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James G. Murphy

James G. Murphy

Associate Professor
Director of Clinical Training
Psychology Building, Room 348
901.678.2630 (telephone)
901.678.2579 (fax)
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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
Recent Publications (* denotes a student author)
  • Murphy, J. G., MacKillop, J., *Skidmore, J. R. & *Pederson, A. A. (2009). Reliability and validity of a demand curve measure of alcohol reinforcement. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 17, 396-404.
  • McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., *Williams, J. L., *Bracken, K. L., *Fields, J. A., *Monahan, C. J., & Murphy, J. G. (2010).  PTSD Symptoms, Hazardous Drinking, and Health Functioning among U.S.OEF/OIF Veterans Presenting to Primary Care. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23, 108-111.
  • *Skidmore, J. R., & Murphy, J. G. (2010). Relations between heavy drinking, gender, and substance-free reinforcement. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 18, 156 - 166.
  • MacKillop, J., O’Hagen, S., Lisman, S. A., Murphy, J. G., Ray, L. A., Murphy, J. G., McGeary, J. E., Tidey, J. W., & Monti, P. M. (in press). Behavioral Economic Analysis of Cue-elicited Craving for Alcohol. Addiction.
  • *Buscemi, J., Murphy, J.G., Martens, M.P., McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., *Pederson, A. A ., &   *Skidmore, J. R. (in press). Help-Seeking for Alcohol Use in College Students: Correlates and Preferred Methods. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
  • Murphy, J.G., *Pederson, A. A ., *Skidmore, J. R., Martens, M.P., & McDevitt-Murphy, M. E. (in    press). Computerized versus motivational interviewing alcohol interventions: impact on discrepancy motivation and drinking. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
  • *Skidmore, J. R., & Murphy, J. G. (in press). The effect of drink price and next-day responsibilities on college student drinking: a behavioral economic analysis. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
  • Murphy, J. G., MacKillop, J., Tidey, J. W., Brazil, L. A., & Colby, S. M. (in press). Validity of a demand curve measure of nicotine reinforcement with adolescent smokers. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
  • *Buscemi, J., Martens, M.P., Murphy, J.G., *Yurasek, A.M., & *Smith, A.E. (in press). Moderators of the relationship between physical activity and alcohol consumption in college students. Journal of American College Health.
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