Kevin Montes

College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychology

Assistant Professor

(310) 243-2299




Ph.D.University of North Dakota2013
M.AUniversity of North Dakoka2011
B.ACalifornia State University, Dominguez Hills 2008


Addiction, alcohol use, marijuana use, tobacco use, gambling, identity (e.g., recovery/drinking identity), protective behavioral strategies, motives, outcome expectancies, health disparities, and advance quantitative analyses.



Montes, K. S., Dearing, R. L., Claus, E. D., & Witkiewitz, K. (2017). Does change in self-perceived problem drinker identity relate to change in alcohol use? An examination of non-treatment seeking hazardous drinkers.   Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 31(6), 721-726.

Montes, K. S., Witkiewitz, K., Andersson, C., Fossos-Wong, N., Pace, T., Berglund, M., & Larimer, M. E. (2017). Trajectories of positive alcohol expectancies and drinking: An examination of young adults in the US and Sweden. Addictive Behaviors, 73, 74-80.

Montes, K. S. & Tonigan, J. S. (2017). Does age moderate the indirect effect of spiritual practices in accounting for Alcoholics Anonymous benefit? Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 35(2), 96-112.


PSY 415: Advanced Research Methods in Cognitive Psychology
PSY 416: Research Seminar in Cognitive Psychology