|Dr. Douglas Matthews is a biological psychologist that is interested in the relationship between brain function and behavior. Specifically he studies: 1. The effect of the hippocampal formation on learning and memory and 2. The effect of drugs of abuse, specifically alcohol, on brain function. His research is multi-level and spans mouse genetics, single cell electrophysiology, molecular biology, animal behavior and human behavior. His research has been awarded over $2.0 million from the United States government and has been covered by several popular press sources. Dr. Matthews serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal Alcohol.|
- A qualitative study of the behaviors and attitudes of youths towards gambling and the casinos
- Investigations into the interaction of alcohol and stress on hippocampal dependent memory across the lifespan in rats
- The Effect of Presence of Peers on Estimated Standard Drink Size Singapore College Students
- Zandy, S.L., Pang, J.S., Ho, R.M.H., & Matthews, D.B. (2013). Singaporean college students overpour drinks similar to Western populations: Influence of peer presence in a simulated alcohol-pouring task. Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research, in press.
- Chin, V.S., Diaz-Granados, J.L. & Matthews, D.B. (2011). Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research: Effects of low dose acute ethanol on spatial memory in adolescent and adult rats.. Research Society for Alcoholism (pp. 242A).
- Van Skike, C.A., Diaz-Granados, J.L & Matthews, D.B. (2011). Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research,: Adolescent rats may be more predisposed than adults to develop metabolic tolerance after chronic binge alcohol exposure. Research Society on Alcoholism (pp. 249A).
- Elberger, A.J., Xue, Y., Cardenas, L., Hobson, T., Hamre, K.M., Matthews, D.B. & Goldowitz D. (2011). Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research: Brain abnormalities underlying a behavioral ethanol phenotype in the 22TNJ-2 mouse: an INIA-east neurohistology core project.. RSA.
- Pang, J.S., Wei, F.W., Diaz-Granados, J.L. & Matthews, D.B. (2011). Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research: Presence of a peer significantly decreases amount of liquid poured in a simulated alcohol pouring task in Singaporean college students. Research Society on Alcoholism (pp. 79A).