Psychology faculty, students present research on alcoholism

Members of the Lycoming College psychology department presented their research at the 2013 Research Society on Alcoholism national meeting held in June in Orlando, Fla.

Psychology faculty included Rebecca Gilbertson, Ph.D., and Tina Norton, Ph.D., both assistant professors of psychology, and students Kassandra Lee, a senior from Houtzdale, and Shannon Lesher, a spring graduate, from Allen, Texas.

The research paper, “The Effectiveness of Personalized, Web-Based Alcohol Prevention: A Longitudinal Perspective,” was a product of ongoing faculty and student collaborative research in the psychology department. It was supported by a professional development grant from the college and external funding from third Millennium Classrooms.

The Research Society on Alcoholism is a national organization of researchers dedicated to prevention and treatment of alcohol-related disorders.

The membership of more than 1,800 is drawn from countries throughout the world, with the majority from the United States.