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Brauer, M & Curtin, JJ (in press). Linear Mixed-Effects Models and the Analysis of Nonindependent Data: A Unified Framework to Analyze Categorical and Continuous Independent Variables that Vary Within-Subjects and/or Within-Items. Psychological Methods.

Bradford, DE, Motschman, CA, Starr, MJ, Curtin, JJ (2017). Alcohol’s effects on emotionally motivated attention, defensive reactivity, and subjective anxiety during uncertain threat. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, nsx095, 1–10. PDF | OSF

Kaye JT, Bradford DE, Magruder KP & Curtin JJ (2017). Probing for neuroadaptations to unpredictable stressors in addiction: translational methods and emerging evidence. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 78, 353- 371. PDF | OSF

Moberg CA, Bradford DE, Kaye JT, Curtin JJ (2017). Increased startle potentiation to unpredictable stressors in alcohol dependence: Possible stress neuroadaptation in humans. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126(4), 441-453. PMC5418084. PDF | OSF


Kaye JT, Bradford DE & Curtin JJ (2016). Psychometric properties of startle and corrugator response in NPU, Affective Picture Viewing, and Resting State tasks. Psychophysiology, 53(8), 1241-1255. PMC4949104. PDF | OSF | Supplemental Information

Hefner K, Verona E & Curtin J (2016). Emotion regulation during threat: Parsing the time course and consequences of safety signal processing. Psychophysiology, 53(8), 1193-1202. DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12660 OSF | PDF

Hefner KR, Starr MJ, Curtin JJ (2016). Altered subjective reward valuation among drug-deprived heavy marijuana users: Aversion to uncertainty. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125(1),138-50. PMC4701603. PDF | OSF


Bradford DE, Starr MJ, Shackman AJ, Curtin JJ (2015). Empirically based comparisons of the reliability and validity of common quantification approaches for eyeblink startle potentiation in humans. Psychophysiolology, 52, 1669-1681. PMC4426343. PDF | OSF

Bradford DE, Curtin JJ, Piper ME (2015). Anticipation of smoking sufficiently dampens stress reactivity for nicotine deprived smokers. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124(1), 128-36. PMC4332561. PDF

Baskin-Sommers AR, Curtin JJ, Newman JP (2015). Altering the cognitive-affective dysfunctions of psychopathic and externalizing offender subtypes with cognitive remediation. Clinical Psychological Science, 3, 45-57. PMC4426343. PDF


Bradford DE, Magruder KP, Korhumel RA, Curtin JJ (2014). Using the threat probability task to assess anxiety and fear to uncertain and certain threat. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 91, e51905. PDF | Video

Bradford DE, Kaye JT, Curtin JJ (2014). Not just noise: Individual differences in general startle reactivity predict startle reactivity to uncertain and certain threat. Psychophysiology, 51, 407-411. PMC3984356. PDF | Study Highlights

Baskin-Sommers A, Krusemark E, Curtin JJ, Lee C, Vujnovich A, Newman JP (2014). The impact of cognitive control, incentives, and working memory load on the P3 responses of externalizing prisoners. Biological Psychology, 96, 86-93. PMC3947287. PDF


Baskin-Sommers AR, Curtin JJ, Newman JP (2013). Emotion-Modulated Startle in Psychopathy: Clarifying Familiar Effects. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 458-468. PMC3640755. PDF

Bradford DE, Shapiro BL, Curtin JJ (2013). How Bad Could It Be? Alcohol Dampens Stress Responses to Threat of Uncertain Intensity. Psychological Science, 24, 2541-2549. PMC3951286. PDF | Study Highlights

Hefner KR, Moberg CA, Hachiya LY, Curtin JJ (2013). Alcohol stress response dampening during imminent versus distal, uncertain threat. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 3, 756-769. PMC4047525. PDF

Larson CL, Baskin-Sommers AR, Stout DM, Balderston NL, Schultz DH, Curtin JJ, Kiehl KA, Newman JP (2013). The interplay of attention and emotion: Top-down attention modulates amygdala activation in psychopathy. Cognitive, Affective, Behavioral Neuroscience, 4, 757-70. PMC3806893. PDF


Anton M, Baskin-Sommers AR, Vitale J, Curtin JJ, Newman JP (2012). Differential effects of psychopathy and antisocial personality disorder symptoms on cognitive and fear processing in female offenders. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 761-76. PMC3508139. PDF

Baskin-Sommers A, Curtin JJ, Li W, Newman JP (2012). Psychopathy-Related Differences in Selective Attention are Captured by an Early Event Related Potential. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research and Treatment, 3, 370-378. PMC3387525. PDF

Baskin-Sommers AR, Curtin JJ, Larson CL, Stout D, Kiehl K, Newman JP (2012). Characterizing the anomalous cognition-emotion interactions in externalizing. Biological Psychology, 91, 48-58. PMC3407296. PDF

Hefner KR, Curtin JJ (2012). Alcohol stress response dampening: Selective reduction of anxiety in the face of uncertain threat. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 26, 232-245. PMC3413306. PDF

Wardell JD, Read JP, Curtin JJ, Merrill JE (2012). Mood and implicit alcohol expectancy processes: Predicting alcohol consumption in the laboratory. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36, 119 -129. PMC3208123. PDF


Baskin-Sommers A, Curtin JJ, Newman JP (2011). Specifying the attentional selection that moderates the fearlessness of psychopathic offenders. Psychological Science, 22, 226-234. PMC3358698. PDF

Baskin-Sommers AR, Newman JP, Sathasivam N, Curtin JJ (2011). Evaluating the generalizability of a fear deficit in psychopathic African American offenders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 71-78. PMC3361646. PDF

Lake A, Baskin-Sommers A, Curtin JJ, Li W, Newman JP (2011). Evidence for unique threat-processing mechanisms in psychopathic and anxious individuals. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 451-462. PMC3193903. PDF

Moberg CA, Weber S, Curtin JJ (2011). Alcohol dose effects on stress response to cued threat vary by threat intensity. Psychopharmacology, 218, 217-227. PMC3413308. PDF

Schlam TR, Japuntich SJ, Piper ME, Gloria R, Baker TB, Curtin JJ (2011). Cognitive conflict following appetitive versus negative cues and smoking cessation failure. Psychopharmacology, 214, 603-616. PMC3081364. PDF

Sargaent MN, Daughters SB, Curtin JJ, Schuster R, Lejuez CW (2011). Unique roles of Antisocial Personality Disorder and psychopathic traits in distress tolerance.Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 987-992. PMC3229260. PDF


Baskin-Sommers A, Wallace J, MacCoon D, Curtin J, Newman, J (2010). Clarifying the factors that undermine behavioral inhibition system functioning in psychopathy. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 1, 203-217. PMC2992384. PDF

Hogle JM, Kaye JT, Curtin JJ (2010). Nicotine withdrawal increases threat-induced anxiety but not fear: Neuroadaptation in human addiction. Biological Psychiatry, 68, 719-725. PMC2949532 PDF | Supplemental Information | Study Highlights

McCarthy DE, Curtin JJ, Piper ME, Baker TB (2010). Negative reinforcement: Possible clinical implications of an integrative model. In J. Kassel (Ed.), Substance Abuse and Emotion, (pp 15-42), American Psychological Association. PDF

Newman JP, Curtin JJ, Bertsch JD, Baskin-Sommers AR (2010). Attention moderates the fearlessness of psychopathic offenders. Biological Psychiatry, 67, 66-70. PMC2795048. PDF


Dvorak-Bertsch JD, Curtin JJ, Rubinstein TJ, Newman JP (2009). Psychopathic traits moderate the interaction between cognitive and affective processing. Psychophysiology, 46, 913-921. PMC2746860. PDF

Gloria R, Angelos L, Schaefer HS, Davis JM, Majeskie M, Richmond BS, Curtin JJ, Davidson RJ, Baker TB (2009). An fMRI investigation of the impact of withdrawal on regional brain activity during nicotine anticipation. Psychophysiology, 46, 681-693. PMC2706918. PDF

McCarthy DE, Gloria R, Curtin JJ (2009). Attention Bias in Nicotine Withdrawal and Under Stress. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23, 77-90. PMC2897737. PDF

Moberg CA, Curtin JJ (2009). Alcohol selectively reduces anxiety but not fear: Startle response during unpredictable vs. predictable threat. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118, 335-347. PMC2756160 PDF

Verona E, Sadeh N, Curtin J (2009). Stress-induced asymmetric frontal brain activity and aggression risk. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118, 131-145. PDF


Curtin JJ, Lang AR (2007). Alcohol and emotion: Insights and directives from affective science. In J Rottenberg, S Johnson (Eds), Emotion and Psychopathology: Bridging Affective and Clinical Science, 8, 191-213. American Psychological Association. PDF

Curtin JJ, Lozano D, Allen JB (2007). The psychophysiology laboratory. In: JA Coan, JB Allen (Eds), The Handbook of Emotion Elicitation and Assessment, (pp 398-425), New York, Oxford University Press. PDF

Dvorak-Bertsch JD, Curtin JJ, Rubinstein TJ, Newman JP (2007). Anxiety moderates the interplay between cognitive and affective processing. Psychological Science, 18, 699-705. PMC3125602. PDF

Lejuez CW, Bornovalova MA, Reynolds EK, Daughters SB, Curtin JJ (2007). Risk factors in the relationship between gender and crack/cocaine. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 15, 165-175. PMC3182264. PDF

Read JP, Curtin JJ (2007). Contextual influences on alcohol expectancy processes. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 68, 759-770. PDF

Verona E, Pole M, Reed A, Curtin JJ (2007). Gender differences in emotional and overt/covert aggressive responses to stress. Aggressive Behavior, 33, 261-271. PDF

Donohue KF, Curtin JJ, Patrick CJ, Lang AR (2007). Intoxication level and emotional response. Emotion, 7, 103-112. PDF


Themanson JA, Hillman CH, Curtin JJ (2006). Age and physical activity influences on action monitoring during task switching. Neurobiology of Aging, 27, 1335-1345. PDF

Baker TB, Japuntich SJ, Hogle JM, McCarthy DE, Curtin JJ (2006). Pharmacologic and Behavioral Withdrawal From Addictive Drugs. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15, 232-236. PDF

Hogle JM, Curtin JJ (2006). Tobacco withdrawal and negative affect: Sex differences in psychophysiological measures of affective response during nicotine withdrawal. Psychophysiology, 43, 344-356. PDF

LaRowe SD, Patrick CJ, Curtin JJ, Kline JP (2006). Personality correlates of startle habituation. Biological Psychology, 72, 257-264. PDF

Piper ME, Curtin JJ (2006). Tobacco withdrawal and negative affect: An analysis of initial emotional response intensity and voluntary emotion regulation. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 115, 96-102. PDF

Testa M, Fillmore M, Norris J, Abbey A, Curtin J, et al. (2006). Understanding alcohol expectancy effects: Revisiting the placebo condition. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 30, 339-348. PMC1403295. PDF

Verona, E, Curtin JJ (2006). Gender differences in the negative affective priming of aggressive behavior. Emotion, 6, 115-124. PDF


Curtin JJ, Barnett N, Colby S, Rohsenow D, Monti P (2005). Cue Reactivity in adolescents: Measurement of separate approach and avoidance reactions. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 66, 332-343. PDF

Curtin JJ, McCarthy DE, Piper ME, Baker TB (2005). Implicit and explicit drug motivational processes: A model of boundary conditions. In: R Reinout and A Stacy (Eds), Handbook on Implicit Cognition and Addiction, (pp 233-250), Sage Publications. PDF

Lejuez CW, Bornovalova MA, Daughters SB, Curtin JJ (2005). Differences in impulsivity and sexual risk-taking behavior among inner-city crack/cocaine and heroin users. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 77, 169-175. PDF

Pollack SD, Vardi S, Bechner A, and Curtin J (2005). Maltreated children's regulation of attention in response to anger. Child Development, 76, 968-977. PDF


Amodio DM, Harmon-Jones E, Devine PG, Curtin JJ, Hartley S, Covert A (2004). Neural signals for the control of unintentional race bias. Psychological Science, 15, 88-93. PDF

Stritzke WGK, Breiner MJ, Curtin JJ, Lang AR (2004). Assessment of substance cue reactivity: Advances in reliability, specificity, and validity. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 18, 148-159. PDF

Verona E, Patrick CJ, Curtin JJ, Bradley MM, Lang PJ (2004). Psychopathy and physiological response to emotionally evocative sounds. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 113, 90-108. PDF


Casbon TS, Curtin JJ, Lang AR, Patrick CJ (2003). Deleterious effects of alcohol intoxication: Diminished cognitive control and its behavioral consequences. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 112, 476-487. PDF

Curtin JJ, Fairchild BA (2003). Alcohol and cognitive control: Implications for regulation of behavior during response conflict. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 112, 424-436. PDF


Baker TB, Curtin JJ (2002). How will we know a lapse when we see one? Comment on Leri and Stewart. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 10, 350-352. PDF

Licht BG, Licht MH, Harper KM, Lin S, Curtin JJ, Hyson LL, Willard K (2002). Clinical presentations of naturally occurring canine seizures: Similarities to human seizures. Epilepsy and Behavior, 3, 460-470. PDF

Patrick CJ, Curtin JJ, Tellegen A (2002). Development and validation of a brief form of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire. Psychological Assessment, 14, 150-163. PDF


Curtin JJ, Patrick CJ, Lang AR, Cacioppo JT, Birbaumer N (2001). Alcohol affects emotion through cognition. Psychological Science, 12, 527-531. PDF

Zvolensky MJ, Lejuez CW, Stuart GL, Curtin JJ (2001). Experimental psychopathology in psychological science. Review of General Psychology, 5, 371-381. PDF


Holm CJ, Frank DI, Curtin JJ (1999). Health beliefs, health locus of control, and women's mammography behavior. Cancer Nursing, 22, 149-156. PDF

Miller MW, Curtin JJ, Patrick CJ (1999). A startle-probe methodology for investigating the effects of active avoidance on negative emotional reactivity. Biological Psychology, 50, 235-257. PDF


Arlotti J, Cotrell B, Lee SH, Curtin JJ (1998). Breastfeeding among low income women with and without peer support. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 15, 163-178. PDF

Curtin JJ, Lang AR, Patrick CJ, Stritzke WGK (1998). Alcohol and fear-potentiated startle: The role of competing cognitive demands in the stress-reducing effects of intoxication. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 107, 547-557. PDF


Brandt JR, Kennedy WA, Patrick CJ, Curtin JJ (1997). Assessment of psychopathy in a population of incarcerated adolescent offenders. Psychological Assessment, 9, 429-435. PDF

Bridges C, Frank DI, Curtin JJ (1997). Employer attitudes toward breastfeeding in the workplace. Journal of Human Lactation, 13, 215-219. PDF

Frank DI, Paredes SD, Curtin JJ (1997). Perceptions of parent and nurse relationships and attitudes of parental participation in caring for infants in the NICU. Florida Nurse, 45, 9-10. PDF


Fite S, Frank DI, Curtin JJ (1996). The relationship of social support to women's obtaining mammography screening. Journal of the Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 8, 565-569. PDF

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