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Research

Robert Corwyn, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Robert Corwyn, assistant professor of psychology, uses research and statistics to bring attention to the epidemic of childhood obesity.

Dr. Corwyn recently co-authored study in the journal Obesity, providing further evidence that strict maternal control over eating habits during early childhood may not lead to significant future weight gain. The team’s papers received international media attention, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the BBC.

Dr. Corwyn also researches harsh parenting, sleep hygiene, offender rehabilitation, gender differences in self control, and life satisfaction among adolescents of different ethnic backgrounds.

His research is helping the Little Rock School District evaluate its Tobacco Prevention Project. Dr. Corwyn is also the principal investigator on a Arkansas Department of Education grant evaluating service efficacy, program fidelity, customer satisfaction, and impact on student achievement in Title I schools. He is an instructor of the American Psychological Association’s Advanced Training Institute in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Updated 10.13.2010