Department of Psychology

Jonathan J. Hammersley, Ph.D.Dr. Jonathan Hammersley

Assistant Professor, Psi Chi co-advisor
Advisor for Psychology of Substance Abuse minor

157 Waggoner Hall
Work: 309-298-1593
Fax: 309-298-2179
JJ-Hammersley@wiu.edu

Websites:

https://sites.google.com/site/clinicalandaddictionresearch/ 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jonathan_Hammersley  

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanjhammersley/


Additional Information

Education:

Dr. Jonathan Hammersley earned his B.S. in psychology from the University of Southern Indiana, in Evansville IN, and earned his M.A. in Adult Clinical Psychology and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He completed his predoctoral internship in the Department of Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine, in a research/academic track. His dissertation was titled “Modulation of covert attention by emotion: Automatic processing of emotional versus neutral cues in a covert attention task.”

Teaching:

Dr. Hammersley regularly teaches substance abuse courses (PSY 334 Perspectives on Substance Abuse, PSY 335 Substance Abuse Assessment, Education and Case Management, PSY 336 Ethics and Special Populations in Substance Abuse Treatment, PSY434 Substance Abuse Treatment Approaches and Techniques) as well as Abnormal Psychology and Clinical Psychology. He also enjoys teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in psychological assessment.

Research Interests:

Some Recent or Current Projects:

  • Assessing Psychological and Neurobiological Individual Differences in Cigarette and Caffeine Use.
  •  Patterns Of Substance Abuse, Trauma, and Mental Health Symptoms in College Students.
  • Clinical Treatments / Psychotherapy Outcomes (e.g., mental health patterns in first generation college students, correlates of worsening symptoms during psychological treatment)
  • Responses to Trauma/Victimization (e.g., responses to validating or invalidating statements from peers after trauma, associations of alcohol use, hostility, or suicidality with psychological trauma/victimization)

Dr. Hammersley’s clinical training involved assessment and diagnosis of mental illness and substance abuse. Within those areas his interests involve studying the effects of smoking cessation or drugs such as nicotine and caffeine, as well as examining emotional and cognitive mechanisms for substance use/abuse and psychological disorders. Much of his clinical work and research has involved examining the intersection of cognition and emotion (i.e., emotional distractibility and cueing mechanisms that may lead to or maintain psychopathology or drug craving). He is particularly interested in studying substance use, including smoking, in relation to psychological disorders (i.e., ADHD) and mental health symptoms (i.e., depression or anxiety).

Recent Scholarly Activities

Selected Publications:

Sunami, N.*, Hammersley, J., & Keefe, K. The Role of Alcohol Problems in the Association Between Abusive Relationships and Suicidality. (Manuscript In Press, Psychology of Violence).  doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/vio0000122

Hammersley, J., Gilbert, D. G., Rzetelny, A., & Rabinovich, N. E. Moderation of Nicotine Effects on Covert Orienting of Attention Tasks by Poor Placebo Performance and Cue Validity. Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior, 149, 9-16. doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pbb.2016.07.006  

Keefe, K., Sizemore, S., Hammersley, J., & Sunami, N. (2016) Recent Sexual Assault and Suicidal Behaviors in College Students: The Increasing Moderating Role of Anger. In Press, Journal of College Counseling.

Hammersley, J. & Keefe, K. (2015). Metacognitive Approaches in Undergraduate Psychology Courses. In C. Sweet, H. Blythe, & R. Carpenter, It Works for me, Metacognitively. Stillwater, Oklahoma:  New Forums Press.

Hammersley, J. (2015). The Half-Flip: Flipping one day per week of a Tuesday-Thursday class. In C. Sweet, H. Blythe, & R. Carpenter (eds), It Works for me, Flipping the Classroom: Shared Tips for Effective Teaching. Stillwater, Oklahoma:  New Forums Press.

Hammersley, J., Rzetelny, A., Gilbert, D. G, Rabinovich, N. E., Huggenvik, J., & Small, S. L. (2013). Effects of Nicotine on Emotional Distraction of Attentional Orienting: Evidence of Possible Moderation by Dopamine Type 2 Receptor Genotype. Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior, 105, 199-204. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pbb.2013.02.017

 

Selected Conference Presentations

Hammersley, J., Sizemore, S.*, Winter, M.* (2016). Subliminal Attentional Processing in an Animate-Inanimate Cued Attention Task. Poster Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Kazakova, N.*, Hammersley, J., Batis, J., & Keefe, K. (2016). Correlates of inhalant use in a sample of college students. Poster Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Van Fossen, R.*, Hammersley, J., Batis, J., Jamnik, M.*, Cirks, M.*, Kazakova, N.*, Aleshire, B. * (2016). Overestimation of Peer Substance Use among College Students: Associations with Negative Academic and Mental Health Outcomes. Poster Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Hammersley J., Aleshire, B.*, & Keefe K. (2016) Drug use and Mental Health related to Emotional Abuse. Poster Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Hammersley J., Winter M.*, & Aleshire, B*. (2016) Attention during Emotional Cueing Associated with Mood and Personality Factors. Poster Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Hammersley J., Kazakova N.*, & Van Fossen R.*, & Keefe, K. (2016) ADHD Treatment and Related Drug Use and Mental Health Outcomes. Poster Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Keefe, K., Sizemore, S.*& Hammersley, J. (2016) Anger and Suicidal Ideation in Behaviors in Assault Survivors. Poster Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Keefe, K., Berg, P.*, & Hammersley, J. (2015) Treatment seeking and reported difficulties associated with AD/HD in college students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Sunami, N.*, Hammersley, J., Keefe, K. (2015) Abusive Intimate Relationships and Suicidality: Alcohol-Related Problems as a Mediator.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Smith, A.*, Hammersley, J., Keefe, K. (2015) The Association of Polysubstance Abuse with the Presence of a Psychiatric Problem. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Hammersley J., Sunami, N.*, & Gilbert, D. (2015, May) Effects of nicotine on uncued spatial attention differ across baseline performance, repeated exposure, and gender. Paper presented at the 87th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Hammersley, J., Sunami, N.*, Keefe, K., Robinson, L.* (2015, May) Effects of ADHD symptomology and mood state on covert spatial attention performance. Poster presented at the 87th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Keefe, K., Hammersley, J., Sunami, N.*, & Robinson, L.* (2015, May) Relationships of personality traits and attention deficits on covert spatial attention performance. Poster presented at the 87th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Keefe, K., Berg, P.*, & Hammersley, J. (2015, May) Pilot Examination of Case-Formulation Quality and Therapist-Perceived Client Outcomes. Poster presented at the 87th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Hammersley, J. & Randazzo, B.* (2014). Personality Traits Predict Reported ADHD Symptoms in College Students. Poster presented, Midwestern Psychological Association Annual meeting. May.

Hammersley, J. (2013). Depression and Anxiety Influence Subliminal Emotional Processing during Covert Attention. Poster presented at Midwestern Psychological Association Annual meeting.

Hammersley, J. & Keefe, K. (2013). Emotional Processing during Spatial Attention at Differing ADHD Symptom Levels. Poster presented at Midwestern Psychological Association Annual meeting.

 

Recent scholarly activities listed on Research Gate