Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Stephen Wilson, PhD

Stephen Wilson, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
sjw42@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Smoking
  • Brain
  • Cues
  • Tobacco Products
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Craving
  • Food
  • Nicotine
  • Electronic Cigarettes
  • Smoke
  • Portion Size
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations

Recent Publications

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, S 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, K, Johnson, BN, Kivity, Y, Ellison, WD, Pincus, AL, Wilson, S & 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, 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
English, LK, Fearnbach, SN, Wilson, S, Fisher, JO, Williams, 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, S 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, S & 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, S 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, S 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

2016

English, LK, Fearnbach, SN, Lasschuijt, M, Schlegel, A, Anderson, K, Harris, S, Wilson, S, Fisher, JO, Williams, JS, Rolls, BJ & Keller, KL 2016, 'Brain regions implicated in inhibitory control and appetite regulation are activated in response to food portion size and energy density in children', International Journal of Obesity, vol. 40, no. 10, pp. 1515-1522. https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2016.126
Fearnbach, SN, English, LK, Lasschuijt, M, Wilson, S, Williams, JS, Fisher, JO, Rolls, BJ & Keller, KL 2016, 'Brain response to images of food varying in energy density is associated with body composition in 7- to 10-year-old children: Results of an exploratory study', Physiology and Behavior, vol. 162, pp. 3-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.03.007
Nichols, TT, Foulds, J, Yingst, JM, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Richie, J, Eissenberg, T & Wilson, S 2016, 'Cue-reactivity in experienced electronic cigarette users: Novel stimulus videos and a pilot fMRI study', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 123, pp. 23-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2015.10.003
MacLean, RR, Nichols, TT, Lebreton, JM & Wilson, S 2016, 'Effects of cognitive load on neural and behavioral responses to smoking-cue distractors' Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 588-600. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-016-0416-5
Molenaar, P, Beltz, AM, Gates, KM & Wilson, S 2016, 'State space modeling of time-varying contemporaneous and lagged relations in connectivity maps', NeuroImage, vol. 125, pp. 791-802. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.10.088
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
Baweja, R, Curci, K, Yingst, J, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Wilson, S, Nichols, TT, Eissenberg, T & Foulds, J 2016, 'Views of experienced electronic cigarette users', Addiction Research and Theory, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 80-88. https://doi.org/10.3109/16066359.2015.1077947

2015

Wilson, S & Sayette, MA 2015, 'All cravings are not created equal' Addiction, vol. 110, no. 2, pp. 207-209. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.12798
Ashe, ML, Newman, MG & Wilson, S 2015, 'Delay discounting and the use of mindful attention versus distraction in the treatment of drug addiction: A conceptual review', Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior, vol. 103, no. 1, pp. 234-248. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeab.122
Foulds, J, Veldheer, S, Yingst, J, Hrabovsky, S, Wilson, S, Nichols, TT & Eissenberg, T 2015, 'Development of a questionnaire for assessing dependence on electronic cigarettes among a large sample of ex-smoking e-cigarette users', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 186-192. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntu204
Yingst, JM, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Nichols, TT, Wilson, S & Foulds, J 2015, 'Factors associated with electronic cigarette users' device preferences and transition from first generation to advanced generation devices', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 17, no. 10, pp. 1242-1246. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntv052
Wilson, S & Sayette, MA 2015, 'Neuroimaging craving: Urge intensity matters', Addiction, vol. 110, no. 2, pp. 195-203. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.12676
Beltz, AM, Berenbaum, SA & Wilson, S 2015, 'Sex differences in resting state brain function of cigarette smokers and links to nicotine dependence', Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 247-254. https://doi.org/10.1037/pha0000033

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