Lincoln Filene Professor
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1989
Office: (603) 646-2737, Moore 353
Go to: www.dartmouth.edu/~thlab
Professor Heatherton's recent research takes a social brain sciences approach, which combines theories and methods of evolutionary psychology, social cognition, and cognitive neuroscience to examine the neural underpinnings of social behavior. Much of this research examines processes related to self, particular self-regulation, self-esteem, and self-referential processing.
Heatherton, T.F. & Weinberger, J.L. (Eds.). (1994). Can Personality Change? Washington, D.C. American Psychological Association. (paperback 1998).
Baumeister, R.F., Heatherton, T.F., & Tice, D. (1994). Losing Control: How and Why People Fail at Self- Regulation. San Diego: Academic Press.
Heatherton, T.F., Kleck, R.E., Hebl, M. & Hull, J.G. (Eds). (2000). The Social Psychology of Stigma. Guilford Press. (paperback, 2003)
Gazzaniga, M.S. Heatherton, T.F., Halpern, D. & Heine, S. (2010). Psychological Sciences: Mind, Brain, and Behavior. W.W. Norton. (3rd Canadian edition).
Gazzaniga, M.S. Heatherton, T.F. & Halpern, D. (2011). Psychological Sciences: Mind, Brain, and Behavior. W.W. Norton. (4th edition).
Somerville, L. H., Kelley, W.M., & Heatherton, T.F. (2010). Self-esteem modulates medial prefrontal cortical responses to evaluative social feedback. Cerebral Cortex, 20, 3005-3013.
Heatherton, T.F. (2011). Neuroscience of Self and Self-Regulation. Annual Review of Psychology, 62, 363-390.
Cloutier, J., Kelley, W.M., & Heatherton, T.F. (2011). The influence of perceptual and knowledge-based familiarity on the neural substrates of face perception. Social Neuroscience, 6, 63–75
Wagner, D.D., Dal Cin, S., Sargent, J.D., Kelley, W.M., & Heatherton, T.F. (2011). Spontaneous action representation in smokers when watching movie characters smoke. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 894-898.
Heatherton, T.F. & Wagner, D.D. (2011). Cognitive neuroscience of self-regulation failure. Trends in Cognitive Science, 15, 132-139.
Demos, K.D., Kelley, W.M., & Heatherton, T.F. (2011). Dietary restraint violations influence reward responses in the nucleus accumbens and amygdala. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 1952-1963.
Wagner, D.D., Kelley, W.M., & Heatherton, T.F. (2012). Individual differences in the spontaneous recruitment of brain regions supporting mental state understanding when viewing natural social scenes. Cerebral Cortex, 21, 2788-2796.
Powers, K., Wagner, D.D., Norris, C., & Heatherton, T.F. (2011). Socially excluded individuals fail to recruit medial prefrontal cortex for negative social scenes. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, epub ahead of print 10.1093/scan/nsr079
Demos, K.D., Heatherton, T.F., & Kelley, W.M. (in press). Individual differences in nucleus accumbens activity to food and sexual images predict weight gain and sexual behavior. Journal of Neuroscience.
Wagner, D.D., Boswell, B.G., Kelley, W.M., & Heatherton, T.F. (in press). Inducing negative affect increases the reward value of appetizing food in dieters. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
Last Updated: 4/12/12