Psychology Night Research Posters and Presentations

Faculty Sponsor, if applicable

Joseph R. Ferrari, Ph.D.

Project Abstract

Unbeknownst to many there is an unlimited number of variables in our lives that affect the kind of person who we become today. Previous research findings support an intersectional viewpoint on one’s life as developmental factors affect one's consideration for future consequences (CFC) specifically on the CFC model as developed by Joireman and colleagues (2006). An intersectional mindset carries over to other variables in people’s lives as well, such as their level of physical activity and even hope. Education is a fundamental right that is valued highly in society and is often hoarded by advantaged communities. With a degree not only equating status but power, lower SES individuals are at a distinct disadvantage. This study's goal is to understand the reach of this effect, further shedding light to the disparities and severity of an ever growing problem by looking at the relationship of education level on health, hope, and CFC.

Type of Research

Undergraduate Student - Independent Study


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Presentation Year

May 2019