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

Recent Publications

2022

Ekhtiari, H, Zare-Bidoky, M, Sangchooli, A, Janes, AC, Kaufman, MJ, Oliver, JA, Prisciandaro, JJ, Wüstenberg, T, Anton, RF, Bach, P, Baldacchino, A, Beck, A, Bjork, JM, Brewer, J, Childress, AR, Claus, ED, Courtney, KE, Ebrahimi, M, Filbey, FM, Ghahremani, DG, Azbari, PG, Goldstein, RZ, Goudriaan, AE, Grodin, EN, Hamilton, JP, Hanlon, CA, Hassani-Abharian, P, Heinz, A, Joseph, JE, Kiefer, F, Zonoozi, AK, Kober, H, Kuplicki, R, Li, Q, London, ED, McClernon, J, Noori, HR, Owens, MM, Paulus, MP, Perini, I, Potenza, M, Potvin, S, Ray, L, Schacht, JP, Seo, D, Sinha, R, Smolka, MN, Spanagel, R, Steele, VR, Stein, EA, Steins-Loeber, S, Tapert, SF, Verdejo-Garcia, A, Vollstädt-Klein, S, Wetherill, RR, Wilson, SJ, Witkiewitz, K, Yuan, K, Zhang, X & Zilverstand, A 2022, 'A methodological checklist for fMRI drug cue reactivity studies: development and expert consensus', Nature Protocols, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 567-595. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41596-021-00649-4
Wilson, SJ 2022, 'Constructing Craving: Applying the Theory of Constructed Emotion to Urge States', Current Directions in Psychological Science, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 347-354. https://doi.org/10.1177/09637214221098055
Yingst, JM, Lester, C, Livelsberger, C, Allen, SI, Hammett, E, Veldheer, S, Hummer, B, Bordner, C, Zhu, J, Sciamanna, CN, Trushin, N, Tan, HS, Wilson, SJ, Twining, RC, Foulds, J & Grigson, PS 2022, 'Pilot randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect of random nicotine delivery on cigarettes per day and smoke exposure', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 188, pp. 30-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2022.07.017

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
Beltz, AM, Demidenko, MI, Wilson, SJ & Berenbaum, SA 2021, 'Prenatal androgen influences on the brain: A review, critique, and illustration of research on congenital adrenal hyperplasia', Journal of Neuroscience Research. https://doi.org/10.1002/jnr.24900
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, vol. 26, no. 4, e13001. 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, S, 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

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