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Jerry B. Richards, PhD

Jerry B. Richards, PhD

Senior Research Scientist


Research Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2211

Primary Research Areas

Drug abuse, animal and human models of impulsivity, sensation seeking, behavioral neuroscience, and the experimental analysis of behavior.

Richards | Lucke | Meyer
Researchers will explore the link between addiction and various behaviors, such as response to novelty, sustained attention, reaction time and preferences for rewards. 
Hawk | Pelham | Richards | Waxmonsky | Wilding
Sensory reinforcement and drug abuse. Investigating the effects of the psychomotor stimulants on the reward value of sensory stimuli. We hypothesize that psychomotor stimulants increase the rewarding value of sensory stimuli and that this increase in reward contributes to the addictive potential of psychomotor stimulants such as methamphetamine and nicotine. This research has important implications for understanding the processes through which individuals become addicted to psychomotor stimulant drugs.