David Smith, PhD
College of Liberal Arts
Assistant Professor of Psychology


David V. Smith is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Temple University. Smith received his BS in experimental psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2006. He completed his PhD from Duke University in 2012 and a postdoctoral fellowship from Rutgers University in 2016. His research focuses on the brain mechanisms that shape how humans respond to social and economic rewards in various contexts. To examine these issues, Smith combines functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) with analytical techniques that quantify how multiple brain regions contribute to behavior.

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