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Dr. Madson recently started writing a blog that will discuss various topics related to addiction and treatment. The first blog discusses the need to change the language we use when discussing those struggling with substance misuse and addiction. Check out the blog here.
The BAR Lab is excited to have Bobbi Lee and Ryan Nation as new masters students in the lab. Bobbi received her bachelors degree at the University of Southern Mississippi. Ryan received his bachelors degree from St. Bonaventure University. Welcome to the lab!
Kray Scully, a 4th year doctoral student, successfully defended his dissertation today. He is studying the mediating effects of drinking refusal self efficacy on the relationship between alcohol PBS and alcohol use outcomes. Congratulations Kray!
Hallie Jordan, a third year doctoral student, has been selected to be a co-editor on a graduate student teaching blog for the American Psychological Association's Society for Teaching Psychology. Read more about her selection HERE. Congrats Hallie.
Hallie Jordan, a 3rd year doctoral student in the lab, recently received a Competitive Graduate Travel Grant from the University of Southern Mississippi Graduate School. The grant will help support her travel to the Association for the Advancement of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies conference to present her research. Congrats Hallie!
Dr. Madson is a co-investigator on a grant funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (National Institutes of Health). The project which involves motivational interviewing and telehealth nutrition is a part of the larger Mississippi INBRE program at USM funded for 5 years at about $18,000,000.
Hallie Jordan, a third year doctoral student in the BAR Lab, was first author on a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Drug Education: Substance Abuse Research and Prevention. The paper was co-authored with Dr. Margo Villarosa-Hurlocker and Asia Ashley (both lab alumni) and Dr. Madson. We found that increased serious harm reduction protective behavioral strategies was associated with less hazardous drinking and fewer alcohol-related negative consequences and that these relationships were strengthened for students reporting higher psychological distress. Nice work Hallie.
Hallie Jordan, a third year doctoral student, and Robert Whitley, a second year doctoral student in the BAR Lab, are co-authors with Dr. Margo Villarosa-Hurlocker (BAR LAB alumnus) and Dr. Madson that was accepted for publication in the journal Assessment. The project involved an ROC curve analysis of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test - US version in identifying at-risk college drinkers. Congratulations!
Kray Scully, a fourth year doctoral student in the BAR Lab, is first author on a paper accepted for publication in the journal Addictive Behaviors. The project was a psychometric evaluation of the Drinking Refusal Self-Efficacy measure with a sample of college students from the United States. Nice job Kray!
Tiara Watson, A junior psych major in the lab placed first in the behavioral sciences: Individuals at home, school and the workplace category at the Southern Miss Undergraduate Research Symposium. Her presentation is based on her Honors College Thesis. She found that greater maladaptive perfectionism predicted students engaging in more hazardous drinking and experiencing more alcohol-related negative consequences while greater adaptive perfectionism predicted less hazardous drinking, experiencing fewer alcohol-related negative consequences and increased use of protective behavioral strategies. Congratulations Tiara!
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