Dr. Jayson Spas

Department, Office, or School
Council of Rhode Island College
RIC AFT
  • Associate Professor

Education

University of Connecticut, BA

University of Rhode Island, PhD, MS

Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Postdoctoral Fellow

Selected Publications

Spas, J., Paiva, A.L, Prochaska, J.O., Rossi, J.S., Yin, H. (in press). Coprogression: Simultaneous intervention for smoking, diet and sun protection. Translational Behavioral Medicine. (accepted with revisions).

Spas, J.J., Rossi, J.S. & Collette, N.D. (2015). Targeting smoking cessation and weight loss simultaneously: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach. Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, 6, 3, 1-3. 
http:/ / dx.doi.org/10.4172/2155-6105.1000243.  

Spas, J.J. & Weyandt, L. (2015). Alcohol and its effect on adolescent brain development and executive functioning: Some results from neuroimaging. Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, 3, 5. 1-5. http:/ /dx.doi.org/10.4172/23296488.1000220.

Spas, J., Malloy, T.E., Rossi, J.S., & Paiva, A.L. (in press). Dynamic baseline variables predict treatment outcomes for addiction generally, and smoking in particular. Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy

Spas, J., Ramsey, S., Paiva, A.L., Stein, L.A.R. (2012). All might have won, but not all have the prize: Optimal treatment for substance abuse among adolescents with conduct problems. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, 6, 141-155. doi: 10.4137/SART.S10389. PMCID:PMC3498967.

Newman, B., Newman, P., Griffen, S., O'Connor, K., Spas, J. (2007). The relationship of social support to depressive symptoms during the transition to high school. Adolescence, 42, 441-459. PMID18047232. ​​​​​

Teaching Areas

Research Methods: Applied Clinical; Abnormal Psychology; and Psychological Testing