Vincent J. Adesso

Professor Emritus



Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1971

Research Interests:

Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Addictive Behaviors, Behavior Therapy, Learning Theory

Teaching Interests:

My teaching interests are in personality theory and assessment, addictive behaviors, and therapy. My research interests are centered on the behavioral and health effects of alcohol in men and women and the links between alcohol, cognitions, and risky behaviors as reflections of social learning processes.

Recent Publications:

Cisler, R. A., Adesso, V.J., Campbell, T. Heideman, P.H., Johnson, J.M., Hayes, B.B. (In press). Substance Use. In S.L. McMurtry, S.J. Rose, & R.A. Cisler (Authors), Desk Reference Guide to Rapid Assessment Instruments, Volume I: Measures of Personal and Psychological Functioning. New York: Guilford Press.

Adesso, V.J., Cisler, R., Norberg, M.N., & Hayes, B.B. (2003). Substance Abuse. In M. Hersen (Ed.), Psychological Assessment in Clinical Practice: A Pragmatic Guide. New York: Brunner-Routledge.

Adesso, V.J., & Norberg, M. (2001). Behavioral interventions for oral-digital habits. In D.W. Woods, & R.G. Miltenberger (Eds.), Tic Disorders, Trichotillomania, and other Repetitive Behavior Disorders: Behavioral Approaches to Analysis and Treatment. New York: Kluwer.

Neavins, T.M., Adesso, V.J., & Suh, K.H. (2000). Predictors of alcohol consumption: Tension-reduction expectancies, gender, and hardiness. Korean Journal of Health Psychology, 5, 1-9.

Lundahl, L.H., Davis, T.M., Adesso, V.J., & Lukas, S.E. (1997). Alcohol expectancies: Effects of gender, age, and family history of alcoholism. Addictive Behaviors, 16, 315-327.

Adesso, V.J., Reddy, D.M., & Fleming, R. (Eds.). (1994). Psychological perspectives on women's health. Washington, DC: Taylor & Francis.