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USC Aiken Directory


Maureen Carrigan, PhD

Courses Taught

Dr. Carrigan teaches undergraduate courses in Abnormal PsychologyHealth Psychology,  Behavior Modification, and Psychology of Addictive Behaviors and graduate courses in Practicum in Applied Clinical PsychologyAssessment and Treatment of Substance AbuseEthics, and Professional Issues, and Group Therapy and Counseling


Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1998, Clinical Psychology

Research Interests

Her research interests include substance use, coping with negative mood states, and health.

Recent Accomplishments

Grant: Substance Use Prevention in a Rural County University (October 2021 – September 2023) PI: Moussa Rogers M; Co-PI: Carrigan, M. & Cullum, D.
Source: South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) Funding: $150,000 Proposal: to provide substance use life-skills workshops to on and off-campus USCA students to prevent substance use.

Wolkowicz, N. R., Ham, L. S., Carrigan, M., Pazda, A. D. (in press). Trait- and State-Fear of Missing Out: Influences on Alcohol Craving and Drinking Likelihood. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Parent, A., Carrigan, M., & Pazda, A.D. (2021). The impact of viewing opioid overdose photos on stigma, desire for social distance, and willingness to help. Stigma and Health

Roys, M., Weed, K., Carrigan, M., & MacKillop, J. (2016). Associations between nicotine dependence, anhedonia, urgency and smoking motives. Addictive Behaviors, 62, 145-151.

Ham, L. S., Bacon, A. K., Casner, H. G., & Carrigan, M. H. (2016). Social anxiety and alcohol use: The role of alcohol expectancies about social outcomes. Addiction Research & Theory, 24, 9-16.

Vinci, C., Kinsaul, J., Carrigan, M. H., & Copeland, A. L. (2015). The relationship between smoking motives and smoking urges experienced in response to a negative affect induction. Addictive Behaviors, 40, 96-101.