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Researcher Profile - Mark Serper

First Name:Mark
Last Name:Serper
Title:Professor of Psychology
Advanced Degrees:Ph.D.
Department:Hofstra University
Street Address 1:Hauser Hall
Zip/Postal Code:11549-1350
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Member reports no financial or other potential conflicts of interest. [Last Modified: 25 February 2006]
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Clinical Interests:
Drug abuse, Schizophrenia, Psychology
Research Focus:
Neuropathology, Phenomenology/diagnosis, Bioinformatics/Statistics, Clinical trials, Neurotransmission, Animal models, Brain imaging
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Reasearcher Bio
Mark Serper received is doctorate in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He completed a clinical internship and fellowship in neuropsychology at the Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City. He is currently a professor amd core clinical faculty member of the Hofstra University Clinical Psychology doctorate program and an research associate professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. He continues to teach both graduate as well as undergraduate courses.

Prior to coming to Hofstra he worked in the NYU/Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Service. Dr. Serper and Hofstra students continue to enjoy an affiliation with the Medical Center and conduct research at Bellevue Hospital. Currently Dr. Serper and students are examining the clinical and neurocognitive effects of cocaine on schizophrenic patients presenting for emergency treatment. He is specifically interested in attention and memory dysfunctions in schizophrenic patients who abuse cocaine.

Dr. Serper is also interested in the neuropsychopharmacology of schizophrenia and in examining the attentional and cognitive deficits that underlie some types of schizophrenic clinical symptoms. He has examined the effects of classical and atypical antipsychotic medication on schizophrenic patients' clinical symptoms and neurocognition.

Top Papers
Serper, M., Dill, C., Chang, N. et al. (2005). Factorial structure of the hallucinatory experience: continuity of experience in psychotic and normal individuals.
Journal Nervous and Mental Disease, 193,265-272.

Bowie, C, Serper, M., Riggio, S., & Harvey (2005). Neurocognition, symptomatology, and functional skills in older alcohol-abusing schizophrenia patients. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 31, 175-82.

Serper, M., Bergman, A., Copersino, M. et al. (2000). Learning and memory impairment in cocaine-dependent and comorbid schizophrenic patients. Psychiatry Research, 93,21-32.

Serper, M., Goldberg, B., Herman, K et al.(2005). Predictors of aggression on the psychiatric inpatient service.Comprehensive Psychiatry, 46, 121-127.

Salzinger, K. & Serper, M. (2004).Schizophrenia: The Immediacy Mechanism. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 4, 397-409.

Levine, E, Jonas, H., & Serper, M. (2004). Attributional Style and Interpersonal Skills in Hallucination Prone Individuals. Schizophrenia Research, 69, 23-28.

Serper, M. & Salzinger, K. (2004). Behavioral Assessment of Maladaptive Behaviors with Severely Ill Psychiatric Patients. In E. Heiby and S. Haynes (eds). Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment. New York: Wiley.

Copersino, M., Serper, M., Vadhan, N. et al. (2004). Cocaine craving and attentional bias in cocaine-dependent schizophrenic patients.
Psychiatry Research, 128, 209-18.

Serper, M. & Bergman, A. (2003). Psychotic Violence: Motives, Methods, Madness. New York: International University Press.

Kot, T. & Serper, M. (2002). Increased susceptibility to auditory conditioning in hallucinating schizophrenic patients: a preliminary investigation.Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 190, 282-289.

Serper, M., Alpert, M., Richardson, N. et al. Clinical effects of recent cocaine use on patients with acute schizophrenia.
American Journal of Psychiatry, 152, 1464-1469.

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