Professor and Chair of Economics Sudip Chattopadhyay authored a study which found that smart growth approaches to urban planning could substantially reduce the number of miles that residents drive in a year. "Do Smart Growth Strategies Have a Role in Curbing Vehicle Miles Traveled? A Further Assessment Using Household Level Survey Data" was published online Sept. 11 in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.
Professor of Health Education Erik Peper presented the invited lecture, "What is Possible: Physiological Recording and Demonstrations in Voluntary Pain Control Sufis" and the presentation, "Stress Management with Biofeedback," at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Biofeedback Federation of Europe in Rzeszow, Poland on Sept. 12. Also, Peper's book, Make Health Happen, was translated and published in Polish.
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Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Technology Project Ray Grott was installed as president-elect of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. In two years, he will assume the role of board president.
Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies José Acacio de Barros co-authored "Phase-oscillator computations as neural models of stimulus–response conditioning and response selection," an article published in the April 2012 issue of Journal of Mathematical Psychology (Vol. 56, Issue 2). Acacio de Barros also gave the invited presentation, "Joint Probabilities and Quantum Cognition," at the Quantum Theory: Reconsiderations of Foundations 6 conference, June 14 in Växjö, Sweden.
Professor of Psychology David Matsumoto co-authored a study titled "Emotions expressed in speeches by leaders of ideologically motivated groups predict aggression," which was published online Aug. 28 in the journal Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression.