Recent Publications

Publications Co-Authored by Reed College Students and Current Faculty Within the Last Ten Years

(Students' names appear in bold type.)

In Press


Corpus, J. H., Robinson, K. A., & Liu, X. (2022). Comparing college students’ motivation trajectories before and during COVID-19: A Self-Determination Theory approach. Frontiers in Education, 7:848643. doi: 10.3389/feduc.2022.848643.

Franzwa, F., Harper, L., Anderson, K.G. (2022). Examination of social smoking classifications using a machine learning approach. Addictive Behaviors, doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107175.

Herrington, J., Guss Darwich, J. Harshaw, C., Brigande, A.M., Lief, E., & Currie, P.J. (2022). Elevated ghrelin alters the behavioral effects of perinatal acetaminophen exposure in rats. International Journal of Developmental Psychobiology, 64, e22252, doi:10.1002/dev.22252.

Kirkman, C., Wan, H., & Hackenberg, T. D. (2022).  A behavioral-economic analysis of demand and preference for social and food reinforcement in rats.  Learning and Motivation, 77, 101780.


Bilaonova, A., Phillips, J.A., & Anderson, K.G. (2021). Comparison of CBD and cannabis use motives. Cannabis, 4(2). Early View doi: 10.26828/cannabis/2021.02.005.

Colvin, K.J., Killen, H.S., Kanter, M.J., Halperin, M.C., Engel, L., Dickinson, M.B., Fimmel, A.I., Holland, J.G., & Currie, P.J. (2021). Differential effects of intra-VTA ghrelin and glucagon-like peptide-1 on the stimulatory action of d-amphetamine and cocaine-induced ethanol intake in male Sprague Dawley rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 421, 113726, doi:10.1016/

Corpus, J.H. & Good, K.A. (2021). The effects of praise on children's intrinsic motivation revisited. In Brummelman, E. (Ed.), Psychological Perspectives on Praise (pp. 39-46). Abington, UK: Routledge.

Dembski, C., Koch, C., & Pitts, M. (2021). Perceptual awareness negativity: A physiological correlate of sensory consciousness. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 25(8), 660-670. Melloni, L., Mudrik, L., Pitts, M., & Koch, C. (2021). Making the hard problem of consciousness easier: Championing open science, an adversarial collaboration aims to unravel the footprints of consciousness. Science, 372(6545), 911-912.

Garrison, E., Gilligan, C., Ladd, B.O., & Anderson, K.G. (2021). Social anxiety, cannabis use motives, and social context impact on willingness to use cannabis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(9), 4882.

Hackenberg, T.D., Vanderhooft, L., Huang, J., Wagar, M., Alexander, J., & Tan, L. (2021). Social preference in rats. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 115, 634-649.

Johnson, M., Brigande, A.M., Yue, J., Colvin, K.J., Dao, O., & Currie, P.J. (2021). A functional inhibitory role of habenular glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in forebrain reward signaling. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, 11205-215.

Wan, H., Kirkman, C., Jensen, G., & Hackenberg, T.D. (2021). Failure to find altruistic sharing in rats.  Frontiers in Psychology, 12:696025. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.696025


Alexander, J.D., Anderson, K.G., & Myers, M.G. (2020). Drinking refusal self-efficacy: Impacts on outcomes from a multi-site early intervention trial. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. doi: 10.1080/1067828X.2020.1766620.

Appelbaum, M.S., & Corpus, J.H. (2020). Assessing competing and combining motives to learn in college students: A Self-Determination Theory approach. Future Review: International Journal of Transition, College, and Career Success, 2, 15-28.

Cohen, M., Ortego, K., Kyroudis, A., & Pitts, M. (2020). Distinguishing the neural correlates of perceptual awareness and post-perceptual processing. The Journal of Neuroscience, 40(25), 4925-4935.

Colvin, K.J., Killen, S.J., Kanter, M.J., Halperin, M.C., Engel, L., & Currie, P.J. (2020). Brain site-specific Inhibitory effects of the GLP-1 analogue exendin-4 on alcohol intake and operant responding for palatable food. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21, 1-15.

Corpus, J.H., Robinson, K.A., & Wormington, S. V. (2020). Trajectories of motivation and their academic correlates over the first year of college. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 63.

Evans O., Rodríguez-Borillo, O., Font, L., Currie, P.J., & Pastor, R. (2020). Alcohol binge drinking and anxiety-like behavior in socialized versus Isolated C57BL/J mice. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 44, 245-254.

MacCalman, M., Harper, L., & Anderson, K.G. (2020). Perceived gender match and accepting alcohol offers from peers in emerging adulthood. Alcohol and Alcoholism. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agaa054. 


Abtahi, S., Howell, E., Salvucci, J.T., Bastacky, J.M.R., Dunn, D.P., & Currie, P.J. (2019). Exendin-4 antagonizes the metabolic action of acylated ghrelinergic signaling in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 270, 75-81.

Dunn, D.P., Bastacky, J.M.R., Gray, C.C., Abtahi, S., & Currie, P.J. (2019). Role of mesolimbic ghrelin in the acquisition of cocaine reward. Neuroscience Letters, 709, 1-7.

Howell, E., Baumgartner, H.M., Zallar, L.J., Selva, J.A. Engel, L., & Currie, P.J. (2019). Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and 5-hydroxytryptamine 2c (5-HT2c) receptor agonists in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) inhibit ghrelin-stimulated appetitve reward. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20, 1-12.

Pitts, M., Lutsyshyna, A.L., & Hillyard, S. (2019). Reply to Montemayor & Haladjian. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 374:20190003.

Pitts, M. & Ortego, K. (2019). Why "no report" paradigms are an important tool for consciousness research. Commentary on Michel & Morales "Minority reports: Consciousness and the prefrontal cortex." Mind & Language Symposium.

Vanderhooft, L., Tan, L., & Hackenberg, T. D. (2019).  Demand for social contact in rats:  Toward a quantitative analysis of social reinforcement value.  Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis, 45, 330-358.


Abtahi, S., Howell, E., & Currie, P.J. (2018). Accumbal ghrelin and glucagon-like peptide 1 signaling in alcohol reward in female rats. NeuroReport, 29, 1046-1053.

Alexander, J. & Anderson, K.G. (2018). Alcohol related problems, motivation to quit, and drink refusal self-efficacy in an adolescent alcohol intervention setting. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 42s1, 181a.

Baumgartner, H., Graulty, C., Hillyard, S., & Pitts, M. (2018). Does spatial attention modulate the earliest component of the visual evoked potential? Cognitive Neuroscience, 9:1-2, 4-19.

Baumgartner, H., Graulty, C., Hillyard, S., & Pitts, M. (2018). Does spatial attention modulate the C1 component? The jury continues to deliberate. Cognitive Neuroscience, 9:1-2, 34-37.

Graulty, C., Papaioannou, O., Bauer, P., Pitts, M., & Canseco-Gonzalez, E. (2018). Hearing Shapes: Event-related potentials reveal the time course of auditory-visual sensory substitution. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30:4, 498-513.

Hiura, L., Tan, L., & Hackenberg, T. D. (2018).  To free or not to free: Social reinforcement effects in the social-release paradigm with rats.  Behavioural Processes, 152, 37-46.

Pitts, M., Lutsyshyna, A.L., & Hillyard, S. (2018). The relationship between attention and consciousness: An expanded taxonomy and implications for "no report" paradigms. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 373:20170348.


Abtahi, S., Mirza, A., Howell, E., & Currie, P.J. (2017). Ghrelin enhances food intake and carbohydrate oxidation in a nitric oxide dependent manner. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 250, 9-14.

Anderson, K.G., Garcia, T.A., & Dash, G.F. (2017). Drinking motives and willingness to drink alcohol in peer drinking contexts. Emerging Adulthood, 5(1), 16 -26.

Currie, P.J., Zallar, L.J., Garling, E.E., & Cepko, L.C.S. (2017). Cocaine, ghrelin and the mesolimbic system. In V.R. Preedy (ed.), The Neuroscience of Cocaine: Mechanisms and Treatment, Academic Press: London, (pp. 279-286).

Jackson-Nielsen, M., Cohen, M., & Pitts, M. (2017). Perception of ensemble statistics requires attention. Consciousness & Cognition, 48, 149-160.

Morales, I., Currie, P.J., Hackenberg, T.D., & Pastor, R. (2017). Opioidergic and dopaminergic modulation of cost/benefit decision-making in Long Evans rats. Physiology and Behavior, 179, 442-450.

Oleson, K.C., & Hovakimyan, K. (2017). Reflections on developing the Student Consultants for Teaching and Learning Program at Reed College. International Journal for Students as Partners, 1(1), 1–8.

Pitts, M., Lutsyshyna, A.L., & Hillyard, S. (2018). The relationship between attention and consciousness: An expanded taxonomy and implications for "no report" paradigms. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 373:20170348. 

Schelonka, K., Graulty, C., Canseco-Gonzalez, E., & Pitts, M. (2017). ERP signatures of conscious and unconscious word and letter perception in an inattentional blindness paradigm. Consciousness & Cognition, 54, 56-71.

Vasselli, J.R., Pi-Sunyer, F.X., Wall, D.G., John, C.S., Chapman, C.D., & Currie, P.J. (2017). Central effects of insulin detemir on feeding, body weight and metabolism in rats. American Journal of Physiology, 313, E613-E621.

Westgate, E. C., Wormington, S. V., Oleson, K. C., & Lindgren, K. P. (2017). Productive procrastination: Academic procrastination style predicts academic and alcohol outcomes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 47(3), 124–135.

Zallar, L.J., Baumgartner, H.M., Garling, E.E., Abtahi, S., Pastor, R., & Currie, P.J. (2017). Ghrelinergic signaling and ethanol reward. In R.R. Watson & S. Zibadi (Eds.), Addictive Substances and Neurological Disease, Elsevier: London, (pp. 113-125).


Abtahi, S., VanderJagt, H.L., & Currie, P.J. (2016). The glucagon-like peptide-1 analog exendin-4 antagonizes the effect of acyl ghrelin on the respiratory exchange ratio, NeuroReport, 27, 992-996.

Anderson, K.G. & Briggs, K.E.L. (2016).  Self-regulation and decision making. In S.A. Brown & R. Zucker (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Adolescent Substance Abuse. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Anderson, K.G., Garcia, T.A., & Dash, G.F. (2016). Drinking motives and willingness to drink alcohol in peer drinking contexts. Emerging Adulthood. DOI: 10.1177/2167696816636503.

Brockway, E.T., Davis, K.R., Selva, J.A., Wauson, S.E.R., & Currie, P.J. (2016). Impact of [D-Lys3]-GHRP-6 and feeding status on hypothalamic ghrelin-induced stress activation. Peptides, 79, 95-102.

Corpus, J.H., Wormington, S.V. & Haimovitz, K. (2016). Creating rich portraits: A mixed methods approach to understanding profiles of intrinsic and extrinsic motivations. The Elementary School Journal, 116, 365-390.

Grimaldi, E.M., Ladd, B.O., & Anderson, K.G. (2016). Drinking, abstinence, and academic motives: Relationships among multiple motivational domains and alcohol use in college students. Addictive Behaviors, 55, 1-4.

Morales, I., Font, L., Currie, P.J., & Pastor, R. (2016). Involvement of opioid signaling in food preference and effort-related decision making: Studies in laboratory animals. In B. Studer & S. Knecht (Eds.), Progress in Brain Research, Motivation: Theory, Neurobiology and Applications, Elsevier: London, (pp. 159-187).

Wormington, S.V., Anderson, K.G., Schneider, A., Tomlinson, K.L., & Brown, S.A. (2016).  Peer victimization and adolescent adjustment: Does school belonging matter? Journal of School Violence, 15(1), 1-21.


Anderson, K.G., Sitney, M. & White, H.R. (2015). Marijuana motivations across adolescence: Impacts on use and consequences. Substance Use & Misuse, 50(3), 292-301.

Brackenbury, L.M., Ladd, B.O., & Anderson, K.G. (2015). Marijuana use/cessation expectancies and marijuana use in college students. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, doi: 10.3109/00952990.2015.1105242.

Dash, G.F. & Anderson, K.G. (2015). Marijuana use, motives, and change intentions in adolescents. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 47(2), 100 - 106.

Open Science Collaboration (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349(621). (individual contribution: Lewis, M. & Pitts, M.

Shafto, J. & Pitts, M. (2015). Neural signatures of conscious face perception in an inattentional blindness paradigm. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(31), 10940-10948.

Wauson, S.E.R., Sarkodie, K., Schuette, L.M., & Currie, P.J. (2015). Median raphe 5-HT1A receptor activation alters the effects of ghrelin on appetite and performance in the elevated plus maze. Journal of Psychopharmacology 29, 836-844.

Yiu, L., Pitts, M., & Canseco-Gonzalez, E. (2015). Electrophysiological assessment of time course of bilingual visual word recognition: Early access to language membership. Neuropsychologia, 75, 349-367.


Anderson, K.G., Brackenbury, L., Quackenbush, M., Buras, M., Brown, S.A., & Price, J. (2014). A-SIDE: Alcohol and marijuana use simulation for teens. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75(6), 953-957.

Anderson, K.G. & Dash, G. (2014). Motives and drinking in simulated contexts. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38s1, 40a.

Cepko, L.C.S., Selva, J.A., Merfeld, E.B., Fimmel, A.I., Goldberg, S.A., & Currie, P.J. (2014). Ghrelin alters the stimulatory effect of cocaine on ethanol intake following mesolimbic or systemic administration. Neuropharmacology, 85, 224-231.

Chavez, A., Dash, G., Corpus, J.H., & Anderson, K.G. (2014). Academic motives, emotions, and high school drinking. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38s1, 188a.

Cook, A.R., Dash, G., & Anderson, K.G. (2014). School connectedness and abstinence motives: Impacts on alcohol use in public and private high schools. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38s1, 188a.

Corpus, J.H., & Wormington, S.V. (2014). Profiles of intrinsic and extrinsic motivations in elementary school: A longitudinal analysis. The Journal of Experimental Education, 82, 480-501.

Currie, P.J., Schuette, L.M., Wauson, S.E.R., Voss, W.N., & Angeles, M.J. (2014). Activation of urocortin 1 and ghrelin signaling in the basolateral amygdala induces anxiogenesis. NeuroReport, 25, 60-64.

Davidson, G. & Pitts, M. (2014). Auditory event-related potentials associated with perceptual reversals of bistable pitch motion. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:572, 1-10.

Fimmel, A.I., Dono, L.M., Yee, M.N., & Currie, P.J. (2014). Exogenous urocortin 1 alters the respiratory exchange ratio after administration into the lateral septum. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, 4, 99-104.

Kafka, A.F., Heinz, D.A., Flemming, T.M., & Currie, P.J. (2014). Effect of chronic DL-amphetamine exposure on brain volume, anxiogenic, locomotor, and social behaviors in male SD rats. Journal of Brain and Behavioral Science, 4, 375-383.

Lewis, C.R., Callis, M.E., & Anderson, K.G. (2014). The Collegiate-Simulated Intoxication Digital Elicitation (C-SIDE) and current alcohol use and motives. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38s1, 188a.

Pitts, M. Metzler, S., & Hillyard, S. (2014). Isolating neural correlates of conscious perception from neural correlates of reporting one's perception. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1078, 1-16.

Pitts, M., Padwal, J., Fennelly, D., Martinez, A., & Hillyard, S. (2014). Gamma band activity and the P3 reflect post-perceptual processes, not visual awareness. NeuroImage, 101, 337-350.

Porter, D., Moss, A. & Reisberg, D. (2014). The impact of the appearance-change instruction on identification accuracy for same-race and cross-race identifications. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28, 151-160.

Robinson, J.M., Ladd, B.O., & Anderson, K.G. (2014).  When you see it, let it be: Urgency, mindfulness and adolescent substance use. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 1038-1041.

Ryskin, R.A., Brown-Schmidt, S., Canseco-Gonzalez, E., Yiu, L.K., & Nguyen, E.T. (2014). Visuospatial perspective-taking in conversation and the role of bilingual experience. Journal of Memory and Language, 74, pp. 46-76.

Tan, L., Sosa, F., Talbot, E., Berg, D., Eversz, D., & Hackenberg, T.D. (2014).  Effects of predictability and competition on group and individual choice in a free-ranging foraging environment.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 101, 288-302.


Anderson, K.G., Briggs, K.M., & White, H.R. (2013).  Motives to drink or not to drink: Longitudinal relations among personality, motives and alcohol use across adolescence and early adulthood. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37(5), 860-867.

Anderson, K.G., Duncan, K., Buras, M., Packard, C., & Kennedy, C. (2013). C-SIDE: Longitudinal outcomes from a drinking simulation for college students. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74(1), 94-103.

Berg, D.A. & Corpus, J.H. (2013). Enthusiastic students: A study of motivation in two alternatives to mandatory instruction. Other Education, 2, 42-66.

McClintic-Gilbert, M.S., Corpus, J. H., Wormington, S.V., & Haimovitz, K. (2013). The relationships among middle school students’ motivational orientations, learning strategies, and academic achievement. Middle Grades Research Journal, 8, 1-12.

Schuette, L.M., Gray, C.C. & Currie, P.J. (2013). Microinjection of ghrelin into the ventral tegmental area potentiates cocaine-induced conditioned place preference. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, 3, 576-580.

Wormington, S.V., Anderson, K.G., Tomlinson, K., & Brown, S.A. (2013). Alcohol and other drug use in middle school: Impact of gender, victimization and supportive social relationships. Journal of Early Adolescence, 33(5), 609-633.


Casey, C. M., Wormington, S. V., & Oleson, K. C. (2012). Promoting comfort and confidence with conducting research through a pluralistic ignorance project. Teaching of Psychology, 39, 293-296.

Chapman, C.D., Dono, L.M., French, M.C., Weinberg, Z.Y., Schuette, L.M., & Currie, P.J., (2012). Paraventricular nucleus anandamide signaling alters eating and substrate oxidation. NeuroReport, 23, 425-429.

Corpus, J.H., Haimovitz, K., & Wormington, S.V. (2012).  Understanding intrinsic and extrinsic motivation: Age differences and meaningful correlates. In N. M. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. New York: Springer

Currie, P.J., Khelemsky, R., Rigsbee, E.M., Dono, L.M., Coiro, C.D., Chapman, C.D., Hinchcliff, K. (2012). Ghrelin is an orexigenic peptide with anxiogenic activity in discrete regions of the hypothalamus, Behavioural Brain Research, 226, 96-105

Dono, L.M. & Currie, P.J. (2012). The cannabinoid receptor CB1 inverse agonist AM251 potentiates the anxiogenic activity of urocortin I in the basolateral amygdala. Neuropharmacology, 62, 192-199.

Jensen, G., Miller, C. & Neuringer, A. (2012). Truly random operant responding: Results and reasons. In T.R. Zentall & E.A.Wasserman (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition (pp. 652-673). Oxford University Press.

John, C.S. & Currie, P.J. (2012). N-arachidonoyl-serotonin in the basolateral amygdala increases anxiolytic behavior in the elevated plus maze. Behavioural Brain Research, 233, 382-388.

Kurbanov, D.B., Currie, P.J., Simonson, D.C., Borsook, D., & Elman, I. (2012). Effects of naltrexone on food intake and weight gain in olanzapine-treated rats. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 26, 1244-1251.

Neuringer, A. & Jensen G. (2012). Operant variability. In G. J. Madden (Ed.) APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis, Volume 1: Methods and Principles (pp 513-546). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Neuringer, A. & Jensen, G. (2012). The predictably unpredictable operant. Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews, 7, 55-84. doi: 10.3819/ccbr.2012.70004.

Weiss, A., & Neuringer, A. (2012). Reinforced variability enhances object exploration in shy and bold rats.  Physiology & Behavior, 107, 451-457.

Wormington, S.V., Corpus, J.H., & Anderson, K.G. (2012). A person-centered investigation of academic motivation and its correlates in high school. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 429-438.