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Department of Psychology

Maureen Carrigan, PhD

Courses Taught

Dr. Carrigan teaches undergraduate courses in Abnormal PsychologyHealth Psychology, 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 covers addiction (smoking, alcoholism), as well as mood (anxiety, depression). She also serves as chair of Master’s theses.


MacKillop, J., Amlung, M., Blackburn, A., Murphy, J., Carrigan, M., Carpenter, M., & Chaloupka, F. (in press). Behavioral economic analysis of price effects on smoking cessation motivation: Further evidence of left-digit effects. Tobacco Control. 

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, 96-101. 

MacKillop, J., Few, L., Murphy, J., Wier, L., Acker, J., Murphy, C., Stojek, M., Carrigan, M., & Chaloupka, F. (2012). High-resolution behavioral economic analysis of cigarette demand to inform tax policy. Addiction, 107, 2191-2200. 

Vinci, C., Copeland, A., & Carrigan, M. (2012). Exposure to negative affect cues and urge to smoke. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 20, 47-55. 

Vinci, C., McVay, M., Copeland, A. L., & Carrigan, M. H. (2012). The relationship between depression level and smoking motives in college smokers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 162- 165. 

Dempsey, J. P., Randall, P. K., Thomas, S. E., Book, S. W., & Carrigan, M. H. (2009). Treatment of social anxiety with paroxetine: Mediation of changes in anxiety and depression symptoms. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 50, 135-141. 

Carrigan, M. H., Ham, L. S., Thomas, S. E., & Randall, C. L. (2008). Alcohol outcome expectancies and drinking to cope with social anxiety. Addictive Behaviors, 33, 1162-1166. 

Randall, C. L., Book, S. W., Carrigan, M. H., & Thomas, S. E. (2008). Treatment of co- occurring alcoholism and social anxiety disorder. In S. Stewart & P. Conrod (Eds.), Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders: The Vicious Cycle of Comorbidity (pp. 139-155). New York: Springer Science & Business Media. 

Ham, L., Carrigan, M., Moak, D., & Randall, C. (2005). Social anxiety and specificity of positive alcohol expectancies. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 27, 115-120. 

Thomas, S. E., Carrigan, M. H., & Randall, C. L. (2005). Predictors of frequency of drinking to cope in socially anxious men and women. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 1, 27-39. 

Carrigan, M. H., Drobes, D. J., & Randall, C. L. (2004). Attentional bias and drinking to cope with social anxiety. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 18, 374-380. 

Carrigan, M. H., & Randall, C. L. (2003). Self-medication of social anxiety: A review of the alcohol literature. Addictive Behaviors, 28, 269-284. 

Thomas, S. E., Randall, C. L., & Carrigan, M. H. (2003). Drinking to cope with social anxiety. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 27, 1937-1943. 

Coffey, S. F., Dansky, B. S., Carrigan, M. H., & Brady, K. T. (2000). Acute and protracted cocaine abstinence in an outpatient population: A prospective study of mood, sleep, and withdrawal symptoms. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 59, 277-286. 

Cahill, S. P., Carrigan, M. H., & Freuh, B. C. (1999). The efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): A critical review of the evidence. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 13, 5-33. 

Carrigan, M. H., & Levis, D. J. (1999). Contributions of eye movements to the efficacy of brief exposure treatment for fear of public speaking. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 13, 101-118. 

Cahill, S. P., Carrigan, M. H., & Evans, I. M. (1998). The relation between behavior theory and behavior therapy: Challenges and promises. In G. Eifert & J. Plaud (Eds.), From Behavior Theory to Behavior Therapy (pp. 294-319). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 

Carrigan, M. H., & Cahill, S. P. (1995). The relevance of the anxiety literature to research on eye movement desensitization. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 26, 365- 366. 

Chapman, J., Arenson, S., Carrigan, M., & Gryckiewicz, J. (1993). Motivational losses in small task groups: Free riding on a cognitive task. Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs, 119, 57-72. 

Chapman, J., & Carrigan, M. (1993). Originality of word associations as a function of group size: A self-attention perspective. Current Psychology, 12, 216-229.