are a few strategies that can be used to combat the negative effects of confirmation bias; counterfactual reasoning is one that has ...


The Relationship Between The Accessibility Of Political Attitudes And Voting Behavior, Alison I. Young Apr 2019

The Relationship Between The Accessibility Of Political Attitudes And Voting Behavior, Alison I. Young

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Eighty-five Olivet students (57 women) participated for extra credit in a study focused on the relationship between the accessibility of one's attitudes toward political parties (Democrats vs. Republicans) and political decisions (e.g., likelihood to vote for a given candidate). Participants viewed a series of Democrat-related (e.g., left-leaning, liberal) and Republican-related (e.g., right-leaning, conservative) terms piloted for political orientation. For each, they were asked to indicate as quickly and accurately as possible whether they liked or disliked it. The speed of their response served as a measure of attitude accessibility. Participants then completed a series of questions ...