Prosocial Behavior Across Context

Prosocial behavior and compassion are important contributors to wellbeing, integrity, and personal growth. Researchers typically examine prosocial behavior by examining decisions in economic games in the lab. However, these measures may be prone to similar desirability pressures, and it is unclear to what extent they are associated with prosocial behaviors in real-world social interactions. In … See More

Examining Stigma and Devaluation Among Women in Publically Funded Substance Use Treatment

The Boston Consortium Model Enhancement (BCME): Integrated Wellness Model for Women of Color (The Wellness Project) is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded collaboration between the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice (IUHRP) at Northeastern University, and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). Study participants in the evaluation study are … See More

G. A. M. E: Girls, Access, Menstruation & Education

UNESCO claims over 1 in 10 girls regularly skip or drop out of school for reasons related to menstruation (2014). There are many social issues associated with a lack of sanitation and feminine hygiene, including school retention rates, early marriage, poverty, no or low healthcare, gendered and sexual violence, taboos about the female body, as … See More

A New Reality – Meeting Patient Behavioral Health Needs Through Virtual Therapy

In cancer treatment, while the physical aspects of the disease are addressed, the mental health aspects are often overlooked. During the course of treatment, patients are vulnerable to depression, anxiety, and stress. To address this problem, we use Google’s Cardboard Virtual Reality platform as a vehicle to empower patients to manage their stress and anxiety. … See More

Using Experience Sampling to Understand Multifaceted Desire

In Psychology, desire is defined as the subjective experience of wanting (i.e., wanting to have, do, or experience something). How multi-faceted are our experiences of desire and how are these experiences related to well-being? Previous experience-sampling research has largely focused on desires that are more easily enacted, such as eating, using social media, and working. … See More

Stabilizing the Sahel Through the Collaborative Work of International Organization Focusing on the Link to Regional Instability

 The Sahel region, which extends from Mauritania to Somalia, has experienced chronic social and political-military conflict. These catastrophes contributes to the instability of the region, ranging from terrorist attacks, coup- d’états, drugs, arms and migrant trafficking. International organizations’ interventions from the United Nations, the North Atlantic Organization and the African Union currently working to stabilize … See More

Know Kit

Adolescent pregnancy is a worldwide issue.“On a global scale, about 16 million girls from the ages of 15-19 years old give birth each year, about 11% of all births worldwide”(World Health Organization). The best way to combat this problem is to start at the primary education level, since girls menstruate earlier around the age of … See More

Effects of Liquid Nitrogen on a Human Tissue Proxy

Cryospray Abolition is an effective tool in the treatment of lung and upper gastrointestinal tract cancer. However, the treatment is highly subjective to the surgeon. Visualization of the treated area is currently the only way for the surgeon to know how effective the treatment will be. Here, we propose a method that will set a … See More

The Bilingual Mind: Age of Acquisition Effects on Perception and Production

  Current literature demonstrates that cognition and perception in bilinguals are affected by language background in ways that don’t occur in monolinguals. We conducted four studies to investigate how aspects of language background effect production as well as perception of linguistic and non-linguistic stimuli. Two of these studies investigated perception. One used survey responses to … See More

Compound Sites | Converging Systems The Changing Roles of Boston’s Infrastructural Landscapes

Urban infrastructure delivers essential services such as clean water, waste management, energy, and transportation to cities.  Infrastructural networks extend across vast regional landscapes, but converge in urban areas where their scale and function often disrupt and disconnect the local communities they serve.  How can urban infrastructure be more carefully designed and integrated with public space … See More