This website provides copies of my publications and reviews of my book: Addiction: A disorder of choice.
I teach three courses at Boston College: Introduction to Brain, Mind, & Behavior, Experimental Psychology Research Lab, and Addiction, Choice, & Motivation.
My current addiction research uses large, publicly available data sets to evaluate the efficacy of treatment and the social-economic predictors of drug overdose deaths. My current lab research uses a mathematical model to infer the allocation of covert visual attention. Some representative recent papers are listed below, or click on Publications 2000 to Current.
Social-economic measures of income inequality predict overdose deaths to the same degree as do opioid prescription rates (2019).
Two choice principles (local and global maximizing) predict addiction’s unique characteristics (2020).
Is it constitutional for a judge to require a drug addict to stop using drugs (2017)? See blog summary and Penn Law School paper.
Addicts pass two empirical tests of free-will (2017) See blog summary and journal article.
A behavioral choice rule for the mind: How pigeons allocate pecks predicts how humans allocate covert attention (2016 and 2020).
A brief biography and my CV are on the “Vita” page.
You can contact me at (617) 552-9287,firstname.lastname@example.org.
505 McGuinn Hall, Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.