Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Charles Geier, PhD

Charles Geier, PhD

Dr. Frances Keesler Graham Early Career Professorship, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
cfg2@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Reward
  • Brain
  • Smoking
  • Motivation
  • Risk-Taking
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Short-Term Memory
  • Saccades
  • Cues
  • Decision Making
  • Corpus Striatum
  • Nicotine

Recent Publications

2019

Roberts, NJ, Oravecz, Z, Sprague, BN & Geier, C 2019, 'A novel hierarchical later process model: Evaluating latent sources of variation in reaction times of adult daily smokers', Frontiers in Psychiatry, vol. 10, no. JULY, 474. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00474

2018

Adise, S, Geier, C, Roberts, NJ, White, CN & Keller, KL 2019, 'Food or money? Children's brains respond differently to rewards regardless of weight status', Pediatric Obesity, vol. 14, no. 2, e12469. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpo.12469
Scherf, KS, Griffin, JW, Judy, B, Whyte, EM, Geier, C, Elbich, D & Smyth, JM 2018, 'Improving sensitivity to eye gaze cues in autism using serious game technology: Study protocol for a phase i randomised controlled trial' BMJ open, vol. 8, no. 9, e023682. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023682
Hallquist, MN, Geier, C & Luna, B 2018, 'Incentives facilitate developmental improvement in inhibitory control by modulating control-related networks', NeuroImage, vol. 172, pp. 369-380. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.01.045
Adise, S, Geier, C, Roberts, NJ, White, CN & Keller, KL 2018, 'Is brain response to food rewards related to overeating? A test of the reward surfeit model of overeating in children', Appetite, vol. 128, pp. 167-179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2018.06.014

2017

Lydon-Staley, DM & Geier, C 2018, 'Age-Varying Associations Between Cigarette Smoking, Sensation Seeking, and Impulse Control Through Adolescence and Young Adulthood', Journal of Research on Adolescence, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 354-367. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12335
MacLean, RR, Pincus, AL, Smyth, JM, Geier, C & Wilson, S 2018, 'Extending the Balloon Analogue Risk Task to Assess Naturalistic Risk Taking via a Mobile Platform', Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 107-116. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-017-9628-4
Hawes, SW, Chahal, R, Hallquist, MN, Paulsen, DJ, Geier, C & Luna, B 2017, 'Modulation of reward-related neural activation on sensation seeking across development', NeuroImage, vol. 147, pp. 763-771. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.12.020
Geier, C, Roberts, N & Lydon-Staley, D 2018, 'The Effects of Smoking Abstinence on Incentivized Spatial Working Memory' Substance Use and Misuse, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 86-93. https://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2017.1325374

2016

Sweitzer, MM, Geier, C, Denlinger, R, Forbes, EE, Raiff, BR, Dallery, J, McClernon, FJ & Donny, EC 2016, 'Blunted striatal response to monetary reward anticipation during smoking abstinence predicts lapse during a contingency-managed quit attempt', Psychopharmacology, vol. 233, no. 5, pp. 751-760. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-015-4152-2
Sweitzer, MM, Geier, C, Addicott, MA, Denlinger, R, Raiff, BR, Dallery, J, McClernon, FJ & Donny, EC 2016, 'Smoking Abstinence-Induced Changes in Resting State Functional Connectivity with Ventral Striatum Predict Lapse during a Quit Attempt', Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 41, no. 10, pp. 2521-2529. https://doi.org/10.1038/npp.2016.56
Lydon, DM, Howard, MC, Wilson, S & Geier, C 2016, 'The perceived causal structures of smoking: Smoker and non-smoker comparisons', Journal of Health Psychology, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 2042-2051. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105315569895
Lydon, DM, Ram, N, Conroy, DE, Pincus, AL, Geier, C & Maggs, J 2016, 'The within-person association between alcohol use and sleep duration and quality in situ: An experience sampling study', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 61, pp. 68-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.05.018

2015

Paulsen, DJ, Hallquist, MN, Geier, C & Luna, B 2015, 'Effects of incentives, age, and behavior on brain activation during inhibitory control: A longitudinal fMRI study', Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, vol. 11, pp. 105-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2014.09.003
Lydon, DM, Roberts, NJ & Geier, C 2015, 'Reduced influence of monetary incentives on Go/NoGo performance during smoking abstinence', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 17, no. 9, pp. 1178-1181. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntu283
Chung, T, Paulsen, DJ, Geier, C, Luna, B & Clark, DB 2015, 'Regional brain activation supporting cognitive control in the context of reward is associated with treated adolescents’ marijuana problem severity at follow-up: A preliminary study' Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, vol. 16, pp. 93-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2015.05.004
Zhai, ZW, Pajtek, S, Luna, B, Geier, C, Ridenour, TA & Clark, DB 2015, 'Reward-Modulated Response Inhibition, Cognitive Shifting, and the Orbital Frontal Cortex in Early Adolescence' Journal of Research on Adolescence, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 753-764. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12168

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