Treatments for addiction: development of more effective therapies, determine which individuals are most vulnerable to addiction, and determine which individuals might benefit most from a given treatment. I have a long track record of NIH funding and publications related to alcohol abuse. Specifically, I am interested in combining neuroimaging, epigenetic, pharmacological, and clinical perspectives to develop more effective intervention and preventions strategies.
PSYC 3111 - Psychological Science 2: Research Methods in Psychology
Provides a foundation in research methodology to give students the ability to design, conduct, analyze, and present (both verbally and in writing) an empirical study in psychology. Allows students to be effective producers and consumers of research.
PSYC 4011 - Senior Thesis
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Critically reviews some aspect of psychological literature, scholarly analysis of a major psychological issue, and/or empirical research project. See the psychology honors director for further information.
PSYC 4541 - Special Topics in Psychology- Social Science
Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
Examines individual or social dimensions of human behavior. Students will develop expertise in basic theories, as well as in measurement techniques and data interpretation regarding issues of societal significance. Students will consider applications of that knowledge, ranging from the development of new theory to solving problems. Particular section content is determined by instructor. PSYC 4541 and/or PSYC 4551 may be taken 3 times with different topics, for a total of 9 credits