About the Center
The Behavioral Sciences Research Center (BSRC) is operated by the NSU Department of Psychology and Counselor Education (PCE), within the NSU College of Education.
The BSRC fosters collaborations at the intersection of psychology, public health, public policy, computer science and education.
The BSRC promotes applied research in the following areas:
- Cognitive psychology
- Human technology interface, and
- Mental health and mental health care policy
Research is conducted in laboratories based at the BSRC, including the Institute for Counselor Education and Supervision (ICES) and the Center for Mental Health Policy (CMHP), both under the direction of Dr. Antony R. White; and the Cognition and Audio-Visual Perception Lab (CAV).
SALE: Student Attributes in the Learning Environment. A faculty-driven student behavior-tracking database.
Declining Balance vs. Cumulative Balance: Scoring systems as motivational factors within performance environments.
White, A.R. Relationship between Impulsive Sensation Seeking, Attention, and Length of Sobriety among Individuals with a Substance Use Disorder.
White, A. R. South Dakota School District Mental Health Assessment
White, A. R. Mindfulness Training, Cognitive Complexity, and Counselor Competency
Research Publications and Presentations
HBOS: the Howard-Blaze Behavior Observation System ( a handheld mobile behavior observation system)
Howard, J.N., Northern State University; Blaze, J.T., University of Southern Mississippi
White, A.R. (2012). Characteristics of three consumer cohorts in vocational
rehabilitation: A comparison of consumers with dual-diagnosis, psychiatric,
or substance use related disorders. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation
White, A.R. & Portman, T. A. A. (2008). Aligning existentialism with developmental
supervision: Embracing the psychological instant. International Journal of
Philosophical Practice, 3(1), 1-25.
Shrey, D., Hursh, N., Galina, P., Slinn, S., & White, A. R. (2006). Disability
management best practices and joint labor-management collaboration.
International Journal of Disability Management Research, 1(1), 52-63.
Shrey, D., Hursh, N., & White, A.R. (2007). Joint labor-management participation in
the disability management process. The Rehabilitation Professional, 15(2), 25
White, A. R., & Weiss. (Febuary, 2010). RTW Planning with Veterans with Combat
Related PTSD and Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders. The International
Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, 1st Annual CM/DM Conference.
White, A. R. (January, 2010). Rehabilitation Counseling: Substance abuse and
disability. Session Chair. 35th Annual International Winter Symposium on
Addictive Disorders and Behavioral Health. Colorado Springs, CO.
White, A. R., Guest, T., & Shaad, D. (January, 2009). Rehabilitation best practices for
individuals with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use related
disorders. 35th Annual International Winter Symposium on Addictive
Disorders and Behavioral Health. Colorado Springs, CO.
White, A. R. (February, 2007). Results of a national survey of certified disability
manager specialists on the participation of labor union personal in disability
management services. Paper presented at the 7th Annual National
Rehabilitation Educators’ Conference. San Diego, CA.
White, A. R. (February, 2007). Aligning existentialism with developmental
supervision: Embracing the psychological instant. Paper presented at the 7th
Annual National Rehabilitation Educators’ Conference. San Diego, CA.
White, A. R. (October, 2006). Labor unions and rehabilitation: Opportunities for
expanding rehabilitation education and practice. Paper presented at the
Annual NCRE/RSA/CSAVR National Training Conference on Rehabilitation
Education. Washington, DC.
White, A. R., (March, 2004). Rehabilitation as flow. Paper presented at the 5th
Annual National Rehabilitation Educators’ Conference. Tucson, AZ.
Wadsworth, J.S., Harpster, A., & White, A.R. (September, 2003). Will your program
be alive in the year 2025? Paper presented at the National Rehabilitation
Counseling Association Annual Conference. Nashville, TN.
White, A. R. (March, 2004). Vocational rehabilitation of individuals with co
occurring mental health and substance use related disorders. Paper
presented at the University of Iowa/American Rehabilitation Counseling
Association/Chi Sigma Iota Annual Research Symposium. Iowa City, IA.
White, A. R. (November, 2003). Impact of supported employment funding streams
on services utilization by individuals experiencing a work disability related
to mental illness. Paper presented at the University of Iowa/American
Rehabilitation Counseling Association/Chi Sigma Iota Annual Research
Symposium. Iowa City, IA.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Behavioral Sciences Research Laboratory
Northern State University
Department of Psychology and Counselor Education
115 Gerber Hall
1200 South Jay St.
Aberdeen, SD., 57401