Jack Darkes

Dr. Jack Darkes

Associate Professor of Instruction and
Director, Psychological Services Center (PSC)


Office: PCD 1107
Phone: 813/974-9085


Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Jack Darkes is the Director of the University of South Florida Psychological Service Center, a training clinic for graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Program. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from USF in 1994 and is licensed to practice psychology in the State of Florida. His research focuses on the role of experience, learning and memory in behavior and behavior change. His research accomplishments have been recognized by the American Psychological Association and Society for Personality Assessment. Dr. Darkes has published articles on substance use, forensic psychology, the validity of self-reports and the optimization of clinical trials. He has received grant funding from the US Department of Education to design and test a classroom-based substance abuse prevention program for community college students. He also serves as a Senior Editor for the journal Addiction.


  • University of South Florida, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology 1994
  • University of South Florida, M.A.. Clinical Psychology 1991
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana, BGS, concentration in Behavioral Sciences, 1987




Collins, R, & Darkes, J. (2022, June). The Trouble with Men! Is Testosterone to Blame? Symposium presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Escalante, G., Collins, R., Darkes, J., & Cohen, J. (2017, June). Self-reported anger measurements of non-medical anabolic-androgenic steroid users. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, Phoenix, AZ.

Steding, L.H., Correa, J.B., Tan, R., & Darkes, J. (2014, October). Client and therapy factors as predictors of termination in a university psychology clinic. Poster presented at the American College Counseling Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Cummings, J. R., Reich, R. R., Moltisanti, A. J., Greenbaum, P. E., Brandon, K. O., Darkes, J., & Goldman, M. S. (2013, June). Population-level contingencies governing the pulse of drinking in emerging adults. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Orlando, FL.


Mulrooney, K., Collins, R., & Darkes, J. (2021).  Testosterone, Identity and the Body: Exploring cultural definitions of disorder. International Journal of Drug Policy, 95.

Rancourt, D., & Darkes, J. (2019). Conversion Disorder (Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder) in Primary Care Mental Health. Clinical Case Studies, 18, 54-68.

Palmer, A. M., Schlauch, R. C., & Darkes, J. (2019). Treatment of violent and sexual obsessions using Exposure and Response Prevention during a concurrent depressive episode: A case report. Clinical Case Studies, 18, 220-234.

Del Boca, F.K., Darkes, J., & McRee, B. (2016). Self-Report Assessments of Psychoactive Substance Use and Dependence. In K. Sher (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Substance Use Disorders. New York: Oxford University Press.

Darkes, J., Collins, R., Cohen, J., & Gwartney, D. (2013). Performance enhancing drug use (including anabolic steroids) among adolescents and college students: Etiology and prevention. In P.M. Miller (Ed.) Interventions for Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders. San Diego, CA; Academic Press.

Reich, R.R., Ariel, I., Darkes, J., & Goldman, M.S. (2012). What do you mean Drunk?: Convergent validation of multiple methods of mapping alcohol expectancy memory networks. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 406-413.

Rahal, C., Bryant, J., Darkes, J., Menzel, J., & Thompson, J.K. (2012). Development and validation of the Compensatory Eating Behaviors in Response to Alcohol Consumption scale. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 13, 83-87.

Del Boca, F.K., & Darkes, J. (2012). “Nothing is More Practical than a Good Theory”: Outcome measures in addictions treatment research. Addiction, 107, 719-720.

Bryant, J., Darkes, J., & Rahal, C. (2012). College students’ compensatory eating and behaviors in response to alcohol consumption. Journal of American College Health, 60, 350-356.