Dr. David G. Gilbert | Psychology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Dr. David G. Gilbert

Dr. David G. Gilbert

Dr. Gilbert is accepting graduate students.

Email: dgilbert@siu.edu

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David G. Gilbert is research Professor in the Department of Psychology at SIUC.  He received his B.S. from the University of Washington in 1970, earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1978 interned at Linwood V.A. Hospital in Augusta, GA. The recipient of numerous research grants, including seven from the National Institutes of Health. His research is broad and integrative, including environmental, genetic, and biological factors contributing to individual differences in cognition, affect, motivation, coping, and substance abuse. His laboratory utilizes state-of-the-art technology, including computerized eye-tracking, fMRI, EEG, ERP brain imaging, and emotional stimulus-presentation systems. He is the author of Smoking: Individual Differences, Psychopathology and Emotion, edited Personality, Social Skills, and Psychopathology and has published approximately 120 articles in these areas.  Dr. Gilbert has attained international recognition for ground-breaking research in the study of psychological and biological basis of substance use/abuse (nicotine, antidepressants, alcohol, marijuana (THC), and caffeine and is continually expanding his knowledge with a specific interest in fMRI neuroimaging.

"I truly enjoy offering undergraduate students the opportunity to come to work in the laboratory as they make their graduate school plans. Besides class credit, undergrads can expect to acquire excellent research experience as well as a letter of recommendation.“ — Dr. David Gilbert

Interest:  Integrative neuroscience, Substance use/abuse, Genetic and environmental influences, Individual differences, Emotion