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Bidwell, L. Cinnamon

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research overview

  • My expertise is in the area of biological systems involved in the co-occurrence of psychiatric conditions and substance use. I have lead several grants and published numerous studies on the etiological and treatment processes involved in this overlap from developmental, genetic, and pharmacological perspectives. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and am highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric and substance use disorders, including roles on randomized clinical trials. Most recently, I have focused on studies that combine laboratory and observational approaches to examine the effects of cannabinoids on psychological, cognitive, and other outcomes relevant to public health.


  • addiction, genetics, development, psychology, clinical disorders, psychiatry, neuroscience


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courses taught

  • PSYC 1001 - General Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Provides a foundation for engaging with scientific research on human behavior, and surveys the basic principles and theories of psychology. Topics include biological and hereditary influences on behavior; human perception, attention, learning, and memory; social influences; personality; psychiatric disorders and treatments.
  • PSYC 4011 - Senior Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    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.


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