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Alcohol Awareness: A Practical Approach For College Students And Parents

Encouraging alcohol awareness and responsible attitudes towards drinking is crucial during a young person’s college years. At the College of Education and Human Development, we’ve studied attitudes towards alcohol and other risk behaviors in students as well as parents’ attitudes and perspectives on student risk behaviors, and have created programs to help both groups address […]


Rethinking Motion Sickness and Digital Devices

Motion sickness affects millions worldwide—and our dependence on digital devices and screens is creating an epidemic. I’ve been studying the problem since the 1980s, and my research suggests that many of the popular theories regarding the cause of motion sickness are inaccurate. As a child growing up in the ’60s, I was fascinated by America’s […]


New Athletic Wear For Muslim Girls Promotes Gender Equality In Sports

Recently, I was honored to take part in a project that has the potential to profoundly change gender equality in sports for Muslim women. This project started with my love and passion for sports. It has taken me through childhood, to playing softball at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, to a Ph.D. in kinesiology […]


Positive Psychology and Addiction Recovery

Positive psychology is a relatively new branch of psychology, especially as it relates to addiction recovery. It started in the late ‘90s by pioneers like Martin Seligman. Unlike most psychology, which deals largely with the treatment of mental illness, positive psychology aims to answer the question “What makes people happy?” By studying mental wellness as […]