Publications and Presentations on Health, Religion and Spirituality by Staff and Affiliated Scholars:

     Kristeller, J. (in press). Finding the Buddha/Finding the Self: Seeing with the Third Eye. In Seth Segal (Ed.) Encountering Buddhism. SUNY Press. Series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology.

     Kristeller, J. (forthcoming) Meditation and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. Under contract with Guilford Press. Sole authored book.

     Johnson, T. J., Sheets, V. L., & Kristeller, J. (2006, July).  Identifying mediators of the relationship between religiousness and alcohol use: Beliefs, meaning, and perceptions of peer drinking.  Paper presented at the International Network on Personal Meaning Conference:  Meaning and Addiction, Vancouver, British Columbia. 

     Johnson, T. J., Aten, J., Madsen, M., & Bennett, P. (2006, July).  Alcohol use and meaning in life among survivors of hurricane Katrina.  Paper presented at the International Network on Personal Meaning Conference:  Meaning and Addiction, Vancouver, British Columbia. 

     Johnson, T. J., Sheets, V. L., & Kristeller, J. (2006, February).  Measuring Students' experience of college as threatening or supporting their religious beliefs:  Relationships to meaning, purpose, and other correlates.  Paper presented at the Institute on College Student Values, Tallahassee, Florida.

     Kristeller, J., & Johnson, T. J. (2005). Cultivating Loving-Kindness: A Two-Stage Model for the Effects of Meditation on Compassion, Altruism and Spirituality, Zygon:  Journal of Religion and Science, 40, 391-407. 

     Leigh, J, Johnson, T. J., Bowen, S., & Marlatt, G. A. (2005, November).  Spirituality, mindfulness and substance abuse - Study II.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

     Kristeller, J., Sheets, V., Johnson, T, Frank, E. (2005, April). Understanding and addressing the spiritual concerns of cancer patients. Paper presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meetings. Boston, MA.

     Johnson, T. J. (2005, March).  Explaining the connection between religiousness/spirituality and alcohol problems.  Paper presented at the conference:  Addiction and Spirituality:  Scientific, Theological, & Clinical Perspectives.  Terre Haute, Indiana.

     Halberda, R., Johnson, T. J., & Kaskutas, L. A. (2005, March). Helping behavior, well-being, and alcohol use in college students.  Paper presented at the conference:  Addiction and Spirituality:  Scientific, Theological, & Clinical Perspectives.  Terre Haute, Indiana.

   Maddux, J., Johnson, T. J., Sheets, V. L., & Kristeller, J. (2005, March).  Religiousness and alcohol use in college students:  Patterning of relationships by race.  Paper presented at the conference:  Addiction and Spirituality:  Scientific, Theological, & Clinical Perspectives.  Terre Haute, Indiana.

  Johnson, T. J., Kristeller, J., Sheets, V. L (2004). Religiousness and Spirituality in College Students: Separate Dimensions with Unique and Common Correlates. Proceedings of the Institute on College Student Values: Soul Searching: Trends and Patterns in College Student Spirituality. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. 

     Forbes, S. A., Johnson, T. J., & Maddux, J. (2004, June).  Alcohol advertisements activate alcohol outcome expectancies.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, June 2004, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

     Kristeller, J., & Johnson, T. J. (2004, March).  The care provider’s role in addressing spiritual and religious concerns:  conceptual issues and empirical evidence.  Paper presented at 25th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Baltimore Maryland.

     Johnson, T. J., Kristeller, J., Sheets, V. L (2004, February). Religiousness and Spirituality in College Students:  Separate Dimensions with Unique and Common Correlates.  Paper presented at the conference “Soul Searching:  Trends and Patterns in College Student Spirituality” at the Institute on College Student Values; Florida State  University; Tallahassee, Florida.

     Johnson, T. J., Sheets, V. L., & Kristeller, J. (2003). Do motives matter?: their relationship to college student drinking, religiousness, and spirituality. (Abstract). Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 27, 115A.

    Johnson, T. J., Freimuth, T., Sheets, V. L., & Kristeller, J. (2003).Motives for drinking mediate relationships between life goals and alcohol use. (Abstract). Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 27, 104A.

    Johnson, T. J., Kristeller, J., Sheets, V. L., & Shiber, N (2003, June). Fruits of the Spirit: Correlates of Altruism in College Students. Paper presented at the Conference Scientific and Religious Perspectives on Altruism, Philadelphia, PA.

    Kristeller, J., & Johnson, T. J (2003, June). Cultivating Loving-Kindness: A Two-Stage Model for the Effects of Meditation on Compassion, Altruism and Spirituality. Paper presented at the Conference Scientific and Religious Perspectives on Altruism, Philadelphia, PA.

    Kristeller, J., Johnson, T., & Sheets, V. (2003, March). Structural Validity of Spiritual and Religious Dimensions in Relation to Alcohol Use. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

    Johnson, T. J., Sheets, V. L., & Kristeller, J. (2002, August). Motives, Meaning, and Addiction: Personal Goals in Alcoholism and Spirituality. Paper presentation at the 2002 meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.

    Kristeller, J., & Rhodes, M. (2002, March). The OASIS Project: Oncologist-Assisted Spirituality Intervention Study. Presented at Spirituality & Healing in Medicine, Salt Lake City.

    Kristeller, J. (June 4, 2001). Meditation: Multiple Effects, A Single Process? Paper presented at the CTNS Advanced Workshop: "Neuroscience, Religious Experience and the Self." Montreal.

    Johnson, T. J., Sheets, V. L., & Kristeller, J. (2001, May). Motives for drinking mediate relationships between religiousness and alcohol use. Poster presented at the 2001 meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.

    Varney, S.M. & Johnson, T. (1999). Scale of cognitive adaptation to alcoholism: Development and preliminary validation (Abstract). Supplement to Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 23, 122A.

    Kristeller, J.L., Hallett, B. (1999). Effects of a Meditation-Based Intervention in the Treatment of Binge Eating. Journal of Health Psychology. 4(3), 357-363.

    Kristeller, JL, Zumbrun, C.S., Schilling, R. (1999). "I would if I could": How oncologists and oncology nurses address spiritual distress in cancer patients. Psycho-Oncology. Special issue on spirituality. 8, 451-458.

    Marlatt, G.A., & Kristeller, J.L. (1999). Mindfulness and meditation. In W. R. Miller (Ed.). Integrating Spirituality in Treatment. (pp. 67-84). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

    Varney, S. M., & Johnson, T. J. (1999, July). Scale of cognitive adaptation to alcoholism: Development and preliminary validation. Poster presented at the meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism.

    Johnson, T. J. (1993, August). AA, RR, and dichotomous thinking in self-help groups. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    Kabat-Zinn, J., Massion, A, Kristeller, J. et al. (1992). Effectiveness of a meditation-based stress reduction intervention in the treatment of anxiety disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry. 149(7), 936-943.

    Cuthbert, B, Kristeller, JL, Simons, R & Lang, PJ (1981). Strategies of arousal control: Biofeedback, meditation, and motivation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 110, 518-546.

    Kristeller, JL (1980). Heart rate slowing: Biofeedback vs. meditation. In DJ Osborne, MM Gruneberg, & JR Eiser (Eds.) Research in Psychology and Medicine. Vol. 1 (pp. 183-190). London: Academic Press.

    Kristeller, JL. (1977). Meditation and biofeedback in the regulation of internal states. In Swami Ajaya. Meditational Therapy. Himalayan Institute. Glenview, IL.

    Johnson, T.J., & Bennett, P. (in press).  Faith based programs.  In L. Cohen, F. L. Collins, A. M. Young, D. E. McChargue & T. R. Leffingwell (Eds), The Pharmacology and Treatment of Substance Abuse:  An Evidence based Approach.  Mahwah, NJ:  Erlbaum.

   Johnson, T. J. & Robinson, E. A. R. (2008).  Defining and Measuring Spirituality in Addiction Research.  In M. Galanter & L. A. Kaskutis (Eds.), Recent Developments in Alcoholism (Volume 18):  Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality.  New York:  Springer.

  Johnson, T. J., Sheets, V. L., & Kristeller, J. (in press).  Empirical Identification of Dimensions of Religiousness and Spirituality.  Mental Health, Religion, & Culture.

  Johnson, T. J., Sheets, V. L., & Kristeller, J. (2008).  Identifying Mediators of the Relationship Between Religiousness/Spirituality and Alcohol Use.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 69, 160-170.

  Johnson, T. J., Vredeveld, A., Bennett, p., Aten, J., & Madsen, M. (2008, March ).  Religious and secular coping in survivors of hurricane Katrina.  Poster presented at the annual midyear meeting of APA Division 36 - The Psychology of Religion, Columbia,  Maryland.

  Johnson, T. J., Carlisle, R., Sheets, V. L.,  & Kristeller , J. (2008, February).  Prospective examination of the relationship between religious struggle and alcohol problems in a college sample.  Paper presented at the annual midyear meeting of APA Division 36 - The Psychology of Religion, Columbia, Maryland.

  Johnson, T. J. (2007, October).  Measuring religiousness and spirituality.  Paper presented at the conference:  Meditation & Spirituality:  Scientific, Conceptual, & Applied Perspectives.  Terre Haute, IN.

  Johnson, T. J., Madsen, M., Aten, J., & Bennett, P. (2007, July).  Predictors of Alcolhol Use in Survivors of Hurricane Katrina.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Chicago, Illinois.

  Johnson, T. J. (2005).  Goal theories of motivation as rigorous humanism.  Journal of Constructivist  Psychology, 18, 311 - 325.

  Johnson, T. J., Pfenninger, D., & Wenzel, M. (2005).  Introduction to the Special Issue, Conversations on Rigorous Humanism:  A Tribute to Joseph Rychlak.  Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 18, 289 - 295.

  Johnson, T. J., Kristeller, J., Sheets, V. L. (2004).  Religiousness and Spirituality in College Students:  Separate Dimensions with Unique and Common Correlates.  Journal of College and Character.  Volume 5, Number 8.  Available online at:  www.collegevalues.org/pdfs/Johnson.pdf.

  Johnson, T. J., & Cohen, E. a. (2004).  College students' reasons for not drinking and not playing drinking games.  Substance Use and Misuse, 39, 1139 - 1162.

  Johnson, T. J. & Sheets, V. L.  (2004).  Measuring College Students' Motives for Playing Drinking Games.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 18, 91 - 99. 

  Johnson, T. J. , & Stahl, C. (2004).  Sexual experiences associated with drinking game participation.  Journal of General Psychology, 131, 304- 320.

  Anderson, E. R., Herrmann, D., Yoder, C., Johnson, T.,  & Gennaro, R. (2003).  Inferring the Mental Processes of Other People.  Journal of General Psychology, 131, 304 - 320.

  Johnson, T. J. (2002).  College students' self-reported reasons for why drinking games end .  Addictive Behaviors, 27, 145 - 153. 

  Johnson, T. J. (2002).  Folk drinking practices in the computer age:  Drinking games and the internet. (In Russian).  In R. M. Kulichenko (Ed.), Modern Technologies Used in Social Work and in Training Specialists at a University:  Materials of International Scientific Conference (pp. 77 - 85).  Tambov, Russia:  TSU Press.

  Johnson, t. J. (2001).  Review of Introduction to Addictive Behaviors by Dennis R. Thombs and Psychological Theories of Drinking and Alcoholism b y Kenneth E. Leonard and Howard T. Blaine.  Journal of Psychiatry and Law, 29, 357 - 361.

  Johnson, T. J., &  Gennaro, R. J. (2001).  Pragmatism and postmodernism:  A review of Richard Rorty's Truth Constructivist Psychology, 14, 65 - 76.

  Johnson, T. J., & Cropsey, K. L. (2000).  Sensation seeking and drinking game participation in heavy drinking college students.  Addictive Behaviors, 25, 109 - 116.

  Johnson, T. J., Pfenninger, D.T., & Klion, R. E. (2000).  Constructing and deconstructing transitive diagnosis.  In R. A. Neimeyer & J. D. Raskin (Eds.).  Constructions of Disorder (pp. 145 - 174).  Washington, D. C.:  American Psychological Association.

  Johnson, T. J., Hamilton, S., & Sheets, V. L. (1999).  College students self-reported reasons for playing drinking games.  Addictive Behaviors, 24, 279 - 286.

  Johnson, T. J., & Di Lorenzo, T. M., (1998).  Social information processing biases in depressed and non-depressed college students.  Social Behavior and Personality, 13, 517 - 530.

  Johnson, T. J., & Johnson, D. L. (1998).  Old tune in a new key [A review of the book:  Jamming:  The art and discipline of business creativity].  Praxis Review, 2:1.

  Johnson, T. J., Wendel, J., & Hamilton, S. (1998).  Social anxiety, alcohol expectancies, and drinking game participation.  Addictive Behaviors, 23, 65 - 79.

  Sarapata, M., Herrmann, D., Johnson, T., & Aycock, R. (1998).  The role of head injury n cognitive functioning, emotional adjustment and criminal behavior.  Brain Injury, 12, 821 - 842.

  Kristeller, J. & Johnson, T. J. (1997).  Women who smoke:  Health effects and smoking cessation.  In J. Rosenfeld (Ed.), Women's Health:  A Text for Primary Providers (pp. 93 - 116).  Baltimore:  Williams and Wilkins.

  Cowan, N., Day, L., Saults, S., Keller, T. A., Johnson, T., & Flores, L. (1992).  The roll of verbal output time in the effects of word length on immediate memory.  Journal of Memory and Language, 31, 1 - 17.

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