William Stoops Explores the Psychology of Drug Addiction

William Stoops Explores the Psychology of Drug Addiction

One undergraduate psychology course changed William Stoops' life.

Originally Stoops planned to major in French, but after taking more psychology classes and getting involved in intensive, hands-on research, he decided in his senior year to devote his professional life to the study of the behavioral effects of drugs.

UK Neuroscientist Authors Study Using Brain Imaging to Assess Mental States with Criminal Relevance

UK Neuroscientist Authors Study Using Brain Imaging to Assess Mental States with Criminal Relevance

To prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt, jurors must find evidence a defendant was culpable of a criminal act. Culpability refers to a person’s awareness and mental state, and in cases of criminal conviction, the degree of culpability or “guiltiness” dictates the degree of punishment. Depending on culpability, a punishment ranges from a small fine to life in prison.

UK Faculty Receive Funding to Develop Responses to Opioid Injection Epidemic

UK Faculty Receive Funding to Develop Responses to Opioid Injection Epidemic

Two faculty members from the University of Kentucky have received three of four funded awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop responses to the opioid injection epidemic that can be implemented by public health systems in rural communities.