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Lowinger visits UST

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On June 27 to July 6, 2016, the UST Psychology Department hosted the visit of Assoc. Prof. Robert Lowinger, PhD. of the Bluefield State College, Bluefield, West Virginia, USA. During his stay, he served as the speaker-facilitator of the seminar-workshop for the faculty members of the Psychology Department which focused on psychological research and advanced behavioral statistics. This was held July 4 and 5, 2016. He likewise conducted a fast track course on Advanced Statistics at the UST Graduate School for those enrolled in the MA and PhD Psychology programs.

Lowinger, a PhD holder of Educational Psychology and Statistics from the University of New York at Albany spent a number of years in private industry, taking charge of administering and overseeing research and statistics.

As a member of the academe, one of his research endeavors was “The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD in New York City Transit Workers: A Preliminary Evaluation,” which examined the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy, whereby false beliefs and misperceptions held by an individual, when challenged constructively, can help to correct behavior that had been based on those false beliefs. It was published in the December 2012 issue of North American Journal of Psychology.

Another research effort was published in the College Student Journal of December 2012 issue which is titled “College Students’ Perceptions of Severity and Willingness to Seek Psychological Help for Alcohol Problems”.

Both of the said researches are products of his experience in both public administration and education.

(Write up partly lifted from/based on the Faculty Profile of Bluefield State College, Bluefield, West Virginia, USA)

 

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