Robert E. Sampson

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Control and efficacy are ideally suited as "bridges" or linking constructs for social scientists working at different levels of analysis. Control and efficacy depend on the fit between individuals and the social systems in which they are embedded, and control and efficacy have measurable effects on neurotransmitter levels and endocrine responses. This(More)
support from the Taubman Center for State and Local Government; and C.A.H. acknowledges support from Google's Living Lab awards and The MIT Media Lab consortia. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research. At least one co-author has disclosed a financial(More)
Bin picking by a robot in real time requires the performance of a series of tasks that are beyond the capabilities of commercially available state-of-the-art robotic systems. In this paper, a laser-ranging sensor for real-time robot control is described. This sensor is incorporated into a robot system that has been applied to the bin-picking or random-parts(More)
Communication plays a vital role in an increasingly complex healthcare environment. Quality patient outcomes and successful collaboration depend upon the healthcare provider's ability to communicate needs. A self-directed work team at a large southeastern hospital used a quality improvement process to design a new series of workshops to enhance staff(More)
The Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (CSISS) is an infrastructure program designed to facilitate communication and sharing of research ideas and methodologies among researchers in the social and behavioral sciences. The CSISS approach to integrating knowledge across disciplines and paradigms is to be achieved by broadening the user base of(More)
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