Noah Venables, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry

T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2016 - Present

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Florida State University, 2016

MS, Clinical Psychology, Florida State University, 2013

BA, Psychology and Sociology (Criminology), University of Minnesota, 2005

Clinical Psychology Internship, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, 2015 - 2016


Noah Venables, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral research fellow in the department of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Venables received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Florida State University in 2016.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 Society for Psychophysiological Research Student Poster Award
  • 2012 Society for Psychophysiological Research Training Fellowship 
  • 2005 Summa cum Laude, University of Minnesota


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Venables' program of research involves the assessment and neurobiology of psychopathology and related traits. His expertise is in experimental psychopathology utilizing psychophysiological (e.g., EEG/ERP, autonomic, EMG) and lab-task behavioral measures. Primary research interests include the neurobiology of externalizing problems (addiction, antisocial behavior, psychopathy), psychophysiological and genetic risk factors for externalizing and suicidality, and addressing issues related to incorporating biological methods and measures to the assessment of mental health and illness.

Research Funding Grants

NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship (DA037183-01; PI: Grabowski)


Venables, N. C., Hicks, B. M., Yancey, J. R., Kramer, M. D., Nelson, L. D., Strickland, C. M., Krueger, R. F., Iacono, W. G., & Patrick, C. J. (in press). Evidence of a prominent genetic basis for associations between psychoneurometric traits and common mental disorders. International Journal of Psychophysiology.

Buchman-Schmidt, J. M., Brislin, S. J., Venables, N. C., Joiner, T. E., & Patrick, C. J. (in press). Trait liabilities and specific promotive processes in psychopathology: The example of suicidal behavior. Journal of Affective Disorders

Yancey, J. R., Venables, N. C., & Patrick, C. J. (2016). Psychoneurometric operationalization of threat sensitivity: Relations with clinical symptom and physiological response criteria. Psychophysiology, 53, 393-405.

Venables, N. C., Hall, J. R., Yancey, J. R., & Patrick, C. J. (2015). Factors of psychopathy and electrocortical response to emotional pictures: Further evidence for a two-process theory. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124, 319-328.

Venables, N. C., Sellbom, M., Sourander, A., Kendler, K. S., Joiner, T. E., Drislane, L. E., Sillanmäki, L., Elonheimo, H., Parkkola, K., Multimaki, P. & Patrick, C. J. (2015). Separate and interactive contributions of weak inhibitory control and threat sensitivity to prediction of suicide risk. Psychiatry Research, 226, 461-466.

Patrick, C. J., Foell, J., Venables, N. C., & Worthy, D. A. (2015). Substance use disorders as externalizing outcomes. In T. Beauchaine & S. Hinshaw (Eds.), Oxford handbook of externalizing spectrum (pp. 38-60). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Venables, N. C. & Patrick, C. J. (2014). Reconciling discrepant findings for P3 brain response in criminal psychopathy through reference to the concept of externalizing proneness. Psychophysiology, 51, 427-436.

Venables, N. C., Hall, J. R., & Patrick, C. J. (2014). Differentiating psychopathy from antisocial personality disorder: A triarchic model perspective. Psychological Medicine, 44, 1005-1014.

Patrick, C. J., Venables, N. C., Yancey, J. R., Hicks, B. M., Nelson, L. D., & Kramer, M. D. (2013). A construct-network approach to bridging diagnostic and physiological domains: Application to assessment of externalizing psychopathology. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 902-916.

Venables, N. C. & Patrick, C. J. (2012). Validity of the externalizing spectrum inventory in a criminal offender sample: Relations with disinhibitory psychopathology, personality, and psychopathic features. Psychological Assessment, 24, 88-100.