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Rebecca J. Houston, PhD

Rebecca J. Houston, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Applied Biopsychology

Research Assistant Professor, Psychology

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2579
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Primary Research Areas

Biological substrates of impulsivity and aggression; neurophysiological (EEG, ERPs) and neuropsychological correlates of substance use disorders, antisocial behavior and impulse control disorders; assessment and treatment of aggressive behavior.

Wu | Houston | Delmerico | Chen
This grant will help a new research cluster team develop a website, conference and other resources to significantly strengthen the efforts to prevent and interrupt drinking and driving in Western New York.
Houston | Dearing | Connors | Homish
This study examined the association between impulse control and heart rate variability in people with alcohol use disorders and the feasibility of implementing heart rate variability training (breathing exercises) in these patients as a potential way to reduce the impulse to drink.
Leonard | Testa | Quigley | Houston | Homish
Researchers examined the relationship between heavy drinking, impulsivity and aggression in married couples.
Conner | Houston | Bossarte | Wyman | Tu | Hesselbrock

Neurophysiological and Behavioral Characteristics of Heavy Drinkers & Aggressive Drivers (funded by UB Interdisciplinary Research Development Fund). Examination of the potentially interactive effects of aggressive driving and heavy drinking history on neurophysiological (event-related brain potentials; ERPs) and behavioral measures during a driving simulation task. (Award made to Changxu Wu, PhD, UB Industrial and Systems Engineering, subaccount to Rebecca Houston).

Transitional Mechanisms in the Relapse Process: A Pilot Study (funded by RIA Research Development Program). This pilot study is investigating the role of implicit responses (behavioral and neurophysiological) to alcohol cues as they relate to relapse.