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Learning Center Experience
Over Memorial Day weekend, Dr. Edward Cumella, a full-time
faculty member in the Graduate Psychology department of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Amy Lockney, a recent graduate of Kaplan University’s Master of Science in Psychology, attended the
annual Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) convention held
in Seattle, WA. There were thousands of attendees at the conference where Dr.
Cumella and Amy presented Amy’s master’s thesis titled “Treatment of Aggression with Functional
Communication, Planned Ignoring, and Compliance Training.”
For her research, Amy worked with an autistic eight year-old
boy who also has Down syndrome. At first, he could barely speak and
was very aggressive. Under Dr. Cumella’s supervision, Amy designed a treatment
that resulted in a 90 percent reduction in aggression and a large increase in
communication skills for the child. More than 50 people attended the
presentation at ABAI, where there was a large discourse with other psychologists and ABA specialists
on the topic. Currently, Dr. Cumella and
Amy are working on publishing their research in a professional psychology
That same weekend in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Che Baysinger, a
full-time faculty member of the Department of Communication in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences was hard at work at the International Communication
Association’s (ICA’s) 62nd annual conference. The ICA brings together academic
scholars from around the world to participate in over 25 different divisions
such as political communication, ethnicity, and race in communication, and
interpersonal communication. The ICA is also affiliated with the United Nations
as a non-governmental organization.
Dr. Baysinger chaired a panel in the Global Communication
and Social Change division which included the presentation and discussion of
four refereed papers regarding news, advertising, and national identity. She
also chaired and responded to four papers in the Intercultural Communication
division concerning the roles of social media in culture and community. Authors
of these papers provided research regarding communication as well as indigenous communities in Australia, the female Nigerian
diaspora, young people in Thailand, and the use of social media in the Garifuna
community of Honduras. As respondent to these papers, Dr. Baysinger was
privileged to provide each writer with feedback, drawing parallels and
contrasts between their works. Dr. Baysinger is honored to have been actively
involved with ICA since 1996, and looks forward to continuing her work with
them in the coming years.
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