College of Arts & Sciences Clinical Psychology

Jeffrey Simons

Jeffrey Simons
Professor
Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
Phone: 605-677-5353
Research Interests:
My research focuses primarily on substance use behavior. This is an interesting area to study self-regulation because it is a risk behavior with strong compelling (e.g., positive drug effects) and inhibiting (e.g., negative consequences) factors. In respect to self-regulation processes, I focus primarily on the role of affect, self-control, and personal goals. Much of my research examines factors that differentiate problematic from non-problematic use. In addition to my research in substance use, I am also interested in individual difference constructs such as affect lability and distress tolerance and have worked to develop and validate questionnaires that measure these dimensions. Finally, I have an interest in applied statistics and research methods. My research incorporates structural equation modeling, multi-level modeling, generalized linear models, and other techniques that are useful in understanding risk behavior. I have conducted experience sampling research using palmtop computers to further examine within-person associations with alcohol-related problems measured in situ.
Education:
  • Ph D, Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University, 2000
  • MS, Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University, 1996
  • BA, Psychology, University of Colorado- Boulder, 1991
Research:
  • Traumatic Stress: Neurophysiology, Genomics, and Culture, Division of Services and Intervention Research National Institute of Mental Health
Grants:
  • Traumatic Stress and alcohol problems: Between- and within- person associations, NIAAA, (2012 - 2016)
  • F31AA020151 - Delay discounting and risky sexual intentions, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, (2011 - 2013)
  • Neural and behavioral correlates of PTSD and alcohol use, Department of Defense, (2010 - 2012)
  • R01 AA017433 Self-control and alcohol problems: Psychological mechanisms., National Institue on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, (2009 - 2011)
  • Experience sampling study of alcohol use, University of Catalyst Award, (2004 - 2005)
Publications:
  • Messler, E. C., Quevillon, R., Simons, J., The effect of perceived parental approval of drinking on alcohol use and problems., Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education.
  • Wills, T. A., Simons, J., Gibbons, F. X., Self-Control and Substance Use Prevention: A Translational Analysis .
  • Shishido, H., Gaher, R., Simons, J., (2013), I don’t know how I feel, therefore I act: Alexithymia, urgency and alcohol problems, Addictive Behaviors, vol. 38, pp. 2014-2017.
  • Arens, A., Gaher, R., Simons, J., Dvorak, R., , Child maltreatment and non-suicidal self-injury: A negative binomial hurdle model for mediating constructs. , Child Abuse and Neglect.
  • Gaher, R., Hofman, N. L., Simons, J., Hunsaker, R., (2013), Emotion regulation deficits as mediators between trauma exposure and borderline symptoms, Cognitive Therapy and Research, vol. 37, pp. 466-475.
  • Arens, A. M., Gaher, R., Simons, J., (2012), Child maltreatment and deliberate self-harm among college students: Testing mediation and moderation models for impulsivity, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, vol. 82, pp. 328-337.
  • Simons, J., Gaher, R., Wray, T. B., Reed, R. N., (2012), College student drug use: Prevalence and consequences, Wiley, pp. 3-52.
  • Simons, J., (2011), Alcohol Use and Problem Severity: Associations with Dual Systems of Self-contro, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, vol. 72, pp. 678-684.
  • Wray, T. B., Simons, J., Dvorak, R. D., (2011), Alcohol-related infractions among college students: Associations with subsequent drinking as a function of sensitivity to punishment, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 25, pp. 352-357.
  • Dvorak, R., Simons, J., Wray, T., (2011), Impulsivity Moderates the Association between Depressive Rumination and Number of Quit Attempt Failures by Smokers, Addiction Research and Theory, vol. 19, pp. 283-288.
  • Dvorak, R. D., Simons, J., Wray, T. B., (2011), Poor Control Strengthens the Association between Sensation Seeking and Disgust Reactions, vol. 32, pp. 219-224.
  • Simons, J., Dvorak, R. D., Batien, B. D., Wray, T. B., (2010), Event-level associations between affect, alcohol intoxication, and acute dependence symptoms: Effects of urgency, self-control, and drinking experience, Addictive Behaviors, vol. 35, pp. 1045-1053.
  • Simons, J., Maisto, S., Wray, T., (2010), Sexual risk-taking among young adult dual alcohol and marijuana users, Addictive Behaviors, vol. 35, pp. 533-536.
  • Simons, J., Carey, K. B., Wills, T. A., (2009), Alcohol abuse and dependence symptoms: A multidimensional model of common and specific etiology, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 23, pp. 415-427.
  • Simons, J., Dvorak, R., Lau-Barraco, K., (2009), Difference in substance use expectancy organization and activation in memory, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 23, pp. 315-328.
  • Dvorak, R., Simons, J., (2009), Differing effects of two models of self-control, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, vol. 35, pp. 572-583.
  • Dvorak, R., Simons, J., (2008), Affective differences among daily tobacco users, occasional users, and non-users, Addictive Behaviors, vol. 33, pp. 211-216.
  • Simons, J., Dvorak, R., Batien, B. D., (2008), Associations with marijuana use, sensitivity to punishment, and sensivity to reward, Psyhology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 22, pp. 444-449.
  • Gustin, J. L., Simons, J., (2008), Perceptions of level of intoxication and risk related to drinking and driving, Addictive Behaviors, vol. 33, pp. 605-615.
  • Neal, D., Simons, J., (2007), A comparison of ordinary least squares, generalized linear models, and bootstrap resampling, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, iss. 21, pp. 441-452.
  • Kills Small, N., Simons, J., Stricherz, M., (2007), Assessing criterion validity of the Simple Screening Instrument for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Addictive Behaviors, iss. 32, pp. 2425-2431.
  • Gaher, R., Simons, J., (2007), Evaluations and expectancies of alcohol and marijuana problems among college students, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, iss. 21, pp. 545-554.
  • Simons, J., Arens, A. M., (2007), Moderating effects of sensitivity to punishment and sensitivity to reward on associatons between marijuana effect expectanices and use, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 21, pp. 409-414.
  • Elhai, J. D., Simons, J., (2007), Trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder predictors of mental health treatment use in college students, Psychological Services, vol. 4, pp. 38-45.
  • Simons, J., Carey, K., (2006), An affective and cognitive model of marijuana and alohol problems in a college sample, Addictive Behaviors, iss. 31, pp. 1578-1592.
  • Simons, J., Neal, D. J., Gaher, R., (2006), An application of zero-inflated negative binomial regression, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, vol. 32, pp. 41-53.
  • Simons, J., Christopher, M. S., Oliver, M., Stanage, E. J., (2006), Associations with substance use, Addictive Behaviors, vol. 31, pp. 1224-1230.
  • Gaher, R. M., Simons, J., Jacobs, G., Meyer, D., Johnson-Jimenez, E., (2006), Coping Motives and Trait Negative Affect: Testing Mediation and Moderation Models of Alcohol Problems among American Red Cross Disaster Workers Who Responded to the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks, Addictive Behaviors, vol. 31(8), pp. 1319-1330.
  • Elhai, J. D., Patrick, S. L., Anderson, S., Simons, J., Frueh, B. C., (2006), Gender-and trauma-relatedpredictors of use of mental health treatment services among primary care pateints, Psychiatric Services, vol. 57, pp. 1505-1509.
  • Gaher, R., Simons, J., Jacobs, G. A., Meyer, D., Johnson-Jimenez, E., (2006), Testiong mediation and moderation modls of alcohol problems among Red Cross disaster workers who responded to the September 11,2001 terroist attacks, Addictive Behaviors, vol. 31, pp. 1319-1330.
  • Simons, J., Gaher, R., Correia, C. J., Hansen, C. L., Christopher, M. S., (2005), An affective-motivational model of marijuana and alcohol problems among college students, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 19, pp. 326-334.
  • Simons, J., Gaher, R., Oliver, M., Bush, J. A., Palmer, M. A., (2005), An experience sampling study of associations between affect and alcohol use and problems among college students, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, vol. 66, pp. 459-469.
  • Simons, J., Gaher, R., Jacobs, G. A., Meyer, D., Johnson-Jimenez, E., (2005), Associations between alcohol use and PTSD symptoms among American Red Cross disaster relief workers responding to the 9/11/2001 attacks, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, vol. 31, pp. 285-304.
  • Simons, J., Gaher, R. M., Jacobs, G., Meyers, D., Johnson-Jimenez, E., (2005), Associations Between Alcohol Use and PTSD Symptoms Among Red Cross Disaster Relief Workers Responding to the 9/11/2001 Attacks, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, vol. 31, pp. 285-304.
  • Simons, J., Oliver, M., Gaher, R., Ebel, G., Brummels, P., (2005), Associations with affect lability and impulsivity in a rural treatment population, Addictive Behaviors, vol. 30, pp. 1370-1381.
  • Simons, J., Gaher, R., Correia, C. J., Bush, J. A., (2005), Club Drug Use among College Students, Addictive Behaviors, vol. 30, pp. 1619-1624.
  • Wang, X. T., Simons, J., (2005), Reference points-dependent tradeoffs in intertemporal decision making., Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 28, pp. 663-664.
  • Simons, J., Gaher, R., (2005), The Distress Tolerance Scale: Development and validation of a self-report measure, Motivation and Emotion, vol. 29, pp. 83-102.
  • Oliver, M., Simons, J., (2004), Development of a short-form measure, Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 37, pp. 1279-1288.
  • Simons, J., Carey, K., Gaher, R., (2004), Lability and impulsivity synergistically increase risk for alcohol-related problems, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, vol. 30, pp. 685-694.
  • Simons, J., Christopher, M. S., McLaury, A. E., (2004), Personal strivings, binge drinking, and alcohol-related problems, Addictive Behaviors, vol. 29, pp. 773-779.
  • Simons, J., Gaher, R., (2004), Relations with alcohol consumption and problems, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, vol. 30, pp. 461-471.
  • Carey, K. B., Carey, M. p., Simons, J., (2003), Focus on cognition, social role functioning, and psychiatric status, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, vol. 191, pp. 300-308.
  • Simons, J., Carey, K., (2003), Personal strivings and marijuana use initiation, frequency, and problems, Addictive Behaviors, iss. 28, pp. 1311-1322.
  • Correia, C. J., Carey, K. B., Simons, J., Borsari, B. E., (2003), Relationships between binge drinking and substance-free reinforcement in a sample of college students, Addictive Behaviors, vol. 28, pp. 361-368.
  • Simons, J., (2003), The role of biopsychological and social-environmental variables, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, vol. 29, pp. 861-879.
  • Simons, J., Carey, K. B., (2002), The role of affect dysregulation, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 16, pp. 72-75.
  • Simons, J., Carey, M. P., (2001), Prevalence of sexual dysfunctions: Results from a decade of research, Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 30, pp. 177-219.
  • Simons, J., Correia, C. J., Carey, K. B., (2000), A comparison of motive for marijuana and alcohol use among experienced users, Addictive Behaviors, vol. 25, pp. 153-160.
  • Simons, J., Carey, K. B., (2000), Attitudes toward marijuana use and drug-free experience: Relationships with behavior, Addictive Behaviors, vol. 25, pp. 323-331.
  • Carey, K. B., Purnine, D. B., Maisto, S. A., Carey, M. P., Simons, J., (2000), Clinicains' perspective, Journal of Susbstance Abuse Treatment, vol. 19, pp. 189-198.
  • Carey, K. B., Simons, J., (2000), Utility of collateral information in assessing substance use among psychiatric outpatients, Journal of Substance Abuse, vol. 11, pp. 139-147.
  • Simons, J., Carey, K. B., (1998), A structural analysis of attitudes toward alcohol and marijuana use, Personality and Social Psycholgoy Bulletin, vol. 24, pp. 727-735.
  • Correia, C. J., Simons, J., Carey, K. B., Borsari, B. E., (1998), Predicting drug use: Application of behavioral theories of choice, Addictive Behaviors, vol. 23, pp. 705-709.
  • Simons, J., Correia, C. J., Carey, K. B., Borsari, B. E., (1998), Validationg a five-factore marijuana motives measure: Relations with use, problems, and alcohol motives, Jounral of Counseling Psychology, vol. 45, pp. 265-273.
  • Carey, K. B., Cocco, K., Simons, J., (1996), Concurrent validy of clinicains' ratings of substance abuse among psychiatric outpatients, Psychiatric Services, vol. 47, pp. 842-847.
  • Boggiano, A., Shields, A., Barrett, M., Kellam, T., Thompson, E., Simons, J., Katz, P., (1992), Helplessness deficits in students: The role of motivation orientation, Motivation and Emotion, vol. 16, pp. 271-296.
Awards and Honors:
  • President's Award of Research Excellence, University of South Dakota, 2004
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Colorado, 1991
Presentations:
  • Hahn, A., Gaher, R., Simons, J. (2014, August). Distress Tolerance, Negative Control, and Alcohol Problems in College Students. . Presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Clarke, C. J., Spelman, P. J., Emery, N. N., Gaher, R., Simons, J. (2014, August). Congruence of marijuana use and personal strivings: Ambivalence for change and motives for use. . Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Emery, N. N., Clarke, C. J., Simons, J., Gaher, R. (2014, August). Emotion differentiation and alcohol related problems: The mediating role of urgency. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Hahn, A., Gaher, R., Simons, J. (2014, June). Childhood Trauma and Sexual Risk Taking: The Mediating Role of Alexithymia. . Presented at the American Psychological Society, San Fracisco.
  • Hahn, A., Tirabassi, C., Gaher, R., Simons, J. (2014, June). Sexual Harassmen, Post-Deployment Stress, and Alcohol Problems among OEF/OIF Veterans. . Presented at the American Psychological Society, San Francisco, CA.
  • Gaher, R., Simons, J. (2014, June). An experience sampling study of PTSD and alcohol related problems. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Bellevue, WA.
  • Simons, J. (2014, June). Extracting person characteristics from the behavioral stream: Use of experience sampling to assess affective traits and alcohol dependence. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Bellevue, WA.
  • Forster, G., Olson, D., Baugh, L. A., Hansen, J. M., Gaher, R., Simons, J., Magnotta, V. (2013). Effects of heavy alcohol use on frontal cortex activity and behavior during emotional processing in veterans with PTSD.. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.
  • Emery, N. N., Simons, J., Reed, R., Hunsaker, R. (2013, November). Positive emotional arousal, depletion of self-control, and risky sexual behavior: Associations with implicit approach biases toward sexual stimuli.. Presented at the Annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.
  • Hahn, A., Gaher, R., Simons, J., (2013, November). PTSD and Alcohol Problems in Returning OEF/OIF Veterans: The Role of Negative Urgency, Post Deployment Social Support, and Post Deployment Stressors.. Presented at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies National Convention, Nashville, TN.
  • Hofman, N., Gaher, R., Simons, J., (2013, August). The Role of Emotion Regulation Deficits in the Relationship between Traumatic Experiences and Externalizing and Internalizing Problems. . Presented at the American Psychologicla Association National Convention, Honolulu, HI.
  • Reed, R. N., Simons, J., Gaher, R. (2013, August). Effects of PTSD symptom severity on attentional tuning. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Associaiton, Honolulu, HI.
  • Arens, A. M., Gaher, R., Simons, J. (2013, August). Child maltreatment and self-injury: A structural equation model for mediating constructs. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Knight, R., Wills, T. A., Simons, J., McGurk, M., Deville, N., Nagakua, A. (2013, August). Confirmatory analysis for urgency and self-regulation measures related to adolescent substance use. . Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Emery, N., Simons, J., Wills, T. A. (2013, August). Differentiation, lability, and level of negative affect: Associations with alcohol consumption. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Hunsaker, R., Gaher, R., Simons, J. (2013, August). Journaling, emotional intelligence, and health benefits. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Gaher, R., Simons, J., Buchkoski, J., Hofman, N. L., Hansen, J. (2013, August). An experience sampling study of PTSD and alcohol related problems. Presented at the Annualconvention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Wray, T., Simons, J. (2013, June). Effects of alcohol consumption on heart rate, subjective drug effects, and sexual behavior in those experiencing high/low arousal. Presented at the Annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Francisco, CA.
  • Olson, D., Baugh, L. A., Gaher, R., Simons, J., Magnotta, V., Forster, G. (2012). Neural Imaging: The Effects of Alcohol Use on Emotional Processing in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).. Presented at the School of Health Sciences Research Conference.
  • Wray, T. B., Reed, R. N., Hunsaker, R., Finn, J. R., Simons, J. (2012, August). How much did you drink on Friday? Comparison of three self-report measures with transdermal alcohol assessment.. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Wray, T. B., Simons, J., Dvorak, R. D., Gaher, R. (2012, June). An affective model of alcohol-related risk behaviors in college students.. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Reseaerch Society on Alcoholism, San Francisco, CA.
  • Olson, D., Baugh, L. A., Gaher, R., Simons, J., Magnotta, V., Forster, G. (2012, May). Neural Imaging: The Effects of Alcohol Use on Emotional Processing in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).. Presented at the Sanford-USD Research Symposium, Vermillion.
  • Gaher, R., Simons, J. (2011, August). PTSD Symptoms and Alcohol Problems among OEF/OIF Veterans: An Experience Sampling Study. . Presented at the American Psychological Association, Orlando.
  • Simons, J., Wills, T. A., Neal, D. J. (2011, August). Alcohol intoxication and sexual behavior: Findings from an experience sampling study. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.
  • Reed, R., Hunsaker, R., Gaher, R., Simons, J., Wills, T. A. (2011, August). Self-control, marijuana-related problems, and age of use initiation. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.
  • Stanage, E. J., Simons, J. (2010, November). Computerized experience sampling method in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: Distress tolerance as a moderator of response to daily stressors, psychotic, and negative mood symptoms. . Presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.
  • Simons, J., Neal, D. J., Wills, T. A. (2010, November). Self-control moderates within-person associations between alcohol intoxication and interpersonal conflict.. Presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.
  • Wray, T. B., Simons, J., Dvorak, R. (2010, November). Sensitivty to punishment and reward and alcohol-related infractions among college students.. Presented at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.
  • Simons, J. (2010, August). Self-control and health risk behaviors: Dual-process models and urgency.. Presented at the American Psychological Associaion, San Diego, CA.
  • Arens, A. M., Simons, J., Gaher, R. (2010, August). Impulsivity as a Mediator between Child Maltreatment and Self-harm.. Presented at the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Dvorak, R., Simons, J., Wray, T. B. (2010, August). Impulsivity moderates the association between depressive rumination and smoking relapses.. Presented at the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Batien, B. D., Simons, J. (2010, August). Impulsivity: Association between the hypmanic personality style and health-risk behaviors.. Presented at the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Arens, A. M., Gaher, R., Shishido, H., Hofman, N. L., Simons, J. (2010, August). Positive and Negative Affect Mediation between Chold ABuse and Alexithymia. Presented at the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Simons, J., Neal, D. J., Wills, T. A. (2010, August). Self-conrol, alocohol dependence symptoms, and neglecting social responsibilities.. Presented at the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Wray, T. B., Simons, J., Maisto, S. A. (2010, August). Sexual risk-taking among young adult dual alcohol and marijuana users.. Presented at the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Arens, A. M., Gaher, R., Simons, J. (2010, August). Impulsivity as a mediator between childmaltreatment and self-harm. Presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Arens, A. M., Gaher, R., Simons, J. (2010, August). Impulsivity as a mediator between childmaltreatment and self-harm. Presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Stanage, E. J., Simons, J. (2010, August). Computerized experience sampling method is schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: Distress tolerance as a moderator of response to daily stressors, psychotic, and negative mood symptoms.. Presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.
  • Dvorak, R., Simons, J., Wray, T. B. (2010, August). Sensation seeking moderates the effects of poor control on risk behaior by attenuating the strength of emotional reastions to risk. Presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.
  • Arens, A. M., Gaher, R., Shishido, H., Hofman, N. L., Simons, J. (2010, August). Positive and negative affect mediation between child maltreatment and alexithymia. Presented at the the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
  • Dvorak, R., Simons, J., Wray, T. B. (2010, July). Alcohol use and problem severity: A dual process perspective.. Presented at the Research Society of Alcoholism, San Antonia, TX.
  • Dvorak, R., Simons, J., Batien, B. D., Wray, T. B. (2010, July). Moderation of event level associations between affect, intoxication, and acute dependence symptoms by urgency, self-control, and drinking experience.. Presented at the Research Society of Alcoholism.
  • Dvorak, R., Simons, J., Lau-Barraco, C. (2009, August). Behaioral inhibition and activation systems: Differences in substance use expectancy organization and activiation in memory.. Presented at the American Psychological Association, Torono, Ontario Canada.
  • Dvorak, R., Simons, J. (2008, August). Biopsychological and physiological factors in the self-control strength model.. Presented at the Annual Convention of The American Psychological Association, Bosotn, MA.
  • Dvorak, R., Batien, B., Simons, J. (2008, August). Methamphetamine use among rural young adults.. Presented at the The American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Dvorak, R., Simons, J. (2007, August). Affective differnces among smokers, abstainers, and occasional smokers.. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Gaher, R., Simons, J. (2007, August). Sense of control, distress tolerance and cigarettes smoking among college students. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Gaher, R., Simons, J. (2007, August). Sense of control, distress tolerance, and nicotine dependence among college students.. Presented at the Annual Covnvention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Simons, J., Arens, A. M. (2006, November). Moderating effects of sensitivity to punishment and sensitivity to reward on assoctaions between marijuana effect expectancies and use.. Presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.
  • Gustin, J., Simons, J. (2006, November). Perceptions of level of introxication and risk elated to drinking and driving.. Presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.
  • Gaher, R., Simons, J. (2006, August). Expectancies and evulations of alcohol problems.. Presented at the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Gaher, R., Simons, J. (2006, August). Expectancies and evaluations of alcohol problems. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Stanage, E. J., Simons, J. (2006, August). Distress tolerance and experiential avoidance: Associatons with coping strategies, affect intensity, and symptoms of depression and borderline personaily disorder.. Presented at the Annual Conventions of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Simons, J., Gaher, R., Oliver, M., Bush, J. A., Palmer, M. A. (2005, November). An experience sampling study of associations between affect and alcohol use and problems among college students. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Washington, DC.
  • Gaher, R., Simons, J. (2005, November). Desire for control and alcohol problem recognition among college students. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Washington, DC.
  • Simons, J., Gaher, R., Oliver, M. N., Bush, J. A., Palmer, M. A. (2005, November). An experience sampling study of asssoctiaons between affect and alochol use and problems among college students.. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Association for Behavioral and Cogitive Therapies, Washington, DC.
  • Simons, J., Carey, K. B. (2005, November). An affective and cognitive model of marijuana and alcohol problems in a college sample.. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.
  • Gaher, R., Simons, J. (2005, November). Desire for control and alcohol problem recognition among college students.. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, DC.
  • Simons, J., Gaher, R., Correia, C. J., Bush, J. A. (2005, August). Club drug use among college students.. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Simons, J., Oliver, M., Palmer, M. (2005, August). Preference weight estimation for alcohol and drug abuse treatment outcomes.. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Simons, J., Gaher, R. (2004, November). The Distress Tolerance Scale: Development and validation of a self-report measure.. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA.
  • Christopher, M. S., Simons, J., Skillman, G. D. (2004, October). Internet-mediated data collection in multiethnic research.. Presented at the New England Psychological Association, Providence, Rhode Island.
  • Simons, J., Gaher, R., Jacobs, G. A., Meyer, D., Johnson-Jimenez, E. (2004, August). Alcohol and PTSD Symptoms Among Red Cross Workers Following 9/11/2001.. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Gaher, R., Simons, J., Jacobs, G. A., Meyer, D., Johnson-Jimenez, E. (2004, August). Alcohol Coping Motives Among Red Cross Workers Following 9/11/2001 Response.. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Gaher, R., Simons, J., Jacobs, G. A., Meyer, D., Johnson-Jimenez, E. (2004, August). Alcohol coping motives among Red Cross workers following the 9/11/2001 response. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Oliver, M., Palmer, M., Simons, J. (2004, May). Evaluaion of treatment outcome preferences for drug and alcohol abuse: a university student sample.. Presented at the 2004 South Dakota Psychological Association Annual Convention, Oacoma, SD.
  • Oliver, M. N., Simons, J., Stanage, E. (2003, August). Affective Lability Scales: Development of a short-form measure.. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, OT.
  • Simons, J., Neal, D. J., Gaher, R., Oliver, M. N. (2003, August). Risk for Marijuana-Related Problems: An Application of Zero-Inflated Poisson Regression.. Presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, OT.
  • Eagle Elk, P. A., Skillman, G. D., Williams, J., Simons, J. (2002, August). Lkota Traditional Healing Practices and Sobriety: A Qulaitative Study.. Presented at the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Christopher, M. S., Simons, J. (2002, April). Psychometric properties of five traditional measures of affective functioning completed on the Internet.. Presented at the Rocky Mountaion Psychological Association, Park City, UT.
  • Simons, J., Gaher, R. (2002, March). Attitudes Toward Alcohol and Drug-free Experience: Relations with Alcohol Consumption and Related Problems.. Presented at the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation and Emotion, Lincoln, NE.
  • Simons, J. (2002, March). Affective, Cognitive, and Social Norm Predictors of Alochol Use adn Related Problems.. Presented at the Nebraska Sympsium on Motivation and Emotion, Lincoln, NE.
  • Simons, J., Carey, K. B. (2001, August). Affect dysregulation, personal strivings, and marijuana-related problems.. Presented at the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Simons, J., Carey, K. B. (2001, August). Impulsivity, affect lability, and alcohol-related problems.. Presented at the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Simons, J., Carey, K. B. (2000, August). Dimensions of affect regulation.. Presented at the American Psychological Association, Washinton, DC.
  • Simons, J., Carey, K. B. (2000, August). Impulsivity, affect lability, and marijuana-related problems.. Presented at the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Correia, C. J., Simons, J., Carey, K. B. (1999, November). High-risk drinking and reinforcement deprivation among college students.. Presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Simons, J. (1999, April). Perceived utility of marijuana in achieving personal strivings: Relationships with use and use-related problems.. Presented at the Eastern Psychological Association, Providence, RI .
  • Simons, J., Correia, C. J., Borsari, B. E., Carey, K. B. (1997, November). Marijuana and alcohol use motives among college students: Cross-drug comparison and validation of a marijuana motives measure. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Miami Beach, FL.
  • Correia, C. J., Simons, J., Borsari, B. E., Carey, K. B. (1997, November). Predicting substance use: Relative vs. absolute levels of reinforcement.. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Miami Beach, FL.
  • Simons, J., Carey, K. B. (1995, August). Concurrent Validity of Drake's Case Manager Rating Scale.. Presented at the American Psychological Association, New York, NY.