Department of Educational Psychology
Anthony Hains is a licensed psychologist in Wisconsin and teaches courses in counseling psychology, essentials of counseling, advanced counseling strategies, and counseling children and adolescents. His research interests include cognitive behavioral interventions for youths with chronic illness and interventions to improve adherence in adolescents with complex medical regimens; adolescent appraisals of peer and adult reactions to medical adherence in social situations and this impact on self-care efforts around others; and role of emotional and cognitive factors in adherence efforts and metabolic control in adolescents with diabetes.
Hains writes about pediatric psychology, stress inoculation training, and cognitive behavioral interventions. He earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Notre Dame.
Hains research team, in collaboration with students and faculty in clinical psychology, are currently investigating factors related to adherence behavior in adolescents with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The research topics include social information processing of adolescents with poor metabolic control while they are in social situations requiring self-care, a pilot intervention to improve adherence while around friends, the experiences of adolescents while they cope with Type 2 diabetes and navigate pediatric medical settings, and whether factors such as self-efficacy, numeracy, problem solving, anxiety, acceptance/mindfulness, and sensory processing are related to health outcomes in adolescents with diabetes.
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