Ronald S. Friedman

Social/Personality Program Area

Ronald S. Friedman
Associate Professor of Psychology

Office: Social Sciences 389
Phone: (518) 442-4858
Fax: (518) 442-4867

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of interest: I am currently exploring how rudimentary alcohol cues interact with individual differences in alcohol outcome expectancies and motives to influence social behavior, problem solving, and alcoholic beverage consumption. I am also beginning to examine the link between emotion and responses to expressive media, particularly music.  Specific Areas of Interest:

Alcohol Related Behavior
Psychology of Music
Emotion, Motivation, and Cognition

Representative Publications: 

Hicks, J.A., Friedman, R.S., Gable, P., & Davis, W. (2012). Interactive effects of approach motivational intensity and alcohol cues on the scope of perceptual attention. Addiction 107, 1074–1080. 

Friedman, R.S., Gordis, E., & Förster, J. (in press). Re-exploring the influence of sad mood on music preference. Media Psychology.

Friedman, R.S., & Förster, J.. (2010).  Implicit affective cues and attentional tuning: An integrative review. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 875-893.