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Stephen Wilson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

311 Moore Building
Office Phone: (814) 865-6219

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Dr. Wilson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Penn State University and Principle Investigator of the Addiction Smoking and Health Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in clinical and biological/health psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Wilson also completed the interdisciplinary training program in cognitive neuroscience offered by the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, a joint venture of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Wilson’s research reflects this interdisciplinary training background and combines theories and methods from the fields of psychology and neuroscience. Using this integrative approach, Dr. Wilson studies addiction and other forms of behavior that negatively affect health. Much of his work focuses on cigarette smoking, which is a form of addictive behavior that is particularly harmful and costly. A major goal of Dr. Wilson’s research is to shed light on why it is so difficult for people to quit using cigarettes and, in turn, to devise ways to use this information to advance the treatment of smoking.

Outside of the lab, Dr. Wilson loves spending time with his beautiful wife and four wonderful children (and one very adorable dog and two so-so guinea pigs).

Stephen Wilson and family


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