Department of Psychology

Substance Abuse Research

This area of research involves examining the effects of drug and alcohol use and abuse on behavior. Specifically, the effects of drugs and alcohol on biological, psychological, and social processes are considered. Areas of interest include description of major psychoactive drugs or drug classes, the effects of drugs on the nervous system, patterns of drug use, personality and social factors involved in drug use, and the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. Different models of prevention and treatment for different populations are considered and the effectiveness of the different approaches is investigated.

The following faculty members research this area of psychology. Please follow the links to their homepages.