Clark Presson

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1104

Biography

Clark Presson serves as the director of undergraduate studies and directs the honors program in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University. He is a member of the Cognitive Science and Clinical Psychology PhD programs. His research interests include development of spatial knowledge and reasoning, the use of spatial symbols, applications of cognitive development to child and adolescent health psychology, and processes of initiation of cigarette smoking.

He received a bachelor's in psychology from Pomona College, a master's and doctorate in developmental psychology from Columbia University Teachers College, and completed post-doctoral training in clinical psychology at Arizona State University.

Fax

480/965-8544

Education

  • PostDoctoral (1979-1981),  Arizona State University,  ChildClinical Psychology
  • Ph.D. Developmental Psychology, Columbia University Teachers College 1976
  • M.Phil. Developmental Psychology, Columbia University Teachers College 1976
  • M.S. Developmental Psychology, Columbia University Teachers College 1973
  • B.A. Psychology, Pomona College 1970

Publications

  • Chassin, L, Presson, C., Sherman, S., Seo-DC, & Macy, JT. Implicit and explicit attitudes predict smoking cessation: Moderating effects of experienced failure to control smoking and plans to quit. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors (2010).
  • Chassin, L., Presson, C., Macy, J., Seo-DC, & Sherman, SJ. The association between membership in the sandwich generation and health behaviors: A longitudinal study. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology (2010).
  • Sherman, S.J., Chassin, L., Presson, C.C., Seo, D-C., & Macy, JT. The intergenerational transmission of implicit and explicit attitudes toward smoking. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (2009).
  • Chassin, L., Curran, P., Presson, C., Wirth, R.J., & Sherman, S.J. Trajectories of adolescent smoking: Conceptual Issues and an Empirical Example. Phenotypes and Endophenotypes: Foundations for Genetic Studies of Nicotine Use and Dependence, Tobacco Control Monograph No. 20. Bethesda, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-6366 (2009).
  • Chassin, L., Presson, C., Seo, D., Sherman, S., Macy, J., Wirth, R., & Curran, P. Multiple trajectories of cigarette smoking and the intergenerational transmission of smoking: A multigenerational, longitudinal study of a Midwestern community sample. Health Psychology (2008).
  • J Rose, Laurie Chassin, Clark Presson, SJ Sherman, M stein, N Col. A latent class typology of young adult women smokers. Addiction (2007).
  • Laurie Chassin, CC Presson, A Morgan-Lopez, S Sherman. Deviance Proneness and adolescent smoking 1980 vs 2001: HAs there been a "hardening" of adolescent smoking?. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology (2007).
  • Laurie Chassin, Clark Presson, J Rose, S Sherman. What is "addiction?" Age-related differences in the meaning of addiction. Views of adolescents and their parents. Drug and Alcohol Dependence (2007).
  • J Krosnick, S Sherman, L Chassin, Clark Presson. The effects of beliefs about the health consequences of cigarette smoking on smoking onset. Journal of Communication (2006).
  • L Chassin, Clark Presson, J Rose, S Sherman, M Davis, J Gonzalez. General and smoking-specific parenting as predictors of adolescent smoking onset. Journal of Pediatric Psychology (2005).
  • L Chassin, Clark Presson, J Rose, S Sherman, M Davis, J Gonzalez. Parenting style and smoking-specific parenting as predictors of adolescent smoking onset. Journal of Pediatric Psychology (2005).
  • L Chassin, Clark Presson, S Sherman, J Rose. Adolescent cigarette smoking: A commentary and issues for pediatric psychology. Journal of Pediatric Psychology (2005).
  • J Vosmik, Clark Presson. Children's response to natural map misalignment during way-finding. Journal of Cognition and Development (2004).
  • L Chassin, Clark Presson, S Sherman. Parental smoking cessation and adolescent smoking: A commentary on Bricker et al. Addiction (2003).
  • Laurie Chassin, Clark Presson, S Sherman, K Kim. Historical changes in cigarette smoking and smoking-related beliefs over two decades in a Midwestern community. Health Psychology (2003).
  • S Sherman, Clark Presson, Laurie Chassin, J Rose, K Koch. Implicit and explicit attitudes toward cigarette smoking: The effects of context and motivation. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology (2003).
  • Clark Presson, L Chassin, S Sherman. Psychosocial antecedents of tobacco chipping. Health Psychology (2002).
  • L Chassin, Clark Presson, J Rose, S Sherman, J Prost. Parental smoking cessation and adolescent smoking. Journal of Pediatric Psychology (2002).
  • L Chassin, Clark Presson, S Sherman. Long-term psychological sequelae of smoking cessation and relapse. Health Psychology (2002).
  • Chassin, L, Presson, Clark Cortelyou, Sherman, S J, Presson, E. Cigarette Smoking. Adolescence in America: An encyclopedia (2001).
  • Laurie Chassin, Clark Presson, J Rose, S Sherman. From adolescence to adulthood: Age-related changes in beliefs about cigarette smoking in a midwestern community sample. Health Psychology (2001).
  • L Chassin, Clark Presson, S Pitts, S Sherman. The natural history of cigarette smoking from adolescence to adulthood in a Midwestern community sample: Multiple trajectories and their psychosocial correlates. Health Psychology (2000).
  • Rose, J S, Chassin, Laurie, Presson, Clark Cortelyou, Sherman, S J. Multivariate Applications in Substance Use Research: New Methods for New Questions. (2000).
  • . . Multivariate Applications in Substance Use Research: New Methods for New Questions (2000).

Research Activity

Courses

Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 384Undergrad Teaching Assistant
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 492Honors Directed Study
PSY 493Honors Thesis
PSY 497Honors Colloquium
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 384Undergrad Teaching Assistant
PSY 399Supervised Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 394Special Topics
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 191First-Year Seminar
PSY 394Special Topics
PSY 399Supervised Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 394Special Topics
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 600Research Methods
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 191First-Year Seminar
PSY 394Special Topics
PSY 399Supervised Research
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology
PSY 230Introduction to Statistics
PSY 290Research Methods
PSY 394Special Topics
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 191First-Year Seminar
PSY 394Special Topics
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 492Honors Directed Study
PSY 493Honors Thesis
PSY 497Honors Colloquium
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 394Special Topics
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 492Honors Directed Study
PSY 493Honors Thesis
PSY 497Honors Colloquium
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 394Special Topics
PSY 399Supervised Research

Presentations

  • Macy, J., Chassin, L. Presson, C., Sherman S., & Seo, DC. Implicit and explicit attitudes predict smoking cessation: Moderating effects of perceived lack of control over smoking and plans to quit. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (Nov 2010).
  • Macy, J., Chassin, L. Presson, C, Seo, D-C., Sherman, S. In a pickle: A longitudinal study exploring the association between membership in the sandwich generation and health behaviors. Annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (Oct 2008).
  • Chassin, L., Presson, C., Sherman, S., Seo, D-C., Macy, J., Wirth, RJ., & Curran, PJ. Multiple trajectories of smoking and the intergenerational transmission of smoking. Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (Feb 2008).
  • Presson, Clark. Light and intermittent smokers: Patterns of stability over time. Symposium: Perspectives on Light and Intermittent Smoking at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (Feb 2006).
  • Presson, Clark. Light and intermittent smokers: Patterns of stability over time. In Symposium: Perspectives on Light and Intermittent smoking. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (Feb 2006).
  • Presson, Clark. Initiation and Transitions to Light or intermittent Smoking. National Cancer Institute/American Legacy Foundation Research Consensus Conference (Aug 2005).
  • Rose, J, Chassin, L, Presson, Clark, Sheman, S, Col, N. A latent class analysis of smoking-related attitudes and behavior. Plenary Session of the annual meeting of the Society for General Internal Medicine (Jun 2005).
  • Vosmik, J, Presson, Clark. Facilitating Preschoolers' Spatial Mapping: Close Comparisons and Natural Misalignment. Biennial Meeting: SRCD (Apr 2005).
  • Whitfield, L, Hammond, H, Levine, S, Presson, Clark. Children's Navigation With "You Are Here" Versus Portable Maps. Biennial Meeting: SRCD (Apr 2005).
  • Rose, J, Chassin, L, Presson, Clark, Sheman, S, Col, N. A latent class analysis of smoking-related attitudes and behaviors. Plenary Session of the annual meeting of the Society for General Internal Medicine (Mar 2005).
  • Chassin, L, Presson, Clark, Sherman, S, Davis, M, Gonzalez, J. General and smoking specific parenting as predictors of adolescent smoking onset. Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (Feb 2004).
  • Vosmik, J, Presson, Clark. Looking around the corner: exploring natural map misalignment during way-finding. SRCD (Apr 2003).
  • Presson, Clark, Chassin, L, Rose, J, Sherman, S. Parental smoking cessation and adolescent smoking. SRCD (Apr 2001).
  • Presson, Clark, Chassin, L, Sherman, S. Mothers' implicit and explicit attitudes toward smoking: Predicting adolescents' attitudes and behaviors. SRCD (Apr 2001).
  • Vosmik, J, Presson, Clark. Children's response to natural map misalignment during way-finding. SRCD (Apr 2001).
  • Johnson, A, Sherman, S, Chassin, L, Presson, Clark. Intergenerational transmission of beliefs and behavior: The role of parental socialization and implicit and explicit attitudes. Society of Personality and Social Psychology meeting (Feb 2001).
  • Sherman, S, Chassin, L, Presson, Clark, Rose, J. Parental smoking cessation and adolescent smoking risk. Symposium on the Relation of Cigarette Cessation and Prevention at the World Congress on Smoking and Health (Aug 2000).
  • Macy, Jon, Seo, Dong-Chul, Chassin, Laurie, Presson, Clark, Sherman, Steven J. Long term smoking cessation among young adults. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (Mar 1977).
  • Sherman, S, Chassin, L, Presson, Clark, Rose, J. Implicit Attitudes toward smoking. Society of Personality and Social Psychology
  • Presson, Clark. Historical changes in cigarettte smoking and smoking-related beliefs over two decades in a Midwester. Society for Research in Child Development
  • Presson, Clark. Looking around the corner: exploring natural map misalignment during way-finding. Society for Research in Child Development

Service

  • Evaluation Committee for Lecturers, Chair (2009 - Present)
  • Evaluation Committee for Lecturers, Chair (2009 - Present)
  • Psychology Department Planning and Advisory Committee, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee -Department of Psychology, Chair (2008 - Present)
  • Personnel Committee, Chair (2007 - Present)
  • Barrett Honors College - Honors Faculty Council, member (2006 - Present)
  • Barrett Honors College - Honors Faculty Council, member (2006 - Present)
  • Barrett Honors College - Honors Faculty Council, member (2006 - Present)
  • Psychology Department, Honor Program Coordinator (2006 - Present)
  • Psychology Department, Honor Program Coordinator (2006 - Present)
  • Psychology Department, Honor Program Coordinator (2006 - Present)
  • Psychology Department Awards coordinator, head (2006 - Present)
  • Psychology Department Awards coordinator, head (2006 - Present)
  • Psychology Department Awards coordinator, head (2006 - Present)
  • Psychology Department Honors Program Committee, head (2005 - Present)
  • Psychology Department Honors Program Committee, head (2005 - Present)
  • Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Advisement, member, Mock Interview for Student Nominee for Rhodes Scholarship (2009 - 2009)
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC) Office of Smoking and Health, Presenter in Webinar on Light and Intermittent Smokers (2009 - 2009)
  • CLAS Excellence Committee, Member (2008 - 2009)
  • Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology, Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Psychology Department Graduate Studies Committee, member (2007 - 2008)
  • Cognitive Psychology Graduate Training Program, Director (2007 - 2008)
  • Psychology Department Promotion and Tenure Process Review Committee, member (2006 - 2006)
  • Psychology Department SubCommittee for promotion to Full Professor, chair of subcommittee (2006 - 2006)
  • Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • National Science Foundation, Grant Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Society for Research in Child Development, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Psychology Department Cognition and Behavior Graduate Training Program, head (2006 - 2006)
  • Psychology Department Graduate Studies Committee, member (2006 - 2006)
  • Acta Psychologica, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Barrett Honors College - Honors Faculty Council- subcommittee on Thesis Preparation, Convener/chair (2005 - 2005)
  • Committee on External Honors Thesis Examiners, member (2005 - 2005)
  • Psychology Department, Honors Program Coordinator (2005 - 2005)
  • NSF - Memory and Cognitive processes, Grant reviewer (2005)
  • Cognitive Psychology, Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Psychology Department Technology committee, Chair (2005 - 2005)
  • Cognitive Development, reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Journal on Adolescence, Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Barrett Honors College - Honors Faculty Council- subcommittee on 3rd-4th year curriculum, member (2004)
  • Health Psychology, reviewer (2004)
  • Journal of Adolescence, reviewer (2004)
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology, Reviewer (2004)
  • Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, reviewer (2004)
  • Memory and Cognition, reviewer (2004)
  • Psychological Science, reviewer (2004)
  • Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Guest Editor (2003 - 2004)
  • American Journal of Preventive Medicine, reviewer (2003)
  • Clinical Psychology Admissions Committee, member (2003)
  • NSF- Cognitive processes, grant reviewer (2003)
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, Editorial Board (1996 - 2000)
  • The Wellcome Trust, (UK), Ad hoc reviewer (2000 - 2000)