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Walter Dyer B.S.

Walter Dyer, B.S.


Walter is a first-year graduate student in the adult clinical psychology doctoral program at Penn State. After graduating from Westmont College with degrees in Biology and Kinesiology, Walter worked as a project assistant at the University of Southern California on a lab study examining tobacco dependence and obsessive-compulsive symptom comorbidity. This formative experience paved the way for his current interest in mapping out mechanisms underlying addictive behaviors from a transdiagnostic perspective (e.g. anhedonia) and developing novel treatments based on such translational science. He is also interested in better understanding why addiction disproportionately affects certain groups over others. Outside of research, Walter enjoys making music, playing sports, and discovering new places to hike.