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Northcentral University Visits Universidad De La Habana

Northcentral University doctoral students of all disciplines were recently presented with the opportunity to visit Cuba's Universidad de la Habana. During their visit, students participated in field placements to learn about Cuban education, applied and research psychology and marriage and family therapy, and emerging business opportunities. The following is a short, visual representation of their time spent impacting the local community.

10 Psychology Books You Should Read

There are classic or influential books in every field that should be read to gain a fuller breadth of understanding. With an eye to this, we have asked the leaders of Northcentral University School of Psychology to share the indispensable psychology books from their reading lists.

Compiling their responses, we present 10 Psychology Books You Should Read, which have all made a considerable impact on the field of psychology.

Their recommendations follow in no particular order:

10 Tips for Effective Communication in Relationships

Are you having trouble finding ways to effectively communicate in your relationships? Don't worry, you're not alone. Many couples, families, coworkers, and even friends struggle with finding the right way to express their feelings in a positive, productive manner.

Fair Use or Misuse? Social Media and Copyright Law

By Rick Rapier

She claims she had their permission and thought they would be grateful for the exposure, but, according to Ultra Records, fashion video blogger Michelle Phan was sadly mistaken.

Do You Have the Skills to Be An Entrepreneur?

By Rick Rapier

Poet T.S. Eliot wrote, “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” While Eliot lived before business innovators like Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Lori Greiner, and Daymond John, he might as well have been describing the modern entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs have learned firsthand that by taking risks, they can go quite far.

10 Ways to Empower Your Students in the Classroom

If you work in the field of education, you know that it is a tool that can be used to empower those who choose it. And when you teach or lead students at any level, they become empowered with the information they need to become happy, successful adults. Not only is education an empowering tool for your students, but a commitment to life-long learning through the pursuit of an advanced degree can empower YOU to control the direction you want your career to take and expand your own influence in changing and empowering lives through the power of education.

Accreditation 101: Regional vs National Accreditation

The U.S. Department of Education states that "the goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality." That sounds great, but how do you know which accreditation – regional or national – is best? Honestly, it's not a question of which accreditation is best, but which accreditation best suits your needs.

NCU Alumnus Dr. Michael Salvatore Making Headlines

Long Branch School District Superintendent and NCU Alumnus, Dr. Michael Salvatore, Recognized for Contributions to the Education Community by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

NCU Alumnus Dr. Michael Salvatore, PhD in Education – Instructional and Curriculum Leadership, received accolades last week from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and other local and state officials for his outstanding leadership abilities and for being an asset to New Jersey’s education community during a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new school that opened in the Long Branch School District.

10 Ways Technology is Impacting Learning in Higher Education

Higher education in the United States dates back almost 400 years to Harvard University, the well-known model of the traditional brick-and-mortar institutions. In the four centuries since, technological advances have changed the way education is delivered and received.

Alex Solis, an English instructor at East Los Angeles, has been teaching at the community college level for the past seven years. She shared the level of changes in teaching strategies she has experienced due to technology have been “massive.”

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