Finkelstein Memorial Lecture at URI
features director of the Syracuse University
Center for Research on Aggression
KINGSTON, R.I. -- November 5, 1999 -- The 26th Annual Robert and Augusta
Finkelstein Memorial Lecture at the University of Rhode Island Wednesday,
Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. will feature Arnold P. Goldstein, director of the Syracuse
University Center for Research on Aggression.
Goldstein will speak on "Low-Level Aggression: First Steps on the
Ladder to Violence," in the Barry Marks Auditorium of the Chafee Social
Science Center at URI's Kingston Campus. The lecture is free and open to
Goldstein is professor emeritus of education and psychology at Syracuse
University. He was also director of the New York State Task Force on Juvenile
Gangs, and is now a member of the American Psychological Association Commission
on Youth Violence, Council of Representatives, International Society for
Research on Aggression, and associate editor of the journal Aggressive
Behavior. He has developed three increasingly comprehensive approaches
to prosocial skills training, Skillstreaming, Aggression Replacement
Training, and The Prepare Curriculum. Much of his research has
focused on helping children replace anti-social, aggressive behaviors with
constructive, alternative means of seeking life satisfaction and effectiveness.
Goldstein received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Pennsylvania
In 1973, the University of Rhode Island established the Robert Finkelstein
Memorial Lecture Series in honor of the late Robert Finkelstein, a noted
Rhode Island industrialist and staunch believer in state and federal support
of elementary and secondary education. The lecture series, founded by the
generosity of Augusta Finkelstein in memory of her husband, was renamed
in her honor following her death in 1997.
Sponsors of this year's lecture include URI's School of Education, Faculty
in Teacher Education, and the College of Human Science and Services.
For More Information: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-2116