How Does National Culture Impact on Consumers’ Decision-Making Styles? A Cross Cultural Study in Brazil, The United States and Japan (Report)

Introduction The phenomenon of globalization has changed the way people think, behave and do business. Therefore, to achieve successful outcomes in their marketing strategies, marketers should carefully analyze the intrinsic reasons that motivate consumers to respond positively to these marketing stimuli, and how they make choices. Although consumer decision-making style represents a relatively consistent pattern […]

Assessing the Multicultural Competence of School Counselors: A Checklist.

With the increasing number of children from diverse backgrounds entering the U. S. school systems, it is imperative that school counselors gain a working knowledge of how to best serve these children. This article provides a checklist of 51 competencies that the author believes are necessary for working with culturally diverse students. The competencies offered […]

Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief

A groundbreaking book exploring the little-known yet critical connections between anxiety and grief, with practical strategies for healing, following the renowned Kübler-Ross stages model Anxiety disorders are on the rise; many people are looking for resources to help them cope with anxiety, yet most people aren’t aware that unresolved grief is a primary underpinning–or that […]

Scientific Data for Decision Making Toward Sustainable Development: Senegal River Basin Case Study —

Scientific databases relating to the environment, natural resources, and public health on the African continent are, for various reasons, difficult to create and manage effectively. Yet the creation of these and other types of databases–and their subsequent use to produce new information and knowledge for decision-makers–is essential to advancing scientific and technical progress in that […]

Developing Relationships with Rehabilitation Counselors to Meet the Transition Needs of Students with Disabilities.

The purpose of this article is to outline how school and rehabilitation counselors can work together more effectively to meet the needs of students with disabilities. School and rehabilitation counselors share similar education, goals, and values, and they bring complementary skills and knowledge to their work with students. By increasing their understanding of rehabilitation counseling, […]

Teachers’ Assessment of ESL Students in Mainstream Classes: Challenges, Strategies, And Decision-Making.

Introduction Census and immigration statistics reveal that in 2002 almost 46% of immigrants to Canada spoke neither English nor French as a first language (Citizenship and Immigration Canada, n.d.). Canadian high schools, particularly in urban centers, have been described as “transformed” (O’Byrne, 2001) by steadily increasing numbers of English as a second language (ESL) students. […]

School Counselors As Accountability Leaders: Another Call for Action.

This article discusses the vital leadership role that school counselors have in reaching the profession’s accountability standards. According to the school counseling program evaluation literature, this leadership responsibility is explained as it relates to four major evaluation areas commonly associated with comprehensive school counseling programs: program audit, results-based assessment, personnel review, and needs assessment. Sample […]


Hailed as “an absolute must-read” (Jean Twenge) and a book that “will change your kids’ lives” (Jack Canfield), UnSelfie by Dr. Michele Borba explains what parents and educators MUST do to combat the growing empathy crisis among children today—including a 9-step empathy-building program with tips to guide kids from birth through college, and beyond. Teens […]