Dr. Scott Stoltenberg, Black Hills State University assistant professor of psychology, has recently published an article in the international scientific journal Addictive Behaviors. Bryan Batien and Denis Birgenheir, recent BHSU graduates, collaborated with Stoltenberg on the research.
The project is part of Stoltenberg’s research program focused on trying to understand how impulsivity is associated with engaging in health-risk behaviors such as drinking, smoking, and gambling. The data reported in the article was collected from 200 student participants at BHSU.
Stoltenberg notes that “Overall, the results of the study provide evidence that the relations among gender, impulsivity, and health-risk behaviors are not straightforward and simple.”
Stoltenberg received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan. He has been a member of the BHSU faculty since 2004. Stoltenberg is also a faculty member of the masters of science in integrative genomics program at BHSU. While at BHSU, Stoltenberg’s research has been supported by a BHSU faculty research grant, a Governor’s 2010 Individual Research Seed Grant, and the South Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (SD BRIN).