Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

Living Edition
| Editors: Virgil Zeigler-Hill, Todd K. Shackelford

Smith, Gregory T.

  • Gregory T. SmithEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2031-1

Dr. Smith was born October 14, 1957, and completed his undergraduate education at Kalamazoo College, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 1979. After working 2 years as a social worker for the Salvation Army in Detroit, Michigan, he began his doctoral training, earning his Ph.D. from Wayne State University in 1986. He moved from Wayne State to the University of Kentucky in the fall of 1989, where he has been a faculty member ever since. He is currently Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training for the doctoral program in clinical psychology. He has also been named a University Research Professor. He has been studying individual difference risk factors for addictive behaviors since his doctoral training.

Dr. Smith’s early career contributions focused on individual differences in learned expectancies for reinforcement from drinking alcohol. With several colleagues he found that alcohol expectancies predicted the subsequent onset of adolescent drinking as well as drinking-related...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Christopher J. Holden
    • 1
  1. 1.Western Carolina UniversityCullowheeUSA