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Dr. Joseph E.G. Williams

Dr. Joseph E.G. Williams


Office: 4065 - Physical Science
Phone: 217-581-2422
Fax: 217 581-6764
Email: jgwilliams@eiu.edu

Dr. Williams only accepts requests for letters of recommendation from students who achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Dr. Williams does not participate in Thesis directed activities related to the graduate programs.

Frequently Taught Courses

Principles of Psychology; Statistics; Research Methods; BioPsychology; Psychology of Evil & Aggression; Learning; Drugs & Behavior; Physiology of Addiction; Science of Psychology and Religion; Achievement and Motivation in the Workplace; Violence & Abuse in Relationships.


B.A., University of Rhode Island, 1979 (General Psychology)
M.A., Boston University, 1982 (Experimental/Physiological)
Ph.D., Boston University, 1987 (Experimental/Physiological)

Dissertation: The Effects of Chronic Infusion of Morphine on the Detection of Electrical Brain Stimulation and the Development of Tolerance.

Professional Organizations

American Psychological Association; Association for Psychological Science; Sigma Xi (The National Research Honor Society); Midwest Psychological Association; Society for Neuroscience; Affiliate member, APA Division 36: Psychology of Religion & Spirituality; Affiliate member, APA Division 6: Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology: Society for Human Performance in Extreme Environments.


PsychoPharmacology; The Biological Basis of Behavior; The Effects of Drugs of Abuse on Brain Reward Mechanisms; The Measurement of Neurotransmitters; The Relationship Between Neurochemical Events and Ongoing Behavior; Behavioral Physionics of Stress-Related Responding; Human Factors Performance; The Relationship Between Psychology and Religion.

Selected Publications

Understanding Psychology, Third Edtion. J.E.G. Williams & R.H. Ettinger (2013) BVT Publishing, Redding, CA.


Active Membership & Involvement in:

Knights of Columbus: St. Charles Borromeo Church, Charleston, IL
Knights of Columbus Squires Youth group (Counselor)
American Legion (Vietnam-Era Veteran: U.S. Navy Medical Corp.)
Boy Scouts of America (Adult Committee Member)
Fox Ridge Foundation (Treasurer)
Neighborhood Association of Woodland Hills (Treasurer)

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