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Mr. Steven T. Brewer

Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work

Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., (2014) University of New Orleans
  • M.S., (2011) University of New Orleans
  • B.S., (2008) Rogers State University
  • Undergraduate: Learning and Memory, Intermediate Research Methods & Statistical Analysis, Behavioral Neuroscience, Drugs and Behavior
  • Graduate: Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychology of Chemical Dependency

My research interests focus primarily on how non-physiological factors (e.g. social, cognitive, personality) may influence the perception of pain and contribute to pain outcomes. Currently, I am studying the role expectancy/learning has on monoamine systems and the influence those systems may have on the development and magnitude of the placebo effect observed in pain. Additionally, I am interested in whether the non-physiological factors associated with pain overlap, if at all, in addiction processes. The overarching goal would be to develop research information that is useful to clinical and counseling practice.

  • Bianchini, K. J., Frey, C., Brewer, S. T., Bui, J., & Aguerrevere, L., (Submitted).
    The Financial Incentive Effect, it’s not just malingering. In K. B. Boone
    (Ed.), Neuropsychological evaluation of medically unexplained symptoms: assessment primer. New York: Taylor & Francis
  • Greve, K. W., Bianchini, K. J. & Brewer, S. T. (Submitted). Chronic pain. In J. E.
    Morgan & J. H. Ricker (Eds.), Textbook of clinical neuropsychology (2nd ed.). NewYork: Taylor & Francis.
  • Greve, K. W., Bianchini, K. J. & Brewer, S. T. (2013). The assessment of
    performance   and self-report validity in persons claiming pain-related
    disability. The ClinicalNeuropsychologist, 27(1), 108-137.
    Baiamonte, B. A., Lee, F. A., Brewer, S. T., Spano, D. &, LaHoste, G. J. (2012).
    Attenuation of Rhes activity significantly delays the appearance of
    behavioral symptoms in a mouse model of Huntington’s disease. PLoS
    ONE 8(1): e53606.     doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053606

Presentations:

  • Brewer, S. T. (2015, April). Dopamine and the Placebo Effect. Paper presented
     at the   Annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association,
     Wichita, KS.
  • Boughner, R. L. & Brewer, S. T. (2009, April). Extinction Rates of the
    McCollough Effect. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the
    Southwestern Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Brewer, S. T., Boughner, R. L., Bue, R. M., Peters, J. K., Nichols, D.
    W.,  Kramer, D., A.,Lechtenberg, S. L., & Jameson, S. L. (2008, April).
    The Effect of Threat on Inattentional Blindness II. Paper presented at the
    annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Kansas
    City, MO.
  • Kramer, D. A., Brewer, S. T., Mitchell, D.,  Nichols, D. W., Berglund, D., &
    Boughner, R. L. (2008, April). Power and Attractiveness. Poster session
    presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological
    Association, Kansas City, MO.
  • Brewer, S. T., Blanck, A. L., Mai, T. T., Garrison, S. D., Loghry, S. R., Kramer, D.
    A., Garvey, A. C., & Boughner, R. L. (2007, April). The Effect of Threat on Inattentional Blindness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Ft. Worth, TX.
  • Brewer, S. T., Hughes, L. B., Blanck, A. L., Garrison S. D., & Boughner, R. L.
    (2006, April). The Serial Position Effect in Television Advertising. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Austin, TX.

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