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IU Bloomington

Peter Finn

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Expert Bio

Professor Peter Finn specializes in clinical science; biology, behavior and neuroscience; and neural science. His research focuses on cognitive and motivational processes in substance abuse, working memory and self-regulation, and disinhibitory processes in personality. He is head of the Biobehavioral Alcohol Research Laboratory.

Finn has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (clinical and neuroscience) in the IU College of Arts and Sciences since 1988.

He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1988 from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Areas of Expertise

Substance use disorders; alcoholism; addiction; biopsychosocial processes in addiction; self control; risky and impulsive decision-making; impulsivity; thrill seeking and related personality traits.

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