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Joseph S. Baschnagel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Curriculum Vitae

Office: Bldg 1, Rm 2354
E-mail: jsbgsh@rit.edu





Welcome to my profile page. Here you can learn a little about my academic background and my current research interests.


My degree is in Clinical Psychology. I completed both my B.A. in Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University at Buffalo under the guidance of Larry Hawk, Ph.D.. I completed a clinical intership at the University of Mississippi Medical Center - Jackson VA Consortium in Jackson, MS and completed a 2-year post-doctoral program focused on PTSD and Addiction research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center under the guidance of Scott Coffey, Ph.D..

Research Interests:

My current research focuses on studying smoking behavior and cue-reactivity to alcohol cues. Specifically I am interested in attentional and emotional aspects of addiction. This includes studying the effect of nicotine on attentional and emotional processes in both smokers and non-smokers and assessing cue-reactivity to smoking cues in both general smoking populations and in specific populations where smoking is comorbid with other psychiatric disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. I am currently collaborating with the Multidisciplinary Vision Research Laboratory here at RIT to incorporate mobile eye-tracking into cue-reactivity paradigms. I frequently use psychophysiological research methods to study attention and emotion processing; measures such as the startle eye-blink reflex, facial emg, heartrate, and skin conductance responses. In addition to studying smoking behavior and nicotine addiction I have studied attentional and emotional processing in borderline personality disorder populations and have done work studying the effect of incentives on basic attentional processes. To see a list of my publications, please click on the link to my curriculum vitae located to the left.

Courses Taught:

Here at RIT I typically teach Introduction to Psychology, Psychophysiology, Psychopharmacology, Biological Basis of Mental Disorders, Behavior Modification, and Brain and Behavior.