Human Ecology Forum

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 1, Winter

Breast Cancer Education Effort Benefits New York Women
One of the most difficult problems for advocacy groups serving small communities is weeding out which information on the risk factors for developing breast cancer is truly trustworthy - and identifying nutritional and lifestyle changes that offer real...
Children as Witnesses
Only recently have children been allowed to give testimony in cases of child abuse. Lawyers, judges, social workers, and police officers are learning in workshops conducted by developmental psychologist Stephen Ceci how easily children's memories can...
Gaps in Test Scores between Race and Class Groups Have Narrowed
Intelligence test scores of whites compared with African Americans, and of the members of high compared with low socioeconomic groups, are not growing ever wider. This is contrary to often-reported arguments that Americans are getting dumber because...
Health Agencies Benefit from Student Projects
Health agencies and organizations collaborative with students in the Sloan Program in Health Services Administration on required long-term strategic planning projects. For the agency, this collaboration can sometimes make the difference between getting...
Mothers Have Favorite Child
Some 80 percent of older moms admit they have a favorite among their grown children, according to a new Cornell University-Louisiana State University pilot study, and about 80 percent of children say they always knew it. But when asked which kid was...
New Screening Method for Personality Disorder
Although personality disorders can cause long-term suffering and disability, they are difficult to detect. As a result, many people go untreated. A new screening procedure, developed at Cornell University Medical College and tested at Cornell University...
Shared Journeys, Shared Ideas
Two and a half years of collaboration have taught Human Ecology students and the directors of Shared Journeys in New York City a lot about how to create innovative environments for people with special needs. The keys are time, thought, teamwork, and...
Strong Families, Strong Soldiers
Military life is not always an easy one, and the armed services have long made support and services for their families a priority. With the help of the college's Family Life Development Center and Cornell Cooperative Extension, they have been able to...
Who Am I?
A college study conducted among adoptive families shows that a majority feel that adoptees should have access to their birth records. The results may someday influence New York policy, which prevents adoptees from obtaining this information. Amber Cohen...