|Gene M. Heyman, Ph.D.
Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences & Medicine
Harvard Medical School
|Expertise||Addiction; Psychology; Sociology; |
Gene Heyman is currently a lecturer in the Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences and Medicine at Harvard University. He was previously an Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1989. His research interests include addiction, animal models of drug self-administration, and choice. He has taught courses on addiction, learning, and behavioral economics. His research is supported by grants from the N.S.F., the N.I.A.A.A., and the Russell Sage Foundation. His projects have included the epidemiology of addiction, theories of addiction, and an animal model for testing pharmacological treatments for alcoholism. In addition to teaching and research, he volunteers as a counselor at an addiction treatment center.Gene Heyman received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Harvard University in 1977.In between graduate school and his present position he held a post-doctoral fellowship in the Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences Department of the University of Chicago and was a Research Scientist at American Cynamid's Lederle Laboratories.
(1998, In Press). A Scientific Look at the Idea That Addiction is a Chronic, Relapsing Disease: Relapse Rates, Estimates of Duration, Cohort Trends, and Experiments.Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.(1998). On the science of substance abuse. Journal, 280, 807-808.(1997). Which behavioral consequences matter? The importance of frame of reference in explaining addiction. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 19, 599-610.(1997). Resolving the contradictions of addiction.Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 19, 561-574.
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