Research

Representative Student-Faculty Research Projects

The following are student co-authored publications and presentations associated with the gerontology program at Niagara University, along with several additional publications by the program coordinator. Research in gerontology is highly encouraged, and is built into the requirements of the major.  Students often take advantage of the opportunity to present their research at Niagara University's annual Undergraduate Research Conference.

Promoting intergenerational interaction through collaborative learning

Mason, S.E., Mastro, C.A. & Wirth, M.N. (2013). Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 11 (4).

Attitudes toward aging: A cross-generational study

Mason, S.E., Thiessen, J.M., & Mastro, C.A. (2013, March). Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Factors affecting longevity

Mucci, M.J. & Mason, S.E. (2013, March). Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Emotional processing and memory

Mason, S.E. (2012, Winter). Alzheimer’s Association [Newsletter], p. 5.

Ethics and elder care

Mason, S.E. & King, C.J. (2012, October). International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, Buffalo, NY.

Gerontology and the critical role of campus-community partnerships

Mason, S.E., Mucci, M.J., Hollingshead, A.R., & Augostini, S.E. (2012, October). Western New York Service Learning Conference, Lewiston, NY.

Age effects and morals

King, C.J., Mucci M.J., & Mason, S.E. (2012, March). Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

Oldsters and ngrams: Representations of older adults in 19th and 20th century English literature

Mason, S.E., Kuntz, C.V. & McGill, C.M. (2011, November). Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

Boomer economics: The concerns of an aging nation

Mason, S.E., Nersinger, L.G., Kunzwiler, K.M. & King, C.J. (2011, March-April). Eastern Community College Social Science Association, Buffalo, NY.

Age and anxiety: Technology-related anxiety across the age spectrum

Eggert, M., Kuntz, C.V., & Mason, S.E. (2011, March). Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Senior to senior: The passage of wisdom-related advice

Kuntz, C.V. & Mason, S.E. (2011, March). Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Beliefs about age differences in memory performance

Mason, S.E., Kuntz, C.V. & Prifti, K. (2010, March). Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.