Meyer to Discuss Face Your Fears March 27

March 15, 2012

Dr. Kevin Meyer, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Mount Union, will be the featured LINC luncheon speaker at noon on Thursday, March 27 in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center on Mount Union’s campus. This presentation will conclude the LINC luncheon series for the academic year.
 
Meyer will present Face Your Fears, which will discuss his annual psychology class project in which students research phobias at Cedar Point in Sandusky. A phobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by intense fear and anxiety that can be psychologically and physically crippling. The target of a phobia can be virtually anything, including heights, airplanes, snakes or roller coasters.
 
Dr. Kevin MeyerThis year, 15 students in Meyer’s class were identified as having a roller coaster phobia and volunteered to participate in the project to overcome their fears. During the luncheon, Meyer will discuss how the techniques learned by students can be applied to many life situations and can help anyone suffering from stress or anxiety.
 
In addition to working at Mount Union, Meyer works as a licensed marriage and family therapist in Canton. Previously, he served as an adjunct faculty member at Capital University and The Ohio State University.
 
Meyer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, a Master of Science degree in human development and family science: early childhood development and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in human development and family science: marriage and family therapy.
 
The community luncheon series known as LINC (lunch, information, networking and conversation) was conceived to take advantage of the local expertise from Mount Union’s faculty and staff that that exists in Alliance, in light of the University’s exceptional academic reputation. This is an opportunity to gain practical knowledge on current topics from local experts and interact with members of the University and greater Alliance community.
 
The cost of lunch is $10. Payment will be accepted at the door, but space is limited.
 
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Chris Pontius at Mount Union at (330) 823-3296 or pontiucm@mountunion.edu
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