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Ken Abrams

Ken Abrams

Education & Professional History

Dartmouth College, BA

University of Minnesota, PhD

At Carleton since 2008.

Highlights & Recent Activity

Recent Publications 

Abrams, K., & Ziegler, N. (2016). Facilitating study abroad for psychology students. Psychology Teaching Review, 22(20), 4-17.

Gross, D., Abrams, K., & Enns, C. (Eds.). (2016). Internationalizing the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum: Lessons Learned at Home and Abroad. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Cosci, F., Bertoli, G., & Abrams, K. (2013). Effects of nicotine withdrawal on panic-like response to breath holding: A placebo-controlled, double-blind, cross-over patch study. Depression and Anxiety, 30, 1217-1221.

Abrams, K. (2012). Student-designed public service announcement (PSA) videos to enhance motivation and engagement. College Teaching, 60, 84.

Abrams, K. (2012). Review of “Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche.” Psychology Learning and Teaching, 11(3), 445-447.

Abrams, K., Zvolensky, M., Dorman, L.*, Gonzalez, A., & Mayer, M.* (2011). Development and validation of the Smoking Abstinence Expectancies Questionnaire. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 13, 1296-1304.

Abrams, K., Leger, K.*, Schlosser, L.*, Merrill, A.*, Bresslour, M.*, & Jalan, A.* (2011). Nicotine withdrawal exacerbates fear reactivity to CO2-induced bodily sensations among smokers. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 13(11), 1052-1058.

Abrams, K., Schlosser, L.*, Leger, K.*, Donisch, K.*, Widmer, A.*, & Minkina, A.* (2011). Panic-relevant cognitive processes among smokers. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 25(1), 71-81.

King, S., Abrams, K., & Wilkinson, T. (2010). Personality, gender, and family history in the prediction of college gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies, 26(3), 347-59.

Cosci, F., Knuts, I., Abrams, K., Schruers, K., &Griez, E. (2010). Cigarette smoking and panic: A critical review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 71(5), 606-615.

* indicates Carleton student 

 

 

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

American Psychological Association (APA)

Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT)

International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP)

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT)

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Psychology

Office Hours: Fall 2017:  On leave

Ken Abrams (B.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota) teaches courses in health psychology, psychopathology, and statistics, and a seminar on science and pseudoscience in psychology. He also leads every other fall the Carleton Cross-Cultural Psychology in Prague off-campus studies program. His research program explores the co-occurrence of substance use and anxiety disorders. Currently, his lab team is investigating whether nicotine withdrawal is associated with carbon-dioxide hypersensitivity and hence a higher risk for experiencing panic attacks. He has also been exploring with students the ethics of assessing and treating sex offenders. Other recent research of his has examined treatments for pathological gambling and the self-medication of social anxiety and panic attacks with alcohol.

Carleton College Respiratory Lab

Professor Abrams is the principal investigator in the laboratory. He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and joined the Carleton faculty in January 2008. He teaches courses in health psychology, psychopathology, and statistics, and a seminar on science and pseudoscience in psychology. He also leads every other fall the Carleton Cross-Cultural Psychology in Prague off-campus studies program. Beyond campus, he enjoys biking, cross-country skiing, playing board games with his daughters, wrestling with his dog, and following international soccer. Go Sparta Praha!

Profile updated April 16, 2017

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