This website provides copies of my publications, background information for students who are interested in the courses I teach at Boston College and Harvard University, and information about my book, Addiction: A disorder of choice.
At Boston College, I teach an introductory course on psychology as a natural science, a lab practicum in which we conduct experiments on topics in psychology, and a seminar on addiction. At Harvard, I teach courses on addiction.
My current lab research is on a new method for measuring the allocation of attention. We are testing general principles of attention and the relationship between attention and higher order cognitive processes (e.g., word knowledge) and the relationship between attention and psychological disorders (e.g., depression). My current research on addiction uses epidemiological data to test how well treatment works and the relationship between family structure and drug use.
NOTICE: We are looking for a part-time research assistant to help supervise and run the attention studies (Boston College). The ideal candidate is someone who is eager for research experience.
A brief biography and my CV are on the “Vita” page.
505 McGuinn Hall, Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.