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Department of Psychology The Health & Cognition (THC) Lab


Peer Reviewed Articles

  1. Carter, G. T., McLaughlin, R. J., Cuttler, C., Sauber, G. J., Weeks, D., Hillard, C. J., & Weiss, M. D. (2021). Endocannabinoids and related lipids serum from patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Muscle & Nerve, 63(1), 120-126. doi: 10.1002/mus.27096
  2. Cuttler, C., *LaFrance, E. M., & *Stueber, A. (2021). Acute effects of high potency cannabis flower and cannabis concentrates on everyday life memory and decision making. Scientific Reports, 11, 13784. doi:1038/s41598-021-93198-5
  3. Desai, S., Breanna B., Cuttler, C., Crombie, K. M., Rabinak, C., Hill, M. N., Marusak, H. A. (2021). A systematic review and meta-analysis on the effects of exercise on the endocannabinoid system. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. doi: 10.1089/can.2021.0113
  4. *Glodosky, N., Cuttler, C., & McLaughlin, R. M. (2021). A review of the effects of acute and chronic cannabinoid exposure on the stress response. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 63, 100945. doi:10.1016/j.yfrne.2021.100945
  5. *Mauzay, D., *LaFrance, E. M., & Cuttler, C. (2021). Acute effects of cannabis on obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 279, 158-163. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.09.124
  6. Russo, E. B., Cuttler, C., Cooper, Z. D., *Stueber, A., & Whiteley, N., Sexton, M. (2021). Survey of patients employing cannabigerol-predominant cannabis preparations: Perceived medicinal effects, adverse events, and withdrawal symptoms. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. doi: 10.1089/can.2021.0058.
  7. *Schofield, K. A., *Hobaica, S., *Jensen, A. N., & Cuttler, C. (2021). Out, proud, & resilient: Effects of sexual identity labels on perceptions of sexual minorities. Psychology & Sexuality. doi:1080/19419899.2021.1978528
  8. Sheppard, L. D., Cuttler, C., Shin, E., & McLaughlin, R. J. (2021). Differences in cortisol following cooperative and competitive work-related tasks with same-sex versus opposite-sex partners. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 124, 105063. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2020.105063
  9. *Stueber, A, & Cuttler, C. (2021). Self-reported effects of cannabis on ADHD symptoms, ADHD medication side effects, and ADHD-related executive dysfunction. Journal of Attention Disorders. doi: 10.1177/10870547211050949
  10. Warnick, B., Kier, A.S, *LaFrance, E.M., & Cuttler, C. (2021). Head in the clouds: The benefits and detriments of cannabis users’ creativity in new venture ideation: Countervailing effects of entrepreneurial passion and experience. Journal of Business Venturing, 36(2), 106088. doi: 10.1016/j.busvent.2020.106088
  11. Anderson, T., & Cuttler, C. (2020). Open to open? An exploration of textbook preferences and strategies to offset textbook costs in online vs. on-campus students. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 21, 40-60. doi: 10.19173/irrodl.v20i5.4141
  12. Cuttler, C., *LaFrance, E. M., & Craft, R. M. (2020). A large-scale naturalistic examination of the acute effects of cannabis on pain. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. doi:10.1089/can.2020.0068
  13. Cuttler, C., Spradlin, A., Cleveland, M., & Craft, R. M. (2020). Short- and long-term effects of cannabis on headache and migraine. The Journal of Pain, 21(5-6), 722-730. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2019.11.001
  14. Freels, T. G., Baxter-Potter, L. N., Lugo, J. M., *Glodosky, N. C., Wright, H. R., Baglot, S., Petrie, G., Yu, Z., Clowers, B. H., Cuttler, C., Fuchs, R. A., Hill, M. N., & McLaughlin, R. J. (2020). Vaporized cannabis extracts have reinforcing properties and support conditioned drug-seeking behaviour in rats. Journal of Neuroscience, 40, 1897-1908. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.2416-19.2020
  15. *Glodosky N. C., Cuttler, C., Freels, T. G., Wright, H. R., Rojas, M. J., Baglot, S. L., Hill, M. N., & McLaughlin, R. J. (2020). Cannabis vapor self-administration elicits sex- and dose-specific alterations in stress reactivity in rats. Neurobiology of Stress, 13, 100260. doi: 10.1016/j.ynstr.2020.100260
  16. *Glodosky, N. C., & Cuttler, C. (2020). Motives matter: Cannabis use motives moderate the associations between stress and negative affect. Addictive Behaviors, 102, 106188. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.106188
  17. *LaFrance, E. M., *Glodosky, N., Bonn-Miller, M. & Cuttler, C. (2020). Short and long-term effects of cannabis on symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Affective Disorder, 274, 298-304. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.05.132
  18. *LaFrance, E. M., *Stueber, A., *Glodosky, N. C., *Mauzay, D., & Cuttler, C. (2020). Overbaked: Assessing and predicting adverse reactions to cannabis. Journal of Cannabis Research, 2, 1-10. doi: 10.1186/s42238-019-0013-x
  19. *Nusbaum, A. T., & Cuttler, C. (2020). Hidden impacts of OER: Effects of OER on instructor ratings and course selection. Frontiers in Education, 5, doi: 10.3389/feduc.2020.00072
  20. *Nusbaum, A. T., Cuttler, C., & Swindell, S. (2020). Open educational resources as a tool for educational equity: Evidence from an introductory psychology class. Frontiers in Education, 4, 1-8. doi: 10.3389/feduc.2019.00152
  21. *Petrucci, A., *LaFrance, E. M., & Cuttler, C. (2020). A comprehensive examination of the links between cannabis use and motivation. Substance Use & Misuse, 55, 1155-1164. doi: 10.10826084.2020.1729203
  22. Spradlin, A., Marcus, D. K., & Cuttler, C. (2020). The latent structure of cannabis misuse: A taxometric analysis. Psychological Assessment, 32(8), 803-808. doi: 10.1037/pas0000828

Invited Commentary

Spradlin, A., *Mauzay, D., & Cuttler, C. (2017). A response to the commentary by Storch and Kay: Gaps in knowledge on the treatment of cannabis users with OCD. Addictive Behaviors. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.07.029

Invited Book Review

Cuttler, C. (2020). Cannabinoids and the brain: A balanced perspective on our current state of knowledge. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 27(5), 488-489. doi: 10.1080/23279095.2018.1557364.

Cuttler, C. (March 2020). Inhaled cannabis reduces headache and migraine severity ratings by nearly 50%. Physician’s Weekly.

Spradlin, A., *Mauzay, D., & Cuttler, C. (2019). A response to the commentary by Storch and Kay: Gaps in knowledge on the treatment of cannabis users with OCD. Addictive Behaviors, 93, 265-266. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.07.029.

Book Chapter

Taylor, S., Abramowitz, J. S., McKay, D., & Cuttler, C. (2011). Cognitive approaches to understanding obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. In G. Steketee (Ed.), Oxford handbook of obsessive compulsive and spectrum disorders (pp. 233-252). New York: Oxford University Press.


Cuttler, C. (2021). A student guide to SPSS. Third edition. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Jhangiani, R. S., Chiang, I. A, Cuttler, C., & Leighton, D. C., (2019). Research methods in psychology: 4th edition. Vancouver, BC: Open Text Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Retrieve at:

Price, P. C., Jhangiani, R. S., Chiang, I. A., Leighton, D. C., & Cuttler, C. (2017). Research methods in psychology: 3rd American edition. Pullman, WA: Open Text WSU. Retrieve at:

Cuttler, C. (2014). A student guide to SPSS. Second edition. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Cuttler, C. (2010). A student guide to SPSS. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Cuttler, C. (2010). Research methods in psychology: Student lab guide. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Cuttler, C. (2010). Research methods in psychology: Instructor’s manual. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Edited Books

Bridley, A. & Daffin, L. W. Jr. (2018). Abnormal Psychology: 1st edition. C. Cuttler (Ed.). Pullman, WA: Open Text WSU. Retrieve at:

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