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About the Author
Michael A. Sayette received his baccalaureate cum laude from Dartmouth College. He earned his master's and doctorate in clinical psychology from Rutgers University and completed his internship at the Brown University School of Medicine. He is Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, with a secondary appointment as Professor of Psychiatry at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Sayette has published primarily in the area of substance abuse. His research, supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, concerns the development of psychological theories of alcohol and tobacco use. Dr. Sayette is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and of the Association for Psychological Science. He has served on National Institutes of Health grant review study sections and is on the editorial boards of several journals. He also is an associate editor of Journal of Abnormal Psychology and a former associate editor of Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Dr. Sayette has directed graduate admissions for the clinical psychology program at the University of Pittsburgh, and has presented seminars on applying to graduate school at several universities in North America and Europe.
Tracy J. Mayne received his baccalaureate from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his PhD as an Honors Fellow from Rutgers University and completed his internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco Medical School and the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. He spent 2 years as an international scholar at the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale in France and 3 years as the Director of HIV Epidemiology and Surveillance at the New York City Department of Health, where he received the Commissioner's Award for Outstanding Community Research. Dr. Mayne spent 5 years conducting research in cardiovascular medicine at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and currently works in Global Health Economics at Amgen Inc., conducting research in cancer-supportive therapies. Dr. Mayne has published numerous articles and chapters in health psychology, health economics, and emotion, and is the coeditor of Emotions: Current Issues and Future Directions.
John C. Norcross received his baccalaureate summa cum laude from Rutgers University. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island and completed his internship at the Brown University School of Medicine. He is Professor of Psychology and Distinguished University Fellow at the University of Scranton, a clinical psychologist in independent practice, and editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session. He is past president of APA's Division of Clinical Psychology and Division of Psychotherapy. Dr. Norcross has published more than 300 articles and has authored or edited 18 books. Among his awards are the Pennsylvania Professor of the Year from the Carnegie Foundation, Distinguished Practitioner from the National Academies of Practice, and the Distinguished Career Contribution to Education and Training Award from the APA. Dr. Norcross has conducted workshops and research on graduate study in psychology for many years.