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Alyssa Wilson, PhD, BCBA-D

Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis, Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis Programs

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Research Interests: Complex human behavior; Verbal behavior; Assessment and treatment of disordered gambling; Translational applications of clinical behavior analysis; Development and implementation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for gambling disorders and emotional behavior disorders

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Teaching Areas: Principles and Concepts of Behavior Analysis; Behavioral Change and Processes

Education History: Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

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Alyssa Wilson, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an Assistant Professor in the Saint Louis University School of Social Work. She is the Director of Applied Behavior Analysis Programs. She teaches principles of behavior analysis and behavioral change and processes. Dr. Wilson's research focuses on behavioral addictions and emotional behavior disorders in adults and children.

Current research projects involve assessment and treatment of problem and disordered gambling, neurological investigations of gambling behaviors, and translational approaches to clinical behavior analysis. She is an editorial board member of Analysis of Gambling Behavior, and a guest reviewer for The Psychological Record. Additionally, Dr. Wilson is chair of the ABAI Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group, and the Saint Louis University Behavior Analysis student group.

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