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- Clinical psychology
BA/BSc (St. Francis Xavier)
Dr. Barrett’s research aims to understand how various pharmacological and non-pharmacological factors contribute to different addictive behaviours as well as to determine the extent to which there are individual differences in the roles of such factors.
- Spinella, T., Stewart, S., Naugler, J., Yakovenko, I., & Barrett, S. (2021). Evaluating cannabidiol (CBD) expectancy effects on acute stress and anxiety in healthy adults: A randomized crossover study. Psychopharmacology, 238(7), 1965-1977.
- Shephard, A., & Barrett, S. (2022). The impacts of caffeine administration, expectancies, and related stimuli on coffee craving, withdrawal, and self-administration. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 36, 378-386.
- Perry, R.N., Schlagintweit, H.E., Darredeau, C., Helmick, C., Newman, A.J., Good, K.P., Barrett, S.P. (2019). The impacts of actual and perceived nicotine administration on insula functional connectivity with the anterior cingulate cortex and nucleus accumbens. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 33, 1600-1609.
- Schlagintweit, H.E., Perry, R.N., Darredeau, C., Barrett, S.P. (2020). Non-pharmacological considerations in human research of nicotine and tobacco effects: A review. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 22, 1260-1266.
Awards and Honours
2013 Faculty of Science Killam Prize
2018 Rosemary Gill Award
2018 Nova Scotia Tobacco Control Research Excellence Award