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Hutchison, Kent Edward

Professor Adjunct


Research Areas research areas


research overview

  • Treatments for addiction: development of more effective therapies, determine which individuals are most vulnerable to addiction, and determine which individuals might benefit most from a given treatment. I have a long track record of NIH funding and publications related to alcohol abuse. Specifically, I am interested in combining neuroimaging, epigenetic, pharmacological, and clinical perspectives to develop more effective intervention and preventions strategies.


  • neurobiology of addiction, genetics, epigenetics


selected publications


courses taught

  • NRSC 7102 - Topics in Neuroscience
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Advanced seminar dealing with different specialized topics in neuroscience. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • PSYC 3111 - Psychological Science 2: Research Methods in Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Provides a foundation in research methodology to give students the ability to design, conduct, analyze, and present (both verbally and in writing) an empirical study in psychology. Allows students to be effective producers and consumers of research.
  • PSYC 4011 - Senior Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Critically reviews some aspect of psychological literature, scholarly analysis of a major psychological issue, and/or empirical research project. See the psychology honors director for further information.
  • PSYC 4541 - Special Topics in Psychology- Social Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020
    Examines individual or social dimensions of human behavior. Students will develop expertise in basic theories, as well as in measurement techniques and data interpretation regarding issues of societal significance. Students will consider applications of that knowledge, ranging from the development of new theory to solving problems. Particular section content is determined by instructor. PSYC 4541 and/or PSYC 4551 may be taken 3 times with different topics, for a total of 9 credits