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Unraveling The Mysteries of Human Behavior: UC Psychology Research is Presented at National Convention

UC research will be presented this week at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) convention in Maryland.

Date: 11/14/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Photos By: Lisa Ventre

UC ingot   University of Cincinnati psychology researchers will be among researchers from around the nation who are presenting this week at the 46th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) in National Harbor, Md.
McMicken Hall

The ABCT is an organization that is dedicated to the scientific understanding and treatment of psychological problems. Its members – representing a range of disciplines – are dedicated to the advancement of techniques that are based on scientific evidence to understand and treat psychological symptoms.

Here are highlights of the UC presentations:

Kicking the Habit – New Research Examines The Barriers To Quitting Smoking For Smokers With Asthma
Alison McLeish, a UC assistant professor of psychology, found in her study that anxiety sensitivity was a significant factor in impeding the smokers’ efforts to kick the habit.

Relationship-Building Program For Male Same-Sex Couples
Sarah Whitton, a UC assistant professor of psychology, reports on a relationship education program that was created to specifically address the needs of male same-sex couples.

Why Are Some People Afraid To Relax?
Are you one of those people who can’t sit still? Christina Luberto, a doctoral student in the UC Department of Psychology, developed a questionnaire to explore the physical, cognitive and social issues surrounding the anxiety related to kicking back a little.

Taking Control: Psychology Questionnaire Examines How People Manage Their Emotions
Kristen Kraemer, a doctoral student in the UC Department of Psychology, examines the specific strategies that people use to manage their emotions and how those strategies can either be beneficial or intensify their distress.

The UC Department of Psychology is recognized nationally for the quality of its undergraduate major and the excellence of its graduate training programs in clinical and experimental psychology.