Department of Psychology

Pryale Hall, Room 111
654 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2300
Fax: (248) 370-4612

Kevin Corcoran

Kevin J. Corcoran, Ph.D. 
Office: 217 Varner Hall
Phone: 248-370-2140

Education  PhD- University of Connecticut (1984); Stors, Connecticut
MA- University of Connecticut (1982); Stors, Connecticut
BA- LaSalle College (1980); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Research Interests
Throughout his career, his work has focused on choice behaviors, especially those which involve addictive behaviors.

Selected Publications
Corcoran, K.J., & Thomas, L.R. (1991). The influence of observed alcohol consumption on perceptions of initiation of sexual activity in a college dating situation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 21, 500-507.

Corcoran, K.J. (1991). Efficacy, "skills", reinforcement, and choice behavior. American Psychologist, 46, 155-157.

Corcoran, K.J., & Parker, P.S. (1991). Alcohol expectancy questionnaire tension reduction scale as a predictor of alcohol consumption in a stressful situation. Addictive Behaviors, 16, 129-137.

Mooney, D.K., & Corcoran, K.J. (1991). Personal and perceived peer alcohol expectancies: Their influence on alcohol consumption. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 5, 85-94.

Schwerin, M.J., & Corcoran, K.J. (1992). what do people think of male steroid users? An experimental investigation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 22, 833-840.

Corcoran, K.J., & Segrist, D.J. (1992). In search of an alternative placebo: Estimating alcohol content of non-alcoholic, light and regular beer. Addictive Behaviors, 18, 259-262.

Corcoran, K.J., & Segrist, D.J. (1993). Personal expectancies and group influences affect alcoholic beverage selection: The interaction of personal and situational variables. Addictive Behaviors, 18, 577-582.

Dollinger, S.J., Rhodes, K.A., & Corcoran, K.J. (1993). Photographically portrayed identities, alcohol expectancies, and excessive drinking. Journal of Personality Assessment, 60, 522-531.

Corcoran, K.J. (1994). Predicting reduction in tension following alcohol consumption in a stressful situation with the Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire. Addictive Behaviors, 19, 57-62.

Scronce, C.A., & Corcoran, K.J. (1995). The influence of the victim's consumption of alcohol on perceptions of stranger and acquaintance rape. Violence Against Women, 1, 241-253.

Corcoran, K.J. (1995). Cognitive and situational factors predict alcoholic beverage selection. Addictive Behaviors, 20, 525-532.

Corcoran, K.J. (1995). Understanding cognition, choice, and behavior. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 26, 201-207.

Schwerin, M.J., & Corcoran, K.J. (1996). A Multimethod examination of the male anabolic steroid user. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 26, 211-217.

Schwerin, M.J., Corcoran, K.J., Fisher, L., Patterson, D., Askew, W., Olrich, T., & Shanks, S. (1996). Social physique anxiety, body esteem, and social anxiety in bodybuilders and self-reported anabolic steroid users. Addictive Behaviors, 21, 1-8.

Corcoran, K.J. (1996). The influence of gender, expectancy, and partner beverage selection on (meta) perception in a "blind" date situation. Addictive Behaviors, 21, 461-467.

Corcoran, K.J. (1996). Teaching family concepts through case study: Useful examples. The Family Journal, 4, 165-170.

Schwerin, M.J., & Corcoran, K.J. (1996). Beliefs about steroids: User vs. non-user comparisons. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 40, 221-225.

Kisler, V.A., & Corcoran, K.J. (1997). Effects of negative outcome on food consumption in college women with and without troubled eating patterns. Addictive Behaviors, 22, 461-467.

Schwerin, M.J., Corcoran, K.J., LaFleur, B.J., Fisher, L., Patterson, D., Olrich, T. (1997). Psychological predictors of anabolic steroid use. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 6(2), 57-68.

Corcoran, K.J. (1997), The influence of personality, cognition, and behavior on perceptions and metaperceptions following alcoholic beverage selection in a dating situation. Addictive Behaviors, 22, 577-585.

Corcoran, K.J., & Michels, J.L. (1997). What will you think of me if I drink with you? Situational influences on metaperceptions. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 7, 75-86.

Schwerin, M.J., & Corcoran, K.J. (1998). Discriminant analysis of medical care use among shipboard U.S. Navy men and women. Military Psychology, 10, 127-158.

Corcoran, K.J., & Michels, J.L. (1998). A prototype analysis of psychological situations through the lens of alcohol expectancies and gender. Addictive Behaviors, 23, 685-691.

Corcoran, K.J., & Michels, J.L. (1998). Interpersonal perception and alcohol expectancies predict beverage selection in opposite sex dyadic interactions. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 7, 75-86.

Rubenzahl, S.A., & Corcoran, K.J. (1998). The prevalence of male perpetrators of acquaintance rape: New research methodology reveals new findings. Violence Against Women.

Corcoran, K.J., & Segrist, D.J. (1998). Fear of negative evaluation and gender interact to predict alcoholic beverage preference. Addictive Behaviors

Corcoran, K.J. (1999). Sexual aggression and sociocultural risk. American Psychologist.

Corcoran, K.J., & Michels, J.M. (1999). Interpersonal attraction and alcohol expectancies predict beverage selection in opposite sex dyadic interactions. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 9, 29-38.

Armstrong, T.G., Heideman, G., Corcoran, K.J., Fisher, B., Medina, K.L., & Schafer, J. (2001). Disagreement about the occurrence of male-to-female intimate partner violence: A qualitative study. Family & Community Health, 24, 55-75.

Tran, G.Q., Rofey, D., Corcoran, K.J., & Mueller, M. (2002). Situation specific drinking and alcohol expectancies of binge drinkers with high and low social anxiety. Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research, 26, (suppl), 24.

Hagan, M.M., Shuman, E.S., Oswald, K.D., Corcoran, K.J., Proffit, J.H., Blackburn, K., Schwiebert, M.W., Chandler, P.C., Birbaum, M.C. (2002). Incidence of chaotic eating behaviors in binge-eating disorder: Contributing factors. Behavioral Medicine, 28, 99-105.

Rofey, D.L., Corcoran, K.J., & Tran, G.Q. (2004). Bulimic symptoms and mood predict food relevant Stroop interference in women with troubled eating patterns. Eating Behaviors, 5, 35-45.

Tran, G.Q., Anthenelli, R., Smith, J., Corcoran, K.J., & Rofey, D.L. (2004). Alcohol Use, Cognitive Correlates of Drinking, and Change Readiness in Hazardous Drinkers with High versus Low Social Anxiety. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 5, 35-45.

Sparks, S., Corcoran, K.J., Nabors, L., & Hovanitz, C. (2005). Subjective well-being and job satisfaction in nurses. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 35, 922-938.

Medina, K.L., Shear, P.K., Corcoran, K.J. (2005). Ecstasy (MDMA) exposure and neuropsychological functioning: A polydrug perspective. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 753-765.

Rofey, D.L., Corcoran, K.J., & Kavanagh, G.J. (2006). Alcohol Expectancy and Gender Predict Alcohol Relevant Stroop Interference. Journal of Addictive Disorders and their Treatment, 5, 173-178.

Minnich, L., Howe, S., Langmeyer, D., and Corcoran, K. (2006). Can community change be measured for an outcomes‐based initiative? A comparative case study of the Success by 6 Initiative. American Journal of Community Psychology 38: 183‐190.

Segrist, D.J., Corcoran, K.J., Jordan-Fleming, M.K., & Rose, P. (2007). Yeah, I drink…but not as much as other guys: The majority fallacy among male adolescents. North American Journal of Psychology, 9(2), 207-320.

Hove, M.C., & Corcoran, K. J. (2008). Educational Technologies: Impact on Learning and Frustration, Teaching of Psychology, 35, 121-125.

Hove, M. C., & Corcoran, K. J. (2008). If You Post It, Will They Come? Lecture Availability in Introductory Psychology, Teaching of Psychology, 35, 91-95.

Meyers, D., Berling, V. & Corcoran, K.J. (2012). Creating a new future: Recruiting and retaining non-traditional students. Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum. 23(1), 41-58.