Joshua Grubbs, Ph.D

jgrubbs.jpgAssociate Professor
(505) 277-4121

Research Interests
  • Behavioral Addiction
  • Gambling
  • Compulsive Sexual Behavior
  • Veteran's Health
  • Internet Based Sexual Behavior

Joshua Grubbs, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico and an investigator at the Center on Alcohol, Substance use, And Addictions, where he studies compulsive sexual behavior disorder, gambling disorder, and personality traits. He is especially interested in the social construction of addiction and understanding what leads people feel out of control in their behavior. More simply, he studies how people come to think of themselves as having a behavioral addiction and why people might arrive at the conclusion that they have a behavioral addiction.   Additionally, Dr. Grubbs is especially interested in veteran health and the experiences of U.S. Armed Forces veterans dealing with compulsive, excessive, or out-of-control behaviors.

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  • Grubbs, J. B., Floyd, C. G., Griffin, K. R., Jennings, T. L., & Kraus, S. W. (2022). Moral incongruence and addiction: A registered report. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors36(7), 749–761.
  • Grubbs, J. B., Floyd, C. G., & Kraus, S. W. (2023). Pornography Use and Public Health: Examining the Importance of Online Sexual Behavior in the Health Sciences. American Journal of Public Health113(1).
  • Grubbs, J. B., Hoagland, K. C., Lee, B. N., Grant, J. T., Davison, P., Reid, R. C., & Kraus, S. W. (2020). Sexual addiction 25 years on: A systematic and methodological review of empirical literature and an agenda for future research. Clinical Psychology Review82, 101925.
  • Grubbs, J. B., & Kraus, S. W. (2021). Pornography Use and Psychological Science: A Call for Consideration. Current Directions in Psychological Science30, 096372142097959.
  • Grubbs, J. B., & Kraus, S. W. (2022). Symptoms of Problem Gambling Among U.S. Adults Who Wager on Sports. JAMA Network Open
  • Grubbs, J. B., Perry, S. L., Wilt, J. A., & Reid, R. C. (2019). Pornography problems due to moral incongruence: An integrative model with a systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Sexual Behavior48(2), 397–415.
  • Grubbs, J. B., Wright, P. J., Braden, A. L., Wilt, J. A., & Kraus, S. W. (2019). Internet pornography use and sexual motivation: A systematic review and integration. Annals of the International Communication Association43(2), 117–155.