Laura MacPherson

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Affiliation: University of Maryland
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Positive and negative reinforcement underlying risk behavior in early adolescents
    Laura MacPherson
    Department of Psychology, Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Prev Sci 11:331-42. 2010
  2. pmc Randomized controlled trial of behavioral activation smoking cessation treatment for smokers with elevated depressive symptoms
    Laura MacPherson
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, 2103 Cole Field House, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 78:55-61. 2010
  3. pmc Distress tolerance and pre-smoking treatment attrition: examination of moderating relationships
    Laura MacPherson
    Department of Psychology and the Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Addict Behav 33:1385-93. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Using an item response model to examine the nicotine dependence construct as characterized by the HONC and the mFTQ among adolescent smokers
    Laura MacPherson
    Department of Psychology, Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Addict Behav 33:880-94. 2008
  5. pmc Association of post-treatment smoking change with future smoking and cessation efforts among adolescents with psychiatric comorbidity
    Laura MacPherson
    Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies, Providence, RI, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:1297-307. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Nicotine dependence symptoms among adolescents with psychiatric disorders: using a Rasch model to evaluate symptom expression across time
    David R Strong
    Brown Medical School and Butler Hospital, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:557-69. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Health risk behaviors in relation to making a smoking quit attempt among adolescents
    Ana M Abrantes
    Butler Hospital, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    J Behav Med 32:142-9. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Integration of the brief behavioral activation treatment for depression (BATD) into a college orientation program: depression and alcohol outcomes
    Elizabeth K Reynolds
    Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research, University of Maryland, MD, USA
    J Couns Psychol 58:555-64. 2011
  9. pmc Distress tolerance and early adolescent externalizing and internalizing symptoms: the moderating role of gender and ethnicity
    Stacey B Daughters
    School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Behav Res Ther 47:198-205. 2009
  10. pmc Development and preliminary validation of a behavioral task of negative reinforcement underlying risk-taking and its relation to problem alcohol use in college freshmen
    Laura MacPherson
    Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:950-7. 2012

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Publications28

  1. pmc Positive and negative reinforcement underlying risk behavior in early adolescents
    Laura MacPherson
    Department of Psychology, Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Prev Sci 11:331-42. 2010
    ..Results of the present study highlight the importance of considering both positive and negative reinforcement processes in combination when investigating vulnerability factors for early risk behavior engagement in youth...
  2. pmc Randomized controlled trial of behavioral activation smoking cessation treatment for smokers with elevated depressive symptoms
    Laura MacPherson
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, 2103 Cole Field House, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 78:55-61. 2010
    ..In this pilot study, we examined whether a behavioral activation treatment for smoking (BATS) can enhance cessation outcomes...
  3. pmc Distress tolerance and pre-smoking treatment attrition: examination of moderating relationships
    Laura MacPherson
    Department of Psychology and the Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Addict Behav 33:1385-93. 2008
    ..No other predictors examined corresponded with pre-inclusion attrition in the present sample. Results indicate the need for more research attention to this at-risk group of smokers who do not continue on to cessation intervention...
  4. ncbi request reprint Using an item response model to examine the nicotine dependence construct as characterized by the HONC and the mFTQ among adolescent smokers
    Laura MacPherson
    Department of Psychology, Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Addict Behav 33:880-94. 2008
    ..Findings suggest the HONC and mFTQ may provide complementary information in assessing nicotine dependence levels in adolescent regular smokers and have implications for symptoms expression in youth...
  5. pmc Association of post-treatment smoking change with future smoking and cessation efforts among adolescents with psychiatric comorbidity
    Laura MacPherson
    Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies, Providence, RI, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:1297-307. 2007
    ..Findings have implications for initial post-treatment change as it relates to subsequent smoking and cessation outcomes among adolescent smokers at especially high risk for smoking persistence...
  6. ncbi request reprint Nicotine dependence symptoms among adolescents with psychiatric disorders: using a Rasch model to evaluate symptom expression across time
    David R Strong
    Brown Medical School and Butler Hospital, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:557-69. 2007
    ..Results suggest that DSM-IV and mFTQ measures of nicotine dependence provide complementary information when assessing nicotine dependence levels among adolescents with psychiatric disorders...
  7. ncbi request reprint Health risk behaviors in relation to making a smoking quit attempt among adolescents
    Ana M Abrantes
    Butler Hospital, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    J Behav Med 32:142-9. 2009
    ..g., fighting, drug use, and high risk sexual activity) were associated with decreased likelihood of cessation. Findings from this study may inform efforts to develop more effective smoking prevention and treatment programs for youth...
  8. ncbi request reprint Integration of the brief behavioral activation treatment for depression (BATD) into a college orientation program: depression and alcohol outcomes
    Elizabeth K Reynolds
    Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research, University of Maryland, MD, USA
    J Couns Psychol 58:555-64. 2011
    ..The authors conclude with a discussion of the implications of their findings for preventing adjustment problems among incoming college students and future directions...
  9. pmc Distress tolerance and early adolescent externalizing and internalizing symptoms: the moderating role of gender and ethnicity
    Stacey B Daughters
    School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Behav Res Ther 47:198-205. 2009
    ..Clinical implications, including the potential role of negative reinforcement models in early intervention with young adolescents, are discussed...
  10. pmc Development and preliminary validation of a behavioral task of negative reinforcement underlying risk-taking and its relation to problem alcohol use in college freshmen
    Laura MacPherson
    Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:950-7. 2012
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  11. pmc Discrepancy between how children perceive their own alcohol risk and how they perceive alcohol risk for other children longitudinally predicts alcohol use
    Andres De Los Reyes
    Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, United States
    Addict Behav 35:1061-6. 2010
    ..Children's perceptions of multiple people's risk from alcohol use result in identifying important subgroups of children at risk for early-onset alcohol use...
  12. pmc Anxiety sensitivity: prospective prediction of anxiety among early adolescents
    Norman B Schmidt
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 4301, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 24:503-8. 2010
    ..Consistent with the adult literature and expectancy theory, AS appears to act as a risk factor for anxiety symptoms in youth...
  13. pmc Examining the effect of the Life Enhancement Treatment for Substance Use (LETS ACT) on residential substance abuse treatment retention
    Jessica F Magidson
    Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Addict Behav 36:615-23. 2011
    ..Findings suggest preliminary support for the feasibility, tolerability, and efficacy of a brief behavioral activation-based protocol that may be particularly useful to improve substance abuse treatment retention...
  14. pmc Changes in sensation seeking and risk-taking propensity predict increases in alcohol use among early adolescents
    Laura MacPherson
    Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research and University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 34:1400-8. 2010
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  15. pmc Discrepancy between mother and child reports of parental knowledge and the relation to risk behavior engagement
    Elizabeth K Reynolds
    Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research and the Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 40:67-79. 2011
    ..Prospective analyses indicated a main effect of mother report...
  16. doi request reprint Peers, tobacco advertising, and secondhand smoke exposure influences smoking initiation in diverse adolescents
    Carolyn C Voorhees
    Department of Public and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 20742 2611, USA
    Am J Health Promot 25:e1-11. 2011
    ..Identify demographic, social, and environmental factors associated with smoking initiation in a large, racially and ethnically diverse sample of underage youth participating in the 2006 Maryland Youth Tobacco Survey...
  17. pmc Developmental trajectories of anxiety symptoms in early adolescence: the influence of anxiety sensitivity
    Nicholas P Allan
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, P O Box 3064301, Tallahasssee, FL, 32306 4301, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 42:589-600. 2014
    ..There are important implications for identification of adolescents and children who are at risk for the development of an anxiety disorder. ..
  18. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal trajectories of sensation seeking, risk taking propensity, and impulsivity across early to middle adolescence
    Anahi Collado
    University of Maryland, College Park, United States Electronic address
    Addict Behav 39:1580-8. 2014
    ..The importance of understanding the natural course of these core constructs is of great importance for directing future relevant prevention and intervention work. ..
  19. doi request reprint Time doesn't change everything: the longitudinal course of distress tolerance and its relationship with externalizing and internalizing symptoms during early adolescence
    Jenna R Cummings
    Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 41:735-48. 2013
    ..These results suggest that distress tolerance should be a focus of research on etiology and intervention...
  20. pmc Adolescent definitions of change in smoking behavior: an investigation
    Laura MacPherson
    Brown Medical School and Butler Hospital, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:683-7. 2006
    ..Findings highlight the importance of using clearly defined questionnaire items when assessing adolescent smoking change efforts...
  21. pmc Race as a moderator of the relationship between distress tolerance and cigarette smoking
    Jennifer Dahne
    1Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 49:708-14. 2014
    ..58, p = .05) were significantly related to greater odds of being a smoker, such that African American women, but not White women, with low DT were at increased risk for being a lifetime smoker. ..
  22. pmc The efficacy of a behavioral activation intervention among depressed US Latinos with limited English language proficiency: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Anahi Collado
    Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research CAPER, 2103 Cole Field House, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Trials 15:231. 2014
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  23. ncbi request reprint Adolescent alcohol reduction and cessation expectancies
    Jane Metrik
    University of California, San Diego San Diego State University, Joint Doctoral Program, Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive 0109, La Jolla, California 92093 0109, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 65:217-26. 2004
    ..The present study is the first to develop a measure of adolescent alcohol cessation expectancies...
  24. pmc Adolescent reasons for quitting smoking: initial psychometric evaluation
    Mark G Myers
    Psychology Service, Veteran Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, University of California, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 22:129-34. 2008
    ..In particular, the Social Disapproval and Long-Term Concerns subscales significantly predicted subsequent cessation attempts. As such, the ARFQ may prove valuable for informing interventions to encourage adolescent smoking cessation...
  25. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation efforts among substance abusing adolescents
    Mark G Myers
    Department of Psychiatry, Psychology Service, 116B, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive University of California, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 73:209-13. 2004
    ..Health emerged as a frequently endorsed motive for cessation and stopping abruptly (cold turkey) was the most commonly reported strategy for quitting...
  26. ncbi request reprint Measuring adolescent smoking cessation strategies: instrument development and initial validation
    Mark G Myers
    University of California, San Diego, and Veteran Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:1131-8. 2007
    ..The present findings thus provide initial support for the utility and criterion validity of this newly developed measure...
  27. ncbi request reprint Invariance study of an adolescent survey-based smoking-related cognitions scale: examination across Hispanic and Caucasian groups
    Laura MacPherson
    Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA
    Prev Med 39:1026-35. 2004
    ..Large-scale surveys frequently assess tobacco-related cognitions, however, few studies have examined the psychometric properties and cultural invariance of such measures...
  28. pmc Constructing a short form of the Smoking Consequences Questionnaire with adolescents and young adults
    Mark G Myers
    Psychology Service, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    Psychol Assess 15:163-72. 2003
    ..The present studies provide initial evidence for the utility of the S-SCQ when used with young adults and adolescents...