Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Stephen Wilson, PhD

Stephen Wilson, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications


Yingst, JM, Foulds, J, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Trushin, N, Eissenberg, TT, Williams, J, Richie, J, Nichols, TT, Wilson, S & Hobkirk, A 2019, 'Nicotine absorption during electronic cigarette use among regular users', PloS one, vol. 14, no. 7, e0220300.


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.
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.


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.


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.
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.


Wilson, S & Sayette, MA 2015, 'All cravings are not created equal' Addiction, vol. 110, no. 2, pp. 207-209.
Wilson, S & Sayette, MA 2015, 'Neuroimaging craving: Urge intensity matters', Addiction, vol. 110, no. 2, pp. 195-203.

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