Understanding Cravings in Addictive Behaviors



Meet the Experts: An Interview with Stephen Tiffany, Ph.D.
Dr. Tiffany discusses the topic, “Understanding Cravings in Addictive Behaviors

Dr. Tiffany is Empire Innovation Professor, and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the Univeristy at Buffalo. His research is in the area of drug addiction and conducts studies on the processes of drug craving, the causes of drug dependence, the diagnosis of dependence, adolescent drug use, and the interaction of biological and psychological factors in the control of addictive behaviors. He has also done research on the variables that regulate the development of addiction in young cigarette smokers and he has examined the processes that motivate addictive behavior.

Dr. Tiffany received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisonsin at Madison. He was awarded the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in 1993. He has been on the editorial boards of several journals including the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Psychotherapy, Studies on Alcohol, Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology and Nicotine and Tobacco Research.He has been a member of the Scientific Core Group of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Tobacco Etiology Research Network (TERN) since the inception of the network in 1997. He is also a member of the Research, Prevention, and Intervention for Addictions (RPIA), National Institutes of Health Review Committee

Learning Objectives:
-Name the three components of the definition of craving commonly used by researchers
-List three medications used to aide with cravings of addictive substances
-Name two different types of cravings

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