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James G. Murphy, Ph.D.

James G. Murphy, Ph.D.

Professor, Director of Clinical Training

Psychology Building, Room 348
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Ph.D., Auburn University
M.S., Auburn University
B.A., Seton Hall University

Research Interests

  • Addictive and Health Risk Behaviors
  • Behavioral Economic and Decision Making Processes Related to Addiction, and Addictive Behavior Change  
  • Brief Interventions with Young Adult Populations including College Students and Military Veterans
  • Mechanisms of Health and Addictive Behavior Change
Selected Recent Publications (* denotes a mentored student author)
  • Murphy, J. G., *Dennhardt, A. A., *Skidmore, J. R., Borsari, B., Barnett, N. P., Colby, S. M. & Martens, M. P. (2012). A randomized controlled trial of a behavioral economic supplement to brief motivational interventions for college drinking. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 876-886. doi:10.1037/a0028763
  • *Dennhardt, A. A., & Murphy, J. G. (2013). Prevention and treatment of college student drug use: A review of the literature. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 2607-2618.
  • Bickel, W., Johnson, M., Koffarnus, M. MacKillop, J., Murphy, J. G. (2014). The behavioral economics of substance use disorders: Reinforcement pathologies and their repair. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 10, 20.1-20.37. doi:10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-032813-153724
  • McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., Murphy, J. G., *Williams, J. L., *Monahan, C. J., *Bracken-Minor, K. L., & *Fields, J. A. (2014). Randomized controlled trial of two brief alcohol interventions for oef/oif veterans. Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology, doi:10.1037/a0036714
  • *Buscemi, J., Murphy, J. G., Berlin, K.S., & Raynor, H.A. (2014). A behavioral economic analysis of changes in food-related and food-free reinforcement during weight loss treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82 (4). 659-669 doi:10.1037/a0036376
  • *Skidmore, J. R., Murphy, J. G. & Martens, M. P. (2014). Behavioral economic measures of alcohol reward value as problem severity indicators in college students. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 22 (3), 198-210. doi: 10.1037/a0036490
  • *Teeters, J. B., *Pickover, A., M., *Dennhardt, A. A., Martens, M. P, & Murphy, J. G. (2014). Alcohol demand is associated with driving after drinking among college student binge drinkers. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38 (7), 2066-2072. doi:10.1111/acer.12448
  • *Meshesha, L. Z., *Dennhardt, A. D., & Murphy, J. G. (2015). Polysubstance Use is Associated with Deficits in Substance-Free Reinforcement in College Students. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76(1), 106-116. doi:10.15288/jsad.76.1.106
  • *Dennhardt, A. D. *Yurasek, A, A,, & Murphy, J. G. (2015). Change in delay discounting and substance reward value following a brief alcohol and drug use intervention. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 103(1), 125-140. doi:10.1002/jeab.121
  • *Teeters, J. B. & Murphy, J. G. (2015). The behavioral economics of driving after drinking among college drinkers. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39, 896-904. doi:10.1111/acer.12695
  • *Teeters, J. B., Borsari, B., Martens, M. P., Murphy, J. G. (in press). Brief motivational interventions are associated with reductions in alcohol-impaired driving among college drinkers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
  • *Tripp, J., Meshesha, L. Z., Pickover, A. M., Teeters, J., McDevitt-Murphy, & Murphy, J. G. (in press). PTSD Status Predicts Alcohol Related Consequences, Alcohol Demand, and Drug Use in College Students. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.
  • Murphy, J. G., *Dennhardt, A. D., *Yurasek, A. M., *Skidmore, J. R., Martens, M. P., MacKillop, J. & McDevitt-Murphy, M. E. (2015). Behavioral economic predictors of brief alcohol intervention outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000032
  • *Yurasek, A.M., *Dennhardt, A. A., & Murphy, J. G. (in press). A randomized controlled trial of a behavioral economic intervention for alcohol and marijuana use. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.
  • *Pickover, A. M., Correia, C., Messina, B., Garza, K. B. & Murphy, J. G. A behavioral economic measure of prescription drug use severity among college substance users. (accepted for publication pending revisions). Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.