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Tony W. Buchanan, Ph.D.

Professor, Experimental Program: Cognition & Neuroscience; Co-Director of Neuroscience Program
Department of Psychology


Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Research Interests

My research focuses on the relationships between stress and behavior. My work focuses on two related, but distinct questions: 1) How does stress impact cognition, especially decision making? And 2) How does stress impact the physiology and behavior of addiction, specifically gambling disorder and substance use disorder? 

Labs and Facilities

Cognitive Neuroscience of Stress Lab

Publications and Media Placements

Google Scholar link
Husa, R. A., Buchanan, T. W., & Kirchhoff, B. A. (2021) Subjective stress and proactive and reactive cognitive control strategies. European Journal of Neuroscience, 00, 1-13. doi: 10.111/ejn.15214

Passarelli, T. O., & Buchanan, T. W. (2020) How do stress and social closeness impact prosocial behavior? Experimental Psychology, 67 (2), 123-131. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169/a000482.

McMullin, S. D., Shields, G.S., Slavich, G. M., & Buchanan, T. W. (2020) Cumulative lifetime stress exposure predicts greater impulsivity and addictive behaviors. Journal of Health Psychology, 1-16. doi: 10.1177/1359105320937055

Lovallo, W.R., Buchanan, T. W. (2020) Psychophysiology: Theory and Methods. In: Gellman M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. Springer, New York, NY

Buchanan, T. W., McMullin, S. D., Baxley, C., & Weinstock, J. (2020). Stress and gambling. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 31, 8-12. doi: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2019.09.004

Buchanan, T. W., McMullin, S. D., Mulhauser, K., Weinstock, J., & Weller, J. A. (2019). Diurnal cortisol and decision making under risk in problem gambling. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/adb0000474

Buchanan, T. W., & Lovallo, W. R. (2019). The role of genetics in stress effects on health and addiction. Current Opinion in Psychology, 27, 72-76. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2018.09.005

Meyer, D., Salas, J., Barkley, S., & Buchanan, T. W. (2019). In sickness and in health: Partner's physical and mental health predicts cortisol levels in couples. Stress, 22(3), 295-302. doi: 10.1080/10253890.2018.1561843

Laures-Gore, J., Cahana-Amitay, D., & Buchanan, T. W. (2019) Diurnal cortisol dynamics, perceived stress, and language production in aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(5), 1416-1426. doi: 10.1044/2018_JSLHR-L-18-0276