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Cynthia D. Mohr

Cynthia D. Mohr

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The focus of my research is the manner in which individuals influence one another’s perceptions and behaviors, particularly in terms of health behaviors. I examine the social support benefit of positive interpersonal relationships and exchanges. In addition, I consider how negative interpersonal interactions are an important source of stress that can lead to depressed mood, as well as harmful, stress-induced behaviors, such as excessive and/or solitary alcohol consumption. To investigate these associations, I employ daily process methodology and multilevel modeling to examine the role of daily interpersonal exchanges and moods in alcohol consumption. I am exploring these processes in college student and community samples.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Gender Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Person Perception

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Journal Articles:

  • Armeli, S., Mohr, C. D., Tennen, H., Todd, M., & Carney, M. A. (2005). A daily process examination of alcohol outcome expectancy evaluations among college students. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26, 767-792.
  • Armeli, S., Tennen, H., Todd, M., Carney, A., Mohr, C., Affleck, G., & Hromi, A. (2003). A daily process examination of the stress-response dampening effects of alcohol. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 17, 266-276.
  • Armeli, S., Todd, M., & Mohr, C. (2005). A daily process approach to individual differences in stress-related alcohol use. Journal of Personality, 73(6), 1657-1686.
  • Kenny, D. A., Mohr, C. D., & Levesque, M. J. (2001). A social relations variance partitioning of dyadic behavior. Psychological Bulletin, 127, 128-141.
  • Mohr, C. D., Armeli, S., Ohannessian, C. M., Tennen, H., Carney, M. A., Affleck, G., & Del Boca, F. K. (2003). Daily interpersonal experiences and distress: Are women more vulnerable? Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 22, 393-423.
  • Mohr, C. D., Armeli, S., Tennen, H., Carney, M., Affleck, G., & Hromi, A. (2001). Daily interpersonal experiences, context and alcohol consumption: Crying in your beer and toasting good times? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, 489-500.
  • Mohr, C.D., Armeli, S., Tennen, H., Temple, M., Todd, M., Clark, J., & Carney, M.A. (2005). Moving beyond the keg party: A daily process investigation of college student drinking motivations. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 19 (4), 392-403.
  • Mohr, C. D., Averna, S., Kenny, D. A., & Del Boca, F. K. (2001). “Getting by” or “Getting high with a little help from my friends”: An examination of adult alcoholics’ friendships. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 62, 637-645.
  • Mohr, C. D., Brannan, D., Mohr, J., Armeli, S., & Tennen, H. (2008). Evidence for positive mood buffering among college student drinkers. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1249-1259.
  • Mohr, C. D., & Kenny, D. A. (2006). The how and why of disagreement among perceivers: An exploration of Person Models. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42(3), 337-349.

Other Publications:

  • Mohr, C. D., Armeli, S., Tennen, H., & Todd, M. (2009). The complexities of modeling mood-drinking relationships: Lessons learned from daily process research (pp. 189-216). In J. Kassel (Ed.), Substance Abuse and Emotion. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Applied Social Psychology
  • Field Observation Methods
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Psychology of Mental Health

Cynthia D. Mohr
Department of Psychology
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, Oregon 97207-0751
United States

  • Phone: (503) 725-3981
  • Fax: (503) 725-3904

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