Richard J. Davidson Ph.D is William James
and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Director, W.M.
Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison. He received his doctorate from Harvard
University in psychology and has
been at Wisconsin since 1984.
Davidson is internationally renowned for his research on the neural substrates
of emotion and emotional disorders. He is the recipient of numerous awards for
his research including a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist
Award, a MERIT Award from NIMH, an Established Investigator Award from the
National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders
(NARSAD), the William James Fellow Award from the American Psychological
Society, and the Hilldale Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was
the 1997 Distinguished Scientific Lecturer for the American Psychological
Association. He served as a Core Member of the MacArthur Foundation Research
Network in Mind-Body Interaction, is currently a Core Member of the MacArthur
Foundation Mind-Brain-Body and Health Initiative and a member of the Board of
Scientific Counselors, NIMH. In 2001-02 he served on the National Academy of
Science Panel to evaluate the validity of the polygraph. He was the year 2000
recipient of the most prestigious award given by the American Psychological
Association for lifetime achievement-the Distinguished Scientific Contribution
Award. He has published more than 150 articles, many chapters and reviews and
edited 12 books.
Davidson, Richard J (Ed.), et al. Handbook
of Affective Sciences. Oxford University
Davidson, Richard J. and Kenneth Hugdahl
(Eds.). The Asymmetrical Brain. MIT Press: 2002.
Davidson, Richard J. (Ed.).
Neuropsychological Perspectives on Affective and Anxiety Disorders: A Special
Issue of the Journal of Cognition and Emotion. Psychology Press: May
1, 1998 .
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