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BSC Faculty Member’s Scholarly Research Finds Print in Two National Publications

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    Monday, February 04 2013
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robert lowinger(Bluefield)— A Bluefield State College faculty member's research encompassing more than three years' study involving college students perceptions of drug and alcohol problems has been published.

Dr. Robert Lowinger's research initiative, entitled "College Students' Perceptions of Severity and Willingness to Seek Psychological Help for Alcohol Problems" was published in the College Student Journal, December 2012 issue. "This research yielded several interesting findings," noted Dr. Lowinger, BSC Assistant Professor of Psychology. "In the past, drugs and alcohol problems have been linked together. However, our research pointed to the fact that students see drugs as a serious problem, but often view alcohol problems as 'not a big deal.'"

Additionally, Dr. Lowinger's research summary, "The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD in New York City Transit Workers: A Preliminary Evaluation," was published in the December 2012 issue of North American Journal of Psychology. It examines 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.