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Michael G MacLean

Michael G. MacLean

Associate Professor
(716) 878-3100
Campus Address: Classroom Building C317

Background

Dr. MacLean earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Arizona State University. He has been a faculty member at Buffalo State since 1997. Additional positions have included Visiting Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Associate Research Scientist, Research Institute on Addictions, and NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Addictive Behavior Research Center, University of Washington.

Students Mentored

Dr. MacLean has mentored over 60 student honors theses, independent studies, and summer research fellowships.  He has been awarded the President's Award for Excellence as an Undergraduate Research Mentor.  Students he has mentored include:

Rachel Caputi Daws earned a joint Masters Degree in Public Health/Social Work at the University at Buffalo.  She is currently the HCV Program Coordinator at Boston Medical Center.

Matthew Lee earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Arizona State University was a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University.

Viktoriya Magid earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University at Buffalo and went on to be Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina.  She is currently in private practice.

Students interested in getting involved can find more information at Dr. MacLean's Web page.

 

Representative Publications

Saddleson, M.L., Kozlowski, L.T., Giovino, G.A., Hawk, L.W., Murphy, J.M., MacLean, M.G., Goniewicz, M.L., Homish, G.G., Wrotniak, B.H., & Mahoney, M.C. (2015). Risky behaviors, e-cigarette use and susceptibility of use among college students. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 149, 25-30.

Sibley, M.H., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S., Gnagy, E.M., Waschbusch, D.A., Biswas, A., MacLean, M.G., Babinski, D.E., Karch, K.M. (2011).  The delinquency outcomes of boys with ADHD with and without comorbidity.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39(1), 21-32.

Babinski, D.E., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G., Gnagy, E.M., Waschbusch, D.A., Yu, J., MacLean, M.G., Wymbs, B.T., Sibley, M.H., Biswas, A., Robb, J.A., & Karch, K.M.  (2011). Late adolescent and young adult outcomes of girls diagnosed with ADHD in childhood: An exploratory investigation.  Journal of Attention Disorders, 15(3), 204-214.

Norvilitis, J. & MacLean, M.G.  (2010).  The role of parents in college students’ financial behaviors and attitudes. Journal of Economic Psychology, 31, 55-63.

Norwalk, K., Norvilitis, J., & MacLean, M.G.  (2009).  ADHD symptomatology and its relationship to factors associated with college adjustment.  Journal of Attention Disorders, 13, 251-258.

Magid, V., MacLean, M.G., & Colder, C.  (2007).  Differentiating between sensation seeking and impulsivity through their mediated relations with alcohol use and problems. Addictive Behaviors, 32, 2046-2061.

Lecci, L., MacLean, M. G., & Croteau, N.  (2002).  Personal goals as predictors of college student drinking motives, alcohol use and related problems. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 63, 620-630.

Collins, R. L., Koutsky, J. R., Morsheimer, E. T., & MacLean, M. G.  (2001).  Binge drinking among underage college students:  A test of a restraint-based conceptualization of risk for alcohol abuse.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 15, 333-340.

MacLean, M. G., & Lecci, L.  (2000).  A comparison of models of drinking motives in a university sample.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 14, 83-87.

MacLean, M. G., Embry, L. E, & Cauce, A. M.  (1999). Homeless adolescents’ paths to separation from family:  Comparisons of family characteristics, psychological adjustment, and victimization. Journal of Community Psychology, 27, 179-187.

MacLean, M. G. Paradise, M. J., & Cauce, A. M.  (1999).  Substance use and psychological adjustment in at-risk adolescents:  A test of three models. American Journal of Community Psychology, 27, 405-427.

Baer, J. S., MacLean, M. G., & Marlatt, G. A.  (1998).  Linking etiology, prevention, and treatment for adolescent alcohol use:  Towards a better match.  In:  R. Jessor (Ed.).  New perspectives on adolescent risk behavior.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press.

Representative Presentations

(* undergraduate student co-author)

MacLean, M.G., & Burns, J.  (September, 2016).  A personalized brief intervention for youths:  Helping them stop their substance misuse and achieve their goals.  Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the National Prevention Network, Buffalo, NY.

*Hoffman, B.E., & MacLean, M.G.  (June, 2016).  Gender differences in adolescent substance use motives and the prediction of related problems.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, New Orleans, LA.

MacLean, M.G., & Burns, J.  (October, 2015).  A personalized brief intervention for youths:  Using motivational interviewing to help them stop their substance misuse and achieve their goals.  Workshop presented at the New York State Addiction and Substance Abuse Professionals Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Saddleson, M.L., Kozlowski, L.T., Giovino, G.A., Hawk, L.W., Murphy, J.M., MacLean, M.G., Goniewicz, M.L., Homish, G.G., Wrotniak, B.H., & Mahoney, M.C.  (February, 2015).  Which college students are likelier to be susceptible to using e-cigarettes?  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Philadelphia, PA.

*Daws, R.C., MacLean, M.G., & *Lee, M.R.  (May, 2014).  College drinking and identification with peer crowds.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

MacLean, M.G., *Daws, R.C., & *Lee, M.R.  (May, 2014).  Identification with peer crowds and college drinking outcomes: Drinking motives as mediators.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

MacLean, M.G., & *Harter, J.  (March, 2012).  Defiance as a possible drinking motive among college students.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC.

Derefinko, K.J., MacLean, M.G., Graziano, P.A., Molina, B.S.G., Gnagy, E., & Pelham, W.E.  (June, 2011).  Childhood ADHD and adult marijuana use.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Hollywood, FL.

*Knapp, K., & MacLean, M.G.  (2011, March).  Intrusive parenting, supportive parenting, and college student well-being.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, QC.

*Kruczynski, T.M., & MacLean, M.G.  (2011, March).  Stimulant use among college students:  Motives and consequences.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, QC.

MacLean, M.G., & *Kruczynski, T.M.  (2011, March).  Working during college, stress levels, and academic achievement.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, QC.

Sibley, M.H., Pelham, W.E., Molina, B.S.G., Gnagy, E.M., Babinski, D.E., Biswas, A., Karch, K.M., MacLean, M.G., Waschbusch, D.A. (November, 2008). The validity of self-reported delinquency in an ADHD sample: Implications for the assessment of juvenile offending. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies’ 42nd Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

MacLean, M., Molina, B.S.G., Pelham, W.E., & Gnagy, E.M.  (March, 2008).  Childhood ADHD and subsequent adolescent marijuana use. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL.

Panfil, J.M., & MacLean, M.G.  (March, 2008).  Academic self-efficacy as a protective factor against alcohol related problems in college students.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL.

Lee, M.R., Villalta, I., Chassin, L., & MacLean, M.G.  (February, 2007). Identity status, identity distress, and problematic drinking among college students.  Paper presented at the biennial Conference on Emerging Adulthood, Tucson, AZ.

Brown, R., Shilkret, R., & MacLean, M.G.  (March, 2006).  Parenting style and intrusiveness as related to self-efficacy and college adjustment.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

Lee, M.R., & MacLean, M.G.  (March, 2006).  Evaluation of alternative methods of identity status classification using the Ego Identity Process Questionnaire.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

Lee, M.R., & MacLean, M.G. (November, 2005).  Using identity status versus identity styles to predict alcohol-related problems.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, Washington, DC.

MacLean, M.G., & Lee, M.R.  (November, 2005).  Identity formation, drinking to cope, and alcohol-related problems in college students.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, Washington, DC.

Magid, V., & MacLean, M.G.  (November, 2005).  Confirmatory factor analysis of behavioral disinhibition traits.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, Washington, DC.

Lafferty, E. L., MacLean, M. G., Intrieri, R. C., & Banks, J. M.  (August, 2005).  Divorce, parenting styles, and relation to college adjustment.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

 

Courses Usually Taught

  • PSY 311 Personality:  Theory  and Research
  • PSY 357 Adolescent and Young Adult Development
  • PSY 392 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 412 Community Psychology
  • PSY 440 Addictive Behaviors
  • PSY 450 Research Methods

Research Interests

My research focuses on a number of areas related to adolescence and young adulthood: Etiology and Prevention of Substance Use-Related Problems;  Impulsivity and Self-Regulation; Identity Development; Coping and Affect; ADHD.

Dr. MacLean is currently involved in several research projects, including:

  • Brief Interventions for Youth Referred by Courts or Schools for Substance Use-Related Problems
  • Personality, Drinking Motives and Drinking-Related Problems in Youth
  • Self-Regulation Problems in College Students
  • Identity Development in College Students

Workshops and Training Sessions

Dr. MacLean frequently provides training workshops on Motivational Interviewing and working effectively with young people for organizations throughout New York.

Awards

President's Award for Excellence as an Undergraduate Research Mentor

 

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