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
in psychology and has been at
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.
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.
May 1, 1998
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