Lead Feet and Worn Brakes: How Motivation and Self-Control Influence Decision-Making

Dr. Leonard Epstein
21 Oct 2021
7:30 PM
117 Mackay
  • Kinesiology
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

The 2021 Pease Family Scholar in Kinesiology

Dr. Epstein’s expertise is focused on health behavior change and determinants of eating, physical activity and drug self-administration. These issues are directly relevant to a university population. Dr. Epstein will explore how aspects of behavior motivate decision making in relation to these issues.

Dr Epstein is a SUNY distinguished Professor and Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, University at Buffalo. His research interests focus on health behavior change and determinants of eating, physical activity, and drug self-administration. Dr. Epstein is a fellow in numerous scientific organizations and has been the president of the division of Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association, and recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology. He's chaired the Behavioral Medicine Study Section at NIH and served on the Advisory Board for the Center for Scientific Research at NIH. He's published over 550 scientific papers and three books.

This event is in person only. No livestream or recording will be available through Lectures.