Joshua B. Grubbs, Ph.D.

Joshua B. Grubbs, Ph.D.

Scientist, Professor, Speaker

University of New Mexico


I am currently an associate professor in the PCSAS Accredited Clinical Science Ph.D. program in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico. I am also an investigator in the Center on Alcohol, Substance use, And Addictions (CASAA) at the University of New Mexico. I direct the Behavioral Addictions And Associated Disorders Research Lab (BAAAD Lab)

My research (and the research of the BAAAD Lab) is primarily concerned with the scientific study of addiction, personality, and morality (particularly as it relates to addiction and personality).

The largest portion of my current research program is concerned with addiction. I am particularly interested in topics related to behavioral addictions or compulsive behavior patterns. My specific interests in these domains are related to the social construction of addiction and understanding why people think they have addictions, what society has to say about addiction, and how we can help people with addictions by understanding the social contexts of their struggles. I’m also interested in the social and structural factors that shape self-perceptions of potentially addictive behaviors. Ultimately, I want to understand how self-reported beliefs about addiction influence presentation of symptoms, which, in turn, influence diagnosis, classification, and treatment of addictive behaviors. I have past and ongoing projects related to pornography use, compulsive sexual behavior more broadly, and excessive gambling behaviors.

In addition to these domains, I am also interested promoting replicability, reproducibility, and transparency in the scientific process. I strive to conduct my research in accordance with current standards of transparency and openness, and I encourage my students to do the same. You can find more information about my current projects at my Open Science Framework page and a complete list of my publications at my Google Scholar page.

  • Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder
  • Sex Addiction
  • Gambling Disorder
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Problematic Pornography Use
  • Morality and Self-Perception
  • Personality
  • APA Accredited Predoctoral Internship, 2016

    VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System

  • PhD in Psychology, 2016

    Case Western Reserve University

  • PhD in Psychology, 2012

    Case Western Reserve University


Associate Professor and Investigator
August 2023 – Present New Mexico

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Gambling Outcomes in Veterans
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