Professor of Psychology
Phone: (213) 740-2291
Office: SGM 821
B.A. Psychology, Princeton University, 5/1974
Ph.D. Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 8/1981
Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, Department of Psychology, 09/1982-08/1984
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University, Department of Psychology, 09/1981-08/1982
Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History
Professor of Psychology, University of Southern California, 01/01/1998-
Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Southern California, 01/01/1990-01/01/1998
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Southen California, 01/01/1984-01/01/1990
Description of Research
Professor Read has five main areas of research.
- His primary area of interest is in computational models of social reasoning and social behavior: neural network models of personality and motivation, legal and everyday decision making, person perception.
- The creation of realistic personality in computer based intelligent agents in virtual reality training systems.
- Coherence based, constraint satisfaction based models of decision making and impression formation.
- The structure and dynamics of human personality.
- The use of interactive media in changing risky sexual behavior.
neural network models, social reasoning, personality, virtual reality, sexual behavior
- Neural Network Models of Social Reasoning and Personality.
- Knowledge structures in causal reasoning and decision making.
- Narrative models of social explanation.
- Use of Interactive Media to change risky social behaviors.
- Structure and function of belief systems.
- Role of beliefs and attitudes in information processing.
Miller, L. C. (PI), Read, S. J., Appleby, P. R., Marsella, S., & Clark, L. SOLVE-IT: Real Risk Reduction for MSM (National Institute of Mental Health),$3,800,000, 04/01/2008-03/31/2013.
Read, S. J. (PI), Lu, Z. L., Bechara, A., Miller, L. C., & Appleby, P. R. Neural Mechanisms of Risky Sexual Decision-Making in METH and non-METH Using MSM. NIDA. 07/01/2011-04/30/2016. $2,844, 615 over 5 years
Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions