Scott Stoltenberg

Associate Professor Psychology

Lab site: Behavior Genetics Laboratory

Curriculum vita (PDF)
Service

Undergraduate Committee, Chair

College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Education Working Group, member

College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum and Advising Committee, member

Recent Publications
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
  • Simons, J.S., Simons, R.M., Keith, J.A., Grimm, K.J., Stoltenberg, S.F., O’Brien, C., & Andal, K. (2018).  PTSD symptoms and alcohol-related problems among veterans: Temporal associations and vulnerability. In Press.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • *Christ, C.C., Schwartz, J.A., Stoltenberg, S.F., Brauer, J.R. & Savolainen, J. (2018).  The effect of MAOA and stress sensitivity on crime and delinquency: An attempted replication. In Press.  Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice.

  • *Niitsu, K., Rice, M.J., Houfek, J.F., Barron, C.R., Kupzyk, K.A. & Stoltenberg, S.F. (2018).  A Systematic Review of Genetic Influence on Psychological Resilience.  In Press.  Biological Research for Nursing.

  • *Niitsu, K., Houfek, F. J., Barron, C. R., Stoltenberg, S. F., Kupzyk, K. A., Rice, M. J. (2017). A concept analysis of resilience integrating genetics. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38(11), 896-906. doi: 10.1080/01612840.2017.1350225

  • *Christ, C.C., *Watkins, L.E., DiLillo, D., Stoltenberg, S.F. (2017).  The Impact of Aggregate Genetic Risk on Intimate Partner Aggression as Moderated by Alcohol Intoxication, Gender and Childhood Trauma. Journal of Family Violence.  DOI 10.1007/s10896-017-9908-5

  • Simons, J.S., Simons, R.M., O’Brien, C., Stoltenberg, S.F., Keith, J.A., & Hudson, J.A. (2017). PTSD, Alcohol Dependence, and Conduct Problems: Distinct pathways via lability and disinhibition.  Addictive Behaviors, 64:185-193. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.08.044. 

  • Rozenblat, V., Ong, D., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M.,  Akkermann, K., Collier, D., Engels, R., Fernandez-Aranda, F., Harro, J., Homberg, J.R., Karwautz, A., Kiive, E., Klump, K.L., Larson, C.L., Racine, S.E., Richardson, J., Steiger, H., Stoltenberg, S.F., van Strien, T., Wagner, G., Treasure, J. & Krug, I. (2017).  A systematic review and secondary data analysis of the interactions between the serotonin transporter 5-HTTLPR polymorphism and environmental and psychological factors in eating disorders.  Journal of Psychiatric Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2016.09.023

  • *Mills, M., *Reinert-Gehman, O., Stoltenberg, S.F. & Dodd, M.D.  (2016). Emotion moderates the association between HTR2A (rs6313) genotype and antisaccade latency. Experimental Brain Research.  DOI 10.1007/s00221-016-4669-6

  • *Christ, C.C., Carlo, G. & Stoltenberg, S.F (2016). Oxytocin Receptor (OXTR) Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Indirectly Predict Prosocial Behavior through Perspective Taking and Empathic Concern.  Journal of Personality, 84(2):204-13. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12152

*indicates student co-authors

Books Or Chapters Published
  • Stoltenberg, S. F. (Ed.). (2014). Genes and the Motivation to Use Substances, Nebraska Symposium on Motivation 61, Springer, New York.

  • Stoltenberg, S. F. (2014).  Do Genes Motivate Substance Use? Pp. 1-4. In S. F. Stoltenberg (Ed.). Genes and the Motivation to Use Substances, Nebraska Symposium on Motivation 61, Springer, New York.

  • Stoltenberg, S. F. (2010). Dynamic and Systems-Based Models for Evaluating Hypotheses Related to Predicting Treatment Response, pp. 1291-1304. In B. A. Johnson, (Ed.), Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice. New York, NY, Springer.
  • Stoltenberg S. F. & Nag, P. (2007). Applying Control System Modelling to understand How Genetic Variation influences Serotonin Function and Behavior, pp. 133-171. In Lassau, J. A. (Ed.) Neural Synapse Research Trends. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Publishers.
Research Funding Sources
Extramural Funding (recent)
  • National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: “Traumatic Stress and Alcohol Problems: Between- and Within- Person Associations”; (1R01AA020519-01A1) Jeffery Simons (PI); Raluca M. Gaher, Jerome Buchkoski, Carol O’Brien and Scott F. Stoltenberg (Co-investigators).  09/15/2012-8/31/2016.   $1,686,888 total costs.  No cost extension.

  • National Institute of Mental Health; "Serotonin, impulsivity and health-risk behavior" (Academic Research Enhancement Award, 1R15MH077654-01A1); 25% effort; Scott F. Stoltenberg (P.I.), Parthasarathi Nag & Cynthia Anderson (Co-investigators). 8/1/07-07/31/10; $201,800 total costs.

Intramural Funding (recent)

  • UNL Office of Research and Economic Development Layman New Directions Grant:  “The Psychobiology of Social Evaluation”.  Stoltenberg, S.F. (PI), Gervais, S.J. (Co-I).  $20,000.  6/1/2016-5/31/2018.

  • Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior Seed Grant. Neta, M., Stoltenberg, S.F. (co-I), & Dodd, M., (2016). Examining Neural Mechanisms of Emotional Antisaccade Task Performance. $5850

  • Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior Seed Grant. Spaulding, W., Neta, M., Stoltenberg, S.F. (co-I), Montague, E. (2016). Enhancing Biomarker Identification: A Combined Polygenetic and Behavioral Neuroscience Approach to Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders. $8625

  • Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior Seed Grant. Christ, C. & Stoltenberg, S.F. (co-I) (2015). Aggregate Genetic Risk, Acute Stress, and Aggressive Behavior. $7050

  •  Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior Seed Grant.  Montague, E., Spaulding, W., Neta, M. & Stoltenberg, S. F. (co-I) (2015). fMRI and Genetic Correlates of Social Cognition Abnormalities in Schizotypy. $11000

  • Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior Seed Grant. Neta, M., Stoltenberg, S.F. (co-I), & Dodd, M. (2015). Examining Neural Mechanisms of Emotional Antisaccade Task Performance. $11000

  • Fund for Investing in the Research Enterprise (FIRE; University of Nebraska Omaha): “Problem Drinking During the Freshman Year: A Biosocial Perspective”.  Jukka Savolainen (Co-PI), Lorine A. Hughes (Co-PI) and Scott F. Stoltenberg (Co-investigator).  08/2013-07/2014.  $35,000 total costs.