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Psychological Sciences at MU
Thomas Piasecki

Thomas Piasecki, Preceptor

4A McAlester Hall

Research area(s):

My main research interests center on motivational processes related to tobacco and alcohol use (e.g., craving, withdrawal, subjective reward, negative reinforcement, hangover). Much of my current research uses electronic diary methods to investigate the relations among contextual features, subjective processes, and drug use in users' natural environments. I am also interested in the measurement of drug-related individual differences, including tobacco dependence, motives for tobacco and alcohol use, sensitivity to alcohol, and hangover.


Treloar, H.R., Piasecki, T.M., McCarthy, D.M., Sher, K.J., & Heath, A.C. (in press). Ecological evidence that affect and perceptions of drink effects depend on alcohol expectancies. Addiction.

Dierker, L., Rose, J., Selya, A., Piasecki, T.M., Hedeker, D., Mermelstein, R. (2015). Depression and nicotine dependence from adolescence to young adulthood. Addictive Behaviors, 41, 124-128.

Slutske, W.S., Piasecki, T.M., Deutsch, A.R., Statham, D.J., & Martin, N.G. (2015). Telescoping and gender differences in the time course of disordered gambling: Evidence from a general population sample. Addiction, 110, 144-151.

Slutske, W.S., Piasecki, T.M., Nathanson, L., Statham, D.J., & Martin, N.G. (2014). Genetic influences on alcohol-related hangover. Addiction, 109, 2027-2034.

Treloar, H.R, Piasecki, T.M., McCarthy, D.E., & Baker, T.B. (2014). Relations among caffeine consumption, smoking, smoking urge, and subjective smoking reinforcement in daily life. Journal of Caffeine Research, 4, 93-99.

Epler, A.J., Tomko, R.L., Piasecki, T.M., Wood, P.K., Sher, K.J., Shiffman, S., & Heath, A.C. (2014). Does hangover influence time to next drink? An investigation using ecological momentary assessment. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38, 1461-1469.

Coon, H., Piasecki, T.M., Cook, E.H., Dunn, D., Mermelstein, R.J., Weiss, R.B., & Cannon, D.S. (2014). Association of the CHRNA4 neuronal nicotinic receptor subunit gene with frequency of binge drinking in young adults. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38, 930-937.

Karcher, N.R., Slutske, W.S., Kerns, J.G., Piasecki, T.M., & Martin NG. (2014). Sex differences in magical ideation: A community-based twin study. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 5, 212-219.

Piasecki, T.M., Cooper, M.L., Wood, P.K., Sher, K.J., Shiffman, S. & Heath, A.C. (2014). Dispositional drinking motives: Associations with appraised alcohol effects and alcohol consumption in an ecological momentary assessment investigation. Psychological Assessment, 26, 363-369.

Piasecki, T.M., Trela, C.J., Hedeker, D., & Mermelstein, R.J. (2014). Smoking antecedents: Separating between- and within-person effects of tobacco dependence in a multiwave ecological momentary assessment investigation of adolescent smoking. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 16 (Suppl. 2), S119-S126.

Richmond-Rakerd, L.S., Slutske, W.S. & Piasecki, T.M. (2013). Birth cohort and sex differences in the age of gambling initiation in the United States: Evidence from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. International Gambling Studies, 13, 417-429.

Dierker, L., Selya, A., Piasecki, T., Rose, J., & Mermelstein, R. (2013). Alcohol problems as a signal for sensitivity to nicotine dependence and future smoking. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 132, 688-693.

Slutske, W.S., Cho, S.B., Piasecki, T.M., & Martin, N.G. (2013). Genetic overlap between personality and risk for disordered gambling: Evidence from a national community-based Australian twin study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 250-255.

Jackson, K. M., Rohsenow, D. J., Piasecki, T. M., Howland, J., & Richardson, A. E. (2013). Tobacco smoking’s role in hangover symptoms among university students. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 41-49.

Piasecki, T.M., Alley, K.J., Slutske, W.S., Wood, P.K., Sher, K.J. Shiffman, S., & Heath, A.C. (2012). Low sensitivity to alcohol: Relations with hangover occurrence and susceptibility in an Ecological Momentary Assessment investigation. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73, 925-32.

Cook, J.W., Fucito, L.M., Piasecki, T.M., Piper, M.E., Schlam, T.R., Berg, K.M. & Baker, T.B. (2012). Relations of alcohol consumption with smoking cessation milestones and tobacco dependence. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 1075-1085.

Piasecki, T.M., Wood, P.K., Shiffman, S., Sher, K.J. & Heath, A.C. (2012). Responses to alcohol and cigarette use during ecologically assessed drinking episodes.Psychopharmacology, 223, 331-344.

Robertson, B.M., Piasecki, T.M., Slutske, W.S., Wood, P.K., Sher, K.J., Shiffman, S. & Heath, A.C. (2012). Validity of the Hangover Symptoms Scale: Evidence from an electronic diary study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36, 171-177.

Piasecki, T.M., Jahng, S., Wood. P.K., Robertson, B.M., Epler, A.J., Cronk, N.J., Rohrbaugh, J.W., Heath, A.C., Shiffman, S. & Sher, K.J. (2011). The subjective effects of alcohol-tobacco co-use: An ecological momentary assessment investigation. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 557-571.

Jahng, S., Solhan, M., Tomko, R., Wood, P.K., Piasecki, T.M., & Trull, T.J. (2011). Affect and alcohol use: An EMA study of outpatients with borderline personality disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 572-584.

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