David P. Jarmolowicz, Ph.D.

David P. Jarmolowicz, Ph.D.

David Jarmolowicz

David Jarmolowicz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas where he directs the Center for Applied Neuroeconomics and the Problem Gambling Research and Education Support System. Dr. Jarmolowicz investigates pathological reinforcer valuation, present focus, and risk sensitivity across a range of health behaviors (e.g., medication adherence, gambling, risky sexual choices, and college alcohol/substance abuse). This research is conducted with both human subjects and in animal models. The long-term goal of this research leverage an enhanced understanding of the behavioral and neurobiological underpinnings of these behaviors to develop novel therapeutic approaches that can be effectively used to improve them. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Perspectives on Behavior Science and is an editorial board member of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and the Psychological Record. Dr. Jarmolowicz has published over 50 peer reviewed papers and was the 2017 recipient of the American Psychological Association Division 25 B. F. Skinner Foundation New Basic Researcher Award.

Investigator, Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment,

Ph.D., Psychology (Behavior Analysis), West Virginia University, 2011
M.S., Psychology (Behavior Analysis), West Virginia University, 2009
M.A., Psychology (Applied Behavior Analysis), University of Maryland, 2006
B.S., Psychology, Western Michigan University, 2000
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1000 Sunnyside Avenue
4050 Dole Human Development Center
Lawrence, Kansas 66045


Research Interests

Dr. Jarmolowicz's research uses behavioral- and neuro-economic perspectives to conduct research that contributes to the understanding and treatment of addiction. This research includes studies that examine basic learning processes in both humans and non-human animals, studies which examine the pathological patterns of decision making in addicted individuals, and studies that pull upon laboratory findings to develop and/or refine treatment for addiction and its related behavioral deficits.


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