- Fulbright Award (1996)
Richard J. Viken is a professor of psychological and brain sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. He received his B.A. from St. Olaf College in 1976, his M.A. from the University of Iowa in 1981, and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1984. Viken joined IU Bloomington as a visiting assistant professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1986. He was reappointed as an assistant professor in 1987, associate professor in 1994, and full professor in 2005. He also served as director of clinical training in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.
Viken’s research interests include antisocial behavior, individual differences in cognitive processing, family process, behavior genetics, and alcohol use and abuse. In 1996, he received a Fulbright award to lecture and research on developmental behavior genetics and social development at the University of Jyvaskyla in Jyvaskyla, Finland from January of 1997 to May of 1997.