The Psychology Department’s Addy & Uno/Realabilities Research Team (Patrick Riley ’20, Amanda Anzovino ’19, and Lauren Ashbrook ’19), led by Associate Professor of Psychology Nava R. Silton, Ph.D., received The 2018 Meredith Hanson Award at the 30th Annual Greater New York Behavioral Conference. The team presented their research titled “Kindness Makes a Difference: Assessing the Efficacy of Addy & Uno, An Off-Broadway Musical, and The Realabilities Educational Comic Book Curriculum,” which highlighted the success the series has had in promoting a stop-bullying platform and enhancing the understanding and sensitivity of typical children towards children with disabilities.
The Meredith Hanson Award is granted for the “Most Outstanding Student Research on Social Justice” and is named after the former Director of the Doctoral Program of the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service, Dr. Meredith Hanson. The Greater New York Behavioral Conference is organized each fall to showcase the research of undergraduate and graduate students and professionals in the behavioral sciences. The theme of this year’s conference, held at Fordham University, was “30 years of promoting student research excellence.”
Addy & Uno is an Off-Broadway Musical currently playing at The Kirk Theater on Theatre Row on 42nd Street, with performances every Sunday at 12pm. To learn more about the Realabilities Educational Comic Book Curriculum, please click here.