Areas of Study

  • Clinical Science
  • Biology, Behavior, and Neuroscience
  • Neural Science

Research Topics

  • Cognitive and motivational processes in substance abuse
  • Working memory and self-regulation
  • Disinhibitory processes in personality

Our primary focus has been on investigating the cognitive, motivational, and neural processes associated with impulsive and/or risky decision making in those with alcohol and other substance use disorder and in those with high levels of externalizing psychopathology.

Broadly speaking, we are interested in understanding the self-regulatory problems associated with Alcohol Use Disorder and Substance use disorders, as well as externalizing psychopathology and behavioral disinhibition in general.

Research Interests

  • cognitive and motivational processes in substance abuse and dependence; decision-making; working memory; and self-regulatory processes that contribute to behavioral disinhibition and personality-risk for substance abuse

Subject Areas

  • Psychological and Brain Sciences
Neuroscience, Psychology
PhD, McGill University, 1988
BA, Concordia University, Montreal, 1983
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