Bradley T. Conner

Temple University, USA


Bradley T. Conner works as an Assistant Professor of psychology with a dual appointment in the clinical and developmental areas. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, Calif, USA, in 2006, in clinical psychology with a minor in quantitative psychology and a specialization in genetics and genomics. He conducts thematic research that focuses on the etiology, negative outcomes of sensation seeking, compulsive, and impulsive behavior disorders across the lifespan. More specifically, Dr. Conner studies how certain genotypes and the sensation seeking personality type influence the onset and course of disorders and the engagement in risky behaviors, such as drug abuse, risky sexual behavior, and delinquency in adolescence and young adulthood. He employs advanced multivariate statistical techniques to further understanding of the complex relationships among genes, sensation seeking personality type, psychopathology, and risky behavior as causal mechanisms of negative outcomes such as drug dependence, exposure to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and incarceration. Ultimately, the goal of this research aims to further understanding of how prevention and intervention efficacy vary as a function of the interplay of these factors. Dr. Conner serves as a Member of the American Psychological Association Divisions 50: Addictions and 53: the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies participating in the Addictions and Clinical Research Methods Special Interest Groups.

Biography Updated on 4 September 2012

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