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Frank Andrasik

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Department of Psychology
The University of Memphis
United States of America

Frank Andrasik

Biography

Dr. Andrasik received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University in 1979, after completing an Internship at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, under the direction of Drs. Michel Hersen and Samuel M. Turner. He then joined the Psychology Faculty of the State University of New York at Albany (beginning as an Assistant Professor and then promoted to Associate Professor), where he also held the positions of Research Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice at Albany Medical College. At SUNYA he assisted in establishing and co-directing a clinical research unit, the Stress Disorders Clinic, which investigated both pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches to varied stress and pain problems. This unit was housed within the Center for Stress and Anxiety disorders, directed by Drs. Edward B. Blanchard and David H. Barlow. Upon departing SUNYA, he served as Associate Director for Pain Therapy Centers in Greenville, SC, where he managed multidisciplinary pain treatment programs at various hospital sites. His next academic appointment was in the Department of Psychology at the University of West Florida, where he began as a Full Professor, and subsequently was bestowed the title of Distinguished University Professor and appointed as a Senior Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. He presently serves as a Distinguished Professor, Chair, and Director, Center for Behavioral Medicine, Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, TN.

Research Interest

Neurological Disorders

Publications

  • Andrasik, F., Klare, G.R., & Murphy, W.D. (1976). Readability and behavior modification texts: Cross-comparisons and comments. Behavior Therapy, 7, 539-543.

  • Bellezza, F.S., Winkler, H.B., & Andrasik, F. (1975). Encoding processes and the spacing effect. Memory and Cognition, 3, 451-457

  • Moss, M.K., & Andrasik, F. (1973). Belief similarity and interracial attraction. Journal of Personality, 4, 192-205.

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