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Newswise: Motivational Interviewing More Effective Than Lectures

Article ID: 694277

Motivational Interviewing More Effective Than Lectures

SUNY Buffalo State

Michael “Mick” MacLean, associate professor of psychology, who has done extensive research on adolescent alcohol and substance use. Most recently, he’s implemented a strategy for reaching teens who are experiencing substance-related problems but are not yet addicted. Instead of berating them, trying to scare them, or using other well-worn tactics, MacLean suggests “motivational interviewing,” which he said has a significantly higher success rate.

Released:
9-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Professor Shares Self-Regulatory Behavior Techniques with Next Generation of Teachers

Article ID: 693357

Professor Shares Self-Regulatory Behavior Techniques with Next Generation of Teachers

SUNY Buffalo State

Children with emotional and behavioral disabilities are the most isolated and have the lowest graduation rate of all students.One way to ensure better outcomes for these students is to help them learn how to self-regulate their behavior. This is an area in which Lisa Rafferty has focused her research and now relays to the next generation of teachers.

Released:
24-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Education

Newswise: #MeToo Movement Only the Beginning

Article ID: 688985

#MeToo Movement Only the Beginning

SUNY Buffalo State

Jennifer Hunt, Buffalo State associate professor of psychology, said the events that have occurred during the recent #MeToo movement are only the beginning in making changes to the way women are treated. Hunt is a social psychologist whose research includes the effects of gender, race, and culture in our daily lives.

Released:
5-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Mathematics Professor Plays Games with Infinity

Article ID: 685605

Mathematics Professor Plays Games with Infinity

SUNY Buffalo State

“I work in an area of pure mathematics called set theory, a rich and beautiful subject whose fundamental concepts permeate virtually every branch of mathematics,” said Cunningham, professor of mathematics at Buffalo State.

Released:
21-Nov-2017 3:05 PM EST

Education

Newswise: Grooming College Students for Booming Hotel Industry

Article ID: 685276

Grooming College Students for Booming Hotel Industry

SUNY Buffalo State

Rebecca Tate, lecturer, Hospitality and Tourism Department, is now leading a new practicum at Buffalo State. Beginning this fall, 10 upperclassmen admitted to the course are learning the four elements of the hotel business: marketing; conferences and events; food and beverage; and rooms division; through both classroom training and hands-on experiences at a brand-new hotel located next to the campus. She can speak to the trends in the hotel industry and why it is growing.

Released:
15-Nov-2017 2:30 PM EST
Newswise: Business Professor Shares Insights Into Islamic Finance

Article ID: 670727

Business Professor Shares Insights Into Islamic Finance

SUNY Buffalo State

Jeffrey Chow, assistant professor of business at Buffalo Sate, can speak to his research into Islamic finance and how its moral code guides business decisions. It's not limited to Muslims and is growing worldwide.

Released:
7-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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