My name is Steven Greening, and while I was born in Scarborough, Ontario, I grew up in the town of Trenton, Ontario. I exclusively attended Bayside elementary and secondary schools, in Belleville, Ontario.
As an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, I spent my first year studying engineering. However, soon after completing my first year I realized that I was most passionate about human physiology and particularly issues regarding the brain, behaviour, and cognition. Thus, I completed an honours degree in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, along with a major in psychology, graduating with high honours. While an undergraduate student I completed research projects in the laboratories of Guy Faulkner, Lynda Mainwaring, and Eve De Rosa.
I completed my doctoral studies at the University of Western Ontario, in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, where I was a Canadian Graduate Scholar. My research was (and still is) generally focused in the domain of cognitive neuroscience. My doctoral work was carried out in the Brain and Mind Institute under the supervision of Derek Mitchell. My work on individuals with depression involved collaborations with Elizabeth Osuch. I also collaborated with Elizabeth Finger on works involving decision making and guilt, and youth with conduct disorder.
I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Southern California, under the supervision of Mara Mather. While at USC I also collaborated with members of the Brain and Creativity Institute, including Jonas Kaplan.
In August 2015 I began as an assistant professor of psychology at Louisiana State University.