W. Jake Jacobs

Professor Director, Anxiety Research Group

W. Jake Jacobs

Professor Director, Anxiety Research Group

Research Interests: 

  • Learning Rule Governance.
  • Context (spatial and social), cognitive mapping, executive function, stress, fear, anxiety, and trauma, and anxiety disorders
  • Clinical neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology.
  • Joint appointment with Psychiatry, Fellow in Sports Medicine, and Directory Anxiety Research Group.

Updated: 07/05/22

Selected Publications: 

  • Jacobs, W. J. & Nadel, L. (1985). Stress induced recovery of fears and phobias. Psychological Review, 92, 512-531.
  • Metcalfe, J., & Jacobs, W. J. (2000). Can 'Hot' Human Emotions be captured by 'Cool' Mathematical Models? In E. Tulving (Ed.), Memory, Consciousness, and the Brain: The Tallinn Conference (pp. 228-242). Philadelphia: Psychology Press.
  • Doll, B., Jacobs, W. J., Sanfey, A., & Frank, M. (2009). Instructional control of reinforcement learning: A behavioral and computational investigation. Brain Research, 1299, 74-94.
  • Jacobs, W. J., Sisco , M., Hill, D. Malter , F. & Figueredo, A. J. (2012). On the Practice of Theory-based Evaluation: Information, Norms, and Adherence,  Evaluation and Program Planning, 35, 354-369.
  • Brown, S. D., Furrow, D., Hill, D. F., Gable, J. C., Porter, L. P., & Jacobs, W. J. (2014). A Duty to Describe: Better the Devil You Know Than the Devil You Don't. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9, 626 – 640.
  • Adams, T. G., ., Lohr, J. M., & Jacobs, W. J. (2015). A meta-analysis of CBT components for anxiety disorders. Behavior Therapist, 87-97.

 

Courses Taught:

  • PSY 150 - The Structure Of Mind And Behavior (2018)
  • PSY 290A - Research Methods (2021)
  • PSY 364 - Human Sexuality (2018)
  • PSY 381 - Abnormal Psychology (2022)
  • PSY 447 - Psychology of Values and Preference (2018)
  • PSY 469 - Clinical Psychology (2015)

Updated: 07/14/22

Faculty Core Faculty Cognition & Neural Systems
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Psychology 529 (Office)
Psychology 511, 525, & 531 (Labs)