Dylan K. Richards, Ph.D

Dylan RichardResearch Assistant Professor
(505) 925-2320

PhD, General Psychology (Health Concentration), University of Texas at El Paso (2020)
MA, Experimental Psychology, University of Texas at El Paso (2018)
BS, Psychology, George Mason University (2014)
Research Interests

My general research interest is in the psychological factors underlying engagement in behaviors that reduce the harms of substance use. I am particularly interested in applying self-determination theory to understand motivation for alcohol protective behavioral strategies. I am also interested in measurement and apply psychometric analyses to better understand measurement of constructs related to my content interests. The goal of my research is to inform person-centered interventions for addressing the public health burden of hazardous substance use.

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  • Understanding Recovery from Alcohol Use Disorder: Longitudinal Observation of Two Voluntary Temporary Abstinence Periods (K01AA030789, PI: Richards)