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Psychology Alumnus of the Year—Early Career to speak October 7

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Dr. Derek Reed will give a talk on behavioral addictions as a part of the Department of Psychology’s Alumni Day events.

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Derek Reed

The Department of Psychology will present a talk titled, “Big Problems and Basic Solutions via Behavioral Science,” with Derek Reed, B.S. ’04, at 2 p.m. Friday, October 7, in 551 DeGarmo Hall. Reed is the recipient of the Department of Psychology’s 2016 Alumnus of the Year—Early Career Award.

Reed is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas where he directs the Applied Behavioral Economics Laboratory. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Illinois State University and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in school psychology from Syracuse University. Reed’s research translates the behavioral economics of substance use disorders to novel areas of behavioral addiction, such as texting-and-driving and indoor-tanning.

This event is funded by the Department of Psychology. To support the Department of Psychology and help enhance its educational mission with advanced teaching methods, guest speakers, and more opportunities for students to learn through research experiences, please consider making a gift to the department through the Illinois State University Foundation.

Click here to print the flyer for this event. If you need a special accommodation to participate in this program, call the Department of Psychology at (309) 438-8651. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.