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Matthew Weaver

Chair, Department of Psychology, Associate Professor

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OFFICE: Briggs 102b

Dr. Matthew T. Weaver is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Mercyhurst University. His scholarly interests include behavioral and neurobiological processes of drug abuse and impulsivity. He is a strong advocate for undergraduate research and is the Director of the Laboratory of Addictive and Impulsive Behaviors. Honors for Dr. Weaver include the 2013 APA: Division 25 Young Researcher Award and the 2009 APA: Division 25 Basic Dissertation Award. Dr. Weaver has been active in Divisions 2, 25, and 28. APA leadership positions include the Division 28 Program Chair (2015), Division 25 Membership Chair (2010-2016), and Division 25 Member-at-Large (2019-2021). Dr. Weaver is a member of the Steering Committee Chair for the Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychological Consortium since 2015 and served as the chair from 2015 to 2023. Dr. Weaver earned his B.S. from Allegheny College, his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida, and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh before joining Mercyhurst in 2012.

About Dr. Matthew T. Weaver
    • Post Doctoral Fellowship – University of Pittsburgh
    • Ph.D. – University of Florida
    • M.S. – University of Florida
    • B.S. – Allegheny College
    • Drug Abuse, Neuroscience, Behavior Analysis, and Research Methods
    • Drugs and Human Behavior
    • Biopsychology
    • Learning and Motivation (with lab)
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Statistics for Psychology
    • Research Design and Statistical Analysis I (with Lab)
    • Science and the Extraordinary: Or, Science and Pseudoscience
    • Advanced Behavior Analysis
    • Capstone - Biopsychology: Impulsivity
    • Capstone - Biopsychology: Adolescence
    • Psychology in the World: Ireland
    • On Tour with the Mystics: From Mystical Thought to Modern Science: Italy and Greece
    • Sport Psychology in the International Context: Portugal and Spain
    • Impulsivity, Drug Abuse Disorders, Statistics, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    • Laboratory of Addictive and Impulsive Behaviors
    • American Psychological Association
    • Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychological Consortium
    • BF Skinner Foundation / APA Div. 25: New Researcher Award
    • APA Div. 25 / SEAB: Basic Dissertation Award