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Hickson, Linda
Professor Emerita of Education
Health & Behavior Studies
212-678-3854

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Educational Background

1964 B.A. in Psychology, College of New Rochelle; 1967 M.A. in Psychology, 1969 Ph.D. Experimental Psychology (Minor: Special Education), George Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

Scholarly Interests

Education of children, adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities and autism. Cognitive, motivational, and emotional aspects of decision-making. Prevention of abuse and victimization. Transition to adulthood and community integration of individuals with developmental disabilities. Cognition, comprehension, and problem solving.

Selected Publications

"Profiles of women with mental retardation with and without a documented history of abuse" (American Journal of Mental Retardation).


"The role of motivation in the interpersonal decision making of people with mental retardation" (Personality and motivational differences in persons with mental retardation, co-author).


"Decision-making and mental retardation" (International Review of Research in Mental Retardation).


"A closer look at interpersonal decision-making in adults with and without mental retardation" (American Journal on Mental Retardation).


"Decision-making by adults with mental retardation in simulated situations of abuse" (Mental Retardation). 


"Evaluation of a decision-making curriculum designed to empower women with mental retardation to resist abuse" (American Journal on Mental Retardation)

Courses

Related Articles

Conference At TC Examines Issues Affecting People With Disabilities

The direction of public policy and research affecting disabled individuals was the topic of a conference sponsored by TC's Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities.

/media-center/highlights/conference-at-tc-examines-issues-affecting-people-with-disabilities/

Abuse, Social Pressure, and Decision-Making: Researchers Study Issues Confronting Women with Mental Retardation

Linda Hickson, Professor of Education and Director of TC's Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities and Ishita Khemka, Research Associate with the Center, have noted that the incidence of abuse among individuals with mental retardation, especially women, "is alarmingly high," however, with the proper training strategies they can learn to protect themselves against abuse and to interact more positively in social situations.

/media-center/highlights/abuse-social-pressure-and-decision-making-researchers-study-issues-confrontin/

Daniela Orasel: finding a calling to change lives

Growing up in the Sunnyside section of Queens, Daniela Orasel knew she would one day attend Columbia University. Her only uncertainty was about what she would study.

/newsroom/articles/2013/june/daniela-orasel--finding-a-calling-to-change-lives/
/newsroom/articles/2011/may/seven-alumni-honored-at-2011-academic-festival/

TC Faculty Question Education Secretary's Vision

Writing in Education Week, a group of the College's faculty members query Arne Duncan on some of the ideas he laid out in his address to the TC community.

/newsroom/articles/2010/january/tc-faculty-question-education-secretarys-vision/
/newsroom/articles/2013/april/tcs-global-engagement-a-sampling-of-past-present-and-futu/

Academic Festival 2013: The Sessions

Faculty, alumni and students tackle a range of issues, from mobile technology to group therapy for people living in the aftermath of disaster

/newsroom/articles/2013/april/academic-festival-2013-the-sessions/

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

Group of TC Faculty Condemn the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

/newsroom/articles/2012/march/a-group-of-tc-faculty-condemns-the-release-of-teacher-evalua/

Conference At TC Examines Issues Affecting People With Disabilities

The direction of public policy and research affecting disabled individuals was the topic of a conference sponsored by TC's Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities.

/media-center/highlights/conference-at-tc-examines-issues-affecting-people-with-disabilities/

Abuse, Social Pressure, and Decision-Making: Researchers Study Issues Confronting Women with Mental Retardation

Linda Hickson, Professor of Education and Director of TC's Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities and Ishita Khemka, Research Associate with the Center, have noted that the incidence of abuse among individuals with mental retardation, especially women, "is alarmingly high," however, with the proper training strategies they can learn to protect themselves against abuse and to interact more positively in social situations.

/media-center/highlights/abuse-social-pressure-and-decision-making-researchers-study-issues-confrontin/

Daniela Orasel: finding a calling to change lives

Growing up in the Sunnyside section of Queens, Daniela Orasel knew she would one day attend Columbia University. Her only uncertainty was about what she would study.

/newsroom/articles/2013/june/daniela-orasel--finding-a-calling-to-change-lives/
/newsroom/articles/2011/may/seven-alumni-honored-at-2011-academic-festival/

TC Faculty Question Education Secretary's Vision

Writing in Education Week, a group of the College's faculty members query Arne Duncan on some of the ideas he laid out in his address to the TC community.

/newsroom/articles/2010/january/tc-faculty-question-education-secretarys-vision/
/newsroom/articles/2013/april/tcs-global-engagement-a-sampling-of-past-present-and-futu/

Academic Festival 2013: The Sessions

Faculty, alumni and students tackle a range of issues, from mobile technology to group therapy for people living in the aftermath of disaster

/newsroom/articles/2013/april/academic-festival-2013-the-sessions/

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

Group of TC Faculty Condemn the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

/newsroom/articles/2012/march/a-group-of-tc-faculty-condemns-the-release-of-teacher-evalua/

Conference At TC Examines Issues Affecting People With Disabilities

The direction of public policy and research affecting disabled individuals was the topic of a conference sponsored by TC's Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities.

/media-center/highlights/conference-at-tc-examines-issues-affecting-people-with-disabilities/

Abuse, Social Pressure, and Decision-Making: Researchers Study Issues Confronting Women with Mental Retardation

Linda Hickson, Professor of Education and Director of TC's Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities and Ishita Khemka, Research Associate with the Center, have noted that the incidence of abuse among individuals with mental retardation, especially women, "is alarmingly high," however, with the proper training strategies they can learn to protect themselves against abuse and to interact more positively in social situations.

/media-center/highlights/abuse-social-pressure-and-decision-making-researchers-study-issues-confrontin/

Daniela Orasel: finding a calling to change lives

Growing up in the Sunnyside section of Queens, Daniela Orasel knew she would one day attend Columbia University. Her only uncertainty was about what she would study.

/newsroom/articles/2013/june/daniela-orasel--finding-a-calling-to-change-lives/
/newsroom/articles/2011/may/seven-alumni-honored-at-2011-academic-festival/

TC Faculty Question Education Secretary's Vision

Writing in Education Week, a group of the College's faculty members query Arne Duncan on some of the ideas he laid out in his address to the TC community.

/newsroom/articles/2010/january/tc-faculty-question-education-secretarys-vision/
/newsroom/articles/2013/april/tcs-global-engagement-a-sampling-of-past-present-and-futu/

Academic Festival 2013: The Sessions

Faculty, alumni and students tackle a range of issues, from mobile technology to group therapy for people living in the aftermath of disaster

/newsroom/articles/2013/april/academic-festival-2013-the-sessions/

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

Group of TC Faculty Condemn the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

/newsroom/articles/2012/march/a-group-of-tc-faculty-condemns-the-release-of-teacher-evalua/

Conference At TC Examines Issues Affecting People With Disabilities

The direction of public policy and research affecting disabled individuals was the topic of a conference sponsored by TC's Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities.

/media-center/highlights/conference-at-tc-examines-issues-affecting-people-with-disabilities/

Abuse, Social Pressure, and Decision-Making: Researchers Study Issues Confronting Women with Mental Retardation

Linda Hickson, Professor of Education and Director of TC's Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities and Ishita Khemka, Research Associate with the Center, have noted that the incidence of abuse among individuals with mental retardation, especially women, "is alarmingly high," however, with the proper training strategies they can learn to protect themselves against abuse and to interact more positively in social situations.

/media-center/highlights/abuse-social-pressure-and-decision-making-researchers-study-issues-confrontin/

Daniela Orasel: finding a calling to change lives

Growing up in the Sunnyside section of Queens, Daniela Orasel knew she would one day attend Columbia University. Her only uncertainty was about what she would study.

/newsroom/articles/2013/june/daniela-orasel--finding-a-calling-to-change-lives/
/newsroom/articles/2011/may/seven-alumni-honored-at-2011-academic-festival/

TC Faculty Question Education Secretary's Vision

Writing in Education Week, a group of the College's faculty members query Arne Duncan on some of the ideas he laid out in his address to the TC community.

/newsroom/articles/2010/january/tc-faculty-question-education-secretarys-vision/
/newsroom/articles/2013/april/tcs-global-engagement-a-sampling-of-past-present-and-futu/

Academic Festival 2013: The Sessions

Faculty, alumni and students tackle a range of issues, from mobile technology to group therapy for people living in the aftermath of disaster

/newsroom/articles/2013/april/academic-festival-2013-the-sessions/

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

Group of TC Faculty Condemn the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

/newsroom/articles/2012/march/a-group-of-tc-faculty-condemns-the-release-of-teacher-evalua/

Conference At TC Examines Issues Affecting People With Disabilities

The direction of public policy and research affecting disabled individuals was the topic of a conference sponsored by TC's Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities.

/media-center/highlights/conference-at-tc-examines-issues-affecting-people-with-disabilities/

Abuse, Social Pressure, and Decision-Making: Researchers Study Issues Confronting Women with Mental Retardation

Linda Hickson, Professor of Education and Director of TC's Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities and Ishita Khemka, Research Associate with the Center, have noted that the incidence of abuse among individuals with mental retardation, especially women, "is alarmingly high," however, with the proper training strategies they can learn to protect themselves against abuse and to interact more positively in social situations.

/media-center/highlights/abuse-social-pressure-and-decision-making-researchers-study-issues-confrontin/

Daniela Orasel: finding a calling to change lives

Growing up in the Sunnyside section of Queens, Daniela Orasel knew she would one day attend Columbia University. Her only uncertainty was about what she would study.

/newsroom/articles/2013/june/daniela-orasel--finding-a-calling-to-change-lives/
/newsroom/articles/2011/may/seven-alumni-honored-at-2011-academic-festival/

TC Faculty Question Education Secretary's Vision

Writing in Education Week, a group of the College's faculty members query Arne Duncan on some of the ideas he laid out in his address to the TC community.

/newsroom/articles/2010/january/tc-faculty-question-education-secretarys-vision/
/newsroom/articles/2013/april/tcs-global-engagement-a-sampling-of-past-present-and-futu/

Academic Festival 2013: The Sessions

Faculty, alumni and students tackle a range of issues, from mobile technology to group therapy for people living in the aftermath of disaster

/newsroom/articles/2013/april/academic-festival-2013-the-sessions/

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

Group of TC Faculty Condemn the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

/newsroom/articles/2012/march/a-group-of-tc-faculty-condemns-the-release-of-teacher-evalua/

Conference At TC Examines Issues Affecting People With Disabilities

The direction of public policy and research affecting disabled individuals was the topic of a conference sponsored by TC's Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities.

/media-center/highlights/conference-at-tc-examines-issues-affecting-people-with-disabilities/

Abuse, Social Pressure, and Decision-Making: Researchers Study Issues Confronting Women with Mental Retardation

Linda Hickson, Professor of Education and Director of TC's Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities and Ishita Khemka, Research Associate with the Center, have noted that the incidence of abuse among individuals with mental retardation, especially women, "is alarmingly high," however, with the proper training strategies they can learn to protect themselves against abuse and to interact more positively in social situations.

/media-center/highlights/abuse-social-pressure-and-decision-making-researchers-study-issues-confrontin/

Daniela Orasel: finding a calling to change lives

Growing up in the Sunnyside section of Queens, Daniela Orasel knew she would one day attend Columbia University. Her only uncertainty was about what she would study.

/newsroom/articles/2013/june/daniela-orasel--finding-a-calling-to-change-lives/
/newsroom/articles/2011/may/seven-alumni-honored-at-2011-academic-festival/

TC Faculty Question Education Secretary's Vision

Writing in Education Week, a group of the College's faculty members query Arne Duncan on some of the ideas he laid out in his address to the TC community.

/newsroom/articles/2010/january/tc-faculty-question-education-secretarys-vision/
/newsroom/articles/2013/april/tcs-global-engagement-a-sampling-of-past-present-and-futu/

Academic Festival 2013: The Sessions

Faculty, alumni and students tackle a range of issues, from mobile technology to group therapy for people living in the aftermath of disaster

/newsroom/articles/2013/april/academic-festival-2013-the-sessions/

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

Group of TC Faculty Condemn the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

/newsroom/articles/2012/march/a-group-of-tc-faculty-condemns-the-release-of-teacher-evalua/

Conference At TC Examines Issues Affecting People With Disabilities

The direction of public policy and research affecting disabled individuals was the topic of a conference sponsored by TC's Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities.

/media-center/highlights/conference-at-tc-examines-issues-affecting-people-with-disabilities/

Abuse, Social Pressure, and Decision-Making: Researchers Study Issues Confronting Women with Mental Retardation

Linda Hickson, Professor of Education and Director of TC's Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities and Ishita Khemka, Research Associate with the Center, have noted that the incidence of abuse among individuals with mental retardation, especially women, "is alarmingly high," however, with the proper training strategies they can learn to protect themselves against abuse and to interact more positively in social situations.

/media-center/highlights/abuse-social-pressure-and-decision-making-researchers-study-issues-confrontin/

Daniela Orasel: finding a calling to change lives

Growing up in the Sunnyside section of Queens, Daniela Orasel knew she would one day attend Columbia University. Her only uncertainty was about what she would study.

/newsroom/articles/2013/june/daniela-orasel--finding-a-calling-to-change-lives/
/newsroom/articles/2011/may/seven-alumni-honored-at-2011-academic-festival/

TC Faculty Question Education Secretary's Vision

Writing in Education Week, a group of the College's faculty members query Arne Duncan on some of the ideas he laid out in his address to the TC community.

/newsroom/articles/2010/january/tc-faculty-question-education-secretarys-vision/
/newsroom/articles/2013/april/tcs-global-engagement-a-sampling-of-past-present-and-futu/

Academic Festival 2013: The Sessions

Faculty, alumni and students tackle a range of issues, from mobile technology to group therapy for people living in the aftermath of disaster

/newsroom/articles/2013/april/academic-festival-2013-the-sessions/

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

Group of TC Faculty Condemn the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

/newsroom/articles/2012/march/a-group-of-tc-faculty-condemns-the-release-of-teacher-evalua/

Conference At TC Examines Issues Affecting People With Disabilities

The direction of public policy and research affecting disabled individuals was the topic of a conference sponsored by TC's Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities.

/media-center/highlights/conference-at-tc-examines-issues-affecting-people-with-disabilities/

Abuse, Social Pressure, and Decision-Making: Researchers Study Issues Confronting Women with Mental Retardation

Linda Hickson, Professor of Education and Director of TC's Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities and Ishita Khemka, Research Associate with the Center, have noted that the incidence of abuse among individuals with mental retardation, especially women, "is alarmingly high," however, with the proper training strategies they can learn to protect themselves against abuse and to interact more positively in social situations.

/media-center/highlights/abuse-social-pressure-and-decision-making-researchers-study-issues-confrontin/

Daniela Orasel: finding a calling to change lives

Growing up in the Sunnyside section of Queens, Daniela Orasel knew she would one day attend Columbia University. Her only uncertainty was about what she would study.

/newsroom/articles/2013/june/daniela-orasel--finding-a-calling-to-change-lives/
/newsroom/articles/2011/may/seven-alumni-honored-at-2011-academic-festival/

TC Faculty Question Education Secretary's Vision

Writing in Education Week, a group of the College's faculty members query Arne Duncan on some of the ideas he laid out in his address to the TC community.

/newsroom/articles/2010/january/tc-faculty-question-education-secretarys-vision/
/newsroom/articles/2013/april/tcs-global-engagement-a-sampling-of-past-present-and-futu/

Academic Festival 2013: The Sessions

Faculty, alumni and students tackle a range of issues, from mobile technology to group therapy for people living in the aftermath of disaster

/newsroom/articles/2013/april/academic-festival-2013-the-sessions/

A Group of TC Faculty Condemns the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

Group of TC Faculty Condemn the Release of Teacher Evaluations Based on Student Test Scores

/newsroom/articles/2012/march/a-group-of-tc-faculty-condemns-the-release-of-teacher-evalua/