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Dr. R. Denis Soignier

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. R. Denis Soignier’s applied research program focuses improving the clinical management of severe, intractable pain conditions.  Dr. Soignier has published basic science research on endogenous opioid systems, alcohol-opioid cross tolerance and effective measurement of pain in experimental subjects.  Current research projects include an examination of 1) how the response to opioid drugs differs between individuals who are in pain and those who are not, and 2) the relationship between early childhood experiences and adult cognitive style predict a person’s response to injury and post-injury suggestion.

B.A. in Psychology, Nicholls State University
M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Biopsychology, University of New Orleans

Courses Taught:
PSYC 208 – Introduction to Statistics
PSYC 507 – Statistical Analysis and Research Methods
PSYC 512 – Theories of Learning


Contact Information:
280 Polk Hall
Phone: 985.448.4359
E-mail: denis.soignier@nicholls.edu

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