Kozlowski, Susman Appointed to Psychological Bulletin Editorial Board

January 12, 2005

(University Park, Pa) — Dr. Lynn T. Kozlowski, professor and head of the Penn State Department of Biobehavioral Health, and Dr. Elizabeth J. Susman, Jean Phillips Shibley Professor of Biobehavioral Health, have been appointed to the editorial board of Psychological Bulletin.

Psychological Bulletin, published bimonthly by the American Psychological Association, publishes evaluative and integrative research reviews and interpretations of issues in scientific psychology. Integrative reviews or research syntheses focus on empirical studies and seek to summarize past research by drawing overall conclusions from many separate investigations that address related or identical hypotheses.

“These appointments to the editorial board of one of the highest impact journals of psychology reflect the high national standing of Kozlowski and Susman,” notes Dr. Karl M. Newell, associate dean for research and graduate education in the Penn State College of Health and Human Development. “They will bring considerable knowledge, insight and wisdom to this important role.”

image of Lynn T. Kozlowski

Kozlowski is one of the most recognized and respected scientific voices related to the psychopharmacology and behavioral processes involved in smoking and other addictive behaviors. His tobacco research, particularly as it relates to nicotine delivery and the evaluation of nicotine dependence, has had a significant impact throughout the world and has played an influential role in shaping public health policy regarding tobacco use. Kozlowski’s research findings have provided vital information for four U.S. Surgeon General reports on smoking and health in the past 30 years, including the 1988 report on nicotine addiction which former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop has said was one of the most important contributions to improving health and mortality in the United States.

Kozlowski has authored more than 100 articles and has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the MacArthur Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other foundations and government agencies. He is a Fellow in the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the Society for Behavioral Medicine and the American Psychological Association; a founding member of the Society for Nicotine and Tobacco Research; a member of the British Journal of Addiction international advisory board; and is assistant editor for Psychology of Addictive Behavior.

image of Elizabeth J. Susman

Susman’s research focuses on individual differences in biological development, stress, and antisocial behavior, particularly the biological aspects of puberty and stress. She is considered one of the leading experts on the relationship between hormones and behavior during adolescence and was among the first researchers to connect hormonal changes in adolescents with changing behavior and physical development. She has authored more than 100 publications and received more than $5 million in funding in support of her research since coming to Penn State.

Susman currently serves as the president of the Society for Research on Adolescence, an international, multidisciplinary association with more than 1,100 members in 27 countries that strives to promote a greater understanding of adolescence through research and dissemination. She is also on one of the initial review groups of the National Institutes of Health’s Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior Integrated Research Group (IRG), serves on the editorial board of Developmental Psychology and is a consulting editor and former co-editor of the Journal of Research on Adolescence. Susman is a member of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research and has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Louis Pasteur and Stockholm universities.

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Editors: Kozlowski can be reached at (814) 863-7256 or ltk1@psu.edu; Susman can be reached at (814) 863-2281 or ejs5@psu.edu. For additional information, please contact Bill Hessert, director of college relations for the College of Health and Human Development, at (814) 863-4325 or swh4@psu.edu.