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  • Spring 2016

    • PSYC-597 Topics in Psychology: Psychology of Drug Dependence
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Laura M. Juliano conducts research on cognitive and behavioral factors that influence drug taking and drug effects. The goal of this research is to better understand the development and treatment of drug dependence. Her research focuses on tobacco and caffeine; two widely used and important psychoactive drugs, which also serve as suitable models for examining basic factors in drug dependence.

AU Expert

Area of Expertise: Caffeine, smoking, psychology

Additional Information: Laura M. Juliano supervises the Behavioral Pharmacology and Health Promotion Laboratory, a human experimental and clinical research laboratory in the Department of Psychology at American University. The laboratory conducts research on smoking and caffeine usage. Her 2004 research study on caffeine withdrawal was covered by numerous media outlets, including ABC's Good Morning America, CNN, and the Washington Post.  Her research has also been featured in documentaries aired in the United States, Italy, and South Korea.

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