Learn About the Admissions Process

Learn how to apply for admission to the UofM.

Schedule a Visit

Tours offered weekdays at 9:30 am & 1:30 pm.

True Blue Tiger

We want YOU to be a Tiger.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Apply for assistance and academic scholarships.

Undergraduate Applications

Spring Deadline: Dec 15

Get an early start on your application.

Graduate Applications

Step Up: Start a Masters or PhD today.

Law Applications

Fall 2016 Deadline: Mar 16

Experience Memphis Law.

International Applications

Spring Deadline: Dec 15

Receive a world-class education.

"Continue to positively impact American education so every student recieves optimal teaching and learning, every day."

READ MORE
Photo of Laura Jane Link

Registration

Register for classes or edit your schedule.

Student Services

Experience college life beyond the classroom.

Student Organizations

Get engaged. Get involved. Experience more.

Majors and Minors

Find your calling with over 50 degree programs.

Course Schedule

View class offerings for the current and upcoming terms.

Academic Calendars

Mark your calendar for start days, breaks and final exams.

Academic Support Services

Improve your academic success.

Lambuth Campus

Advancing the University's mission in West Tennessee.

"Being the first one in my family to attend college."

READ MORE
Photo of Lucas Keenan Hefner

eNews and Signup

Stay up-to-date with the UofM.

Parent and Family Events

Join us for events held just for you!

FAQs

Have a question? We have answers!

Connect With Us

We are here to help you help your student.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

We can help your student attend the UofM.

Student Services

Resources to help your student succeed.

Campus Card

Add money to your student's card for books and food.

Give to UofM

Your gift to the Parent Fund makes the UofM a better place.

"Continue to positively impact American education so every student recieves optimal teaching and learning, every day."

READ MORE
Photo of Laura Jane Link

Join Now

Be True Blue and join the Alumni Association.

Update Your Information

Receive University updates and the Memphis magazine.

Clubs and Chapters

Get involved and stay connected to the UofM.

Make a Gift

Your contribution can make a difference.

Lambuth Chapter

Lambuth Graduates: Reconnect with fellow alumni.

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events.

Photo Gallery

View annual collections of the Alumni Association Photo Gallery.

News

Stay up-to-date with Memphis Matters.

"Being the first one in my family to attend college."

READ MORE
Photo of Lucas Keenan Hefner

Veterans Resource Center

Supporting the transition from military life to civilian life.

Veterans Benefits and Certifications

Learn about Veterans Educational Benefits and Certifications.

Get Credits Toward your Degree

Receive college credit for military experience, skills, and training.

Online Degree Programs

Top provider of more than 50 online degree programs.

James G. Murphy, Ph.D.

James G. Murphy, Ph.D.

Professor, Director of Clinical Training

Phone
901.678.2630
Fax
901.678.2579
Office
Psychology Building, Room 348
Office Hours
Contact

Education

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.