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*Ashe, M.L., & Wilson, S.J. (in press). Very Light Daily Smoking in Emerging Adults: Relationships Between Dependence and Lapse. Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

Baker, A.N., Wilson, S.J., & Hayes, J. (2019, November 27). Flavor and product messaging are the two most important drivers of electronic cigarette selection in a choice-based task.

Lydon-Staley, D.M., *MacLean, R.R., Falk, E.B., Bassett, D.S., & Wilson, S.J. (2020, April 3). Segregation of default mode from frontoparietal system protects against smoking lapse.


*Ashe, M.L., & Wilson, S.J. (2020). A brief review of choice bundling: A strategy to reduce delay discounting and bolster self-control. Addictive Behaviors Reports, 11, 100262.

Dawood, S., Hallquist, M.N., Pincus, A.L., Ram, N., Newman, M.G., Wilson, S.J., & Levy, K.N. (2020). Comparing Signal-Contingent and Event-Contingent Experience Sampling Ratings of Affect in a Sample of Psychotherapy Outpatients. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 42(1), 13-24.

Ellison, W.D., Levy, K.N., Newman, M.G., Pincus, A.L., Wilson, S.J., & Molenaar, P.C.M. (2020). Dynamics among borderline personality and anxiety features in psychotherapy outpatients: An exploration of nomothetic and idiographic patterns. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 11(2), 131-140.

Kling, S.M.R., Pearce, A.L., Reynolds, M.L., Garavan, H., Geier, C.F., Rolls, B.J., Rose, E.J., Wilson, S.J., & Keller, K.L. (2020). Development and Pilot Testing of Standardized Food Images for Studying Eating Behaviors in Children. Frontiers in Psychology, 11(1729).


English, L.K., Masterson, T.D., Fearnbach, S.N., Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Fisher, J.O., Wilson, S.J., Rolls, B.J., & Keller, K.L. (2019). Increased brain and behavioural susceptibility to portion size in children with loss of control eating. Pediatric Obesity, 14, e12436.

Weigard, A., Beltz, A.M., Reddy, S., & Wilson, S.J. (2019). Characterizing the role of the pre-SMA in the control of speed/accuracy trade-off with directed functional connectivity mapping and multiple solution reduction. Human Brain Mapping, 40, 1829-1843.

Yingst, J., Foulds, J.A., Veldheer, S., Hrabovsky, S., Trushin, N., Eissenberg, T., Williams, J.M., Richie, J., *Nichols, T.T., Wilson, S.J., & Hobkirk, A.L. (2019). Nicotine absorption during electronic cigarette use among regular users. PLOS ONE 14(7): e0220300.


Hobkirk, A.L., *Nichols, T.T., Foulds, J., Yingst, J.M., Veldheer, S., Hrabovsky, S., Richie, J., Eissenberg, T., & Wilson, S.J. (2018). Changes in resting state functional brain connectivity and withdrawal symptoms are associated with acute electronic cigarette use. Brain Research Bulletin, 138, 56-63.

Keller, K.L., English, L.K., Fearnbach, S.N., Lasschuijt, M., Anderson, K., Bermudez, M., Fisher, J.O., Rolls, B.J., Wilson, S.J. (2018). Brain response to food cues varying in portion size is associated with individual differences in the portion size effect in children. Appetite, 125, 139-151.

*MacLean, R.R., Smyth, J.M., Geier, C.F., & Wilson, S.J. (2018). Extending the Balloon Analogue Risk Task to assess naturalistic risk taking via a mobile platform. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 40(1), 107-116.

Scala, J.W., Levy, K.N., Ellison, W.D., Johnson, B.N., Pincus, A.L., Newman, M.G., & Wilson, S.J. (2018). The role of negative affect and self-concept clarity in predicting self-injurious urges in borderline personality disorder using ecological momentary assessment. Journal of Personality Disorders, 32, 36-57.


English, L.K., Fearnbach, S.N., Wilson, S.J., Fisher, J.O., Savage, J.S., Rolls, B.J., & Keller, K.L. (2017). Food portion size and energy density evoke different patterns of brain activation in children. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 105(2), 295-305.

Johnson, B.N., *Ashe, M.L., & Wilson, S.J. (2017). Self-control capacity as a predictor of borderline personality disorder features, problematic drinking, and their co-occurrence. Journal of Personality Disorders, 31(3), 289-305.

*MacLean, R.R., Martino, S., Carroll, K.M., Smyth, J.M., Pincus, A.L., & Wilson, S.J. (2017). Momentary associations between valuing health and reported craving in daily smokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 19(6), 716-722.

Manglani, H.R., Lewis, A.H., Wilson, S.J., Delgado, M.R. (2017). Pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer of nicotine and food cues in deprived cigarette smokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 19(6), 670-676.

*Zelle, S.L., Gates, K.M., Fiez, J.A., Sayette, M.A., & Wilson, S.J. (2017). The first day is always the hardest: Functional connectivity during cue exposure and the ability to resist smoking in the initial hours of a quit attempt. NeuroImage, 151, 24-32. 


Baweja, R., Curci, K., Yingst, J., Veldheer, S., Hrabovsky, S., Wilson, S.J., *Nichols, T.T., & Eissenberg, T.T., & Foulds, J. (2016). Views of experienced electronic cigarette users: A qualitative analysis. Addiction Research & Theory, 24(1), 80-88. PDF

English, L.K., Fearnbach, S.N., Lasschuijt, M., Schlegel, A., Anderson, K., Harris, S., Wilson, S.J., Fisher, J.O., Savage, J.S., Rolls, B.J., Keller, K.L. (2016). Brain regions implicated in inhibitory control and reward are activated in response to food portion size and energy density in children. International Journal of Obesity, 40(10), 1515-1522. PDF

Fearnbach S.N., English, L.K., Wilson, S.J., Lasschuijt, M., Savage, J.S., Fisher, J.O., Rolls, B.J., Keller, K.L. (2016). Neural response to images of food varying in energy density is associated with body composition in 7-10 year-old children. Physiology & Behavior, 162, 3-9. PDF

Lydon, D.M., Howard, M.C., Wilson, S.J., & Geier, C.F. (2016). The perceived causal structures of smoking: Smoker and non-smoker comparisons. Journal of Health Psychology, 21(9), 2042-2051.

*MacLean, R.R., *Nichols, T.T., LeBreton, J., & Wilson, S.J. (2016). Effects of cognitive load on neural and behavioral responses to smoking cue distractors. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 16(4), 588-600. PDF

Molenaar, P. C. M., Beltz, A. M., Gates, K. M., & Wilson, S.J. (2016). State space modeling of time-varying contemporaneous and lagged relations in connectivity maps. NeuroImage, 125, 791-802. PDF

*Nichols, T.T., Foulds, J.A., Yingst, J., Veldheer, S., Hrabovsky, S., Richie, J., Eissenberg, T., & Wilson, S.J. (2016). Cue-reactivity in experienced electronic cigarette users: Novel stimulus videos and a pilot fMRI study. Brain Research Bulletin, 123, 23-32. PDF


*Ashe, M.L., Newman, M.G., & Wilson, S.J. (2015). Delay discounting and the use of mindful attention versus distraction in the treatment of drug addiction: a conceptual review. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 103(1), 234-248. PDF

Beltz, A.M., Berenbaum, S.A., & Wilson, S.J. (2015). Sex differences in the resting state brain function of cigarette smokers and links to nicotine dependence. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 23(4), 247-254. PDF

Foulds, J., Veldheer, S., Yingst, J., Hrabovsky, S., Wilson, S.J., *Nichols, T.T., & Eissenberg, T.T. (2015). Development of a questionnaire to assess dependence on electronic cigarettes in a large sample of ex-smoking e-cig users. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 17(2), 186-192. PDF

Wilson, S.J., & Sayette, M.A. (2015).  Neuroimaging craving: Urge intensity matters. Addiction, 110(2), 195-203. (Featured as a “For Debate” piece). PDF

Wilson, S.J., & Sayette, M.A. (2015). All cravings are not created equal. Addiction, 110(2), 207-209. (Invited response to commentaries). PDF

Yingst, J., Veldheer, S., Hrabovsky, S., *Nichols, T.T., Wilson, S.J., & Foulds, J.A. (2015). Factors associated with electronic cigarette users’ device preferences and transition from first generation to advanced generation devices. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 17(10), 1242-1246. PDF


Lydon, D.M., Wilson, S.J., Child, A., & Geier, C.F. (2014). Adolescent brain maturation and smoking: What we know and where we're headed. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 45, 323-342. PDF

*MacLean, R.R., Geier, C.F., *Henry, S.L., & Wilson, S.J. (2014). Digital peer interactions affect risk taking in young adults. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 24(4), 772-780. PDF

*Nichols, T.T., Gates, K.M., Molenaar, P.C., & Wilson, S.J. (2014). Greater BOLD activity but more efficient connectivity is associated with better cognitive performance within a sample of nicotine-deprived smokers. Addiction Biology, 19(5), 931-940. PDF

Wilson, S.J., Delgado, M.R., McKee, S.A., Grigson, P.S., *MacLean, R.R., *Nichols, T.T., & *Henry, S.L. (2014). Weak ventral striatal responses to monetary outcomes predict an unwillingness to resist cigarette smoking. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 14(4), 1196-1207. PDF

Wilson, S.J., Sayette, M.A., & Fiez, J.A. (2014). Self-control, negative affect, and neural activity during effortful cognition in deprived smokers. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9(6), 887-994. PDF

Wilson, S.J., Smyth, J., & *MacLean, R.R. (2014). Integrating ecological momentary assessment and brain imaging methods: New avenues for studying and treating tobacco dependence. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 16 Suppl 2, S102-S110. PDF


Beltz, A.M., Gates, K.M., Engels, A.S., Molenaar, P., Pulido, C., Turrisi, R., Berenbaum, S.A., Gilmore, R.O., & Wilson, S.J. (2013). Changes in alcohol-related brain networks across the first year of college: A prospective study using fMRI effective connectivity mapping. Addictive Behaviors, 38(4), 2052-2059. PDF

Wilson, S.J., Creswell, K.G., Sayette, M.A., & Fiez, J.A. (2013). Ambivalence about smoking and cue-elicited neural activity in quitting-motivated smokers faced with an opportunity to smoke. Addictive Behaviors, 38(2), 1541-1549. PDF

Wilson, S.J. & *MacLean, R.R. (2013). Associations between self-control and dimensions of nicotine dependence: A preliminary report. Addictive Behaviors, 38(3), 1812-1815. PDF

Wilson, S.J., Sayette, M.A., & Fiez, J.A. (2013). Neural correlates of self-focused and other-focused strategies for coping with cigarette cue exposure. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27(2), 466-476. PDF

2012 and Earlier

Wilson, S.J., Sayette, M.A., & Fiez, J.A. (2012). Quitting-unmotivated and quitting-motivated cigarette smokers exhibit different patterns of cue-elicited brain activation when anticipating an opportunity to smoke. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121(1), 198-211. PDF

Wilson, S.J., Sayette, M.A., Fiez, J.A., & Delgado, M.R. (2008). Effects of smoking opportunity on responses to monetary gain and loss in the caudate nucleus. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117(2), 428-434. PDF

Wilson, S.J., Sayette, M.A., Fiez, J.A., & Brough, E. (2007). Carry-over effects of smoking cue exposure on working memory performance. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 9(5), 613-619. PDF

Wilson, S.J., Sayette, M.A., Delgado, M.R., & Fiez, J.A. (2005). Instructed smoking expectancy modulates cue-elicited neural activity: A preliminary study. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 7(4), 637-645. PDF

Wilson, S.J., Sayette, M.A., & Fiez, J.A. (2004). Prefrontal responses to drug cues: A neurocognitive analysis. Nature Neuroscience, 7(3), 211-214. PDF