Samuel McClure

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1104

Biography

Samuel McClure heads the Decision Neuroscience Lab (DNL) in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University, where he investigates the neural basis of decision making with the aim of connecting low-level biological processes to high-level behaviors.

This work has included physiological models of neuronal function, neural network models of reward learning, and system-level analysis of the interaction of brain systems during decision-making.

McClure's research incorporates computational models and empirical studies using behavioral and fMRI experiments.

Ongoing projects include:

  • function of the human midbrain dopamine system
  • neural basis of delay discounting
  • decision-making in competitive social environments

Education

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Princeton University
  • Ph.D. Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine
  • B.S. Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

Research Activity

  • McClure,Samuel M*, Blais,Christopher Raymond. Role of Fronto-Parietal Cortex in Delay Discounting. NSF-SBE(1/1/2016 - 5/31/2016).
  • McClure,Samuel M*. DevChanges in Neural Processing Underlying Impulsivity and ADHD Developmental Changes in Neural Processes Underlying Impulsivity and ADHD. UNIV OF CA AT DAVIS(6/1/2015 - 5/31/2016).
  • McClure, Samuel M & D'Ardenne, Kimberlee. Functional diversity of human dopamine system. NSF-BCS (7/1/2016 - 6/30/2019).

Courses

Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 400 Topics in Neuroscience
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
PSY 592 Research
SHS 592 Research
PSY 599 Thesis
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
PSY 224 Intro Cognitive Neuroscience
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
SHS 592 Research
PSY 599 Thesis
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 400 Topics in Neuroscience
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
PSY 591 Seminar
PSY 592 Research
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
PSY 224 Intro Cognitive Neuroscience
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
PSY 592 Research
PSY 792 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 400 Topics in Neuroscience
PSY 498 Pro-Seminar
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
MTC 500 Research Methods
PSY 598 Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
PSY 294 Special Topics
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 498 Pro-Seminar
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
PSY 294 Special Topics
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 498 Pro-Seminar
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
PSY 591 Seminar
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
PSY 294 Special Topics
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction

Expertise Areas