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Contact Information


Associate Professor


Mon and Wed 1.30-3.00




(916) 278-4083


4024 Mendocino Hall


CSU, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6106

Courses :


Recent Publications :

Hagen EH, Roulette CJ, Sullivan RJ. (2013). Explaining human recreational use of ‘pesticides’: the neurotoxin regulation model of substance use vs. the hijack model and implications for age and sex differences in drug consumption. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 4: 142. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2013.00142

Brüne M, Belsky J, Fabrega H, Feierman JR, Gilbert P, Glantz K, Polimeni J, Price JS, Sanjuan J, Sullivan R, Troisi A, Wilson DR (2012). The crisis of psychiatry – insights and prospects from evolutionary theory. World Psychiatry, 11:1, 55-57.

Click here for a full list of publications.

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Research Projects :

Longitudinal biocultural study of factors affecting the expression of mental illness in Palau, Micronesia. Funded from 2002 by the Stanley Medical Research Institute (Bethesda, MD).

Research of logical reasoning and social cognition in schizophrenia (as Assistant Adjunct Professor at the UC Davis Medical School).

Research of plant neurotoxins in human evolution. Drug reward theory in evolutionary perspective.

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Graduate Students :

Henry Lyle MA (Spring 2006)

Serena Reynolds MA (Fall 2011)

Jordan Serin MA (Fall 2011)

Hayley Mann MA (Fall 2013)

Chelsea Hart-Conner BA

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CV :

Roger Sullivan CV (pdf)

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last updated: 1/2/2014
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