Samuel W. Hawes

Research Associate Professor

Psychology; Center for Children and Families

Office: AHC4 452

Phone: 305-348-5439


Curriculum Vitae

Research Areas

Dr. Hawes' research is focused on understanding the affective and neurocognitive mechanisms underlying the early-onset and developmental course of distinct facets of psychopathology (e.g., callous-unemotional features, psychopathy, negative emotionality) across childhood and adolescence. His work is particularly targeted toward identifying how these processes contribute to the onset, maintenance and desistance from high-risk behaviors (e.g., conduct problems/antisocial behaviors, impulsivity, substance use, violence) via unique etiological pathways. Dr. Hawes also has a strong methodological interest and his work uses a combination of MRI-based functional and structural imaging and advanced latent variable modeling (e.g., Bayesian SEM, growth mixture modeling) techniques.


  • NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015, University of Pittsburgh, Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic (WPIC), Pittsburgh, PA
  • PhD Internship (Clinical Psychology), 2012, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • PhD, 2012, Clinical Psychology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
  • MA, 2009, Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, New York
  • BA, 2004, Psychology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY