Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Stephen Wilson, PhD

Stephen Wilson, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology
Penn State Neuroscience Institute
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
sjw42@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Brain
  • Smokers
  • Cues
  • Tobacco Products
  • Smoking
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Nicotine
  • Food
  • Craving
  • Child
  • Smoke
  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

Recent Publications

2021

Baker, AN, Wilson, SJ & Hayes, JE 2021, 'Flavor and product messaging are the two most important drivers of electronic cigarette selection in a choice-based task', Scientific reports, vol. 11, no. 1, 4689. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-84332-4
Weigard, A, Wilson, SJ, Shapiro, Z, Galloway-Long, H & Huang-Pollock, C 2021, 'Neural correlates of working memory’s suppression of aversive olfactory distraction effects', Brain Imaging and Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11682-020-00419-y
Lydon-Staley, DM, MacLean, RR, Falk, EB, Bassett, DS & Wilson, SJ 2021, 'The feasibility of an in-scanner smoking lapse paradigm to examine the neural correlates of lapses', Addiction Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/adb.13001
Ashe, ML & Wilson, SJ 2021, 'Very Light Daily Smoking in Young Adults: Relationships between Nicotine Dependence and Lapse', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 327-333. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntaa169

2020

Ashe, ML & Wilson, SJ 2020, 'A brief review of choice bundling: A strategy to reduce delay discounting and bolster self-control', Addictive Behaviors Reports, vol. 11, 100262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.abrep.2020.100262
Kling, SMR, Pearce, AL, Reynolds, ML, Garavan, H, Geier, CF, Rolls, BJ, Rose, EJ, Wilson, SJ & Keller, KL 2020, 'Development and Pilot Testing of Standardized Food Images for Studying Eating Behaviors in Children', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 11, 1729. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01729

2019

Dawood, S, Hallquist, MN, Pincus, AL, Ram, N, Newman, MG, Wilson, SJ & Levy, KN 2020, 'Comparing Signal-Contingent and Event-Contingent Experience Sampling Ratings of Affect in a Sample of Psychotherapy Outpatients', Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 13-24. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-019-09766-7
Wilson, SJ & Sayette, MA 2019, Craving in substance use disorders with a focus on cigarette smoking. in Neuroscience of Nicotine: Mechanisms and Treatment. Elsevier, pp. 199-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813035-3.00025-3
Ellison, WD, Levy, KN, Newman, MG, Pincus, AL, Wilson, SJ & Molenaar, PCM 2019, 'Dynamics Among Borderline Personality and Anxiety Features in Psychotherapy Outpatients: An Exploration of Nomothetic and Idiographic Patterns', Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. https://doi.org/10.1037/per0000363
Yingst, JM, Foulds, J, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Trushin, N, Eissenberg, TT, Williams, J, Richie, JP, Nichols, TT, Wilson, SJ & Hobkirk, AL 2019, 'Nicotine absorption during electronic cigarette use among regular users', PloS one, vol. 14, no. 7, e0220300. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0220300

2018

Keller, KL, English, LK, Fearnbach, SN, Lasschuijt, M, Anderson, K, Bermudez, M, Fisher, JO, Rolls, BJ & Wilson, S 2018, 'Brain response to food cues varying in portion size is associated with individual differences in the portion size effect in children', Appetite, vol. 125, pp. 139-151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2018.01.027
Weigard, A, Beltz, A, Reddy, SN & Wilson, SJ 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, vol. 40, no. 6, pp. 1829-1843. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.24493
English, LK, Masterson, TD, Fearnbach, SN, Tanofsky-Kraff, M, Fisher, J, Wilson, S, Rolls, BJ & Keller, KL 2019, 'Increased brain and behavioural susceptibility to portion size in children with loss of control eating', Pediatric Obesity, vol. 14, no. 2, e12436. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpo.12436
Scala, JW, Levy, KN, Johnson, BN, Kivity, Y, Ellison, WD, Pincus, AL, Wilson, SJ & Newman, MG 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, vol. 32, pp. 36-57. https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi.2018.32.supp.36

2017

Hobkirk, A, Nichols, TT, Foulds, J, Yingst, JM, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Richie, J, Eissenberg, T & Wilson, S 2018, 'Changes in resting state functional brain connectivity and withdrawal symptoms are associated with acute electronic cigarette use', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 138, pp. 56-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2017.05.010
MacLean, RR, Pincus, AL, Smyth, JM, Geier, CF & Wilson, SJ 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
English, LK, Fearnbach, SN, Wilson, SJ, Fisher, JO, Savage, JS, Rolls, BJ & Keller, KL 2017, 'Food portion size and energy density evoke different patterns of brain activation in children', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 105, no. 2, pp. 295-305. https://doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.116.136903
MacLean, RR, Martino, S, Carroll, KM, Smyth, JM, Pincus, AL & Wilson, SJ 2017, 'Momentary associations between reported craving and valuing health in daily smokers', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 716-722. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntw253
Manglani, HR, Lewis, AH, Wilson, SJ & Delgado, MR 2017, 'Pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer of nicotine and food cues in deprived cigarette smokers', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 670-676. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntx007
Johnson, BN, Ashe, ML & Wilson, SJ 2017, 'Self-control capacity as a predictor of borderline personality disorder features, problematic drinking, and their co-occurrence', Journal of personality disorders, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 289-305. https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi_2016_30_249
Zelle, SL, Gates, KM, Fiez, JA, Sayette, MA & Wilson, SJ 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, vol. 151, pp. 24-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.03.015

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