Knox professor receives grant: Study will examine sexual risk taking and how to reduce spread of AIDS

From the Peoria Journal Star:

A Knox College psychology professor will share a $275,000 grant to study behavioral intervention programs designed to reduce the spread of AIDS.

The grant from the National Institutes of Health has been awarded to Knox professor Heather Hoffmann and Erick Janssen of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University.

The two-year study will examine the role of learning processes in the development of compulsive behavior and alcohol consumption as triggers for sexual risk taking. Hoffmann is professor of psychology and chairman of the neuroscience program at Knox College. Janssen is associate scientist and director of graduate education at the Kinsey Institute and adjunct associate professor of psychology at Indiana University.