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Cynthia Mohr, Ph.D., Professor, Applied Social Psychology

Department of Psychology
317 Cramer Hall
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland,OR 97207-0751
phone (503) 725-3981
fax (503) 725-3904

Selected Publications
Classes Taught



Selected Publications

Mohr, C., Arpin, S., McCabe, C., & Haverly, S. (2016). Capitalization and alcohol use: A moderated mediation model of relationship status, capitalization, drinking motives and alcohol consumption. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 35(4), 300-320.

Mohr, C.D., Arpin, S. & McCabe, C. (2015). Daily affect variability and context-specific alcohol consumption. Drug and Alcohol Review. doi: 10.1111/dar.12253. 

Arpin, S., Mohr, C.D., & Brannan, D. (2015). Perceived Isolation, Social Integration, and Health Behavior: A Daily Process Examination of Responses to Loneliness. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(5): 615-628. DOI: 10.1177/0146167215569722

Wright, R., Mohr, C.D., Sinclair, R., & Yang, L.Q. (2015). Coping Effectively with Work Stress: New Evidence for the Matching Hypothesis. Journal of Organizational Behavior. DOI: 10.1002/job.2002.

Dill, J., Mohr, C., & Ma. L. (2014). How can psychological theory help cities increase walking and bicycling? Journal of the American Planning Association, 80(1), 36-51.

Mohr, C. (2014). Within person indicators of health. European Health Psychologist Bulletin, 16(2), 52-55.


Mohr, C., Jacobs, L., McCabe, C., & Alley, L. (2014). Psychological reactivity: Implications for OHP. In S. Leka & R. R. Sinclair (Eds.), Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice, Volume 3. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.  doi: 10.1002/9781118713860.ch5

Sliter, M., Sinclair, R., Yuan, Z., & Mohr, C. (2014). Don’t fear the reaper: Trait death anxiety, mortality salience, and occupational health. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99 (4), 759-769. doi: 10.1037/a0035729

Wright, R., Mohr, C., & Sinclair, R. (2014). Conflict on the treatment floor: An investigation of interpersonal conflict experienced by nurses. Journal of Research in Nursing, 19 (1), 26-37.

Brannan, D., Biswas-Diener, R., Mohr, C., Mortazavi, S. & Stein, N., (2013). Friends and family: A cross-cultural investigation of social support and subjective well-being. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8 (1), 65-75.

Mohr, C.D., Brannan, D., Wendt, S., Jacobs, L., Wright, R., & Wang, M. (2013). Daily mood-drinking slopes as predictors: A new take on drinking motives and related outcomes. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27(4), 944-955.

Mohr, C.D., Armeli, S., Tennen, H., & Todd, M. (2010). The complexities of modeling mood-drinking relationships: Lessons learned from daily process research (pp. 189-216). In J. Kassel (Ed.), Substance Abuse and Emotion. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

DeHart, T., Tennen, H., Armeli, S., Todd, M., & Mohr, C. (2009).  A diary study of implicit self- esteem, interpersonal interactions, and alcohol consumption in college students. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(4), 720-730. 

Grant, V., Stewart, S., & Mohr, C. (2009) Coping-Anxiety and Coping-Depression Motives Predict Different Daily Mood-Drinking Relationships. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23 (2), 226-237.

Tucker, J.S., Sinclair, R.R., Mohr, C.D., Adler, A.B., Thomas., J.L., Salvi, A.D. (2009). Stress and counterproductive work behavior: Multiple relationships between demands, control, and soldier indiscipline over time. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 14(3), 257-271.

Mohr, C.D., Brannan, D., Mohr, J., Armeli, S., & Tennen, H. (2008). Evidence for Positive Mood Buffering Among College Student Drinkers. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1249-1259.

Tucker, J.S., Sinclair, R.R., Mohr, C.D., Adler, A.B., Thomas., J.L., Salvi, A.D. (2008). A temporal investigation of the direct, interactive, and reverse relations between demand and control and affective strain. Work and Stress, 22(2), 81-95.

Armeli, S., Mohr, C.D., Todd, M., Maltby, N., Tennen, H., Carney, M.A., & Affleck, G. (2005). Daily evaluation of anticipated outcomes from alcohol use among college students. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 24 (6), 767-792.

Armeli, S., Todd, M., & Mohr, C. (2005). A daily process approach to individual differences in stress-related alcohol use. Journal of Personality, 73 (6), 1657-1686.

Mohr, C.D., Armeli, S., Tennen, H., Temple, M., Todd, M., Clark, J., & Carney, M.A. (2005). Moving beyond the keg party: A daily process investigation of college student drinking motivations. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 19 (4), 392-403.

Armeli, S., Tennen, H., Todd, M., Carney, A. Mohr, C., Affleck, G., & Hromi, A. (2003). A daily process examination of the stress-response dampening effects of alcohol. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 17 (4), 266-276.

Mohr, C.D., Armeli, S., Ohannessian, C.M., Tennen, H., Carney, M.A., Affleck, G. & Del Boca, F.K. (2003). Daily interpersonal experiences and distress: Are women more vulnerable? Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 22 (4), 393-423.

Kenny, D.A., Mohr, C.D., & Levesque, M.J. (2001). A social relations variance partitioning of dyadic behavior. Psychological Bulletin, 127 (1), 128-141.

Mohr, C.D., Armeli, S., Tennen, H., Carney, M., Affleck, G. & Hromi, A. (2001). Daily interpersonal experiences, context and alcohol consumption: Crying in your beer and toasting good times. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80 (3), 489-500.

Mohr, C.D., Averna, S., Kenny, D.A., & Del Boca, F.K. (2001). “Getting by (or getting high) with a little help from my friends”: An examination of adult alcoholics’ friendships. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 62 (5), 637-645.