Dr. James Dee Higley

Dr. Higley is a professor of psychology at Young University. He received his Ph.D. in Child Development and Primate Behavior from the University of Wisconsin. For nearly two decades, Dr. Higley headed the National Institutes of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s intramural nonhuman primate research program, located just outside of Washington, DC. Dr. Higley is recognized as an international expert in serotonin-mediated temperament and personality and developmental psychopathology. More recently has received a good deal of interest for his teams’ discovery that genes that modulate behavior function differently depending on the environmental setting.

– PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1985
– MS, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1983
– BS, Brigham Young University, 1980

– Promotion to Fellow, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
– Nominated to run for the office of Executive Secretary, American Society of Primatology, American Society of Primatology, 2010
– Nominated to Run for the office of Treasurer, American Society of Primatology, American Society of Primatology, 2005

Professional Affiliations
– Mormon History Association
– Research Society on Alcoholism
– American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
– American Society of Primatology
– Society for Neuroscience