Richard G. Hoffman

Richard HoffmanAssociate Professor Emeritus
Biobehavioral Health & Population Sciences


Current research interests are in neuropsychological assessment and neuropsychological test construction, with a particular interest in post-concussion sequelae, the neuropsychological response to stress, and cognitive and emotional responses to head injury.


  • 1971 B.S. in Psychology, Michigan State University
  • 1974 M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Long Island University
  • 1976-77 APA-approved Internship in Clinical and Pediatric Psychology, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital, Oklahoma City
  • 1981 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Long Island University


  • BhSc 6230, "Medical Psychology: Interviewing" (1984-2006)
  • BhSc 5254, "Behavioral Medicine" (1984-1989)
  • BhSc 5220/5221/5591, "Gerontology" (1984-2006)
  • BhSc 5221, "Stress Management" (1984-1986)
  • BhSc 5501/5502/5503, "Human Problems in Family Medicine - Childhood and Adolescence, Adulthood I, Adulthood II" (1990-1998)
  • Med 5114, 5115, "Problem-Based Learning, I and II" (1992-1997)
  • BhSc 6562, "Human Behavioral Development and Problems" (1998-2006)
  • Med 6573 - Nervous System (PBL) (1999-2002)
  • Med 6728 - Respiratory Medicine (PBL) (1999-2006)
  • Med 6728 – Fluids and Electrolytes (PBL) (2000-2006)
  • Med 6788 - Derm and Musculoskeletal System (PBL) (1999-2006)
  • Med 6762 - Endocrine and Repro (PBL) (1999-2002)
  • Med 6773 - Integrated Clinical Medicine (PBL) (1999-2006)
  • FMed 6441 – Clinical Rounds & Clerkship (OSCE) (1999-2006)


Hoffman, R. Functional changes in the brain following local and regional cooling. In R. M. J. Cotterill (Ed.) Brain and Mind, Biologiske Skrifter Vol. 43, pp. 35-46. Copenhagen: The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, 1994.

Leon, G., Kanfer, R., Hoffman, R., and Dupre, L. Group processes and task effectiveness in a Soviet-American expedition team. Environment and Behavior, 26(2): 149-165,1994.

Woyciechowska, J., Israel, D., Hoffman, R., and Wittmers, L. Application of cooling techniques during exercise in MS patients. MS Management, 2(2): 25-29, 1995.

Hoffman, R. and Davis, G. Prospective validity study: CPI Work Orientation and Managerial Potential Scales. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 55(5): 881-890, 1995.

Beattie, K., Gerstenberger, S., Hoffman, R., and Dellinger, J. Rodent neurotoxicity bioassays for assessing contaminated Great Lakes fish. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 15(3): 313-318, 1996.

Prohaska, J. and Hoffman, R. Auditory startle response is diminished in rats after recovery from perinatal copper deficiency. Journal of Nutrition, 126:618-627, 1996.

Hoffman, R., Tremont, G., Scott, J., Adams, R., and Mittenberg, W. Cross-Validation of Predicted Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised Scores in a Normative Sample of 25 to 34 Year-Old Patients. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 12(7):677-682, 1997.

Hoffman, R., Scott, J., Tremont, G., Adams, R., and Oommen, K. Cross-Validation of a Method for Predicting Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised Index Scores. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 11(1):1-5, 1997.

Tremont, G., Hoffman, R., Scott, J., Adams, R., and Nadolne, M. Clinical Utility of Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised and Predicted IQ Discrepancies in Closed Head Injury. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 12(8):757-762, 1997.

Tremont, G., Hoffman, R., Scott, J., and Adams, R. Effect of Intellectual Level on Neuropsychological Test Performance: A Response to Dodrill.The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 12(4):560-567, 1998.

Hoffman, R., al'Absi, M. Cognitive Psychology (1998). In A. Bellack and M. Hersen (eds.) Comprehensive Clinical Psychology (Volume 1), pp. 323-354. London: Pergamon, 1998.

Hoffman, R., Scott, J., Emick, M., and Adams, R. The MMPI-2 and Closed-Head Injury: Effects of Litigation and Head Injury Severity. Journal of Forensic Neuropsychology, 1(2):3-13, 1999.

Hoffman, R. Human Psychological Performance in Cold Environments. In: Pandolf KB, Burr RE, Wenger CB, Pozos RS, eds. Medical Aspects of Harsh Environments, Vol 1. In: Zajtchuk R, Bellamy RF, eds. Textbook of Military Medicine. Washington, DC: Department of the Army, Office of The Surgeon General, and Borden Institute; 2001: Chap 12, pages 383-410.

al'Absi, M. and Hoffman, R. Hypertension. In: Cohen LM, McChargue DE, Collins FL, eds. The Health Psychology Handbook. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 2003: Chapter 14, pages 252-278.

Hoffman, R. and al'Absi, M. The effect of acute stress on subsequent neuropsychological test performance. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 19(4): 497-506, 2004.

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