Texas Tech University

Andrew Littlefield, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email: Andrew.Littlefield@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-3746

Office: 214

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
University of Missouri

Dr. Littlefield will not be reviewing applications for the 2021-2022 class

Dr. Andrew Littlefield

Research Interests

Broad: psychopathology, substance use behaviors, addiction processes, personality, genetics, quantitative methodology, development, suicidality

Specific: alcohol use disorders, personality maturation, impulsigenic traits, drinking motives, latent variable modeling, advanced methods for prospective data, alcohol biomarkers, granular assessments of suicide risk

Awards and Honors

Excellence in Research Award, University of Mississippi Medical Center
2014 Early Career Achievement Award, Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group (SIG) within the Association for the Advancement of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies.
2016 Award for Excellence in Research, Mensa Education & Research Foundation and Mensa International, Ltd.
2018 College of Arts & Sciences Excellence in Research Award for the Social Sciences
2018 Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award



 Brain mechanism of reducing polysubstance use following a novel body-mind intervention.
Supporting Agency: 
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, National Institutes of Health


Title: Enhancing Identification of Suicide Risk among Military Service Members and Veterans: A Machine Learning Approach to Suicidality.
Supporting Agency: Military Suicide Research Consortium, Department of Defense
Role: Sole PI


Title: RESeT West Texas: Rural Education for SBIRT in West Texas.
Supporting Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Health Professions Student Training Grant
Role: TTU-PI (Multi-PI)

Complete List of Published Work

Publications to Date

Recent Publications:
  • Blanchard, B. E.*, Stevens, A.K.*, Cann, A. T., & Littlefield, A. K. (2019). Regulate yourself: Emotion regulation and protective behavioral strategies in substance use behaviors. Addictive Behaviors, 92, 95-101.
  • Blanchard, B. E.*, Stevens, A. K.*, Acosta, I. S.*, Talley, A. E., Brown, J. L., & Littlefield, A. K. (2018). The influence of motives on alcohol-and sex-related behaviors among female college students. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 185, 120-126.
  • Stevens, A. K.*, Blanchard, B. E.*, & Littlefield, A. K. (2018). Impulsive dispositions and alcohol: what we know, how we know it, and where to go from here. Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, 5, 1-10.
  • Stevens, A. K.*, Blanchard, B. E.*, Shi, M.*, & Littlefield, A. K. (2018). Testing measurement invariance of the UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale in Hispanic/Latino and non-Hispanic/Latino college students. Psychological Assessment, 30, 280-285.

* = TTU student