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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Carrie Cuttler

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of British Columbia, 2008

Contact Information

Email: carrie.cuttler@wsu.edu
Office: Johnson Tower 211
Phone: (509) 335-0681
Office Hours: Tuesdays from 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Website: Health and Cognition Lab

Vita

Classes Taught

  • Psychology 311: Elementary Statistics in Psychology
  • Psychology 312: Experimental Methods in Psychology
  • Psychology 333: Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology 361: Fundamentals of Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology 490: Cognition and Memory
  • Psychology 511: Experimental Design, T-Tests, and Analysis of Variance
  • Psychology 512: Non-Experimental Design, Correlation, and Regression

Research Interests

Research in Dr. Cuttler’s Health and Cognition Lab focuses on elucidating the potentially beneficial and detrimental effects of chronic cannabis use and acute cannabis intoxication. Our current and recent work focuses on examining links between cannabis use and mental health (e.g., depression, anxiety, OCD), physical health (e.g., pain, sleep), stress, and cognition (e.g., memory, decision-making, executive functioning, creativity, attention). Further, we are interested in examining effects of cannabis with different concentrations of THC and CBD as well as effects of cannabis concentrates to better understand their influence on mental health, physical health, and cognition.

 

Selected Publications

Cuttler, C., Spradlin, A., Nusbaum, A.T., Whitney, P., Hinson, J.M., & McLaughlin, R. (2019). Joint effects of stress and chronic cannabis use on prospective memory. Psychopharmacology, 236, 1973-1983. doi: 10.1007/s00213-019-5184-9

Sexton, M., Cuttler, C., & Mischley, L. (2019). A survey of acute effects of cannabis and withdrawal symptoms. Differential responses across user types and age. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 25, 326-335. doi: 10.1089/acm.2018.0319

Spradlin, A., & Cuttler, C. (2019). Problems associated with using cannabis to cope. Cannabis, 2, 29-38. doi: 10.26828/cannabis.2019.01.001

Cuttler, C., Sexton, M., & Mischley, L. (2018). Driving under the influence of cannabis: An examination of driving beliefs and practices of medical and recreational cannabis users in the United States. Cannabis, 1, 1-13. doi: 10.26828/cannabis.2018.02.001

Cuttler, C., Spradlin, A., & McLaughlin, R. J. (2018). A naturalistic examination of the perceived effects of cannabis on negative affect. Journal of Affective Disorders, 235, 198-205. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2018.04.054

Wilson, M., Gogulski, H. Y., Cuttler, C., Bigand, T. L., Oluwoye, O., & Barbosa-Leiker, C. (2018). Cannabis use moderates the relationship between pain and negative affect in adults with opioid use disorder. Addictive Behaviors, 77, 225-231. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.10.012

Cuttler, C., & Spradlin, A. (2017). Measuring cannabis consumption: Psychometric properties of the Daily Sessions, Frequency, Age of Onset, and Quantity of Cannabis Use Inventory (DFAQ-CU). PLOS ONE. 12(5): e0178194 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178194

Cuttler, C., Spradlin, A., Nusbaum, A. T., Whitney, P., Hinson, J. M. & McLaughlin, R. J. (2017). Blunted stress reactivity in chronic cannabis users. Psychopharmacology, 234, 2299-2309. doi: 10.1007/s00213-017-4648-z

LaFrance, E., & Cuttler, C. (2017). Inspired by Mary Jane? Mechanisms underlying enhanced creativity in cannabis users. Consciousness and Cognition, 56, 68-76. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2017.10.009

Nusbaum, A.T., Whitney, P., Cuttler, C., Spradlin, A., Hinson, J. M., McLaughlin, R. J. (2017). Altered attentional control strategies but spared executive functioning in chronic cannabis users. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 181, 116-123. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.09.019

Spradlin, A., Mauzay, D., & Cuttler, C. (2017). Symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder predict cannabis misuse. Addictive Behaviors, 72, 159-164. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.03.023

‡ co-first author

Washington State University