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Ken Abrams

Professor of Psychology, Psychology

Education & Professional History

Dartmouth College, BA; University of Minnesota, PhD

Licensed Psychologist, Minnesota (LP 6356)

At Carleton since 2008.

Highlights & Recent Activity

Current Research Projects

> Examining the Prevention of PTSD via Virtual Reality and Findings from Cognitive Science

> The Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption, Exercise, and Heartbeat Perception


Recent Publications 

Abrams, K., Cieslowski, K.*, Johnson, S.*, Krimmel, S.*, Bierlein-De La Rosa, G.*, Barton, K.*, & Silverman, P.* (2018). The effects of alcohol on heartbeat perception: Implications for anxiety. Addictive Behaviors, 79, 151-158.

Abrams, K., Krimmel, S.*, Johnson, S.*, Cieslowski, K.*, Strnad, H.*, Melum, A.*, & Kryder, C.* (2017). Nicotine deprivation attenuates panic reactivity in smokers: Findings from a placebo-controlled nicotine patch study. Depression and Anxiety, 34, 996-1005.

Abrams, K., & Ziegler, N. (2016). Facilitating study abroad for psychology students. Psychology Teaching Review, 22(20), 4-17.

Gross, D., Abrams, K., & Enns, C. (Eds.). (2016). Internationalizing the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum: Lessons Learned at Home and Abroad. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

* indicates Carleton student

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

American Psychological Association (APA)

Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT)

International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP)

Current Courses

  • Fall 2021
    ARTH 215: Cross-Cultural Psychology in Prague: Czech Art and Architecture
    EUST 278: Cross-Cultural Psychology Sem in Prague: Politics & Culture in Central Europe-Twentieth Century
    LCST 101: Cross-Cultural Psychology in Prague: Elementary Czech
    PSYC 290: Cross-Cultural Seminar in Prague: Directed Reading
    PSYC 358: Cross-Cultural Psychology Seminar in Prague: Psychopathology
  • Winter 2022
    PSYC 399: Capstone Seminar
    PSYC 400: Integrative Exercise
  • Spring 2022
    IDSC 238: Vaccines
    PSYC 254: Psychopathology
    PSYC 400: Integrative Exercise